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Community Health Worker II - Health Equity

Company: Summa Health
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Community Health Worker IISumma Center for Health EquitySumma Health Medical Group1493 South Hawkins AvenueAkron, OH44320Summa Health System is recognized as one of the region's top employers by a number of third party organizations, including NorthCoast 99. Exceptional candidates gravitate to Summa because of its culture, passion for delivering excellent service to our patients and families commitment to our philosophy of servant leadership, collegial working relationships at every level of the organization and competitive pay and benefits.Summary:Serves as a liaison between the community and the health care, government, and social services systems to provide clients with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Collaborates with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs. Advocates for clients or patients to resolve crises. Facilitates access to resources and services to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Performs home visits, provides health screenings, and delivers education presentations as necessary. Formal Education Required:a. High School Diploma or equivalentb. Associates Degree, preferredExperience & Training Required:a. Certified as a Community Health Worker through Ohio Board of Nursingb. Two (2) years of experience as a Community Health Worker Other Skills, Competencies and Qualifications:a. Certification through Ohio Board of Nursingb. Basic computer skillsc. Must pass background check and drug testd.Knowledge of basic medical terminologye. Ability to work with diverse communities and different races, cultures and classesf. Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to clientsg. Ability to effectively interact with populations of patients/customers with an understanding of their needs for self-respect and dignityh. Ability to obtain and record vital signs, and recognize changes in health statusLevel of Physical Demands:a. Light: Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to ten pounds of force frequently, and /or a negligible amount of force continuously.

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