OHSU Health Services is committed to the ongoing journey of being an anti-racist organization that acknowledges the enduring impacts of historical injustices on health; addresses clinical, social, and structural systems and conditions that undermine health and wellness; strives to become a culturally-proficient workplace that reflects the communities served; and fosters an environment of belonging, respect, and inclusion where everyone feels empowered and safe to bring their full, authentic selves to the work. Change requires individuals at all levels of the organization to be proactive in redistributing resources and power equitably by restructuring policies, clinical and financial strategies, culturally sensitive data analysis and the way data is used. OHSU Health unequivocally expects its staff and leadership to fully support this mission in these efforts.
The Community Outreach Specialist serves as an important member of the Care Integration and Coordination multi-disciplinary team of OHSU Health Services. The Community Outreach Specialist works in partnership with the multi-disciplinary care team and member providers to directly support OHSU Health Services Members and families in addressing social determinant barriers, improving individual and community health, and in identifying new systems to improve the delivery of care from a culturally-sensitive and linguistically appropriate approach. The Community Outreach Specialist helps to facilitate community-based education and assists the multi-disciplinary care team to coordinate and provide holistic services for Members/families that will improve health outcomes, improve engagement with community resources, and empower Members to fully participate in the health care system.
Working Conditions: Monday through Friday work schedule, day time hour’s variable to accommodate meeting schedules and availability to members. Position is field-based with the employee working remotely from a home-office location that meets the criteria established by OHSU for teleworking. A portion of the position may require time in the clinic practice setting and in the community setting to fulfill the essential functions of the position; interaction extensively by phone or in person with Members, providers, internal and external customers; minimal travel within the tri-county area.
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