Certified Community Health Worker - Transitions of Care (Museum District)
Central Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 190001XQ
UTHealth is looking for an experienced Certified Community HealthWorker (CHW) to join its team centrally located in the Museum District, Houston ! The CHW is a core member of the multidisciplinary care team that supports
patients and their needs post discharge in order to reduce hospital
readmission. The team is responsible for coordinating the healthcare of
patients with complex medical needs. Having a CHW in the transition of care
program will help reduce barriers to care, increase access and overall health
outcomes. This individual will be part of a centralized team providing who will be tasked with coordinating with the clinic CHW regarding new patient appointment.
Work in coordination with physician, nurses and social workers to interview patients that have been enrolled or are being asked to enroll in a medical home.
Transitions of CareDuties for the central CHW Include:
One-on-one with CaseManager daily to discuss admissions/discharges from area hospitals.
Meet patients prior to discharge with new Welcome to UT toolkit (appointmentwith clinic information, transportation resources, pharmacy information),answer any questions.
Monitor UT patients at the TMC Emergency Center on Monday and Friday.
Report to Case Manage high risk findings.
Assist with scheduling follow-up appointments with UT scheduler
Reminder call to patient the day before the appointment
Contact no-show patients at 7/14 day post-hospitalization visit)
Troubleshoot barriers (housing, food, transportation, prescription assistance,insurance assistance (Medicaid etc.)
Access to Appointments (transportation needs met).
Provide access tolocal pharmacy for medication pick up.
Ensure DME supplies were delivered to patient.
Task clinic CHW regarding new patient appointment.
Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
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