University of Utah Job Description
Provides community based outreach case management in coordination with physician. Provides assessment, intervention and stabilization of the individual’s medical and psychosocial care needs.
Bachelor’s degree in human or social services or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.
Fluency in the Spanish language is preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated vaccination requirements, or be approved for an exemption, prior to the first day of work. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
This position performs patient interactions within a confidential manner and provides community resource referrals on emergent and ongoing basis. This position uses caution and assesses appropriate safety on outreach visits to residences. Critical thinking skills are utilized to determine appropriate level of intervention and develop treatment plans which prioritize patient needs. Crisis intervention skills are utilized to defuse and assist individuals coping with traumatic situations.
This position develops knowledge of relevant community resource agencies and services for patient referral needs. The knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues impacting individuals living with HIV/AIDS is needed. This position develops the understanding of state and federal funding systems for disabled individuals.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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