Community Health Worker

Hopscotch Primary Care

Hopscotch Primary Care

Software Engineering
Marion, NC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Hopscotch Primary Care

At Hopscotch Primary Care, we believe great healthcare should be accessible to all people across all communities. Today, almost 20% of Americans live in a rural community, yet only 11% of physicians practice in those same communities. We are on a mission to transform healthcare in rural America. We provide high-quality primary care tailored to meet the needs of our patients through our robust care model and comprehensive care team, delivering care in our clinics, and across settings, and wrapping resources around the patients who need them most.

Our patients and the care teams who serve them sit at the center of everything we do at Hopscotch. Hopscotch Primary Care takes a team approach to serve patient needs and provide the best care possible. Our goal is to provide the care each of us would want for ourselves or for our family members, in the right setting, and at the right time.

Today, we are serving thousands of patients in our value-based care model and the number is growing every day. If you want to bring your experience, skill and passion to make a lasting impact in healthcare, we’d like to meet you.

About the Role

As a Community Health Worker, you play a critical role on the Hopscotch care team, working closely with a physician and others on the team to serve our patients, especially in the community. Building trust with patients and helping to enable positive outcomes and experience are two focus areas for this role.

This role is based in our Marion clinic and will involve work across surrounding communities in Western NC.

What You'll Do

In this role, you will help our patients live better lives – Be their main contact, understand their needs, challenges, and barriers and work with the care team to develop solutions and coordinate care to meet their needs:

  • Develop trusted relationships with patients by providing support and advocacy to help achieve health goals
  • Help patients access resources in the community to address social and economic needs
  • Identify high priority needs to ensure patient satisfaction and positive outcomes, and work with the care team to develop plans and take action to address those needs
  • Facilitate communication across all parties (Patient, Hopscotch team, community providers, family, etc)

You will also support end-to-end care needs for new and existing patients in the Hopscotch care model across care settings:

  • Develop a care plan including objective goals and work across the care team to progress towards those goals
  • Meet with patients where it is convenient for them (e.g., Hopscotch Primary Care center, facility, home, community setting)
  • Partner with the care team to help patients and their families prepare for the patient leaving the hospital, emergency department, or skilled nursing facility
  • Drive engagement with patients (e.g., completed specialty appointments, adherence to post-discharge plans, adherence to medication regimen), which may include accompaniment to appointments
  • Assist application completion to access eligible benefits
  • Conduct wellness checks and enable remote monitoring and virtual care as needed
  • Help navigate managed care plans by understanding details and resources, and ensuring mindful utilization by working with the care team and patients to develop recommendations
  • Maintain documentation for patient enrollment and program participation based on compliance and business needs

Additional requirements include:

  • The ability to transport oneself to various locations in and around the Asheville, NC community, including patient homes, paying attention to travel and compliance policies
  • Compliance with all internal and external requirements, including legal, regulatory and HR
  • Support for compliance audits, internal and external, as needed
  • As needed, represent Hopscotch Primary Care in the community and provides community-based education, engagement, and participation in events such as health fairs/conferences

About You

You would be a great fit for this position if you have:

  • Positive and energetic attitude
  • Social and caring nature and a desire to help others, especially when it comes to seniors and their families
  • Basic understanding of the healthcare system and local knowledge of the community
  • A track record of being organized, reliable and trustworthy in your interactions

Previous experience in healthcare is not required but you must also have:

  • Proficient PC skills
  • Fluency in language that is commonly spoken in the community, where necessary
  • Ability to travel locally
  • US work authorization

From a cultural perspective, you:

  • Create a culture of excellence, by bringing your best and encouraging the same from those around you
  • Put service to patients first and encourage the same of those around you
  • Take ownership and accountability for your work and for delivering results for patients
  • Assume the best in others and bring solutions to challenges with a focus on moving forward together
  • Show an active commitment to the team by collaborating and communicating proactively
  • Demonstrate a dedication to continuous improvement, in clinical and cultural settings

At Hopscotch Primary Care, we embrace diversity, invest in a culture of inclusion and positivity and encourage all to apply to join our team. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.