University of Utah MOBILE HEALTH PROGRAM COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 06/14/2018

Requisition Number PRN17512B

Job Title Community Health Worker

Working Title MOBILE HEALTH PROGRAM COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 30

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Open and flexible availability – open evenings and weekends.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01620 - Chief Wellness Office

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $13-$15.00/hour DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The University of Utah is launching a Mobile Health Program aimed at reducing diabetes and other chronic diseases in the state of Utah. Our vision is to create healthier communities by partnering with community organizations to provide culturally appropriate health and wellness counseling, education, and screening services directly to those who might otherwise lack access to preventive care.

The University of Utah Health Sciences’ Office of Wellness and Integrative Health seeks a Community Health Worker to provide preventive screening services, education, and outreach to vulnerable populations. This is an opportunity to contribute to the wellness of local communities. This position is located on a mobile vehicle that travels to various communities throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

Candidate must be able to find own transportation to RV designated sites throughout Salt Lake County


PAIDJOBTRAININGPROVIDED***


Tongan or Samoan language preferred***

Responsibilities

1. Conduct health screenings for blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body weight (screening training available).

2. Provide health counseling and education to increase knowledge of self-sufficiency.

3. Help clients in identifying their health goals; work closely with patients and wellness coach to help patients determine the best course of action for good health.

4. Identify and help coordinate community events and workshops.

5. Participate in various community events helping community members with diabetes education and health needs.

6. Provide outreach to potential and existing clients in the community and at events.

7. Assist in the coordination of client referrals to housing, food, transportation, and other social services as needed.

8. Work with staff and volunteers to establish trusting relationships with clients while providing support and encouragement.

9. Fill out client electronic intake questionnaire and screening assessment.

10. Make regular follow-up calls and assist patients with follow-up appointments.

11. Provides preventive screening services, education, and outreach to vulnerable populations.

12. Serves as professional representative of the Office of Wellness and Integrative Health Program

13. Document each client encounter in detail.

14. Attend regular scheduled staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma, or equivalent. Demonstrated relationship-building and effective communication skills.

• Demonstrated relationship-building and effective communication skills also required.

Ability to carry out written and oral instructions and to act professionally while carrying out job duties.

Ability to work on your own and as part of a group and be a self-starter.

Must be able to perform computer/tablet data entry.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

• Bi-lingual in Tongan or Samoan language.

• Must be able to perform computer/tablet data entry.

• Ability to carry out written and oral instructions and to act professionally while carrying out job duties.

• Member of, or close knowledge of communities being served.

• Prior experience as an outreach/community health worker.

• CertifiedCNAor health educator.

•CPRtrained.

• Comfort or experience working in a multi-cultural environment.

• Experience driving a bus or motor home.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.