• Community Health Worker I

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 days ago(1/14/2019 4:55 PM)
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  • Job Description

    Community Health Worker I, CMO Office, Full-Time, Day Shift, University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL


    We're hiring a Community Health Worker I for the CMO Office in a full-time, day Shift at the University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois!


    The University of Chicago Medicine’s (UCM) Center for Transformative Care has implemented a Community Health Worker (CHW) program.  The CHW program will work with UCM patients across neighborhoods in Chicago’s South Side and South Suburbs to address social determinants of health (conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, etc. that affect a wide range of health outcomes and risks).   CHW’s will assist UCM patients with health specific education, navigation and access to community services and other resources, and self-managing health conditions and adopting improved health behaviors.


    As a lay person specially trained as a CHW, the candidate (s) will work closely with community members to provide comprehensive education, including disease – specific basics, the medical management of specific diseases and prevention techniques, among other topics.  Some of the education will take place in the homes of community members; however the CHW may also be required to provide education in other settings such as group sessions, health fairs, clinics, etc. as needed.  The CHW may also be responsible for assisting with the organization of community health promotion activities and events, as well as program publicity and recruitment.  The capacity in which the CHWs will serve in promoting health include:

    • Serving as a link between community members and healthcare agencies (e.g., hospitals, community health centers, etc.)
    • Providing guidance around necessary referrals to social and/or health assistance services
    • Engaging in follow up care communications and case management with residents


    • Achieving Breakthroughs: Service, Quality, People, Financial, and Growth
    • AIDET Communication: Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank You
    • PRIDE Values: Participation, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence
    • Adhere to UCMC Policies, including compliance with federal, state and local laws and accrediting body regulations

    Required Qualifications


    • Must have High School diploma or GED
    • Familiarity with and experience working in Chicago’s West and/or Southside communities
    • Passion for and dedication to working with community members
    • Punctual, reliable and willing to learn
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License and own a car
    • 1 year health education experience preferred
    • Community Health Worker certification preferred
    • Basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Proactive learner that feels comfortable in different environments


    • Will participate in a Community Health Worker training program once hired

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront


    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs


    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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