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Health Advocate

Location: zion
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationAspire (Lake County) - Zion, ILEducation LevelHigh School Diploma / GEDJob ShiftDayJob CategoryNonprofit - Social ServicesDescriptionThe Health Advocate coordinates healthcare appointments and transportation for participants using Aspire Residential services and act as a medical liaison and health specialist to participants. Position Responsibilities:Liaison for healthcare services to individualsCoordinate healthcare services to ensure routine and follow up appointments are completed according to IL DHS requirements and best practice clinical standardsAssist individuals with scheduling healthcare appointmentsProvide transportation to healthcare appointmentsAct as healthcare advocate during medical appointmentsComplete healthcare appointment documentation within one business dayComplete assigned quality reviews of residential medication storage, Medication Administration Records (MARs), and assess medication re-order needsCommunicates quality review and medication re-order needs status to the RN Trainer, Life ConsultantAssist with the pick-up / drop off of prescriptions from the pharmacy and the delivery of medication to residential sites as requiredAssists in the pick-up of medical supplies from distributors and delivery of medical supplies to residential sites as requiredMaintain monthly calendar for all medical appointmentsEducate, promote and provide support to individuals in making healthy lifestyle choices, as referenced in the DSP health and safety and health and nutrition training curriculum and/or service plansIdentify and utilize effective advocacy strategies to overcome the diverse challenges facing individuals, i.e., human rights, legal, administrative and financialMaintain the Health Record for all persons who use residential servicesAttend department meetingsMaintain current required training including certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic First Aid (FA)Maintain Authorized Direct Support Person status for all residential individualsThe employee may be asked to perform other duties as required by the employer's business needsAspire's priority is keeping our team members and participants healthy and safe during the pandemic. PPE is provided to all team members and regular cleaning and disinfecting regiments are followed to maintain a safe work and living environment. Screening stations allow for temperatures to be taken and a screening questionnaire to be completed. Hand sanitizer is available throughout our facilities.QualificationsHigh School diploma or GED required1 year experience as IL DHS Direct Support PersonCertified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferredComputer skills necessary to maintain communication and Electronic Health RecordAttention to detail, good oral and written communications skills, interpersonal and training skillsValid driver's license with acceptable driving recordFull Time Benefits:Health InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceVacation daysSick dayPersonal days13 Holidays403(B) Retirement PlanDisability InsuranceLife InsuranceEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Aspire has been around since 1960, and in 2019, we joined forces with NorthPointe Resources to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin areas.Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago for the past consecutive six years, we know that Together, We're Better!Aspire is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: ASPIRE OF ILLINOIS, Kenosha , Health Advocate, Other , zion, Wisconsin

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