Covid-19 Support Volunteer
Community Health Centers, Inc.
The Community Health Center, Inc. is providing COVID testing services to both its current patients and patients who wish to establish care for the purpose of receiving a COVID test. In response to community need, CHCI is testing patients at sites adjacent to its major primary care centers in Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury, Meriden, New Britain, Hartford and New London as well as at community locations such as homeless shelters, congregate housing units, and events such as church fairs.
CHCI now seeks to recruit a group of volunteers for the position of "COVID Testing Support Volunteer". This position is a non-clinical position that will support operations such as greeting and wayfinding of patients, registration support including data entry, packaging test results and forms, supply tracking, set-up and take-down of pop up clinics, and other tasks as assigned. This is an ideal position for an individual seeking to help in a meaningful way during the COVID pandemic, and gain experience in a community health project.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Required Skills and Education
- High School Graduate or 16+ years old and currently enrolled in high school
- Basic data entry/computer skills
- Excellent customer service skills and genuine desire to help people
- Bilingual skills a plus
- Ability to get to assigned site on time on a consistent basis.
COVID testing clinics are primarily out of doors in a sometimes hot, humid, or rainy environment. Must be capable of sustained effort of 4-5 hour shift.
About Community Health Centers, Inc.
675 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457, US
Community Health Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency providing primary care and social services. Its quality health care services are available to all, and particularly to those who cannot gain access to such services elsewhere. The Community Health Center, Inc. takes leadership in promoting interagency cooperation. It is based on consumer control and is committed to ensuring human rights and respecting human dignity; as such, it strives to be a voice and vehicle for social change.
CHC is building a world class primary health care system, that is committed to caring for special populations, and that is focused on improving health outcomes for our patients as well as building healthy communities.
Since 1972, CHC has been one of the leading health-care providers in the state of Connecticut, providing comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. The CHC Programs are available to all, but have a special commitment to the uninsured, underinsured, and special populations such as patients with HIV/AIDS. CHC is a statewide, independent, private non-profit organization. Last year, we provided high-quality medical, dental and behavioral health services to patients living in nearly every Connecticut city and town. With 130,000 active patients, CHC, Inc. is the health care home that works to keep our patients--and our communities--healthy. We incorporate prevention and health promotion, treatment of illness, and management of chronic disease--often all during the same visit. But CHC goes beyond the traditional health services to bring care wherever you are, using innovative service delivery models and state of the art technology. Health care is a right, not a privilege. GO BACK ©2015 Community Health Center, Inc. Where health care is a right, not a privilege, since 1972.