Nemours is seeking a Community Health Worker to join our team in Delaware.
As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report , this world-renowned teaching hospital has served children from 42 states and 14 nations. Extending the world-class care of the duPont Hospital for Children, the Nemours Children’s Clinic provides expert care for even more children across the Delaware Valley through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
To keep pace with the changing health care environment and build a healthier future for our children, Nemours has embarked on a multi-phase expansion to create a children’s hospital like no other in the region. Upon completion in June 2014, the hospital will include private, family-centered, technologically advanced patient rooms, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new expanded Emergency Department.
The primary role of the Community Health Worker will be to provide support for low-income families with children with asthma in Dover, Delaware. Making use of close personal ties to the targeted community and a background similar to the families to be served, this position is responsible for: advocating, facilitating and organizing access to health, community and social services. The position will also work with families to ensure that they understand and can follow instructions on the medical management of their child’s asthma. The Community Health Worker will serve as a member of a large grant team focused on improving asthma outcomes for children in three neighborhoods. We are currently recruiting for three Community Health Workers to be based out of our Dover practice location.
Provide case management of non-medical needs to a small caseload of high-needs families with at least one child with asthma.
Conduct home visits and work with others to promote healthy, asthma trigger-free households.
Collaborate with the primary care physician, members of primary care team, and evaluation staff to track and document non-medical issues that affect health.
Provide in-office and home-based coaching to families on asthma management.
Maintain regular and ongoing communication with participating families, assisting families in developing skills and obtaining supports to promote their children’s health.
Provide both on-site and phone support to participating practices.
In collaboration with other project staff, identify, create and nurture relationships with local agencies, schools, churches and other programs.
Design and facilitate roundtable discussions for a broad variety of stakeholders.
Provides input to all team members on how to best serve families of children with asthma.
Collects baseline and follow-up data from families.
Recognizes situations appropriate for referrals to various social service agencies and programs.
Assists stakeholders in identifying and pursuing personal and community goals.
Identifies and works with advocacy groups.
Speaks publicly about the project and children’s health issues.
One year of previous experience is required.
A high school diploma is required; some college preferred.
Travel throughout the Dover area is required; applicant must have a valid Delaware driver's license.
Strong facilitating and teaching skills.
The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and gains others’ trust and repect.
Excellent follow-through and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of local communities and delivers services that are respectful and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, cultural and linguistic needs of diverse families.
Maintains appropriate professional boundaries.
Maintaisn clear and comprehensive records and communicates effectively orally and in writing.
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