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Community Health Worker

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

We will hire up to 1 applicant for this posting. This is a contract/grant-funded position. Please fill out application completely, leaving no blanks (phone numbers of employment references are required).

Posting Details

Position Details

N.O.V. Number: 1818
Working Title Community Health Worker
Department: CBHEC-180007-COASTAL BEND HEALTH EDUC CTR
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $14.64.hr.
Position Type: Benefits Eligible
Work Location/City: Kingsville
Required Education and Experience:

Associates or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of related experience in public health, health outreach, and education. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification, certified Community Health Worker (CHW), or able to successfully complete the CHW certification within three months of employment.
Ability to work evenings and weekends. Reliable transportation. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safely without injury to self and others in compliance with A&M System and HSC guidelines.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Associate Degree. Four (4) years medical office or health related field. Security-Sensitive position and finalist subject to a criminal history background check. Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation. Strong ability to work with diverse low-income population. Bilingual English/Spanish.

Job Detail:

Conducts personal interviews with local residents and assists with pharmaceutical applications for assistance programs. Maintains pharmaceutical company and client databases; keeps administrative, fiscal, and client records. Composes correspondence, reports, publications, presentations, including editing and proofreading. Attends meetings, seminars, and other special events. One-on-one education of targeted population. Assists patients in reviewing care plans and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place; motivates patients to be active and engaged participants in their health; builds and maintains positive working relationships with the patients, healthcare providers and community organizations. Confers as needed and on a timely basis with HST staff regarding patient care plans. Evening and weekend hours are required. Provides culturally appropriate support and information for the patient and their families in a series of structured visits and follow-up phone calls in a variety of settings, including the patient’s home. Assists patients in overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services; facilitates and coordinates services between health care providers; helps patients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible; follows up on pending applications; encourages patients to set goals, identify barriers and challenges and monitor their own conditions. Accurately maintains daily activity logs regarding client activity and destinations. Facilitates communication and coordinates services between providers. Telephones pre and post appointment reminders; telephones recruitment after outreach/educational events; follows up with health management/care plans with both patients and providers. Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided. Identifies and applies appropriate role definition and skilled boundaries. Other duties as assigned.

Work Hours:

Flexible schedule, early morning, evening and weekend hours are required.

Special Instructions to Applicants

We will hire up to 1 applicant for this posting. This is a contract/grant-funded position. Please fill out application completely, leaving no blanks (phone numbers of employment references are required).

Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Background Check Information:

By applying to this position, you authorize the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) and/or its agent, at any time during my application process and/or employment, to conduct an investigative consumer report that may include, but is not limited to, a criminal record check, employment and education verifications, verifications of personal references and reputation and driving record.

Open Date 09/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
HSC EEO/AA Statement:

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Quick Link http://jobs.tamhsc.edu/postings/6905

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience in public health, health outreach and education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you a certified Community Health Worker or eligible for certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe relevant experience in detail.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you bilingual (Spanish/English)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have an Associates or equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents