Job Description

Extended Job Title
Outreach Worker

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
This position will serve as primary contacts for medically needy patients. Responsibilities include processing provider claims, using computer system to record and report patient information, patient case finding, financial screening, program enrollment facilitation, non-medical counseling, case tracking, and preparing all necessary case documentation. Persons in this position will serve as program spokespeople and representatives to participating health care providers, local communities and local health agencies; therefore, this position requires a positive and professional attitude when working with patients, community leaders, and local health agency and state agency care workers. Persons in this position will be expected to travel between local health-agencies in the fulfillment of their duties and may be asked to make occasional home visits. Work is performed in usual clinic conditions; requires a high degree of contact with patients and families, clinic staff and outside support agencies. Travel and ability to respond to needs during off- duty hours may be required in unusual situations.

Requisition ID
23246BR

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Engage in community outreach. Educate, navigate, and provide obesity prevention outreach in El Paso County residents. 
  • Provide health education on obesity, nutrition information, physical activity, health meal preparation, and Cancer Prevention. 
  • Recruitment of program participants. 
  • Organize and maintain documents on educational sessions and participant contacts. 
Position Specific Qualifications
Ability to assist clients, find resources to increase physical activity and better nutrition. Willingness to work with community agencies to promote obesity prevention programs. Travel to various parts of El Paso County to deliver education programming. Provide exercise and cooking demonstrations to small groups. 

Grant Funded?
Yes

Minimum Hire Rate
11.5

Pay Basis
Hourly

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be bilingual (Spanish/English), have knowledge and experience in community health education, and have experience in public speaking. Familiarity with community engagement, obesity prevention, healthy lifestyle, and nutrition education. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, ability to use computers, tables, smartphones or similar technologies. 

Campus
HSC - El Paso

Department
Ctr of Exc in Cancer Rsch EP

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Research Technicians

Shift
Day

EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. +Experience:+ At least three years experience in a business office environment. Higher education may substitute on a year for year basis.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

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