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Community Health Worker

Company: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Location: Winthrop
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in careers at EBNHC!

Everywhere you turn, you can feel it. There's an immeasurable level of enthusiasm at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), one of the largest community health centers in the country. From the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, to the managers who shape our policies, to the customer service representatives who keep our facilities running smoothly - everyone here has a role in making medicine better.

Interested in this position? Apply on-line and create a personal candidate account!

Current Employees of EBNHC - Please use the internal careers (https://www.myworkday.com/ebnhc/d/task/1422$794.htmld) portal to apply for positions.

To learn more about working at EBNHC and our benefits, check out our Careers Page at careers.ebnhc.org (http://http//careers.ebnhc.org/) .

Time Type:

Full time

Department:

Pediatrics

All Locations:

East Boston, Winthrop

Description:

Join our Team as a Community Health Worker! Are you enthusiastic about working in community outreach? Are you seeking a career working with a supportive team and wonderful patients where you can make a positive impact on the health of others? No previous health care experience required. A Community Health worker is a community member who has a good understanding of the community served and serves as a liaison between the health center and community to improve access to services and the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

The Asthma/COPD Community Health Worker works as a member of the primary care team through the Asthma/COPD Program to improve the health and quality of life of Boston-area and Winthrop residents living with asthma and COPD. Through home visiting and within the clinic, the CHW delivers asthma/COPD education, reinforces medication adherence and environmental/home interventions and delivers smoking cessation support to improve asthma/COPD symptom control and long-term management.

The CHW also performs a variety of activities that support the delivery of Asthma/COPD services to patients of the Family Medicine Asthma/COPD Program. The CHW supports efficient workflows by assisting in scheduling medical appointments, facilitating community resource access and supporting efforts for community outreach. The CHW works within the primary care department at Winthrop Family Medicine on a team consisting of the Asthma/COPD Team Leads and alongside other CHWs. The CHW will report to the EBNHC Asthma/COPD Program manager.

Full time position, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) and access to reliable transportation/car required.

Responsibilities:

Completes Boston Public Health Commission CHW Certification Program (COEC)

Completes Department of Public Health Asthma Home Visit training

Completes Smoking Cessation trainings.

The Asthma/COPD CHW schedules and conducts home visits and assessments to evaluate for asthma triggers, provides asthma/COPD education per home visit protocols, provides smoking cessation support, and care coordination services for patients of EBNHC identified by the care team.

Conducts follow-up visits to reinforce education and assess maintenance of intervention

Conducts Smoking cessation group workshops in the community

Documents all visits, activities with family, supplies used and enters data into electronic medical record

Connects families to community agencies, social service organizations, insurance providers and other resources according to identified needs.

Responsible for appropriate use intervention supplies, maintaining organization of storage space and documentation of use of supplies.

Attends all regularly scheduled staff meetings, including Asthma/COPD team meetings and department meetings at site.

Maintains scheduled visits on electronic medical record template.

Assist patient with forms and coordination of care activities

Follows established departmental policies and protocols.

Follows all HIPPA and confidentiality regulations regarding protection of patients

Assists with community health events when appropriate.

Experience:

Understanding of language, culture, and socioeconomic circumstances and desire to work with diverse population is a must.

Benefits:

MEDICAL, DENTAL, AND VISION COVERAGE

LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE

401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

FLEXIBLE SPENDING AND TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTS

PAID HOLIDAYS, VACATIONS, SICK, AND PERSONAL TIME

GENEROUS STAFF DEVELOPMENT BENEFIT

EXCELLENT MALPRACTICE COVERAGE

PET INSURANCE

FREE PARKING

AND MUCH MORE

EBNHC opens our doors to people from all demographics and cultures. Our workforce is as diverse as the city we call home - in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and age, as well as in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts, and ideas.

There's a reason NeighborHealth (formerly East Boston Neighborhood Health Center) is ranked as one of the "Top Places to Work" by The Boston Globe. It's because we're committed to maintaining a supportive and welcoming environment - for both our employees and our patients - that reflects our mission and culture. We are proud to offer benefits that support you inside and outside of work.

We strive to offer a variety of schedules, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a patient-driven purpose that supports our local community. Additionally, we utilize our Education & Training Institute as a resource for our large employee workforce who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers. We hope you consider joining our team!

Medical & Dental Coverage

Life and Disability Insurance

Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers

401(K) Retirement Plan

Educational Assistance

Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts

Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time

A Generous Staff Development Benefit

Excellent Malpractice Coverage

A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support

Free Parking

And Much More---

Keywords: East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston , Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Winthrop, Massachusetts

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