Full Job Description
ProMedica's Mission is to improve your health and well-being. And we at ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital take that pledge very seriously. We are a 151-bed facility that caters to the hospitalization needs of children and adolescents. In fact, we are the region's only hospital exclusively for children accredited by the Joint Commission. We offer a 60-bed newborn intensive care unit that has individual patient rooms designed to mimic the sheltered environment of a mother's womb. We also care for pediatric cancer patients in our state-of-the-art - yet fun and whimsical - Debbie Brass Children's Cancer Center. In addition, for 15 consecutive years, residents of Greater Toledo have named us the Consumer Choice Award winner in our market. In fact, we’re the only hospital in northwest Ohio to receive this honor.
The Home Visitor with Pathways is a Community Health Worker, or other qualified individual, who is hired to reach out into the community neighborhoods to engage the most vulnerable and disenfranchised individuals, and to connect them to health care and community social systems. In the Lucas County Initiative to Improve Birth Outcomes, the Care Coordinator provides direct outreach to pregnant community members who are not already enrolled in prenatal care or who are referred to the Pathways program. The Care Coordinator uses the Partners for a Healthy Baby curriculum as the standard resource for educating women during their pregnancy and up to one year postpartum. The goals for the Care Coordinator are to connect pregnant women to prenatal care as early as possible and to support, educate and refer them to appropriate resources during the pregnancy. The purpose of Care Coordination is to assure that those women of greatest risk are connected to evidence based care and interventions.
Pathways Care Coordinators provide home visits to pregnant women to reduce barriers to receiving prenatal care and for maternal health. They make community referrals for services such as transportation, housing, and food or discuss stress reduction, labor, or newborn care, etc. They begin working with pregnant women from early in their pregnancy until their baby is about 2 months old. Services are entered into a database.
Associate’s Degree in a clinical field, or 1-2 years of equivalent experience
Must be able to input and retrieve information from computer
Must have reliable vehicle/transportation with insurance and valid driver's license
Must be able to understand directions, communicate and respond to inquiries; requires effective interpersonal skills.
Must have a reliable vehicle with insurance and a valid driver’s license
Must have the ability to advocate for those who are disadvantaged in the community. Must have the ability to accept individuals’ values, culture and beliefs, and respect cultural practices when working in the home. Must have the ability to restrain from imposing ones personal values on others. Must embrace patient and family centered care. Must have an understanding of the issues that women from minority, disadvantaged or underserved populations face when attempting to access health care. Must have the ability to communicate to a variety of diverse individuals in the community. Must have enthusiasm for life-long learning and professional development.
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 30 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 70,000 employees, 13 hospitals, 2,700 physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 900+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and 450 assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address social determinants of health.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, height, weight, familial or marital status, or genetics.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace