UnityPoint Health

Integrated Health Home Peer Support Specialist

Requisition ID
2020-75581
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Fort Dodge
Address
802 Kenyon Rd
Affiliate
7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr
City
Fort Dodge
Department
IHH
State
IA
FTE
1.0
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge Berryhill Center

Peer Support Specialist - IHH

FTE: 1.0 (Full-time, 40 hours per week)
Shift: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Responsibilities

  • Mentor patients who are having difficulty with behavioral health symptoms
  • Welcome new patients into services
  • Help patients overcome barriers to services which include, but are not limited to anxiety, financial deficits, transportation issues, health limitations, etc.
  • Assess patients medical and behavioral health needs
  • Refer patients to community resources
  • Create an integrated health treatment plan with patient engagement
  • Follow up with referral sources to ensure that patients and other providers are following their treatment plan
  • Obtain health information from patients including but not limited to height, weight, waist circumference, allergies, current and previous medications, and smoking
  • Responsible for ensuring that one’s caseload is meeting health performance indicators
  • Enter patient health information into computer system
  • Assist patients in completing patient assistance and other public assistance forms
  • Assist patients in completing Integrated Health Home enrollment forms
  • Assist patients in completing health questioners
  • Provide direct services to patients as needed including but not limited to transportation
  • Assist patients in completing quality assurance surveys
  • Respect patient confidentiality and interact with others in a professional manner
  • Be dependable and on time for all scheduled shifts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Day travel to satellite clinics may be required. Mileage for travel will be paid

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or GED. 
  • Have completed or will complete a state sanctioned Peer Support Specialist training no later than 6 months after one’s start date
  • Have a current mental health diagnosis
  • A licensed health provider must validate that an IHH Peer Support Specialist is in recovery
  • A valid driver’s license and insurance with reliable transportation
  • Computer Skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience providing behavioral health services

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