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Community Health Worker | Chronic Disease Management | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_2356

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Job Summary

The Community Health Worker provides direct public health support for the Community Health Worker (CHW) program. In collaboration with Monument Health stakeholders will aim to accomplish goals and objectives to support the social determinants of health of the patient and community served. The Community Health Worker are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. The CHW will serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the patient/community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality of service delivery. Under indirect supervision, the CHW will partner with Ambulatory Case Manager to collaborate closely with medical providers, primary care teams, and social service agencies to promote care coordination and connection to resources that may improve patient/community health and general well-being. The CHW will work in both clinical and community-based settings. The Community Health Worker should have a passion for sharing knowledge about health promotion and have a keen understanding of the community. The CHW must provide culturally appropriate health support and information. The CHW must have a clear understanding of social health determinants and barriers and have a passion to eliminate health disparities.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Skilled in health promotion/coaching to deliver information to patients that positively contributes to their health status.
  • Provide culturally appropriate health information and support to patients at the direction/collaboration of Ambulatory Case Manager, direct supervisor and healthcare team.
  • Collects/documents data to meet clinical, financial, and regulatory requirements.
  • Serves as a patient, family & community advocate throughout the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrates innovation and promotes technology to support identified continuum of care/social determinants of health needs of the patients and the communities served.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners.
  • Collaborate with health specialists and civic groups to determine community health needs and the availability of services and develop goals to meet those needs.
  • Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources and services. 
  • Facilitates client access to community resources.
  • Works to reduce socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions.
  • Support CHW team by mentoring, coaching, and monitoring work.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively within a team. 
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with the clients, providers, nurse case managers, agency representatives, supervisors, and office staff, from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Work in collaboration with coding/billing to ensure consistent/standard charge capture.
  • Accurately completes all required grant paperwork by established deadlines, in consultation with direct supervisor.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Required:

Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies

Certification - Within 60 days of hire, Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) and Within 8 months of hire, Community Health Worker (CHW) - Accredited University or accredited training professionals

Preferred:

Education - Associates in Healthcare field

Experience - 1+ years Healthcare; or 1+ years Patient Care; or 1+ years Home Health

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category

Clinical Care

Job Family

Clinical Support

Department

RCH Chronic Disease Management

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

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Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Monument Health. As a condition of employment, Monument Health requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there is an approved exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the vaccine prior to starting employment, with a second dose scheduled, or submit proof of previous vaccination.

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