Job Description

Extended Job Title
Outreach Worker

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
This position will serve as primary contacts for medically needy patients. Responsibilities include processing provider claims, using computer system to record and report patient information, patient case finding, financial screening, program enrollment facilitation, non-medical counseling, case tracking, and preparing all necessary case documentation. Persons in this position will serve as program spokespeople and representatives to participating health care providers, local communities and local health agencies; therefore, this position requires a positive and professional attitude when working with patients, community leaders, and local health agency and state agency care workers. Persons in this position will be expected to travel between local health-agencies in the fulfillment of their duties and may be asked to make occasional home visits. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions; requires a high degree of contact with patients and families, clinic staff and outside support agencies. Travel and ability to respond to needs during off- duty hours may be required in unusual situations.

Requisition ID
15115BR

Optional Attachments
Transcript, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Implements cancer prevention education programs while adhering strictly to protocol in clinic, community and health fair settings.
  • Identifies participant personal and environmental barriers and assists participants and their families in identifying solutions to the barriers.
  • Becomes familiar with all training materials and resources that will be utilized in the implementation of the program.
  • Works in close collaboration with and communicates well with project team, other health care personnel and all collaborating partners in implementing the Program.
  • Seeks out new community sites and maintains excellent rapport and communication with all sites, adhering to their policies and procedures.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork, including consent forms and study related materials such as patient surveys.  Maintains adequate records of all participant encounters as per protocol.
  • Assists in maintaining adequate follow-up with participants.  Works closely with program director or supervisor.
  • Performs other tasks and duties assigned by the supervisor within the policies of the department and TTUHSC in order to meet the goals and objectives of the program and the department.

Position Specific Qualifications:
 
  • Must interact effectively with a broad range of people at all levels.
  • Must conduct community outreach activities in a variety of settings, including evening and weekends, and must be able to speak in public.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, and be a team player.
  • Attention to detail in record keeping, documentation, and reporting is vital to this position.
  • Must have excellent English grammar and spelling skills.
  • Must have reliable source of transportation to conduct outreach activities as required by the program.
  • Must have current Driver License and vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Grant Funded?
Yes

Minimum Hire Rate
11.5

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified Community Health Worker, having undergone the Community Health Education Specialist Training.
  • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is an essential part of this job to ensure effective communication with all program participants.


Campus
HSC - El Paso

Department
Family Medicine Elp Genl

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
Clerical/Secretarial

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
+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. +Experience:+ At least three years experience in a business office environment. Higher education may substitute on a year for year basis.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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