Community Health Assistant
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Title: Community Health Assistant
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
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
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
*Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Occasional evening based on
*Position is community based and will conduct visits to members in
*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
Education High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Experience Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience
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
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