Advocate

The Memorial Hospital at Craig

Craig,CO  

2019-11-08 2019-12-08
rural hospital

At TMH, we pride ourselves in taking care of you like family. As a community hospital, many of you know our staff as not only healthcare experts but friends and neighbors as well. We are dedicated to helping you, personally, reach optimum health, and to increasing the health of our community as a whole. Together, we’re stronger.

Currently, we provide care from three facilities—our hospital, medical clinic and our rehab/physical therapy center. We’re also pleased to offer advanced orthopaedic care through our Northwest Colorado Orthopaedic & Total Joint Center.



  • Position Purpose:  Actively works within the agency and community to foster safety and support for the client, family, and significant others, using client empowerment, and agency/community resources.  Responsible for direct and indirect advocacy across the care continuum with emphasis on safety for complex, high-risk clients.

    Essential Functions and Basic Duties

    Position Specific Performance Expectations:

    o    Provides trauma-informed direct services to victims of domestic abuse and their children including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information, and referrals.

    o    Assists with the daily living needs of sheltered clients.

    o    Completes intakes, both direct service and pipework within 24 hours of client entering
    shelter.

    o    Provides shelter orientations to clients within 8 hours of client's entry into shelter.

    o    Completes an exit survey with clients leaving the shelter as well as required exit paperwork.

    o    Facilitates cooperative living, peer support and resident participation shelter programming.

    o    Models non-violent conflict resolution and uses non-violent forms of guidance.

    o    Takes appropriate steps to deal with emergency situations with the goal of maintaining the safety of all residents.

    o    Interacts with traumatized populations and handles crisis appropriately and with sensitivity.

    o    Provides direct service to client on the Hot Line when on duty and other times if requested.  Hours may vary.

    o    Assists with the maintenance of the shelter as requested including chores, cleaning, stocking of food and supplies.

    o    Assists clients with court needs, making referrals to appropriate agencies and staff.

    o    Maintains client privacy and confidentiality.

    o    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Organization Wide Performance Expectations:

    o   Demonstrates commitment to performing according to the CHOICE values of MRH and representing the organization in a positive and professional manner.

    o   Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

    o   Upholds regulatory requirements to ensure continual compliance with departmental, hospital, state and federal regulations and policies.

    o   Follows all policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment for patients, public and staff.

    o   Completes annual education, training, in-service, and licensure/certification requirements; attends departmental and organizational staff meetings or reads meeting minutes.

    o   Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated timeframes.

    o   Establishes and maintains effective verbal and written communication and good working relationships with all patients, staff and vendors.

    o   Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time.

    o   Actively participates in departmental and facility performance improvement and continuous quality initiatives.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    o    Must be at least 16 years of age (21 for driving positions).

    o    Must be able to legally work in the United States.

    o    Must be able to pass a background check.

    o    Must be able to pass a drug screen and breath alcohol test (if applicable).

    o    Must complete employee health meeting.

    o    Must have education in advocacy for domestic violence and sexual abuse.

    o    Bilingual (Spanish) or other foreign language is preferred.

    Education/Licensure/Certification:

    o    High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

    o    Unencumbered License/Certification (if applicable)

    Experience:

    o   Experience with IT systems and reports preferred.

    o   Experience leading and teaching individual and groups preferred.

    o Local knowledge about and connections to community health care and social welfare resources is desirable.

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