The University of Kentucky is seeking a Community Health Worker (CHW) that will serve as a client advocate and liaison, and play a significant role in research by recruiting specific clients for research projects and working with them throughout the study. The CHW provides care coordination to assist patients in reaching a healthier lifestyle while managing their chronic disease states. This position has one-on-one interaction with patients in order to provide services to at-risk clients and families.
The CHW will assess patient needs for health coverage, self-management health education, make referral recommendations and assist in accessing services as appropriate. In addition, this position will advocate on behalf of the patients and/or families to health and human service providers and agencies as well as complete home visits as needed.
This position will cover Boyd County and Greenup County, and the main office for this position will be located in one of the counties listed.
Communication skills, computer skills, knowledge of county and state resources.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
One or more years experience enrolling participants into a health plan or any kind of research projects.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.