HEALTH EDUCATOR - GRANT FUNDED POSITION Job Number: 00121007
Job Posting : Mar 5, 2018, 8:31:18 PM Closing Date : Mar 20, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
J ob Summary
Location: Cermak Department: Integrated Care
The Health Educator works closely with Cermak Health Services staff to identify individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs), specifically those with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) within Cermak Health Services. The Health Educator assists patients with accessing available recovery services within the jail. The Health Educator also facilitates linkage to post-release case management services and community-based resources for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). This is a grant funded position . Cook County Health & Hospitals System has received approval to implement a State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (Opioid STR). The grant is intended to support specialized screening, linkage case management, and recovery support services, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for persons with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). The Opioid STR will expire on June 30, 2018.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Reports to the Behavioral Health Integration Manager
Completes screenings for substance use disorders with patients in various locations at Cook County Jail, including Cermak Health Services. Assesses for patient's readiness for treatment and appropriate level of care.
Builds rapport, empowers, and educate patients on the recovery process.
Assists patients in identifying goals related to reduction or abstinence of substance use. Assess for potential barriers to meeting recovery goals and assist patient with implementing plans to achieve recovery goals.
Provides education to patients on ways to reduce or abstain from high-risk substance use behavior, including the utilization of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
Educates patients on Naloxone administration and overdose prevention. Facilitates patient's ability to access and obtain overdose prevention kits.
Relays information regarding results of screening, assessment, and plan of care to appropriate members of the health care team.
Performs supportive tasks for patients, such as appointment scheduling, referrals to community based resources and directions on how to access; and follows up after all activities to determine success.
Prior to release, facilitates
Internal Number: 194360
About Cook County Health & Hospitals System
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.