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Community Health Worker Apprentice (Community Based - Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania)

Company: Geisinger
Location: Narvon
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Community Health Worker Apprentice (Community Based - Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania)
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support, Geisinger Health Plan
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: GHP Case Management Team
Date Posted: 05/14/2024
Job ID: R-61121
Job SummaryWorks within the community providing outreach to patients with complex medical and social needs. Acts as a resource to assist patients in navigating the health care system.
Job Duties

  • Assists in the identification and outreach of medically complex patients.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team in the development and implementation of the care plan.
  • Engages patients by way of phone call, home visit, hospital visit and accompanying patients to Providers appointments as needed.
  • Completes vital signs.
  • Identifies gaps in care and connects members with resources.
  • Facilitates telemedicine visits with members and providers.
  • Performs disease specific education.
  • Conducts Medication Review to ensure medication adherence.
  • Conducts safety evaluations in patients home.
  • Facilitates adherence to treatment plan by early identification and resolution of gaps in care.
  • Communicates all concerns to clinical team and manager as necessary, seeking support and guidance proactively.
  • Provides reinforcement of an established treatment plan under the direction of the Case Manager and Licensed Social Worker.
  • Schedules appointments and performs clerical duties as needed.
  • Builds relationships within the community in order to identify resources that are available to the patients, i.e.: DME vendors, Home Health Agencies, Area Aging Office.Work is typically performed in a home -environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
    Position DetailsThe 1-year apprenticeship offers 144 hours of didactic training, 2000 hours of on the job training, and has quarterly milestones. At the conclusion of the 1-year apprenticeship, the employee will be eligible to be certified as a Community Health Worker and transitioned from the Community Health Worker Apprentice to Community Health Worker.Hours: 8:00a-4:30p- 4 days per week; one late day 9:30a-6:00pWeekends: NoneLocation and Travel: Community-Based position located in Pennsylvania. Position requires 50% travel for outreach to patients in Lancaster/York Counties. Use of company car after completing orientation. Education: High School Diploma or GED is requiredDriver's License: Valid Driver's License is required************************************************************************************Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members, but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more:
    • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one
    • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents
    • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and -a health savings account (HSA)
    • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
    • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions
    • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly
    • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year
    • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive
    • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.
    • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance
      EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
      ExperienceMinimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)
      Certification(s) and License(s)Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body
      Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Reading , Community Health Worker Apprentice (Community Based - Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania), Healthcare , Narvon, Pennsylvania

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