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Health Access Program Specialist

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req8206

Job Title: Health Access Program Specialist

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA

Job Description

Under the direction of the Health Empowerment Coordinator, the Health Access Specialist will be responsible for facilitating health access for newly resettled refugees from pre-arrival up to eight months.


  • Complete weekly arrivals reports and monthly billings reports for UDOH Refugee Health Program.

  • Ensure newly arrived refugees receive health screening within 30 days of arrival.

  • Complete R&P health related case-notes.

  • Schedule and coordinate health screening follow up appointments and referrals, including transportation & interpretation.

  • Support health team staff in teaching clients how to navigate the U.S. healthcare system.

  • Assist clients in ensuring medical bills have been billed to Medicaid.

  • Coordinate the completion & tracking of all LTBI related appointments including chest x-rays, chest clinic, nurse intake, and med pick up.

  • Coordinate South Main Dental Days, including dental orientations and the initial dental appointment.

  • Coordinate LTBI trainings for interpreters twice per year.

  • Coordinate immunizations for non-TANF clients.

  • Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency.

  • Support overall functioning of Health Programs, projects and initiatives.

  • Participate in all program meetings and staff development activities.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in Public Health, Health Promotion or Social Work preferred.

  • Minimum 1-2 years of work experience in health education/administration; preferably with diverse/refugee population.

  • Familiarity with Medicaid, US health care system, and refugee health needs/issues.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment and with limited-English speakers.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Strong computer skill with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook); database experience a plus.

  • Well-organized with proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively.

  • Commitment to the IRC mission and core values.

  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance and access to reliable transportation required.


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