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Title:  Community Health Worker

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $31,581 to $42,714
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  10940

Summary

Under general direction, assists Project Coordinator and Project Director by performing tasks related to the colorectal cancer (CRC) CPRIT project, following established protocols. Specifically, the full-time Community Health Worker will help patients, through the use of various resources and support services ensure that patients receive timely CRC screening.

Job Duties

Patient Navigation
• Assess needs of patients eligible for CRC screening and perform intake according to project policy on standardized forms and in project database.
• Organize and schedule patients for colorectal cancer screening appointments and maintain accurate records of telephone encounters as well as records on follow-up calls.
• Conduct education and outreach activities following standard protocol.
• Link patients with appropriate resources and appropriate referrals to outside agencies.
  Research.
• Assists with several aspects of the CPRIT project including various clerical, editorial and administrative duties.
• Attend weekly project meetings.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information to include protected health information.
• Ability to communicate with patients in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years of relevant experience in health/social services.

Preferred Qualifications

• Associates or Bachelors degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
• Two years of relevant experience in patient navigation and/or community outreach, community resource development, or casework participation.
• Experience using Electronic Medical Record Systems.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Self-directed, independent, and organized. 
• Ability to tend to detail. 
• Ability to operate a personal computer.

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

 10940

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