This position provides a variety of clinical support functions to contribute to the overall improvement of healthcare quality of life as well as efficient use of resources. Also to ensure patients receive referrals or information about the right services needed at the right time, whether acute care or ambulatory. This position assists with setting up outpatient services or providing resources to help the patient maintain optimal care. This position monitors health plan members and patients from inpatient to ambulatory to ensure they are receiving services they need or are continuing to be offered services if there are any changes. Performs administrative tasks (indirect care) that support the care team in direct medical care and utilizes the EHR, external resources, and tools to provide a complete assessment of the patients health status which includes identifying care gaps. Utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and communication skills to ensure the members get the indicated care when and where they need and want it. Patient outreach is a critical component to this position.
Works with the patient to coordinate services into or out of a care setting in order to obtain appropriate services and benefits in collaboration with patients or clinical staff. Performs referrals or tasking other departments, coordinating home health care, confirming arrangements, making physician or outpatient appointments.
Reviews available information obtained by healthcare team members in one of many locations. Considers physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and age specific and educational needs of the patient. Performs follow-up calls to patients and providers regarding their experience and issue resolution and reviews patient data/demographics etc. to reflect changing patient needs and provide input on updates as needed.
Assists with patient navigation through the healthcare system by connecting the member with information or services. Recognize issues with members health status and reports abnormalities or needs to a licensed professional. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating with other care givers the status of the patient. Bridges gaps between the member and the clinical team including but not limited to the following, connection to services, needs, barriers etc.
Participates in departmental improvements, Banner initiatives and performs data collection for measurement of projects. Identifies any care gaps based on preventative and maintenance care guidelines as obtained through data review, dashboards, chart auditing etc.
Documents accurately and timely all interventions and necessary patient related activities in the correct medical record. Utilizes EHR to provide outreach for patients in respective preventative care or chronic care (high risk patients) and those not seen recently by a healthcare provider. Actively works reports to close care gaps and document findings.
Works collaboratively with team members; promotes collaborative relationships with vendors, community and referral resources.
May perform tasks such as may provide information on community resources/information or other tasks as related to clinical specialty. May perform secretarial/cross coverage where needed.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
The position requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years of experience in healthcare as a Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Patient Care Tech, etc.
Current CNA, CHW, MA certification, or LPN license in state of practice may be required. Requires an understanding of medical terminology including clinical technology, processes and EHR. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, strong organizational and time management skills and flexibility in responding to multiple demands
Bilingual, preferred in some assignments.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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