Community Health Worker
Job ID: 99586 Date posted: December 03, 2019
- SRS Administration
- Population Health
- Allied Health Jobs
- Day Job
- Per Diem
The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work telephonically and in the community with the English and Spanish speaking population to assist with culturally and linguistically appropriate care and to reduce actual and/or perceived health care disparities among the patient population at Sharp. The CHW will work closely with medical providers, primary care teams, and other agencies in a collaborative fashion to improve patient care and outcomes. The CHW must be a team player and establish positive, supportive relationships. He/she must work effectively with people (staff, clients, doctors, agencies, etc.) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions. The CHW will act as a resource or representative, helping patients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible. He/she will assist clients in accessing health related services, including but not limited to: obtaining a medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services.
Sharp Rees-Stealy's mission is to improve the health of its community through a caring partnership of patients, physicians and employees. Its goal is to offer quality services that set community standards and exceed expectations in a caring, convenient, affordable and accessible manner.
Sharp Rees-Stealy has been serving the health care needs of San Diegans since 1923 when doctors Clarence Rees and Clair Stealy formed San Diego's first multispecialty medical group practice. Today, Sharp Rees-Stealy has 22 locations (and still growing) and over 500 primary care doctors and specialists representing virtually every field of medicine.
This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County.
- Any combination of 2 years health/social services experience and/or education.
- Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation.
- Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish).
- Driver's license required.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
- Medical Assistant training preferred.
Physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
“After nearly 10 years of working here, it's still one of the hardest jobs I've ever loved. If you find a niche here, you'll be working with some of the smartest in the industry. This is where they'll respect you for thinking outside the box and kindness matters. They expect consistency and hard work, but pay you well to do it.”