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Community Health Advocate

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Overview:

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Community Health Advocate will conduct on-campus and off-site screenings for the Health Screening Program. The advocate will be responsible for measuring blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and administering finger stick blood sampling. The blood sample will be drawn and analyzed on site via CardioCheck machine. Lab results from the CardioCheck tests will be provided to each client and reviewed by the advocate as requested. Verbal and written educational materials may be provided as requested. The advocate will be responsible for transportation of supplies, organization, hygiene, and overall flow of participants at his/her station at the screen. Persons in this position will work with adult and geriatric patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Maintains up-to-date knowledge based on disease risk factor and all aspects of prevention/wellness.

Coordinates, cleans and organizes supplies at screening station.

Monitor clinical lab results and questionnaires.

Warmly welcomes participants and ensures their comfort and confidentiality at screen.

Provides brief explanation and education regarding lab results and body measurements.

Markets the program as appropriate and/or directed.

Provides input for program maintenance and development.

Practices effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.

Demonstrates effective communication skills.

Promotes a positive and cooperative atmosphere within the work unit: displays adaptability to change.

Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Bachelor's degree in exercise science, nutrition, or related health field required or RN with current license in the State of Iowa.

Experience, or high level of interest in disease prevention/ lifestyle modification areas preferred.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.

Valid Iowa Driver's/Chauffeurs License required. Must meet Mercy's Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and be at least 18 years of age.

Proof on completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Community Health Advocate, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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