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Community Health Worker

Company: CareStar, Inc.
Location: Franklin
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Community Health Worker Ready to join a growing company whose work profoundly impacts people's lives in their community, who offers an excellent learning environment, opportunities to advance and the ability to work alongside talented business leaders/professionals? CareStar, Inc. is currently seeking a Community Health Worker in the clinical department. The Community Health Worker will serve as an intermediary between Health and Social Services to facilitate access to health services to remove social, cultural and environmental barriers and thereby improve identified health outcomes, including, but not limited to, preventing hospital readmissions.THE POSITIONCareStar is looking for motivated individuals who/to:Job Roles and ResponsibilitiesAdheres to the CareStar Rule in performance of job responsibilities.Understands and complies with CareStar Policies and Procedures.Maintains confidentiality as related to patient information. Any disclosures of confidential information made unlawfully outside the proper course of duty will be treated as a serious disciplinary offense.Follows the Acceptable Use Policy while using any information systems owned or controlled by CareStar, Inc.Acts as point of contact with individual to engage with individual in his/her home and/or community.Identifies barriers to compliance with individual's healthcare regime, appointments and screenings.Works with individual to create solutions to identified barriers and empowers individuals to manage physician, and/or other key medical professionals, contacts, appointments and/or screenings.Communicates and collaborates with individual's Health Care Team to assist to improve quality and cultural competence of service delivery.Sources and refers individuals to appropriate community resources.Completes all required contacts, documentation, assessments per program requirements.Serves on work groups, community groups, committees, or other task forces and attend meetings as requested.Performs other projects and duties as assigned.Job QualificationsBachelor's Degree; or an Associate's Degree and two years' relevant experience; if no degree, five years' relevant experience.At least three years' experience working specifically with Children and Adults who have Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) or the Trait of SCD.Reside within the assigned coverage area.Knowledge of resources for SCD residing in Pennsylvania.Demonstrates the ability to access resources for SCD residing in Pennsylvania.Over the age of 18.Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.THE LOCATIONThis position is open in Venango County and is responsible for covering the surrounding counties.THE COMPANYCareStar was founded in 1988 in Cincinnati, Ohio with the mission to Improve Communities by Improving Lives. We continue to be an industry leader in the field of Long-Term Care Case Management, Assessment, Population Health Management and Innovative Software Development Solutions. WHY YOU SHOULD APPLYRemote working opportunities.Shared ownership benefit through the CareStar Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).Competitive salary based upon experience, education and knowledge.Comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, vision, and life-insurance.401(k) with a generous Safe Harbor company matching contribution. Paid vacations and 10 holidays per year.Come be part of a team that values and challenges you! If these responsibilities, qualifications and benefits catch your interest, apply today at CareStar's Career page at www.carestar.com/careers.

Keywords: CareStar, Inc., Erie , Community Health Worker, Other , Franklin, Pennsylvania

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