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Community Health Navigator

Requisition ID:

23151067

Business Unit:

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Location:

Torrington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: 36 hours per week; Monday-Friday

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute focuses on offering our cancer patients an unparalleled network of coordinated services– all under one roof. Our system of care includes a truly integrated team with the most talented, experienced, and compassionate caregivers and physicians, backed by the latest cutting-edge technology.

The Community Health Navigator is responsible for providing outreach education, health assessments and community navigation services to identify, screen and provide risk reduction strategies to qualified program participants through Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Early Detection Program (EDP).  The position is grant funded through the Department of Public Health’s CT Early Detection & Prevention Program (CEDPP). Responsibilities include but, are not limited to:

  • Promote enrollment in Affordable Care Act (ACA) market-based insurance plans
  • Provide health education & outreach activities to individuals in eligibility priority populations
  • Collaborate with local community agencies to identify potential underserved participants
  • Enroll eligible participants into the CT Early Detection & Prevention Program (CEDPP).
  • Assess eligible participants for barriers preventing participation in early detection screening and prevention services
  • Complete a baseline assessment for each CEDPP participant that includes a physical (BP & finger stick cholesterol testing) and health behavior evaluation
  • Complete all required assessment and screening documentation
  • Deliver risk reduction counseling as prescribed by the CEDPP policies and procedures
  • Support participants to identify and implement strategies and goals to reduce health risk behaviors
  • Work closely with medical providers and clinical personnel to ensure that clients have integrated, comprehensive, coordinated healthcare
  • Accompany Spanish speaking participants to medical office visits and screening services when required
  • Assist program participants with arranging appropriate transportation to appointments
  • Attend all required program meetings, DPH provider meetings and training sessions
  • Display and uphold CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community and integrity.  Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride and camaraderie

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Medical Interpreter Certification or willingness to obtain certification within one year of hire.

EXPERIENCE 

  • 2-3 years of experience in a medical setting preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL REQUIREMENTS, AND DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
  • Basic clerical and personal computer skills are required.
  • Flexibility in work hours including some availability evenings and weekends when needed at community events.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and ensure all grant program requirements are followed.

We take great care of careers.

 

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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