• Community Health Worker

    Job Locations US-AL-Bayou La Batre
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2018 6:44 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-7382
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    Accordia Health - Bayou
    Category
    Entry Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 5:00
  • Overview

    Accordia Health family medical care in Bayou La Batre assures that our patients receive the medical services they need through a caring, holistic approach to healthcare delivery.  We coordinate treatment, medications, referrals, and any other aspect of our patients’ care required to help them maintain wellness.

    Responsibilities

    • Work primarily in the community with specific target populations.
    • Assist patients to develop and understand health management plans and goals.
    • Follow-up with health management /care plans with both patients and providers.
    • Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care.
    • Effectively document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner while adhering to the policies and procedure in place.
    • Work collaboratively and effectively within a team
    • Assist patients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments, assisting with completion of applications for programs and follow-up with referrals and appointments.
    • Facilitate communication and coordinate services between providers
    • Motivate patients to be active and engaged participants in their health

     

    Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, PRN Medications), according to the AltaPointe Policy & Procedures

    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation Meets AltaPointe productivity standards
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies

    Qualifications

    Any combination of 3 years health/social services experience and/or education

    Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation

    Bilingual/bicultural (Preference Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian)

    Knowledge of cultural diversity

     

    Physical Requirements of the Job: 

    • There is frequent standing while getting files, paperwork, and handing out medication.
    • Sitting is frequent by nature and up to 5-10 minutes; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 to 3 hours for documentation.
    • Squatting and/or lunging frequently to stock supplies and retrieve needed material from file cabinets and book shelves.
    • Fine manipulation for writing, handling paperwork, and dispensing medications to consumers.
    • Pushing and/or pulling force up to 1-5 pounds force, horizontally, to open file cabinets and place binders on book shelves.
    • Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 1-5 pounds frequently.
    • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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