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TULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT

2500 W BURREL AVE
VISALIA , CA
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Community Health Technician English and Spanish Bilingual

TULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
VISALIA, CA Full-time
Posted on September 26, 2018

 

One current vacancy, located in Visalia, with the Health and Human Services Agency.  This recruitment will establish an employment list to fill current and future vacancies in locations throughout Tulare County.  The expected life of this list is six months
 
For the Spanish bilingual designated position, it is entitled to an additional $.50 (cents) per hour. A Spanish proficiency exam will be required.  Applicants must be fluent in the ability to read, write and speak in the Spanish language as well as in English.

 

Typical Duties

 

DUTY SAMPLE
Interview clients to assess possible needs, develop care plans, identify risks and make referrals.  Obtain information in a professional/competent manner and thoroughly document sensitive information that will become a permanent part of the client's electronic medical records.  Provide education materials/information on various health issues; review and verify family health problems, financial status and eligibility for medical services; document, make referrals and maintain case records of patients and families; assist patients in obtaining needed follow-up by scheduling appointments, arranging transportation and child care; assist in mobile clinic services performing intake activities, preparing clinic supplies, interpreting for clients; assist clients with understanding and completing various forms; prepare letters and reports. 

 

Employment Standards

 

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college courses in social sciences AND one year of experience in a community health or closely related program.
 
Knowledge of: Health needs and problems of various socioeconomic groups within the community; office procedures; record keeping systems.
 
Skill/Ability to: Perform effective outreach activities; read and understand technical material; write reports, letters and memos using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation; use patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with people of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds; maintain current records of client status; perform basic math functions sufficient to complete financial forms and record mileage; give and follow oral and written instructions; work independently; remain flexible to changes in workload; speak, read, and write Spanish or a Southeast Asian (SEA) language.
 
License or Certificate: Possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate and valid California driver's license.
 
DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge of:  Medical terminology; local community social, educational, and health resources; pregnancy, perinatal care, nutrition and health education. 
 
Skill/Ability to: Assess immunization records; interview clients at length regarding sensitive medical issues; transmit and record accurate data.