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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08312
AJE Ref #
575907226
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

This position will cover Jackson County, . The main office for this position will be located in Jackson County.

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is now a more complex position which is nationally recognized. In addition to acting as a client advocate and liaison, the CHW plays a significant role in research by recruiting specific clients for research projects and working with them throughout the study.

The CHW provides care coordination to assist patients in reaching a healthier lifestyle while managing their chronic disease states. This position has one-on-one interaction with patients in order to provide services to at-risk clients and families.

The CHW assesses patient needs for health coverage, self-management health education, makes referral recommendations and assists in accessing services as appropriate; advocates on behalf of the patients and or families to health and human service providers and agencies; completes home visits as needed.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

Communication skills, computer skills, knowledge of county and state resources.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

One or more years experience enrolling participants into a health plan or any kind of research projects

DEADLINE TO APPLY
08/30/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.