Community Health Worker
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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB SUMMARY
This position will cover Boyd County and Greenup County. The main office for this position will be located in one of these counties listed.
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.