Have you ever helped a family member or friend receive healthcare services? Do your neighbors or friends come to you for help? Are there things harming your community you feel passionate about changing? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," this might be the service opportunity for you.
Position Title: Fourth Street Clinic Community Health Worker – AmeriCorps
Site Location: Fourth Street Clinic Nurse Care Management Program Community Sites in the Salt Lake City, UT area
Program Start Date: April 8, 2019
This position will directly support Fourth Street Clinic’s Nurse Care Management (NCM) Program, which places registered nurses at various resource agencies in the Salt Lake valley and gives basic medical care and health education to previously-unidentified individuals experiencing homelessness. This position assists the nurse case manager at homeless service provider community locations and in an ambulatory care clinic for 100% of the time.
Position responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:
- Conduct new patient registration
- Work closely with RN to coordinate patient care including visits, follow-up, referrals etc.*
- Schedule nurse visits
- Schedule in-clinic appointments for patients
- Coordinate care with outside providers as applicable
- Coordinate with pharmacies to transfer medications
- Research insurance information and refer patients to correct case managers and resources
- Go door to door at housing sites as applicable and/or attend other patient engagement activities at sites
- Coordinate medical care with case managers at sites including transportation** to appointments
- Attend weekly program meetings
- Attend site meetings and contribute information on Fourth Street Clinic services and successes
- Follow-up with patients via phone to check in and remind them of appointments
- Lead classes and groups on topics such as diabetic group and smoking cessation on location or at Fourth Street Clinic
- Record daily data for the NCM grant and compile into a quarterly report
*AmeriCorps members do not perform any blood draws or procedures beyond assessing vitals and do not handle sharps or contaminated materials
**AmeriCorps members do not enter patients’ homes alone or transport patients in personal vehicles
- Supports and encourages a collaborative culture that values mutual respect, partnership, learning, trust, and fairness
- Models positive and appropriate professional behavior
- Proactive in behavior and fosters that in others
- Participates in professional workgroups and organizations as needed
- Other duties as assigned and allowable according to AmeriCorps guidelines
About Fourth Street Clinic
Fourth Street Clinic helps homeless Utahns improve their health and quality of life by providing high-quality health care and support services. For many homeless Utahns, Fourth Street Clinic is their first and only chance at a diagnosis and on-going treatment. By increasing homeless Utahns access to primary care, Fourth Street Clinic is a major partner in ending homelessness, promoting community health, and achieving across-the-board health care savings.
The Utah Healthcare Corps (UHC), an AmeriCorps program of the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH), currently supports more than 20 members serving in over 10 sites throughout the state of Utah. UHC members make a difference in the community by providing vital health education and connections to health and social resources to improve patient lives.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.
Service Schedule: UHC members are expected to serve at least 1700 hours over 52 weeks (one year). This includes participating in direct service, additional activities, events, service projects, and training as provided or mandated by the program. Exact service schedule will be determined in coordination with supervisors but will take place during normal business hours.
Program Benefits: Full-time UHC members will receive the following program benefits:
- Living stipend in the mount of $1,500/month ($18,000/year), distributed bi-monthly
- Eli Segal Education award in the amount of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
- Postponement of eligible student loans
- Health insurance premium reimbursement (to include dental) up to $170 per month for those not enrolled in a plan
- Childcare assistance, if eligible
- Professional development and subject-matter training
Qualifications and Requirements: The following requirements must be met to be considered for the program:
- At least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED
- Legal Permanent Resident or citizen of the U.S.
- Written and oral fluency in English; bi-lingual capabilities a plus
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to commit to approximately 33 hours per week for 52 weeks (one year)
- Ability to begin service and attend orientation April 8-12, 2019
- Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with patients and program stakeholders
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the target community
- Good communication skills such as listening, speaking, and writing
- Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement, and motivation to patients
- Ability to work independently and as part of a group
- Willingness to take initiative and be pro-active in daily work
- Willingness to travel to community-based organizations and patients’ homes
A background check will be conducted on all potential candidates. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be made for those with disabilities.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the UHC Program Director, Cynthia O’Connor, at Cynthia@auch.org with “Fourth Street” in the e-mail subject line. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
Deadline to Apply: March 29, 2019