Community Health Worker (Bilingual CHW)

 
Position: Community Health Worker (Bilingual CHW)

Job ID: 153547

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: SuperKids Mobile Clinic

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pediatrics is the nation’s largest primary pediatric care network with more than 200 physicians dedicated to the health care needs of infants to teenagers in over50 locations throughout the greater Houston area. As part of our goal to build a community of healthy children, Texas Children's Pediatrics Community Cares Program provides trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services for children who otherwise would seek care from emergency centers or possibly go without care or treatment due to low family incomes and/or lack of health insurance.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Community Health Worker — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide outreach activities to patients and their families for locating and utilizing medical homes.

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Responsibilities :

· Collect, complete and input accurate data related to the outreach activities and family data

· Participate in outreach activities

· Collect and complete data collection and queries related to outreach and other mobile clinic activities by obtaining information within specified time frames and submitting the information as required

· Screen families for access to medical home by following program criteria

· Provide one-on-one help to the family in locating a medical home

· Educate families about medical homes and their appropriate use

· Provide screening questionnaires to determine resources needed by family

· Collaborate with the Medical Director and/or Mobile Clinic Program Manager proactively to ensure that appropriate forms are used and correct process is followed for CHIP and Medicaid applications

· Ensure that appropriate information regarding low-cost health care alternatives is provided to families



Qualifications:

· High school diploma or GED required

· Pass (prior to hire) the Health Care Language Proficiency Assessment by MasterWord Interpreter Services (Spanish) required

· Licensure as a Certified Community Health Worker required

· 2 years’ healthcare experience preferred

· Knowledge of CHIP/Medicaid programs and low-cost health care alternatives

· Knowledge of mobile clinic service area neighborhoods preferred

· Ability to communicate in Spanish required



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