Utah Healthcare Corps (UHC) – perfect for April or Aug Graduates!

Utah Healthcare Corps (UHC) has contributed greatly to the improvement of health outcomes in the areas of immunization, diabetes, reproductive health, and has worked to reduce health disparities for special populations.  UHC has been supporting community health centers and their community partners since 1995.  We are celebrating our 20th year of service in Utah!  This program supports members serving in community health centers and other community health based organizations throughout the state of Utah. UHC seeks candidates to fill 1700 hour terms.  Members will provide two specific services: health insurance enrollment assistance and patient education.  The Member will act as Certified Application Counselors assisting clients/patients to navigate the health care system.  This will relieve the increasing burden on direct medical care staff by minimizing the need for these providers to investigate and answer patient questions about eligibility, health system navigation, or other topics that many providers are not qualified to answer.  The UHC member will become the expert in community partners and resources that enhance health care delivery services.  They will become experts regarding health insurance enrollment processes, guiding eligible patients through the application process from beginning to end, resulting in more individuals becoming enrolled in insurance programs and decreasing the cost of healthcare. Some positions may require Navajo/English Spanish/English bilingual ability.

Some of the benefits of the AmeriCorps program are:
1.     living allowance of $1250/month before taxes
2.     Eli Segal Education award ($5,730) upon successful completion of service;
3.     childcare assistance if eligible;
4.     health care coverage;
5.     ongoing training;

As an AmeriCorps member, you will serve 1700 hours at the host-site. In essence, it is almost a full-time position.

UHC Members will help to expand the facilities’ scope of comprehensive primary care services offered to eligible clients by providing outreach, enrollment, navigation and guidance through the numerous programs that will be available with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  UHC members reduce the time that providers spend providing indirect patient care, allowing more direct medical care to the patients, enhancing the care provided and increasing patient self-sufficiency for the patients.  Prior to beginning the term, AmeriCorps Members will be trained extensively in the training to become Certified Application Counselors.  This will happen during the regularly scheduled Pre-Service Orientation. Please contact Levi Webb at levi@auch.org or 801-716-4613 if you wish to have additional information.

Alex Cragun|Administrative Assistant

860 East 4500 South, Suite 206 | Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 | 801.716.4606 (o) | 801.759.6455 (c) | 801.974.5563 (f) | alex@auch.org

UHC Recuitment 2015

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