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UT Health Community Health Worker I - Salud en mis Manos (Part Time) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Community Health Worker I - Salud en mis Manos (Part Time)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Clinical Professionals

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 190002IH

Position Summary:

The overall goal of the project,“Salud en Mis Manos: Delivering Evidence-Based Breast

& Cervical Cancer Prevention Services to Latinas in Underserved Texas South

and Gulf Coast Communities” is to increase mammography, cervical screening and HPV vaccination among

Latinas ages 18 years and over in the South Texas Gulf Coast area. The Lay

Health Promoter will deliver health coaching navigation calls to participants

past due for their breast and cervical cancer screening and vaccinations,

recruit participants, and deliver the program’s education session over the

phone or in person.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Establishes and maintains rapport with physicians, clinical and business staff and patients.

  • Deliverhealth coaching navigation calls to participants due for their breast and cervical cancer screeningand vaccinations

  • Delivers educational session to studyparticipants; discusses participants’ questions or concerns, and refers toappropriate community health resources, as outlined in the study policies,procedures, and protocols.

  • Worksin the field traveling either to homes or places of business or at specificstudy areas

  • Reports administrative details such as time andeffort, and mileage.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – Certified CHW

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

  • Must have ability to perform complex and diverse administrative duties that involve application of procedures and demonstrate appropriate judgment within the CHW scope of work.


  • Experiencein research, community outreach or health navigation

  • Goodcommunication skills, both written and verbal

  • Priority given to applicants with REDCap experience

  • Certificationfor Protection of Human Research Subjects may be required or must be completewithin 5 days of employment

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of relevant work experience in health, social worker or education. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

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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