Community Health Worker

Northwell Health - Manhasset, NY

Full-time
POSITION SUMMARY

Engages individuals in the community and assists in navigating and accessing health care and community services, adopt healthy behaviors, and overcome barriers to health. Supports programs that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.
RESPONSIBILITIES

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Participates in community outreach, enrollment and engagement activities including:
Conducting outreach in the community and “meets people where they are” including apartment/housing complexes, community sites.
Builds trust and relationships with individuals in their community
Enrolls patients in programs and makes referrals to community-based resources.
Attends community meetings or health fairs as necessary.
Communicates the outreach plan and strategy for a particular community.
Utilizing assessment tools and interviewing skills, completes assessments of individuals and community needs including:
Individual medical, health care and support needs.
Updates care plan and documents patient encounters.
Supports individuals in making behavior changes via motivational interviewing skills to promote and maintain their health and manage illness.
Assists in making appointments, follow up on medications, and identifying barriers to good health as needed.
Demonstrates excellent communication skills with individuals, patients, healthcare providers and colleagues.
Shows respect for individuals, their families, communities and colleagues
Explains basic health concepts in ways that are familiar to patients and families.
Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED, preferred
Completion of an approved apprentice program or prior related work or educational experience in a healthcare or community service setting, required.
Knowledge of healthcare programs and community resources required.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively with patients and families of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Bilingual, based upon community needs, preferred.