Social Determinant Care Coordinator

Exempt, Full Time Position

 

Date Posted: November 2021

Department: Behavioral Health

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced, professional Social Determinant Care Coordinator for a full time opportunity in our Behavioral Health Department. The Social Determinant Care Coordinator is responsible for assisting in coordinating and triaging of daily tasks for our multidisciplinary team to help promote the independence and self-efficacy of our patients. The Social Determinant Care Coordinator, along with their team, will provide outreach, supportive counseling, advocacy, linkage to community supports, and more. 

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate referrals for basic needs services as necessary with external providers and assist patients with pre-visit planning

  • Compile and provide patient records to external providers as required to complete referrals

  • assist patients in attaining access to care and services

  • Maintain knowledge of health care services and providers in the community and the resources available to support patients' social determinants of health needs

  • Contribute to population health efforts by extracting and analyzing patients utilization information from the electronic health record, data analytics software and other systems.

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Health and Human Services

  • A CPR certification at the healthcare provider level or be eligible to obtain certification within 90 days or hire

  • Previous experience with referrals or care coordination in a healthcare setting

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience, preferred

  • The ability to maintain focus, objectivity and professionalism in stressful situations

  • Experience working with socioeconomically diverse populations, preferred

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Paid Malpractice and CME

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received all COVID-19 shots necessary depending on the type of vaccination (1 dose for Janssen, 2 doses for Moderna or Pfizer) prior to your first day of employment. In addition, you are required to provide proof of your vaccination status prior to your first day of employment. 

  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation and such accommodation must be reviewed prior to your first day of employment. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is approved, you will be required to submit to weekly PCR testing at least once every 7 days and provide a copy of your negative test result no later than the beginning of your shift each week. 

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.