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Community Health Worker / Behavioral Health

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. Lexington, KY

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Generous health insurance options, paid time off, dental insurance, 401(k), 401(k) matching, vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, employer paid short term and long term disability, flexible spending account, employee assistance program!

HealthFirstBluegrass Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides a myriad of high-quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse populations throughout Lexington KY. We provide medical, dental, pharmaceutical, mental health, integrated health services, family and social services, and health education for all age groups. We are committed to ensuring the human right of accessible primary medical care through advocacy and community empowerment.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to the maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions.

JOB SUMMARY

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is a member of the primary care team available to serve patients of all ages throughout the HealthFirst Bluegrass continuum of care. The CHW is responsible for assisting patients in reducing barriers related to social determinants of health. This is achieved through referral to as well as navigation of available local resources. CHW’s also act as an extension of the primary care team as they are available to advocate, support, and provide education in patient homes and community.

  • Bilingual skills a plus!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Educates the community on various medical outreach programs and the importance of utilizing the programs.
  • Helps to coordinate care with other health care providers, monitors stability and independent living.
  • Visits homes to determine patient and family needs, develops plan to meet needs.
  • Educates and encourages the patient to establish a healthcare home and promote engagement with their healthcare team to work toward better health.
  • Engages the patient with developing and modifying self-management goals.
  • Educates and engage the patient to comply with preventive care and establish treatment plan for chronic disease.
  • Advocates for the patient with special needs.
  • Helps patient obtain necessary resources.
  • Assists community members and health field personnel to assess, plan for, and provide needed health and related services.
  • Refers patients with social and emotional problems to other community agencies for assistance.
  • Documents patient cases including assessment and patient's consent to obtain assistance.
  • Documents findings to track trends and changes in the health of the community.
  • Occasional patient transportation to healthcare appointments may be necessary when other options are not available.
  • Maintains a supportive and active role and relationship with the care team involved in the patients’ care.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.
  • Participates in supervision meetings and team meetings as designated by supervisor.
  • Must comply with HIPAA, HITECH, and Part II regulations
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in health/social service related field, 1-2 years of previous experience in linking consumers with various community resources preferred.
  • Verified good driving record and reliable transportation
Company Description
HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is designated as a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration. The center provides Medical, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy and Dental services for patients. There are 3 main clinic sites, 7 school-based clinic sites, a homeless clinic, and a Dental only clinic site. All sites are located in Lexington, Kentucky.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is also recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition was achieved by demonstrating that systems and processes are in place to meet nationally recognized standards for delivering high quality care and demonstrating a commitment to improving patient access, patient experience, and continuous quality improvement.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to the maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions as well as a very good benefit package.

For more information about HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. please visit www.healthfirstlex.com.

HealthFirst Bluegrass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc.

Why Work Here?
Our mission -- "Enhancing quality of life through transformative healthcare for all"

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is designated as a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration. The center provides Medical, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy and Dental services for patients. There are 3 main clinic sites, 7 school-based clinic sites, a homeless clinic, and a Dental only clinic site. All sites are located in Lexington, Kentucky. HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is also recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition was achieved by demonstrating that systems and processes are in place to meet nationally recognized standards for delivering high quality care and demonstrating a commitment to improving patient access, patient experience, and continuous quality improvement. HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to the maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions as well as a very good benefit package. For more information about HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. please visit www.healthfirstlex.com. HealthFirst Bluegrass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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496 Southland Dr

Lexington, KY
40503 USA

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