Serves as a bridge between the community and the health care, government and social service systems. Responsibilities may include helping individuals, families, groups and communities develop their capacity and access to resources, including health insurance, food, housing, quality care and health information; providing informal counseling, support, and follow-up; making home visits to chronically ill patients, pregnant women and nursing mothers, and elderly; translating and interpreting for clients and health care/social service providers.
Job Description Details:
Frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of the community and has an understanding of the local community being served. Acts as a liaison/link/intermediary and navigator between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Provides care coordination, patient advocacy, identifies and refers individuals to community resources, assists in application submission for identified services, and collects and reports confidential information in a computer-based care coordination system.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.
Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services - ranked by number of visits - in the nation, as well as the nation's leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.
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