Outreach Worker - Driver - Health Care for the Homeless
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Outreach Worker (ORWD) will serve as an integral member of Health Care for the Homeless enabling services team, to conduct in-reach, outreach, street medicine, and education activities to existing health center patients and non-health center patients within the Homeless community. The ORWD will work directly with patients to assess needs across all aspects of their lives, including economic and social challenges alongside their physical and mental health needs. The ORWD will be the point person for consumers within the HCHP targeted population and will be supported by, a care team associated with each patient in order to help improve patients' total health.
a) High School Diploma or GED
b) Associate's Degree: in a Health Care related field, from an accredited
college or university preferred (Preferred)
Licenses & Certification:
a) Texas State Driver's License: CDL Certificate
b) Basic Life Support: Basic Life Support from a hospital- based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program
a) Two (2)Year Work Experience: Demonstrated history in operating large commercial vehicles (Preferred for Mobile Medical Fleet Outreach assignments)
b) Two years of experience as a CDL qualified driver in lieu of education requirement
a) Bilingual (Preferred): Spanish preferred but not required
a) Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
b) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
c) Writing/ Correspondence
d) Writing/ Reports
b) MS Word
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
a) Analytical Abilities
b) Medical Terminology Knowledge
d) Research Knowledge and Abilities
Other Special Requirements
a) Must be available by phone or pager after hours.
b) Travel to outreach and worksites in the
c) Able to work with little supervision,
handle stressful situations and have excellent
d) Must be able to interact successfully
in a culturally diverse environment.
Equipment Operated: Copier, Fax, Motor Vehicle, PC/Laptop, Printer,