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Community Health Specialist - Full Time Days

IU Health Plans
Date Posted
13 January, 2023
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
345079
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Community Health Specialist - Full Time Days

Job Description

Overview

Hours may include day shifts (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Some weekend/ evening commitments.  Located at The role and activities of Community Health Workers (CHWs) are tailored to meet the unique needs of the communities they serve throughout Marion County.  The CHW role depends on factors such their education, training, lived experience, and experience working with intentional populations. Community Health Workers may perform the following roles:  

  • Create connections between vulnerable populations and healthcare providers 

  • Help patients navigate healthcare and social service systems 

  • Manage care and care transitions for vulnerable populations 

  • Ensure cultural competence among healthcare providers serving vulnerable populations 

  • Educate healthcare providers and stakeholders about community health needs 

  • Provide culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention, physical activity, and nutrition 

  • Advocate for underserved individuals or communities to receive services and resources to address health needs 

  • Collect data and relay information to stakeholders to inform programs and policies 

  • Provide informal counseling, health screenings, and referrals 

  • Build community capacity to address health issues 

  • Address social determinants of health 

Preferred experience: 

  • Community Health Specialist certification 

  • Cultural Competence  

  • Interpersonal and Relationship-building 

 High School Diploma or equivalent required.
• 0-3 years of experience required.
• Requires basic computer skills.
• Requires knowledge of medical, community, and social resources.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Community Health Specialist - Full Time Days Role

Overview

Hours may include day shifts (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Some weekend/ evening commitments.  Located at The role and activities of Community Health Workers (CHWs) are tailored to meet the unique needs of the communities they serve throughout Marion County.  The CHW role depends on factors such their education, training, lived experience, and experience working with intentional populations. Community Health Workers may perform the following roles:  

  • Create connections between vulnerable populations and healthcare providers 

  • Help patients navigate healthcare and social service systems 

  • Manage care and care transitions for vulnerable populations 

  • Ensure cultural competence among healthcare providers serving vulnerable populations 

  • Educate healthcare providers and stakeholders about community health needs 

  • Provide culturally appropriate health education on topics related to chronic disease prevention, physical activity, and nutrition 

  • Advocate for underserved individuals or communities to receive services and resources to address health needs 

  • Collect data and relay information to stakeholders to inform programs and policies 

  • Provide informal counseling, health screenings, and referrals 

  • Build community capacity to address health issues 

  • Address social determinants of health 

Preferred experience: 

  • Community Health Specialist certification 

  • Cultural Competence  

  • Interpersonal and Relationship-building 

  • qualifications__list
     High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 0-3 years of experience required.
  •  Requires basic computer skills.
  •  Requires knowledge of medical, community, and social resources.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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