Member, CHCANYS Opioid Response Corps

Posted: 04/10/18 | SHARE:

Description:

CHCANYS Opioid Response Corps is a workforce development program dedicated to assisting community health centers in addressing the Opioid Epidemic. To prepare members for their year of service, they will receive a 12-hour SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) certification. Members perform a year of service at community health centers, where they work to improve and expand the delivery of Opioid response services at their sites. Our program prepares its members for careers in community-based primary health care. Members perform direct service with patients thereby filling service gaps, increasing access to and improving utilization of health center’s services. The mission of CHCANYS Opioid Response Corps is to assure the provision of culturally appropriate preventive and primary health care to medically under-served populations and communities with a focus on connecting patients to opioid health education and treatment. Health centers diagnose and treat budding health problems early, prevent unnecessary utilization of hospital emergency rooms and inpatient beds, and help cut health care costs. CHCANYS Opioid Response Corps consists of about 20 members working full time in various community health centers across New York State. Each member works on a service project that reflect the needs of their health center and the objectives of Opioid Response Corps. Positions are available in the Bronx, Buffalo, Albany, Newburgh, Port Jervis, Orange County, Rochester, Staten Island, and Syracuse.

Member Duties : CHCANYS Opioid Response Corps members make a difference by Increasing Access: members provide patient navigation, case management, facilitated enrollment, and outreach services to medically under-served individuals and existing patients with a focus on Opioid Response. Members conduct screenings for substance use and provide targeted care management services to patients at risk of opioid or prescription drug use disorders. Providing Health Education: members facilitate health education workshops, participate in health fairs and community events, and conduct one-on-one and group health education sessions with community residents and patients surrounding the use of opioids as well as the administration of Naloxone. AmeriCorps members do not provide health services related to prohibited items or activities as is outlined in detail during orientation.

 

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About Community Health Care Association of New York State:

CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps is a community health center based workforce development internship program dedicated to preparing its members for careers in community-based primary health care. Members perform a year of service at community health centers, where they work to improve and expand the delivery of existing services at their sites. Healthy Futures Corps members perform direct service with patients thereby filling service gaps, increasing access to and improving utilization of health center’s services.

To Apply

Please apply though the AmeriCorps portal at the approprate link below:

Link to apply to: New York City Location

Link to apply to: Orange County & Albany Locations

Link to apply to: Buffalo, Rochester, & Syracuse Locations

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