Fairview Health Services Community Health Worker in Edina, Minnesota
The community health worker (CHW) is responsible for helping community members, patients and their families access and navigate community services and resources and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW supports providers and team members through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach. Activity will promote, maintain and improve individual and community health. The CHW provides social support and informal counseling, individual and group health education and advocacy for individuals and community health needs. Providing home visits and health screenings may be required.
This Community Health Worker (CHW) position supports Fairview Partners (FVP), a care coordination program serving a population of dual-eligible adults age 65 and older. In addition to the job expectations in the core job description, the FVP CHW will serve as a member of the care coordination team to provide the following supports to the FVP population:
Advance Care Planning facilitation (training provided)
In-home visits to provide education, resource referral and service coordination
Gaps in care outreach
Department specialist for senior housing resources
Provide Direct Services
Promote wellness by providing culturally appropriate health information to providers, patients and/or community members
Provide individual social and health care support
Refer and link to preventive services through health screenings and healthcare information
Conduct health related screenings as assigned
Navigate the health and human services system
Increase access to primary care through culturally competent outreach and enrollment strategies
Make referrals and coordinate services
Teach people the knowledge and skills needed to obtain care
Facilitate continuity of care by providing follow-up
Link patients to and inform them of available community resources Advocate for individual and community needs
Articulate and advocate needs of community and individuals to others
Be a spokesperson for patients when they are unable to speak for themselves
Involve participants in self and community advocacy
Map communities to help locate and support needed services
Bridge the gap between communities and the health and social service systems
Enhance care quality by aiding communication between health system, patient, and community members to clarify cultural practices
Educate patients / community members about how to use the health care and social service systems
Educate the health and social service systems about patient / community needs and perspectives
Establish better communication processes Build Individual and Community Capacity
Build individual capacity to achieve wellness
Build community capacity by addressing social determinants of health
Identify individual and community needs
Mentor other CHWs – capacity building
Seek professional development (continuing education)
- Associate degree and completion of accredited Community Health Worker program required.
1-3 years experience working on community health projects, programs or initiatives
Community-based leadership experience
Experience, demonstrated competency and sensitivity in working with diverse populations
- Community Health Worker certificate required
- College degree in health, human services or related field
Teaching or presenting information to groups
Experience with Epic, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel
Experience working with older adults in various care settings. Knowledge of state and public health programs and eligibility requirements is preferred. Bi-lingual skills not required, however, candidates with fluency in Somali, Karen or Hmong languages are encouraged to apply.
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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.
Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.
Requisition ID 2018-28141
Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)
Speciality Administrative/Clerical/Customer Service
Location Southdale Place
Hours per 2 weeks 1.00