Full Time, Day Shift, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. (IHTC) is committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive healthcare services to patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, and to their families. If you are interested in hematological disorders and in helping further the mission of our comprehensive patient care, you should consider a position with the IHTC!The IHTC offers an extremely attractive compensation and benefits package. Employees can anticipate an annual cash incentive opportunity in addition to base pay as well as a generous retirement benefit.Prior experience with the rare and complex hematological conditions we treat is not expected; in depth, initial and ongoing hands-on training is provided.The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be responsible for helping sickle cell disease patients and their families residing in North Central and Northeastern Indiana regions to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW supports families and providers through an integrated approach to care coordination and community outreach. Promote, maintain, and improve the health of sickle cell disease patients and their family. Provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs conduct community outreach, such as home visits and health screenings (carrier testing and non-imaging TCD screenings).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSCoordination of care for children and adults living with sickle cell disease residing in North Central and Northeastern Indiana who are referred from the Sickle SAFE Program or other agenciesProviding ongoing follow-up and education to patients/families Conduct intake assessments with patients, including enrolling and/or referring patients into assistance programsAssist with organizing and conducting patient and family programs in North Central and Northeastern IndianaCoordinate care for patients with health care providers and support agencies in the North Central and Northeastern IndianaProduce detailed written reports documenting and evaluating the progress of the SCORE program
The CHW will also work closely with medical providers to ensure that patients receive comprehensive, coordinated care. This position is responsible for establishing positive relationships with the patients and their families while providing support and encouragement. Home visits are required to educate families about the importance of adherence to medications and recommended screenings for the patient(s). To ensure program fluidity, the CHW will be required to attend monthly sickle cell team meetings to provide program updates and maintain consistent communication with program facilitators.
POSITION REQUIREMENTSHigh School Diploma or its equivalentValid driver s license and inured automobile requiredBasic medical terminology and knowledge about Sickle Cell Disease and the disease sequelae preferred (though not required)Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred Knowledge and understanding of the community and resources appropriate to the needs of patients/families in the area.
Ability to maintain patient confidentiality is required when working for the IHTC. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and active listening skills are necessary to complete the duties of this job. An understanding of Office and Windows applications is helpful to complete work as a CHW. The ability to handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations with professionalism is required. The ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines is necessary. Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program provided by the IHTC is required.This position requires regular travel to patient homes, schools and providers in the North Central, Northeastern and possibly Northwestern Indiana, and occasional travel to regional and/or national conferences. A valid driver s license and insured automobile is required for this position. Mileage will be reimbursed for travel.
The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
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Associated topics: americorps, chaplain, community participating, pastor, project, representative, resource worker, supportive service, teacher, vocational support/training
Associated topics: americorps, chaplain, community participating, pastor, project, representative, resource worker, supportive service, teacher, vocational support/training

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