Community Health Advocate
Requisition #: 191723
Location: Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Sept. 4, 2019
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The Community Health Advocate (CHA) is part of the Hospital's Community Care Team (CCT). CCT is a program focused on improving the health of complex, chronically ill Howard County residents. This program helps individuals connect with resources that allow them to better manage their illness, improve their health and avoid preventable hospital encounters. CCT helps clients to meet their goals by providing health education, teaching chronic-disease management skills, and by connecting them to a medical home and other community resources. The CHA is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team that includes Community Health Nurses and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The CHA may work with clients in a variety of settings including acute, post-acute, ambulatory or community. They may be responsible for meeting with clients during a hospitalization, on a home visit or through telephonic communication. CHAs help to identify, engage and enroll eligible patients into CCT and ensure they are connected to community resources and support.
40 hours per week
1 year of related experience required
Bachelors Degree required
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