Community Health Worker II - Bilingual

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Community Health Worker II - Bilingual

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Clinical Professionals

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 24000134

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We are looking for a Full-Time Community Health Worker II to join the Center for Health Equity Research as part of the UTHealth School of Public Health. The Community Health Worker is responsible for developing strong relationships with high-risk pregnant patients receiving prenatal care from Harris Health System. The CHW will support recruitment and enrollment into a produce prescription program implemented with academic and community partners over two years. The program aims to assess the feasibility and preliminary effects of differing doses of home delivery and produce a prescription program on a wide range of clinical and non-clinical outcomes among low-income, ethnically diverse pregnant mothers. This is a hybrid (in-office/remote) position.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Motivate patients to be active, engaged participants in their health.

  • Help patients navigate resources, including nutrition education resources, and complete study surveys.

  • Assist patients by identifying and addressing their barriers to good health, communicating with other care team members around patient needs, and coordinating care and resource assistance.

  • Coach patients in the effective management of their pregnancy and self-care. Follow-up with health management/care plans and instructions

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with internal and external partners.

  • Delivers project services according to scope, protocols/procedures, and timelines to effectively achieve stated goals and objectives.

  • Conducts administrative tasks accurately, consistently, and within set deadlines; this includes daily assignments, project tracking, monthly reports, and other tasks necessary to meet stated objectives.

  • Serve as a key point of contact for patients by fostering trusting relationships in conducting health promotion activities with the maternal cohort at Harris Health

  • Effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between patients and institutions.

  • Document activities, service plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.

  • Provide information about health issues and program services to the user population.

  • Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community needs, resources, services, and programs provided.

  • Instructs individuals and families in health education and disease prevention.

  • Travel to service locations as assigned.

  • Maintain confidentiality with patient information per HIPAA guidelines.

  • Any other related duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

Certification/Skills:

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

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

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

Preferred:

  • Clear and understandable verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

  • Able to listen well, accurately communicate ideas, and to work well in a team.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience:

  • Three (3) years of related experience in health, social work 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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.