Job Information

University of Utah Clinical Program Community Health Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/10/2024

Requisition Number PRN14889N

Job Title PS Academic Program Manager

Working Title Clinical Program Community Health Worker

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Executive

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, business hours, 19 hours/week.

This position is required to have reliable transportation to rotate among our five student-led clinic sites:

  • Rose Park: 168 N 1950 W Salt Lake City, 84116

  • South Main: 3690 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

  • People’s Health Clinic: 650 Round Valley Dr, Park City, UT 84060

  • Midvale: 49 W Center St, Midvale, UT 84047

  • 4TH Street Clinic: 409 W 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 02159 - HRSA Grant - Med Student Trng

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $24.03-$26.44/hourly

Close Date 06/30/2024

Job Summary

Administers and influences clinical care for Student Led Clinic programming, including teaching and curriculum for medical students and delivering preventative screening services, education, and outreach to vulnerable populations, contributing to the wellness of local communities.

The Health Resources & Services Administration ( HRSA ) is the primary federal agency for improving access to healthcare services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA is supporting the University of Utah School of Medicine to develop this medical education project designed to prepare and encourage medical students to choose residencies and careers in primary care that serve tribal communities, rural communities, and/or medically underserved communities (MUCs) after they graduate. Funding from HRSA for this project expires on June 30, 2025, and financial support for this position cannot be assured after that time and may be terminated.


Teaching Responsibilities

  • Share knowledge with medical students on their experience working with the student-led clinic communities provide practical examples of health disparities and illustrate how social determinants of health influence healthcare decisions.

  • Guide and teach medical students to assess patients’ needs for housing, food, transportation, and other social services and help by providing the necessary support.

  • Be instrumental in providing clinical support and teaching students how to effectively communicate with patients from diverse backgrounds in the student-led clinic environment.

  • Use cases from the student-led clinic as case studies for students to study, and to be presented during intersession days.

  • Help medical students develop cultural humility by fostering an attitude of respect, curiosity, and self-reflection. Encouraging students to actively listen, learn from community members, and recognize their own biases and limitations. Through this experience, students will understand the importance of tailoring care to individual needs and preferences.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Provide health counseling and education to increase knowledge of self-sufficiency.

  • Advance measurement data to advance health equity.

  • Help clients identify their health goals; and work closely with patients, students, and wellness coaches to help patients determine the best course of action for good health.

  • Provide patients with the care they need, CHWs work closely with an interprofessional team that includes doctors, nurses, students, and pharmacists.

  • Identify and help coordinate community events and workshops.

  • Participate in various community events helping community members with diabetes education and health needs.

  • Provide outreach to potential and existing clients in the community and at events.

  • Work with staff and volunteers to establish trusting relationships with clients while providing support and encouragement.

  • Complete the client’s electronic intake questionnaire and screening assessment.

  • Make regular follow-up calls and assist patients with follow-up appointments.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related area plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Previous experience as a Community Health Worker

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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