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Community Outreach | Health Educator

Category

Outreach

Organization:

Kinston Community Health Center, Inc.

Location:

Kinston, North Carolina • Lenoir County

Date Needed:

August 15, 2022

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:

High School / GED

Experience Required:

1-2 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

July 22, 2022

Job Description:

Community Outreach | Health Educator
Sign On Bonus: $1000
Must be bilingual – Fluent in Spanish
​​​​​​​**All new hires must be fully vaccinated**

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma. Experience and/or training in clinical settings preferred. Administrative support experience required. Satisfactory professional references.
Experience: 1-3 years of clinical/professional experience
Must be bilingual. Demonstrating excellent oral and written skills in the language identified by the Health Center as being a language-of-need.
CNA/ CMA or nursing licensure a plus
Demonstrated technical experience with Microsoft Word, Excel (or similar database) Chrome, Internet Explorer, and cell phone applications
Able to function in a flexible work schedule to include evenings and weekends as required by the job and as assigned by the Director
Valid NC Driver License
Must be available to work nights and weekends
Acceptable Driving Record

Duties

CPR certified or certification attained within the first 6 months of employment.
Provide basic education, screening, and support and/or facilitate referrals to other health center or community-based resources. Basic patient education will include but is not limited to:
HIV, STD, and other chronic diseases such as Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension
Healthy weight management
Depression
Domestic Violence
Tobacco cessation
Pediatric/Parenting Education
Health system education and advocacy to assist patients in navigating the healthcare system
Provide assistance and support for transportation
Participate in population based projects that enhance retention in care, self-management, treatment, adherence and compliance with accepted health care standards
Participate with community, city-wide or statewide resources and/or professional development with other organizations such as, but not limited to NCFW, NC DHHS, NCCHCA
Participate in assigned community based activities as assigned, including outreach to potential new patients and connecting them to care and services, and will assist with the set up and breakdown of event props. (Table, chair, displays) as applicable.
Responsible for accurately completing mileage logs, patient assessments, and other record keeping.
Interprets and translates/speaks Spanish regularly for clinic operations/events.
Regularly, no less than every other day, completes warm hand-offs i.e. turns in health assessment for billing, scanning, and entry into the EHR.
Initiates the patient registration process and correctly completes associated forms, and gathers required documents.
Explains all appropriate resources for assistance including 340B, PAP, ICOR, DSS, LCTS ridership, DSS Medicaid transportation vouchers, WIC and appointment-based care (PCMH) as opposed to the acute walk-in care; Educates patients to comply with all center requirements for care.
Follows protocols and utilizes sound judgements to appropriately respond to requests for services. This may include facilitating the scheduling, documenting outcomes, and notifying the patient of the pending appointment.
Regularly communicates with patients, staff, and community organizations.
Provides blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, and performs other simple clinical measurements.
Works without direct supervision; adheres to company policies and notifies the Director immediately of barriers to implementing the job as outlined.
Communicates and follows instruction from Outreach Care Coordinator and Community Development Director regularly regarding Outreach to Migrant/Seasonal farmworkers, families and other underserved populations in the community.

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