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We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Community Health Representative.
Project IMPACT is a research study to develop, implement, and test an intervention that works with community health workers (CHWs) and physicians in clinical settings to improve hypertension control among South Asian Americans in New York City. In the current phase of the research, a CHW intervention will be implemented at participating clinics. The intervention will include outreach, recruitment, direct case management, and education/coaching by CHWs for patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
Participating in learning exchanges and trainings, including CHW trainings.
Assisting with development and translation of culturally tailored and translated hand-outs, flyers and other materials on hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Liaison between South Asian community members and healthcare providers, as well as between primary care practices and the research team.
Conducting culturally appropriate health education workshops on hypertension and associated health complications with South Asian study participants.
Assisting participants in tracking medical appointments and medication.
Keeping organized study logs and data files, and tracking of recruitment and intervention activities
Providing individual counseling and support; assisting participant with goal-setting and lifestyle changes.
Conducting interviews and surveys with study participants
Conducting home visits and follow-up phone calls with study participants.
Monitor participants appointment keeping with provider and/or follow-up using EHR-based registry reports.
Working as part of a healthcare team.
Keeping participants motivated and engaged in the study.
Reporting to project supervisors.
Participate in required trainings.
To qualify you must have a Minimum of high school education/GED required. Bachelors degree preferred but not required.
Minimum 1 year of experience in community-based clinical or social service delivery.
Fluency in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, and/or Bengali. Proficiency in English.
Familiarity with NYC South Asian community-based organizations, community leaders, and community resources.
Available to work evenings and weekends.
Available to travel throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Bronx.
Ability to juggle priorities and manage time; work well under pressure.
Good advocacy and community organizing skills.
Basic computer knowledge/skills required.
Strong organizational skills.
Warm, friendly, open, energetic.
Works well with a wide range of people.
Bachelors degree preferred, but not required.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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