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Community Health Worker

Company: Johns Hopkins HealthCare
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

At Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP), we bring Johns Hopkins Medicine to our communities. With more than 40 locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, we have opportunities for you to join our amazing team of healthcare professionals, right in your neighborhood. You don't have to travel far to find your next great opportunity! You belong here!

What awaits you!

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • 403B Savings Plan w/employer contribution
  • Paid Time off & Paid holidays
  • Employee and Dependent Tuition assistance benefits
  • Free Parking
  • Refer a friend to Johns Hopkins, opportunity to earn $$$
  • Health & Wellness programs and more! JHCP is looking for a Community Health Worker at our East Baltimore Medical Center practice. In partnership with Baltimore Medical System another local health system, that provides much-needed healthcare services to the community. The Community Health Worker (CHW) reports to the Social Work Manager and will work as a member of the Hopkins Community Connection help desk team. Activities for this position will include, but not be limited to: screening and enrollment for eligible community programs; patient mentorship; patient education; patient follow-up and reinforcement of treatment plan tasks; coordination of appointments and transportation; and patient location and engagement. The CHW will foster cohesive relationships with staff and clinical teams in the area where deployed, with community partners. This position will work with an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, dieticians and other community health workers to improve health outcomes. The CHW will be active in community engagement activities to include working with community organizations and assisting with community-based activities. The CHW must have reliable daily transportation for work related travel (to and from community site, patient homes, meetings, clinics, etc.).

    Location : 100 East Eager St., Baltimore, MD 21202

    Shift : Non-exempt. - Full-time - 40 hours per week - Mon-Fri -8am-5:00pm

    What You'll Need to be Successful:
    • High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
    • Requires working knowledge of social and health issues. Familiarity with medical terminology beneficial. Work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to efficiently work with diverse groups of community members and to coordinate with team members. Work requires some critical thinking skills to effectively assess social/health needs of members and to arrange for appropriate services required to meet those needs.
    • Knowledge: Must be compassionate and sensitive to diverse situations, results-oriented, a self-starter and capable of making appropriate decisions independently. Must be able to recognize situations that require professional intervention. Must be able to enter data on a computer. Must have a basic level of customer service responsiveness with telephonic experience. Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external customers. Additional familiarity with resources in East Baltimore related to health and social stabilization strongly preferred.
    • One year of experience in a position involving patient/public contact preferred.
      JHM prioritizes the health and well-being of every employee. Come be healthy at Hopkins!

      Diversity and Inclusion are Johns Hopkins Medicine Core Values. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, where we embrace and celebrate our differences, where all employees feel valued, contribute to our mission of serving the community, and engage in equitable healthcare delivery and workforce practices.

      Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

      Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Baltimore , Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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