The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued an emergency advisory about an elevated threat of cybersecurity attacks targeting hospitals and health care systems in the U.S. These threats can come by phone calls, text messages or emails.
ChristianaCare advises that everyone be alert to potential phone, email and text-messaging scams. If you receive a suspicious phone call, text message or email from ChristianaCare that asks you to make a financial transaction or to provide personal information, please visit www.christianacare.org or call 302-327-5555 and ask to speak to someone from the department or service that contacted you.
ChristianaCare is looking for a Community Health Worker to the join the team serving residents of Wilmington in multiple community based locations.
In response to COVID-19 and needs within our community of Wilmington, we have identified several community access points to deliver care directly on-site at the centers. Currently, we provide COVID-19 testing along with a virtual provider assessment at both the Kingswood Community Center and Latin American Community Center to deliver care in a different way. This medical team reports on-site to these locations in a non-traditional setting, and connects all patients to testing/services (medical and community) as needed. We are looking for a team who is willing to be flexible as we continue to expand our services throughout the communities we serve. Join our team on this exciting new journey!
Community Health Workers promote access to services, provide health education and assist community members in navigating the health care and social services systems. This Community Health Worker will specifically work within the Community Care Practices - COVID19 testing stations.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and delivers health education and training programs for our patients and the community.
Creates connections between vulnerable populations, the health care system and community/state resources.
Assists patients in the community and/or clinic setting.
Helps patients identify socio-economic issues that affect their overall health and develop health/social management plans and goals.
Facilitates healthcare and social service system navigation.
Works collaboratively and effectively within a team.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma required; bachelor's degree preferred.
One-year community and patient experience required, more preferred. Spanish bi-lingual language skills are a must.
Public speaking, group facilitation and excellent writing skills preferred. Computer experience required.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
Access to personal vehicle. Must be bilingual. Ability to work flexible schedule, including some nights/weekends as needed. Knowledge of New Castle County.
Light to moderate lifting (20-40 pounds) of boxes of resource materials for distribution at meetings, training sessions, etc.
Working at Community Care Practice sites (in community) and office plus moderate to extensive off-site travel within New Castle County, during normal working hours, with occasional and weekend hours required.
Internal Number: JR54758
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.