Community Health Worker

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Johns Hopkins Bayview Department of Addiction Medicine is seeking a Community Health Worker (CHW) (Outreach Worker) who will work directly with patients served by the Comprehensive Care Practice and engage in diverse activities with the goal of supporting interprofessional, individualized, and dynamic plans of care for patients who are HIV+. The CHW will actively support patients in their path to needed services within the Johns Hopkins System and across the Ryan White Eligible Baltimore Metropolitan Area (EMA). This individual will work with a team of other CHWs to enhance navigation services within HIV/AIDS and substance use disorder treatment services. The target population for this position is to work with adults across all age groups.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Initiate, build and maintain relationships with patients in the clinic, offering support and guidance in medical and non-medical supportive services that are available in our program and in the community.
  • Assist clients in navigating a complex medical system by building trust and a professional working relationship.
  • Assess the patient’s strengths as well as needs to address individual and community barriers to care and intervene as appropriate.
  • Provide support and encouragement and good self-care practices which include appropriate HIV care and substance use treatment.
  • Help coordinate and potentially accompany participants to medical, substance use treatment, and social service appointments.
  • Work collaboratively with healthcare providers and meet with hospitalized, homeless and community dwelling adults who are newly diagnosed or have become disengaged; providing support and encouragement about living healthy with HIV, including other diagnoses.
  • Provide resource materials to patients and their families.
  • Execute referrals for HIV services as requested and recommended by the interprofessional care team.
  • Assist with administration of annual patient satisfaction surveys.
  • Plan and conduct quarterly health promotion events for patients in support of risk reduction.
  • Assist with tracking information and general record keeping
  • Provide direct service to consumers, as well as those who have fallen out of care. Document all services provided in the Electronic Medical Record.
  • Telephone contact with patients and community based agencies.
  • Attend and participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and conference calls.
  • Work closely with other CHWs and Nurse Case Manager (NCM) to plan and conduct navigation activities.
  • Go into the community or to a patient home or to hospital room to locate out of care patients to re-engage them into care following established policies for outreach activities for identified patients.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

    High School Education with a minimum of two years’ experience. Dependable, energetic, self-starter. Complete and pass JHU SOM requirements. Ability to travel locally if needed.
  • Completion of formal CHW training program preferable.
  • Experience working with people with unstable housing, substance use issues, dual diagnoses, and HIV/AIDS preferred.
  • Knowledge of current HIV treatment guidelines preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Word preferred.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals from patients to administrative personnel, clinicians, and physicians.
  • Ability to adhere to policy and procedures and maintain clear professional boundaries.
  • Attention to detail and ability to chart and enter data accurately.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements:

  • There is little likelihood of exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, or pharmacological agents. Activities include but are not limited to:
    • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
    • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
    • Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard
    • Communication skills, using the spoken word
    • Ability to see within normal parameters
    • Ability to hear within normal ranges
    • Ability to move about
    • Driving

Classified Title: Outreach Worker
Working Title: Community Health Worker
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CB
Starting Salary Range: $15.00 - $20.00/hr (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 8:30-5:00
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM DOM Bay Addiction Medicine
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons or because the individual is pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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