Community Health Worker
Additional Information About the Role
- Full time opportunity with unlimited career growth opportunities at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
- This role will assist parents/guardians in navigating health-care resources for their school age children.
- Tuition Reimbursement eligibility upon 1st day of employment!
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St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”
Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).
Community Health Worker provides preventive health improvement services by working closely with interdisciplinary care team, internal/external agencies to address social determinants of health to improve the overall health and well-being of the child and family.
ResponsibilitiesWork daily as a community liaison to identify gaps in care by assisting clients in accessing the necessary resources to remove barriers categorized as social determinants of health.Provide referrals for appropriate services as needed by assisting in assessments/screenings or conducting follow-up care with patients in person, via phone, home visits and/or visits to other settings where clients are accessible.Establish and maintain trusting relationships with clients on a daily basis to effectively work with an inter-disciplinary team, internal departments, and with community organizations.Document and track ongoing activities, care plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.Continuously communicate and expand knowledge of community resources, services and in the hospital or community based agencies the programs provided to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers between the clients and institutions.
EducationHigh School Diploma or GED