COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKER - COMMUNICATIONS Job Number: 00123006
Job Posting : May 10, 2019, 8:57:25 PM Closing Date : May 25, 2019, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : $24.173
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: John H. Stroger Hospital – Communications
The Community Outreach Workers help promote and implement the strategic goals and objectives of the Cook County Health & Hospital System (CCHHS) and County Care throughout the different communities of Cook County. They assist by fostering an environment in which community support objectives are viewed as a high business priority affecting the reputation and success of the System. Community Outreach Workers contribute by expanding the System's ambulatory patient population base by promoting our 16 health centers and other hospital based health services and programs through partnership agreements and involvement with community and faith-based organizations. Community Outreach Workers are also an integral part of the promotion of CountyCare and the enrollment of people into the State's Medicaid insurance plan by helping persons obtain appropriate insurance information to fit their needs.
Identifies active Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) that serve the neighborhoods of CCHHS' two hospitals and sixteen health centers throughout Cook County.
Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with government officials and community leaders in Cook County
Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with the aforementioned parties
Develops and maintains an integrated contact database consisting of all our community, religious, business, and governmental partners to best achieve communication and programmatic strategies
Represents CCHHS and County Care at community and faith based events and activities
Recommends and implements community events relevant to CCHHS and County Care's goals and strategic objectives of expanding our patient population base and promoting the managed care plan
Distributes literature at community meetings to promote healthy lifestyles and wellness programs and makes presentations at such events
Organizes health fairs and other community events to promote CCHHS health centers and programs throughout the surrounding community
Manages the advisory councils for the System's health centers
Obtains patient and insurance member testimonials for public hearings, media requests and other events
Helps highlight issues that need attention performs appropriate follow-up to ensure that these items are corrected
Remains current with insurance coverage news to support presentation topics of discussion
Prepares monthly reports on outreach activities
Attends conferences, seminars and training sessions on related issues
Prepares written communication, correspondence and report as required
Establishes strong relationships to help advance CCHHS and the managed care program
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required. (must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Two (2) years of outreach experience in a healthcare setting, non-profit organization, governmental entity or the private sector with a focus on event planning, soliciting vendors, working with church and community based organization. Such experience must be evident from your work experience and not from your extracurricular activities.
Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are required.
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County and community events.
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Master's Degree in a clinical, business, health or social services related-field
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of principles, practices and policies of the health care industry.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate complex concepts in a clear, concise manner with all levels of staff, patient population and the community composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure as a representative of CCHHS
Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize projects and task.
Ability to initiate, develop and maintain mission-productive relationships with internal and external constituencies
Ability to work well with employees at all levels of the organization, including internal and external customers
Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to develop and write reports clearly and accurately
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and 2-3 weekends per month during the Summer season
Must be self-directed and innovative
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question,
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER