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Community Health Worker
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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*
One or more years experience enrolling participants into a health plan or any kind of research projects
DEADLINE TO APPLY
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.