Community Health Worker - FCHC

034 FCHC Clinic · Colby, Kansas
Department 034 FCHC Clinic
Employment Type FT
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Dependent upon experience

We are looking for a Community Health Worker to work full-time in our clinic.  The Care Team CHW for the aging population uses their expertise about the community they are working with to promote healthy aging, provide education about enhancing physical and mental health, social engagement, COVID-19, chronic disease prevention and treatment, and addressing challenges related to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The CHW works with/coordinates with the Care Team to provide a comprehensive approach to address community health needs.

Our Mission: Enhancing the lives of those we serve.

About Us: Citizens Health is a community based, private, not-for-profit organization. It is comprised of:

Citizens Medical Center - a 25 bed critical access hospital,

Family Center for Health Care - an outpatient rural health clinic,

Prairie Senior - a skilled nursing facility,

Citizens Clubhouse - an onsite childcare center that cares for children 6 weeks to school age for our workforce,

Citizens Medical Equipment - our durable medical equipment business. 

We strive to be progressive, dependable and knowledgeable, while providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the residents of northwest Kansas.

Location:  100 E College Ave, Colby, Ks    

Days: Monday through Friday.

Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM.

Pay Range: Dependent upon experience.

What You’ll Do:

  • Engage in community outreach and education about COVID-19 and chronic disease screening and health, working in parts of the community where rates of COVID-19 and chronic health conditions are high
  • Encourage aging community members to participate in social engagement, including referrals to programs and facilitating social gatherings
  • Act as a link between patients and health care
  • Complete Community Health Worker Certification course within 6 months of being hired
  • Coordinate with local Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program and Diabetes Prevention Program for ease of referrals into programs and follow up with participation and goals
  • Learn and apply clinic policies and procedures to COVID-19 Care teamwork
  • Provide peer support and culturally appropriate education around COVID-19 testing, prevention, and vaccination at community events, office visits and home visits
  • Educate community about chronic disease prevention and management, including referral to community lifestyle management programs
  • Protect patient information and maintain confidentiality according to HIPAA guidelines
  • Engage in relationship-building discussion with patients to find out if there are barriers to health care, and create action plans to access screenings, lifestyle management programs, and COVID-19 vaccination
  • Support patients as they self-navigate and/or reach out for resources
  • Strive to assure each patient can access care across the system. Uplift patients to overcome barriers to care with services like peer education, peer support, advocacy, problem-solving, resource connection
  • Log enrollments, educational activities, and referrals
  • Participate in weekly Care Team huddles
  • Track and follow-up with patients as part of clinical workflows, supporting team-based care
  • Collaborate with the Care Team to complete monthly reports in the format provided by KDHE to track progress on goals including enrollments, contacts, success stories, and systems barriers
  • When appropriate, participate in community action planning and partnerships to set goals for COVID-19 and chronic disease health equity
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

 What You Bring To The Table:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Firsthand lived experience or close connection to the community being served
  • Believe that everyone can improve their health, and everyone deserves good healthcare
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with patients/families from diverse cultural backgrounds; sensitivity to the often-stressful situations patients/families are facing; effective relationship skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills
  • Experience and working knowledge of local community resources
  • Ability to work well with diverse members of a multi-disciplinary team, including patients, families, health care providers, community resource providers, co-workers
  • Ability to describe screening processes and test results to patients in plain language
  • Oral and written fluency in English
  • Must have or be willing to learn technical skills in Microsoft Office, electronic records, and other programs
  • Ability to fluctuate from working independently and within a team, shifting tasks, prioritize tasks, problem-solve daily, and complete work within deadlines
  • Current drivers’ license and reliable transportation

Preferred, but not required:

  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish or a language other than English
  • Post-secondary education related to public health
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology around COVID-19 and chronic disease
  • Experience working in community-based or populations-based clinics
  • Prior experience working in health care settings

To Be Successful Within Our Organization You Will:

  • Be a self-starter who takes initiative, is open minded and a team player. 
  • Maintain a positive attitude with good energy. 
  • Create a positive, supportive working atmosphere.
  • Display integrity and accountability. 
  • Accept and respond to constructive criticism and suggestions and strives for self-improvement.
  • Adhere to organization policies and procedures.
  • Arrive at work on time and when scheduled.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, initiative and ingenuity in performing job tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and maintains professional appearance.         
  • Demonstrate behavior that reflects the image of the institution.

Available Benefits:

Medical, dental and vision insurance available

Pre-Tax and Roth Contributions

  • Automatic 6% salary deferral upon employment
  • Regular and matching contributions after one-year and 1,000 hours worked

Provides Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

  • Full-time coverage - equal to two times employees annual income
  • Part-time coverage - one-time annual income

Differential and Certification Pay

  • Eligible employees receive shift, weekend and holiday differential pay

Other Benefits

  • Paid time off
  • On-site child care services
  • Funeral leave
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent, Medical and Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Aflac Group Insurance
  • Discounted membership rate for EagleMed 
  • Many More!

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Citizens Medical Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or discharge history, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for CMCI to hire me.  If I am hired, I understand that either CMCI or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice.  I understand that no representative of CMCI has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

Citizens Medical Center, Inc. implements a Drug Free Workplace Program.  Drug testing is required of applicants in accordance with relevant laws. 

 If you need assistance to complete this application or during any phase of the application, interview, or employment process, please notify the Human Resources Department (785) 460-4842.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs in a timely manner.

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  • Location
    Colby, Kansas
  • Department
    034 FCHC Clinic
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Dependent upon experience