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University of Kansas Medical Center Community Health Worker - Grant County Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12021251

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rCommunity Health Worker - Grant County Kansas

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Department:

SOM KC Family Medicine

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Family Medicine


Position Title:

Community Health Worker - Grant County Kansas


Job Family Group:

Professional Staff


Job Description Summary:

LOCATION SPECIFIC TO Grant County Kansas: THE HIRE MAY RESULT IN EITHER A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME POSITION. Please state your preference. Extensive travel will be required for this position. Job Opening is through the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Funding for this position provided by a grant from the CDC/KDHE entitled, "National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Populations at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities." Community health worker duties will include team strategizing and planning to improve COVID-19 vaccination and testing in assigned counties, community outreach and events, and participant recruitment. Approximately 80% work out in the community (outreach, vaccination and testing events, etc.) and 20% office work.


Job Description:


Location specific to Grant County.


Required Qualifications:


+ High school diploma, GED or equivalent


+ Excellent communication and relationship building skills


+ Prior experience working with large and diverse teams to accomplish goals


+ Ability to multi-task and work in a self-directed manner


+ Proficiency with office software applications including word processing and spreadsheets


Preferred Qualifications:


+ Associate's or higher degree in a health or related field


+ Experience with translation of health-related documents


+ One year health education experience


+ One year experience working as a community health worker or health navigator


+ Two years of experience working or living in a multicultural setting


+ One year of work experience in a public health department or healthcare setting


+ Completion of Community Health Worker training


+ Proficiency in English and a language other than English


+ Knowledge of regions and counties across the state of Kansas


+ Bilingual Preferred (Spanish, Somali, Burmese, Quiche, French- Creole, ASL.)


Job Duties Outlined:


+ Participate in a local health equity action team (LHEAT) to develop new Covid-19 vaccination and testing strategies to reach the most vulnerable community members.


+ Participate in CHW team meetings to discuss new vaccination and testing strategies and carry out action items from LHEAT priority agenda.


+ Coordinate and communicate with the CHW project leadership; participate in zoom meetings with other CHWs on this project within the region.


+ Engage community-based organizations to improve vaccination and testing uptake (e.g. faith-based organizations, small businesses, schools, community agencies).


+ Assist in coordinating local activities related to vaccination and testing events to include, set-up, day of testing support, delivery of wellness packages to food insecure individuals.


+ Maintain an up-to-date inventory of vaccination and testing resources.


+ Demonstrate strong interpersonal, and communication skills.


Required Documents:


+ Resume/CV


+ Cover Letter


Employee Type:

Regular


Time Type:

Full time


Rate Type:

Hourly


Pay Range:

$19.80 - $28. 0

Minimum

$19.80

Midpoint

$24.25

Maximum

$28.70

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rApplication Instructions:

rTo learn more and apply online, please visit https://kumc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/kumc-jobs/job/Kansas-City-Metro-Area/Community-Health-Worker---Grant-County-Kansas\_JR003732 (https://apptrkr.com/3069442) or go to https://careers.kumc.edu/ and search for position number JR003732.

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rApplications must be submitted directly through the KU Medical Center website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or this website will NOT be reviewed or considered.

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rAbout KU Medical Center:

rThe University of Kansas Medical Centers mission is to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs in the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions. KU Medical Center also advances the health sciences through world-class research programs; provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment; and works with communities in every Kansas county to improve the health of Kansans. Learn more at www.kumc.edu.

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rBenefits:

rKUMC offers a range of great benefits that support employees and eligible family members. Our health insurance benefits be

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