Job Description

Extended Job Title
Community Health Worker - SON Combest

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
351901 - SON Combest Center Lbk

Position Description
Performs advanced, specialized work to assist in the organization and implementation of various projects and programs. Work is performed under minimal supervision within established policies with latitude for independent judgment. Works on special projects as assigned. May substitute for supervisor during his/her absence.

Requisition ID
21745BR

Optional Attachments
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Employee is this position is a member of the TTUHSC SON Combest interprofessional team. Employee 
performs advanced, specialized work in the area of community outreach, behavioral health and chronic disease management in vulnerable health populations. The major essential functions include:
  • Will establish close working relationships with patients and members of an interprofessional team to identify social determinants of health, reduce health disparities,
  • Promote goal setting and strategic planning for the betterment of overall wellness.
  • Accepts referrals and manages assigned caseload.
  • Assesses healthcare needs and identifies community resources.
  • Serves as patient advocate and assists in identification and improvement of service delivery. This position requires expertise in using critical thinking skills to plan and coordinate care.
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of various projects and programs.
  • Work is performed under minimal supervision within established policies with latitude for independent judgment. Works on special projects as assigned. May substitute for supervisor during his/her absence.
  • Demonstrates the TTUHSC Values-Based Culture.


Grant Funded?
Yes

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
Position Specific Qualifications:
* Be certified Community Health Worker (CHW) or attending a CHW program that will complete within six months of employment
* Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, with a variety of people
* Ability to work collaboratively with others and to participate fully in an interprofessional team
* Ability to understand and follow instructions. Work is performed in usual clinic and home conditions and requires a high degree of contact of both direct with patients and TTUHSC clinic staff
* Ability to follow program and documentation requirements
* Ability to receive instructions effectively; read and interpret documents such as reports, and departmental operating and procedure manuals
* Ability to apply critical thinking skills, use common sense, and ability to carry out written oral or pictorial instructions
* This position work schedule will include evening and weekend hours
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Be certified Community Health Worker (CHW) or attending a CHW program that will complete within six months of employment
* Must have ability to perform complex and diverse duties that involve application of procedures and demonstrate appropriate judgment within the CHW scope of practice
* Knowledge in dealing with behavioral health issues and/or navigating the behavioral health system
* Knowledge in developing relationships with individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder, and a demonstrated ability to connect with and support this population
* Ability to increase health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy, and participation in clinical research
* Ability to provide culturally competent support services for clients depending on individual needs and preferences
* Ability to encourage healthy lifestyles for individuals, families, and communities through health promotion, outreach, and marketing
* Ability to network/collaborate with community leaders, area health providers, community based organizations and others who can contribute to ongoing assessment of the health needs of the target population
* Proficient typing skills; display accurate and skillful use of personal computer and
assigned software such as, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Calendar, and Electronic Medical Records including the ability to meet documentation standards in a timely manner using the electronic medical record
* Experience working in an office and outreach setting such as, scheduling and coordinating meetings
* Working knowledge of HIPAA and maintaining confidentiality
* Experience in data collection
* Experience in conducting community referrals for clients
* Community outreach experience
* Excellent customer service skills
* Excellent telephone etiquette
* Excellent written and oral skills
* Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish and English
* Must have reliable transportation with current driver's license and current auto insurance
* Other duties as assigned


Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
SON Combest Center Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Diversity Statement, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Office and Admn Wkrs All Other

Occasional Duties
Occasional duties may include development of training and presenting to community, patients, and family.

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
High school plus six years experience in related field. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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