Community Health Worker

Devoted Health

Devoted Health

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

At Devoted Health, we’re on a mission to dramatically improve the health and well-being of older Americans by caring for every person like family. That’s why we’re gathering smart, diverse, and big-hearted people to create a new kind of all-in-one healthcare company — one that combines compassion, health insurance, clinical care, service, and technology - to deliver a complete and integrated healthcare solution that delivers high quality care that everyone would want for someone they love. Founded in 2017, we've grown fast and now serve members across the United States. And we've just started. So join us on this mission!

Job Description

This role requires you to be located in the South Houston/Dickinson, TX area.

A bit about this role:

The Intensive Home Care (IHC) Program is at the heart of this goal: we are a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, case managers, social care managers, community health workers, and outreach specialists united by our mission to build a better care delivery system for Devoted’s most complex members

  • Through a mixture of in-home and virtual interventions, we provide whole-person clinical, social and logistical support for patients with complex chronic conditions, frail elders, and patients at high risk of hospital admissions

  • The Community Health Worker (CHW) is vital to the IHC team, playing a critical role in building trusting patient relationships and empowering patients to live healthy, dignified, independent lives

  • The CHW’s primary responsibilities include in-home visits to see patients, front-line patient advocacy & community resource connection, care navigation/coordination, and wellness & life skills coaching

Required skills and experience:

  • Community Health Worker Certification, Certification of Medical Assistant (CMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), or an Associates degree or higher in health sciences or related field and 3+ years’ work experience in a healthcare setting

  • Understanding of the resources in your community and experience working with patients to access these

  • Two (2) years of clean driving record, driver’s license, and access to a vehicle to complete home visits several days a week

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders in a patient’s life from doctors to pharmacies to caregivers

  • Prior experience working with complex patients and/or underserved populations

Desired skills and experience:

  • Geriatric experience or experience caring for an elderly or frail Medicare population, specifically, in home visits with this population

  • Health insurance experience, particularly Medicare Advantage

  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish) but not required

Your Responsibilities and Impact will include:

Patient Advocate & Community Resource Connector

  • Perform a mixture of virtual, telephonic & field-based patient outreach, education & engagement visits, such as in-home social determinant screenings & fall risk assessments, wellness checks, & patient priorities of care visits

  • Mobilize appropriate community-based resources to meet patient needs (i.e., transportation, housing, financial, food, medication discounts, support groups)

Care Navigator/Coordinator

  • Serve as Care Traffic Controller, working closely with patients’ PCP, specialists, and the IHC care team to facilitate and track resolution of clinical needs, scheduling needs, and addressing STARs gaps

  • Prepare for, and actively participate in, weekly interdisciplinary care team meetings, helping the team to identify high risk patients, solutions to overcome barriers, and next steps

Wellness & Life Skills Coach

  • Assist patients with practical skill development, such as how to utilize their Over The Counter & emergency response system benefits

  • Conduct Fall Risk Assessments in home and provide education to patient on safety concerns identified

  • Educate & motivate patients’ families and caregivers on patient needs to establish a sustainable support system

Salary Range: $21-$30 / hour

Our ranges are purposefully broad to allow for growth within the role over time. Once the interview process begins, your talent partner will provide additional information on the compensation for the role, along with additional information on our total rewards package. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

Our Total Rewards package includes:

  • Employer sponsored health, dental and vision plan with low or no premium

  • Generous paid time off

  • $100 monthly mobile or internet stipend

  • Stock options for all employees

  • Bonus eligibility for all roles excluding Director and above; Commission eligibility for Sales roles

  • Parental leave program

  • 401K program

  • And more....

*Our total rewards package is for full time employees only. Intern and Contract positions are not eligible.

Healthcare equality is at the center of Devoted’s mission to treat our members like family. We are committed to a diverse and vibrant workforce.

Devoted is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a safe and supportive work environment in which all employees have the opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the business. We value diversity and collaboration. Individuals are respected for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in Devoted’s Code of Conduct, our company values and the way we do business.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, marital status, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor prohibited by law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.