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Community Health Worker

Company: Sunflower Health Plan
Location: Wichita
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

You could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you'll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.
****NOTE: This is a hybrid remote work-from-home role involving travel for home visits and community events. 5 positions available. One for each section of Kansas; ie, northwestern, northeastern, southwestern, southeastern, and central Kansas. Nearby cities include Garden City, Liberal, Salina, Goodland, Wichita, Kansas City Area, Topeka, Lawrence, Fort Scott, Iola, Belleville, Hiawatha, Winfield, Kansas. Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am - 5 pm CST but includes attendance of community events on evenings and weekends; Full Time, 40 hours per week. Preference for applicants with community health advocacy, public relations/speaking, or case management experience. ****Position Purpose: Supports community connection activities including connecting members to community resources to support their care management journey and provide necessary care resources in a cost-effective manner. Provides members with known community resources and supports the care team to identify member community support and provide health education as appropriate.

  • Provides support to members to connect them to known community and care resources in a cost- effective manner
  • Supports the coordination of community outreach resources available to members and promotes awareness of care/services
  • Serves as support for members on community and care resource inquiries and opportunities available to members
  • Supports all member related correspondence and educational materials to assist in the facilitation of a successful community connection
  • Documents and maintains all community resources to ensure standards of practice and policies are in accordance with health plan requirements
  • Provide assistance to the clinical team of nurses and social workers. Activities include, but are not limited to outreach, community education, informal guidance and member support
  • Conduct non-clinical general health assessments in order to refer members to appropriate care/services, resolve concerns on member's behalf, and gather information for medical providers and staff working within the organization
  • Conduct non-medical assessments such as home safety, assessment of the community/environment resources, transportation, employment, and others to be able to refer to appropriate care/services, resolve concerns on member's behalf, and gather information for medical providers in staff working within our organization
  • Conduct telephonic and/or in-person outreach to locate individuals and families in the community who are hard to reach
  • May make visits to individual homes and/or community organizations
  • Working Knowledge of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) barriers
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standardsEducation/Experience:
    Requires a High School diploma or GED
    Requires 1 - 2 years of related experience****Additional Details:
    --- Department: Community Health Services/Lifeshare
    --- Territory: northwestern, northeastern, southwestern, southeastern, and central Kansas (nearby cities include Garden City, Liberal, Salina, Goodland, Wichita, Kansas City Area, Topeka, Lawrence, Fort Scott, Iola, Belleville, Hiawatha, Winfield, Kansas). Work-from-home community health advocacy role with local home visits, community event attendance. *****Pay Range: $17.17 - $26.97 per hourCentene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Sunflower Health Plan, Wichita , Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Wichita, Kansas

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