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Community Health Coordinator/UKHC

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary The Ambulatory Population Health team is seeking a community health worker to be a part of the inpatient/outpatient Population Health program. This position will help patients navigate the health care system and provide support for social determinants of health. Through a risk assessment, this individual will identify those patients who need further assistance with their care and/or resources. In the outpatient setting, this position will provide information for at-risk patients regarding medical and psychosocial support services and serve as a liaison between health, social services and the community to facilitate improved health outcomes. This role will involve building relationships with patients through trust, motivational interviewing and empowering patients to take an active part in their health. Individuals will also provide information and resources to clients to improve their health literacy, increase retention in medical care and improve treatment adherence to achieve better health outcomes. Primary patient interactions will occur through home visits, which will aim to facilitate connection to resources, application completion and identification of community support systems. This position will also include community outreach to identify appropriate resources. Coordinator will work in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams to ensure patient has obtained needed resources and health care services, and will maintain patient confidentially and documentation in electronic health record and database. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. Skills / Knowledge / Abilities The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and computer skills. Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience High School/GED Deadline to Apply 11/11/2021 University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Community Health Coordinator/UKHC, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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