About Texas Children's Hospital
Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
We are searching for a Community Health Worker — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide outreach activities to patients and their families for locating and utilizing medical homes.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
· High school diploma or GED required
· Pass (prior to hire) the Health Care Language Proficiency Assessment by MasterWord Interpreter Services (Spanish) required
· Licensure as a Certified Community Health Worker required
· 2 years’ healthcare experience preferred
· Knowledge of CHIP/Medicaid programs and low-cost health care alternatives
· Knowledge of mobile clinic service area neighborhoods preferred
· Ability to communicate in Spanish required
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
· Collect, complete and input accurate data related to the outreach activities and family data
· Participate in outreach activities
· Collect and complete data collection and queries related to outreach and other mobile clinic activities by obtaining information within specified time frames and submitting the information as required
· Screen families for access to medical home by following program criteria
· Provide one-on-one help to the family in locating a medical home
· Educate families about medical homes and their appropriate use
· Provide screening questionnaires to determine resources needed by family
· Collaborate with the Medical Director and/or Mobile Clinic Program Manager proactively to ensure that appropriate forms are used and correct process is followed for CHIP and Medicaid applications
· Ensure that appropriate information regarding low-cost health care alternatives is provided to families
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