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Community Engagement Specialist



Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Community Engagement Specialist
Full Time - Exempt
Columbus, OH

AndHealth is a healthcare technology company created to help people reverse chronic disease. We are driven by the goal of making world-class specialty care accessible and affordable to all. We partner with health systems, community health centers, plans, and employers to remove barriers to care to ensure all people have access to the care they deserve.

We are seeking a Community Engagement Specialist who will engage in testing activities, community outreach, and high-touch individualized support. The Community Engagement Specialist will collaborate with community partners, Community Health Center (CHC) partners, at-risk individuals, and clinical and medical staff to identify and appropriately link patients to appropriate care and resources. The Community Engagement Specialist will also provide culturally sensitive one-on-one support and guidance to patients with social determinants of health (SDH) needs.

What you’ll do in the role:

  • Conduct HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and other STI screening/testing.
  • Collect blood, urine, and other appropriate samples to complete the testing.
  • Identify, engage, and counsel high-risk patient populations.
  • Develop community relationships and partnerships to assist in identifying at-risk populations.
  • Educating on risk reduction strategies to reduce transmission of infectious diseases.
  • Develop and provide educational presentations regarding disease prevention, intervention, testing, and treatment.
  • Provide basic education on HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and other STIs.
  • Provide test results to patients, and providing appropriate advice and support to individuals identified to have an infectious disease.
  • Document all actively and submit required reports as required.
  • When necessary, link patients to appropriate health care provider or supportive service.
  • Provide support to Nurse Practitioners during onsite clinic days.
  • Addresses identified patient SDOH needs and improves patient access to care and community resources.
  • In collaboration with clinical staff, links patients to essential support services including housing, nutrition assistance, utilities, transportation, and other needs as identified by the patient or healthcare team.
Education & Licensure Requirements:
  • Phlebotomy certification preferred.
Other Skills or Qualifications:
  • Past experience with intervention or prevention services preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and/or STIs.
  • Effective customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills required for interaction with patients, families, and community providers.
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, with diverse populations, (i.e. racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds), and with healthcare providers in clinical settings.
  • Ability to work in stressful environments, with high-risk populations and people experiencing crisis.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational abilities required. Sound decision making skills, with the ability to maintain highly confidential information.
  • Moderate computer skills required (familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, required).
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, problem solve, and work autonomously.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours, which may include some evenings and weekends.
Here’s what we’d like to offer you:
  • Equal investment and support for our people and patients.
  • A fun and ambitious start-up environment with a culture that takes on big things, takes risks, and learns quickly.
  • The ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation, and conscientiousness, and find joy in working together.
  • A team of highly skilled, incredibly kind, and welcoming employees, every one of whom has something unique to offer.
  • We know that the overall success of our business is a collaborative effort, and we strive to provide ongoing opportunities for our employees to learn and grow, both personally and professionally.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, Company, and Paid time off, Short- and Long-Term Disability, and more.
Health Center Requirements: (may be required) – Remove if not applicable.
  • (PPD) TB Skin Test - Proof of negative TB skin test within the last 12 months.
  • (MMR) Measles, Mumps and Rubella or A Blood Titer proving immunity.
  • Varicella - (2) documented doses or A Blood Titer proving.
  • Hep B3 Series.
  • (Flu) Influenza-required.
  • COVID Vaccine.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.