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Remote Community Health Worker – Puna, HI

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As a Remote Community Health Worker based in the Puna area, you will provide vital assistance to clients in navigating the healthcare system while offering culturally appropriate education on chronic disease prevention, physical activity, and nutrition. Your work, rooted in the six pillars of CHW practice – respect, community base, capacity building, service to the underserved, social justice and health equity, and advocacy – aims to empower clients by enriching their health literacy and self-reliance. Collaborating closely with primary care teams, behavioral health specialists, and health educators, you will operate across clinical and community-based settings, including client homes.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conduct outreach in diverse settings such as homes, communities, and clinics, effectively communicating the program objectives and potential impacts on well-being.
  2. Identify socio-economic determinants influencing clients’ health and collaborate on comprehensive health and social management plans.
  3. Maintain meticulous documentation of client encounters, ensuring accuracy and completeness; generate monthly encounter reports; maintain detailed electronic client files, which include client notes, release of information, assessments and other medical documents acquired on behalf of the client. Documents activities, service plans, and outcomes proficiently.
  4. Coach clients in the management of chronic health conditions and inspire active engagement in self-care. Aid clients in understanding care plans and instructions.
  5. Facilitate access to health-related services and advocate for clients’ medical needs during visits.
  6. Coordinate services between providers and clients , monitoring adherence to care plan objectives.
  7. Expand knowledge of community resources , assisting clients in accessing essential services and support.
  8. Cultivate positive relationships within the team and with stakeholders, striving to reduce barriers.
  9. Travel extensively to client residences, community venues, and agencies for outreach efforts.
  10. Provide education on lifestyle modifications, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention.
  11. Collaborate with clients and families to address concerns and enhance service delivery satisfaction.
  12. Builds partnerships to promote recovery, resiliency, and wellness among individuals and families.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

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