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Community Health Aide I - Extra Help

Company: Kings County
Location: Hanford
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

JOB OPPORTUNITY

The Kings County Public Health Department is seeking to fill multiple temporary Community Health Aide I appointments to aide in the COVID-19 pandemic efforts. The operation will be a 7 day a week operation. These positions will assist with COVID-19 procedures. Individuals who are bilingual (English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply. This recruitment will remain open until all temporary positions are filled. Extra help positions do not include regular benefits; however, they do accrue sick leave. Temporary employees are paid on an hourly basis and are limited to the number of hours they can work in a week and during the fiscal year.

COVID-19 RELATED DUTIES

* Notify patients of positive COVID-19 results and explain quarantine and isolation procedures. * Provide patients with required documentation, including quarantine and isolation orders and work/school notification. * Work to identify close contacts of positive COVID cases and/or advise positive case that they should notify all close contacts of quarantine guidelines. * Register patients as part of the COVID-19 mobile testing unit team. * Explain and observe self-testing procedure as part of the COVID-19 mobile testing unit team. * Clerical duties related providing information and notification to patients, providers, and/or close contacts, including but not limited to email, phone, mail and fax communications. * Clerical duties related to patient registration and/or education on COVID-19 vaccination. * Additional COVID-related patient and provider communication as needed.

DUTY SAMPLE

Duties include but are not limited to those described below. Reasonable accommodation will be made when requested and determined by the County to be appropriate under applicable law.

Under close supervision, provides information to at risk and low income individuals and families concerning the nature, availability and potential benefits of public health services; sets up clinics and supplies; pulls and refiles charts for clinics; makes appointments for clients; prepares clinic schedules; collects eligibility information from clients; collects and processes cash payments; performs preliminary screening for eligibility; participates in the delivery of clinic and home visit services; learns to provide health education and/or counseling to groups and individuals according to protocols; transports or accompanies clients to clinics; assists in the preparation and maintenance of client and clinic records; may issue and explain use of program vouchers; refers participants/applicants to health care providers and community resources; takes care of supplies and instruments after clinics; completes and processes forms for clinic records; assists in establishing and maintaining favorable relationships between the Department of Public Health and the community; assists in the development and implementation of educational outreach programs and coordinates with local community resources; may make structured, limited home visits accompanied by other program staff; attends staff meetings and training sessions; may utilize bilingual skills in performance of job duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum requirements must be met by the closing date

Please note:Work experience for the last 15 years must be included in the work history portion of your application. It is also important that your application show all the relevant education and experience that you possess, even if it extends beyond the required past 15 years.A resume may be attached, but is not a substitute for completing the application and supplemental questions. Failure to submit a completed application may eliminate you from the recruitment.

Any combination of education and relevant experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Experience: Six months of general work experience, preferably in a medical setting or involving extensive public contact or counseling.

License: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Special Requirements: 1) Certain positions in this classification may be designated as bilingual, requiring fluency in a foreign language; 2) requires travel to outlying areas of the County to provide program services; 3) ability to work some evening hours as required to provide program services; and 4) ability to qualify for security clearance through a background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

For a detailed job specification, please click the applicable link below:

Community Health Aide I

SELECTION PROCESS: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The department having the extra help vacancy may interview those applicants who appear to best meet the requirements of the position; you will only be notified if you are among those. This recruitment will remain open until all extra help positions are filled.

Keywords: Kings County, Hanford , Community Health Aide I - Extra Help, Other , Hanford, California

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