Community Champion (CC)
Purpose: The CC will serve as a liaison between the Center (DRCHSD), their health care organization (HCO) team and community partners to improve local health outcomes. The CC will act as a catalyst for change and be instrumental in creating a culture shift in the community towards healthier living.
Successful Champions possess the following skills and qualities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Public speaking experience.
• Three years of experience with community engagement and outreach (ie: education, clergy, health care, community development, lay health worker, peer advocate, patient navigator, community health worker, etc.)
• Comfortable with computer applications, such as Microsoft Office, Word, and PowerPoint
• Project management experience
• Connected to and respected in the community
• Interested in improved health outcomes
• Ability to lead teams
• Friendly, outgoing
• Motivated and capable of self-directed work
• Open and eager to grow/change/learn/listen
• Flexible and adaptable
• Strong desire to help the community
• Creative and resourceful
Program Activity Responsibilities
Community Care Coordination (CCC) Planning and Development
• Act as a liaison for The Center staff for community care coordination planning
• Act as point of contact for The Center and Hospital / Clinic team
• Facilitate communications between various parties
• Assist with ongoing community health needs assessments and monitoring of changes in community health outcomes, as identified
• Review, understand, and present the community health status report provided by the Center to the hospital/clinic leadership teams and community joint partners (CJPs)
• Assist the executive team and CJPs through CCC planning activities
• Consult with executive team to schedule CCC events and workshops
• Build awareness of hospital / clinic services with community
• Engage CJPs in Program activities
• Coordinate and host CCC events and workshops
• Assist in the development and implementation of a CCC plan
• Support the implementation of the CCC action plans
• Support CCC events by facilitating workshops, conversations, and presentations Champion Learning
• Attend and participate in:
o Champion learning collaboratives
o In-person/Virtual trainings bootcamps o Annual summits, workshops, bootcamps
o Champion Q&A Worktimes o DRCHSD Program Webinars (supportive of community care coordination planning)
o National and regional conferences Center Communications (one: one, check-in, CCC planning calls, emails, etc.)
• Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled Center calls
• Respond timely to Center communications Progress Reporting
• Submit Center-designed quarterly progress report programmatic checklist of to the Center and hospital/clinic leadership.
• Participate in quarterly calls to share action plan(s) implementation and progress of community care coordination plan Engage Community and Build Relationships
• Conduct community outreach to local health and social service providers
• Build community support and gain buy-in for program activities
• Act as a catalyst for culture change
• Promote health and wellness
• Assist in improving community health outcomes
• Share county health rankings with community
• Promote the hospital/clinic’s services and quality of care
• Build awareness of locally available services
• Assist in the development of short videos of the community NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER 4 Program Activity Responsibilities
• Provide monthly updates to community joint partners and other community members, organizations and agencies defined by leadership Other DRCHSD Program Consultations and Assessments (as appropriate – participation should not inhibit CCC planning progress)
• Support the hospital / clinic team through Program activities
• Observe action planning sessions to support CCC planning
• Participate as requested by the executive team in post-project follow-up activities
• Support executive team with implementation of recommendations in relation to community care coordination planning and as applicable to the role and their skill level
• Participate in Program evaluation activities, as applicable to their role
Academic, Certifications, & Trade Qualifications
• High School diploma or equivalent required
• Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
Work Experience, Skills, and Strengths
• Able to communicate and work with a wide variety of people.
• Team player who actively contributes to the group to meet goals and works well with others.
• Demonstrates time management skills to prioritize, organize, plan, and problem solve daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
• Intermediate computer skills required.
• Flexibility and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, lift at least 35 pounds, and move intermittently throughout the workday including standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, reaching
• Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met
• Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.
• Consistent mental concentration required.
• Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
• Must demonstrate emotional stability and cope with mental and emotional stress of the position.
• General office/clinical environment.
• Works indoors in well-lighted/ventilated areas throughout the facility and attend off site events.
• Required to sit or stand for long periods of time with frequent walking, bending, and occasional squatting.
• May be expected to load/unload equipment.
• May be exposed to infectious diseases and waste as well as periodic contact with conditions such as fumes, noise, chemicals, and hazards.
• Must have high-speed internet access in order to work from home.
Position Type : Full Time
Salem Memorial District Hospital
35629 Highway 72
Salem, MO 65560