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Community Health Worker - Austin, TX

$73k-88k (estimate)
Full Time | Insurance 4 Months Ago

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)

Community Health Worker delivers a WellMed model that plans/implements culturally sensitive and effective in-home family education services, while ensuring that services provided are in alignment with WellMed CARES. 

Position in this function is responsible for providing outreach education services as a health advocate and provide basic information regarding clinic and community services to promote clinic services and encourage visits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engages members primarily face to face or over the phone to discuss their health
  • Create a positive experience and relationship with the member
  • Proactively engage the member to manage their own health and healthcare
  • Support the member to improve their well-being by staying out of the hospital, and attend regular visits to their primary physician, via education, clinical resources, and/or membership follow-up.
  • Support the member to ensure pick - up of their prescriptions by providing education, quality compliance, and membership follow-up
  • Provide member education on community resources and benefits
  • Listen actively, communicate with empathy and gather information in a respectful manner
  • Conduct outreach to encourage participation in health-related programs, services, and/or Providers
  • Use methods that promote learning and positive behavior change
  • Use a variety of interactive teaching and coaching methods for different learning styles
  • Prepare and distribute education materials and present at community events
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
 

Required Qualifications:

  • Texas Driver’s License
  • Currently resides in hiring City/County
  • Experience within the community area for at least 2 years
  • Ability to travel locally up to 75% of the time
  • Ability to navigate a PC to open applications, send emails, and conduct data entry
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of disease. 
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • Current Certification as Promotora/Community Health Worker by the State of Texas
  • 2 years of experience in the delivery of service that are resident-driven and work with families to address multiple issues in-home and/or community-based environment
  • Bilingual(English/Spanish) (read, write, and speak)
  • Maintain and contribute to a safe working environment
  • Works with others as part of a team

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 20 pounds of force
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery
  • Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000 lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about them. We partner with multiple Medicare Advantage health plans in Texas and Florida and look forward to continuing growth.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
 

WEBSITE

unitedhealthgroup.com

HEADQUARTERS

THREE BRIDGES, NJ

SIZE

>50,000

FOUNDED

1980

INDUSTRY

Insurance

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About Unitedhealth Group

Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. A Fortune 6 company, we're focused on helping people live healthier lives while making the health system work better for everyone. Here, we seek to empower people with the information, guidance and tools to make personal health choices. We work harder and we aim higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And, at the end of the day, were doing a lot of good for more than 142 million people worldwide. Our biggest point of differentiation is our people - and the collective ta...lent, energy, intelligence and drive our force of 305,000 individuals around the world bring to our mission every single day. So, how do we do it? With our every action, interaction and intention that demonstrates the five fundamental values that guide everything we do: Integrity Compassion Relationships Innovation Performance If you're looking for a place where your drive, compassion and passion can make a difference in the health and well-being of others, consider UnitedHealth Group. Click below to search careers or join our social communities: Search and apply for careers at: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com Like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/uhgcareers Follow us on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/uhgcareers Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. More
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