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Community Health Assistant

Company: Geisinger
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Community Health Assistant
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: Community Health Services Team
Date Posted: 11/04/2021
Job ID: R-22480
Job Summary Works 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 outreach of patients identified as medically complex.
Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team in the reinforcement of the care plan.
Engages patients by way of home visit, hospital visit and accompanying patients to Providers appointments as needed.
Facilitates adherence to treatment plan by early identification and resolution of gaps in care.
Participates in multidisciplinary team conference in order to maximize the treatment plan.
Provides reinforcement of the treatment plan under the direction of the Case Manager and Licensed Social Worker.
Appointment scheduling and clerical duties as needed.
Builds relationships within the community in order to identify resources that are available to the patients.

Work is typically performed in an office 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 Details
*Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Occasional evening based on department needs.

*Position is community based and will conduct visits to members in their homes

*Geisinger offers comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits all starting day one of employment! -This includes medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. We also offer up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement and 5% contribution to your retirement plan.

Education High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Experience Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
Our Purpose & Values OUR 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 are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

Keywords: Geisinger, Scranton , Community Health Assistant, Healthcare , Plymouth, Pennsylvania

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