Community Health Worker

UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX4.3

30+ days agoFull-time
UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

About UMC

Magnet Designated

501 licensed beds

Regions only Level I Trauma Center

Regions only BICU

DNV accredited

Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)

Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

General Job / Performance Information

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • Current certification in CHW in Texas or formal training preferred.
  • A minimum of one year experience in CHW preferred.
  • A resident of Lubbock County for at least one year preferred.
Environmental / Working Conditions

  • Works in a well-lighted, heated and ventilated building. Required to do home visits, therefore,
dependable transportation is required. Hours may vary to accommodate needs of the patients.

Exposure to blood borne pathogens is a risk.

Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships

  • Will work closely with case managers, community providers, and other team members to ensure
quality outcomes for patients.

Job Description

  • Under general supervision by the Director of Case Management, the Community Health Worker
(CHW) has the responsibility to reach out, assess, and navigate vulnerable patient populations in

the Lubbock community. The CHW will primarily function as the patient advocate within the

community to help patient/families improve their overall health. The CHW also has the opportunity

to participate in multiple community advocacy efforts as instructed by the Director of Case

Management.

Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations

  • CPR/First Aid Certificate required
Physical Capabilities

  • Work is of medium demand; walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty.
Occasional lifting of patients with assistance is required. Adequate hand / eye coordination and fine

motor skills required. Talking and hearing is essential in instructing and teaching others. Near

visual acuity required to work with charts and records and to observe patients.

Skills and Abilities

o Must maintain the competencies as required by Department of Case Management. Age

specific knowledge is required, when needed, for patient care.

o Excellent customer service skills and ability to resolve complex customer service issues and

exercise conflict management.

o Ability to read, write and speak in a clear, accurate and professional manner; includes

active listening skills and understanding medical and social needs of the patient population.

o Ability to learn and efficiently run software systems.

o Intermediate computer skills and typing.

o Excellent follow through skills and attention to detail.

o Ability to work effectively with a diverse population/cultural differences.

o Knowledge of case management concepts.

o Knowledge of HIPAA Guidelines.

o Excellent health assessment skills relating to chronic disease, vulnerable, and/or high risk

populations.

o Ability to drive as needed and participate in care plans in patient homes.