Federal grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
6+ months as a Patient Navigator or Community Health Worker a plus. Unlicensed healthcare professionals from outside of the United States a plus.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but other languages will be considered.
Under general supervision, helps patients navigate health systems, overcome barriers to care and access quality care. Provides a variety of services such as patient counseling, treatment adherence, assessments, screenings, and navigation and transportation coordination as appropriate. Identifies and assists patient/members with their health issues, but also recognizes when a clinical intervention from other staff members is necessary.
Education: High School Diploma or GED.
Experience: Typically requires at least one year of community involvement and/or working with clients, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge: Basic care coordination, knowledge of community resources Skills: Establish and maintain rapport and a therapeutic relationship, Communication and motivational interviewing, Uses computers, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, GoldMine, scheduling software as well as perform Web searches for clients, BLS. Abilities: Bilingual English/Spanish or English/other languages preferred.
Certificate/License/Registration: Certificate of completion from the Community College of Denver Community Health Worker program and/or the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative at the University of Colorado, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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