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Community Health Technicians / Full-Time / Days

Company: Chestnut Health Systems
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


Chestnut Health Systems is seeking three (3) full-time Community Health Technicians for our Bloomington, IL facility.

A Community Health Navigator (CHN) is a trusted member of the community and acts as a liaison to offer education specific to digital applications and community resources available that may improve a client's wellness journey. The CHN is responsible for promoting healthy behaviors, building relationships between the community and health/social services, and increasing access to resources aimed to improve quality of care and outcomes. The CHN will conduct virtual visits to assess the client's well-being and will adress social determinants that may hinder their ability for self-care; in-person visits may occur depending on the client's need. In addition, the CHN is expected to be competent and capable of coordinating community outreach, access to providers through the use of digital instruments to facilitate remote physical exams and remote technology operations in order to provide direct health services and linkage despite barriers such as transportation, internet access, etc.

Chestnut Health Systems is a leading provider of behavioral and primary health care services. Over four decades, Chestnut has grown to over 700 committed, compassionate employees providing substance use, mental health and primary care treatment to patients in Central and Southern Illinois. We provide fully integrated care for all of our patients by combining behavioral health care services with our community-based primary care health centers. Chestnut also conducts research and training throughout the U.S.A.

**Please note to be considered for a position you must attach a resume, complete the application, and answer all screening questions.


Function as a reliable intermediary between clients, community based organizations and healthcare providers to reduce socio-economic and cultural barriers between clients and institutions.
Establish collaborative relationship with clients using a variety of mediums (in-person, telephone, video call, text, IM in order to assists clients in accessing OSF digital health-related services, targeted kits/supplies, and understanding care guidelines and instructions), as well as helping them navigate the healthcare system while recognizing the model of care the client needs.
Utilize Telehealth and networking systems to connect clients to providers (PCP, specialist, etc.) in real time during off-site visits and troubleshoot systems/equipment in the field; if the client does not have a PCP, work to establish the client with a provider.
Maintain all required records, documents, reports and files as required while strictly adhering to policies and procedures in place.
Participate in outreach events and maintains awareness of resources in the community in order to address client questions about them.
Participate in committees, workgroups, and meetings to assist in the development of Center and community programs.
Support interventions consistent with the following treatment philosophies: patient centered, trauma informed, recovery oriented and strength based.
Promote Chestnut's culture of customer service excellence through the adherence to Chestnut's behavioral standards for customer service.


Must be at least 21 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must successfully complete Illinois Central College training and obtain Community Health Worker certification within six (6) months from date of hire.
Requires basic computer skills and experience to include MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and an electronic medical record (EMR).
Must have a valid driver's license, private automobile insurance and be insurable.
Satisfactory completion of Chestnut's background checking process.

These full-time positions include an excellent compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan with company match, generous paid time off benefits, and more.

***For additional information and inquiries text "Chestnut" to 97211

Chestnut welcomes applications from qualified individuals with recovery experience.

EOE - Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled

Keywords: Chestnut Health Systems, Bloomington , Community Health Technicians / Full-Time / Days, Engineering , Bloomington, Illinois

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