Community Health Worker
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
Provides direct services to CHC Members and their families for purposes of culturally appropriate health education, navigating healthcare systems, identifying available resource assistance and certification for SSI if applicable. Works closely with case management, DM programs and other initiatives of Health Services and CHC.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: BA preferred or 3 years managed care experience, CHW certified or obtained within 1 year of employment.
Work Experience (Years and Area): 3 years managed care ¿customer service, CHW experience
Equipment Operated: Must be PC literate, fax machine, printer, phone , copier
1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Other Skills: Medical Terms, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel
Weekends 1 Holidays Flexible 1 Overtime 1 Travel 1 On Call 0
Other Requirements: Microsoft Office Suite, filing, telephone skills, traveling in personal car, working independently. Bilingual (English and Spanish) strongly preferred