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Community Health Worker - Field Based in Thurston County, Lewis County or Mason County, WA

Shelton, WA 98584
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  • Job Code
    862003

Welcome to one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work.

 

As a Field Based Community Health Worker (CHW), you will act in a liaison role with Medicaid members to ensure appropriate care is accessed as well as to provide home and social assessments and member education. CHW's work in a team - based structure and spend the majority of their time in the community engaging directly with members. Interesting in learning to work with medically complex patients who may be experiencing significant addiction and / or behavioral health conditions is important for this role.

 

This position is a field based position with a home based office. You will work from home when not in the field.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Help member set goals and develop a care plan to achieve those goals
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare
  • Support the member to improve their well being by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician
  • As needed, help the member engage with mental health and substance use treatment
  • Support the member to ensure pick - up of their prescriptions
  • Provide member education on community resources and benefits
  • Conduct post discharge activities from hospital facility and support connection to social services
  • Support member to engage in work or volunteer activities, if desired, and develop stronger social supports through deeper connections with friends, family, and their community
  • Partner with care team (community, providers, internal staff)
  • Knowledge and continued learning of community cultures and values
  • May conduct Health Risk Assessments (HRA) if needed

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Posted: 2020-01-24 Expires: 2020-04-12

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Community Health Worker - Field Based in Thurston County, Lewis County or Mason County, WA

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Shelton, WA 98584

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