Community Health Worker

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly community outreach worker with excellent organizational skills to serve as a central and primary contact for research subjects, patients, and community members at the Center on Aging Clinic. The candidate chosen for this position will work to support recruitment for and the daily operations of Alzheimer's disease prevention and treatment clinincal trials. Essential job duties require 1) Communication and interpersonal skills 2) Organization and time management abilities 3) Computer proficiency 4) Dependability 5) Team player with the ability to work independently 6) Familiarity with medical terminology. A valid Kentucky drivers license is required. Specific job duties will include: telephone contact with community members and potential research participants; mailings, attending community events, assisting with research visits and data entry support.

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Community Health Worker

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1 yr

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Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time. Light lifting occasionally for setting up at community events. extensive computer and telephone work.


Standard Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm.


MS Windows, (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preferred at least one year in customer service or other job involving interaction with patients/clientele

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please briefly describe your experience working with Microsoft office programs - Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience involving interaction with patients?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Describe your experience or interest in working with older adults.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have data entry experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Have you ever worked in a clinical setting or in medical research?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter





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Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2019
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