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Virginia Mason Memorial Community Health Worker in Yakima, Washington

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with the Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.

ROLE SUMMARY The Community Health Worker (CHW) assists individuals to adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW conducts outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain and improve individual and community health. The CHW may provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, and advocate for individuals and community health needs. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Provides health education, informal counseling for social support, care coordination, health services enrollment and navigation. Provides guidance to ensure any needed screenings and/or agency applications are completed. Enrolls and orients clients to program. Educates clients to improve access to services and supports that improve health outcomes. Provides clients with basic health messages. Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings and/or case conferences to assure communication, coordination and continuity of care.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Experience: Minimum of one year of health care or social services experience preferred. Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Completion of Community Health Worker Training Core Competencies Certificate through the Washington State Department of Health within one year of employment required.


Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by inspiring people to thrive, we can transform lives. Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, we work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

“Yakima Valley Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will.”