Job Information

University of Utah PS Community Health Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date

Requisition Number PRN35195B

Job Title PS Community Health Worker

Working Title PS Community Health Worker

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 24

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

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 $19.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The University of Utah Office of Wellness and Integrative Health seeks Community Health Workers 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 and neighboring counties.


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

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 equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Demonstrated relationship-building and effective communication skills.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Care is appropriate to the population served.

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


• Bi-lingual in Spanish

• 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.

• Certified CNA or health educator.

• CPR trained.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.