Home Visitor Asthma Pgm - 62082

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 80447

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Important Notice: Thank you for your interest in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process for this position has been placed ON HOLD. If you would still like to be considered for the role, you may apply to this position. When the status of the position returns to active and if your resume is selected for review, the recruiter will reach out. Thank you for considering CHOP. Our appreciation is sincere, knowing your talent is very valued.

The Asthma School Ambassador is a community health worker who supports the Community Asthma Prevention Program in participating elementary schools. The primary responsibility of the Asthma School Ambassador is to support the principal and school nurse in implementing school asthma interventions. 

  • Assists in coordinating and conducting the Open Airways for Schools course sessions.
  • Visits classrooms of enrolled students to conduct an environmental assessment of potential asthma triggers.
  • Provides supplies to reduce asthma triggers in the classrooms of enrolled students.
  • Assists with yearly asthma training session for school personnel
  • Assists with general study and program activities as needed
  • Attends all regularly scheduled departmental and research staff meetings
  • Assists in the orientation and training of staff as needed
  • Collects and records study and program data.
  • Assures data integrity.
  • Adheres to study protocol.
  • Travels to community sites for health fairs and events in support of the department
  • May conduct home visits
Job Responsibilities
1. Daily responsibilities (90%)


  • Maintain caseload as defined by ongoing needs and level of experience
  • Identify high risk children with asthma- review inpatient and ED asthma reports, follow up on physician referrals, complete chart reviews for patients being seen in the Care Network for asthma-related sick visits, visit patients in the hospital when appropriate,  conduct asthma education classes in the home, demonstrate and supervise environmental interventions in the home.
  • Conduct regular follow-up visits and or telephone calls to reinforce education, administer ACT and report results to health care team.
  • Complete documentation for all home visits and education encounters in an appropriate and timely fashion
  • Attend team meetings for practice, CAPP and Asthma Care Committee
  • Responsible for appropriate use intervention supplies, maintaining organization of storage closet and documentation of use of supplies
  • Training of new staff as needed



 2. Supervised by site manager at each practice for daily operations. Supervised clinically by

CAPP Medical Director and site medical director for training and maintenance of asthma skills. (8%)


  • Responsible for maintaining Microsoft Outlook calendar which documents daily schedule for site manager and CAPP Medical director
  • Attends monthly booster training sessions, participates in annual pediapredd asthma training
  • Follows all HIPPA and confidentiality regulations regarding protection of patients.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled staff meetings, including CAPP team meeting and the Home Visitor meeting.
  • Keeps record and collects data as requested by managers
  • Maintains positive relationship with caregivers as determined by patient satisfaction



 3. Travel to community sites for health fairs and events when appropriate (2%)


Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent with three years experience
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
  • College course work and/or job experience preferred
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Knowledge of local community and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with urban population.
  • Preference given to residents of practice community.
  • Preference given to candidates with family or personal history of asthma.
  • Knowledge base of community organizations and current developments in the community.
  • Good interpersonal skills, communications skills, problem solving skills, teaching and coaching skills and community networking skills.
  • Ability to travel by car preferred.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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