Assistant Community Outreach - Oncology - Bilingual preferred
Under general supervision, the Community Health Worker provides basic care coordination, identifies and reduces barriers to care, provides referrals to necessary resources and coordinates team outreach efforts. The position will also recruit age-eligible uninsured or underinsured individuals, without regular medical checkups, for breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer screening.
Addresses gaps in care of patients-effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socioeconomic barriers between clients and institution.
Assess and identifies actual and potential patient problems and barriers to care by gathering relative data; Identifies and assists clients in reducing barriers to care.
The purpose of this grant funded position is to conduct outreach to residents of Burlington and Camden County, enroll them in NJ CEED, and respond to barriers they face to utilizing services through the cancer screening process.
These barriers and clients are to be tracked and reports issued monthly on client progress.
• Community Outreach- provides education at events in English and Spanish, set up displays, distribute educational materials.
• Enroll clients, track appointments, and follow up missed appointments, mail reminder cards.
• File, create and maintain charts, general clerical duties.
Coordinate outreach efforts for community health workers including but not limited to focus high risk zip codes.
• Community outreach, public speaking, knowledge of minority communities in Burlington and Camden County
Support staff in their role and assuring patient rights, privacy, cultural and spiritual needs are respected.
AS or Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Bilingual in Spanish & English preferred
Must have a valid driver's license and comfortable traveling within South New Jersey
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