Community Weaver. GF (N Arlington)

Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: FQHC  

Req ID:  15108 

 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Varied (Days/Evenings) 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

 

 

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

Under the general direction of the Health Center Manager the Community Weaver in collaboration with each health center’s Social Work, Community Health, primary care and mental health clinical teams and the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) team, will act as a welcoming central point of contact for patients and their families seeking additional information or resources that are available at Eskenazi or in the community. This role supports Eskenazi Health’s engagement and partnership with the community surrounding the health center aligning with the mission, vision and values of Eskenazi Health (EH) and strategic plans of EH and EHC. The Community Weaver provides the ultimate in customer service, connecting the patient to Eskenazi programs, helping to navigate between departments, and providing specialized service to address the unique needs of the patient. The Community Weaver will proactively contribute to Eskenazi Health Mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve by connecting staff and community to each other in mutually beneficial ways. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • This is a grant funded position
  • Act as community health concierge, using excellent customer service to connect solutions to address problems.  
  • Attempt to solve immediate Social Determinant of Health needs via in house supplies or by connecting to community resources. 
  • Act as bridging social capital to expedite community connectedness for patient by providing a warm handoff to a trusted community based organization with follow-up. 
  • Connect residents to a medical home. 
  • Acts as a volunteer coordinator, engaging volunteers in various aspects of the work. 
  • Coordinate with internal departments to meet needs i.e. vouchers from Food Services to supply an immediate need at the hospital
  • Works closely with Social Workers and Community Health Workers, with the goal of accelerating community knowledge and connectivity for the team. 
  • Supports staff leadership as they participate in neighborhood leadership activities.  
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

•    High School Equivalency
•    Flexible hours, sometimes working on weeknights and weekends. 
Preferred:
•    Bachelor’s Degree or 2 year certificate
•    Community Health Worker Certification
 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Knowledge of:
o    Communities in which EHC locations are present
•    Ability to:
o    Work with people from a variety of backgrounds
o    Build social capital
o    Engage community based organizations
 

 

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis