Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 8/3/2021

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)

  • "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home and Service Excellence Standards."
  • Manages patient education room
  • Assists patients with self-motivation efforts to help patients manage their care
  • Distributes appropriate teaching materials to patient/family to review
  • Communicates and assists RN with patient care plans
  • Attends morning daily huddles to coordinate patient care
  • Coordinates referrals and resources, including Diabetes Center, VNA referrals, DME, meals on wheels
  • Assists with completing and tracking patient forms and letters
  • Schedules, tracks and reconciles patient referrals and diagnostic tests, as appropriate
  • Coordinates care transitions
  • Assist with tracking quality and preventive screening measures
  • Assists with patient outreach
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Schedules test per written SEHC workflow with SEMC Central Scheduler via telephone or electronically
  • Coordinates patient flow throughout all scheduled departments
  • Notifies SEMC Central Scheduler when Interpreter services are needed
  • Answers telephones, routes calls, takes messages, and provides information to callers in a polite and professional manner per established RN and ACC telephone trees
  • Responsible to keep up with changes in departmental hospital regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Shows respect for patient privacy by following established HIPPA guidelines
  • Follows Joint Commission policies and procedures, including the National Patient Safety Goals
  • Cross trains to other areas of the Health Center, as appropriate
  • Processes Prescription Prior Authorizations
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

(Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)

  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Knowledge of health insurance compliance
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent communication skills

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  1. Education:
  • High school diploma, college preferred
  1. Experience :
  • Three to five years experience in a health care and/or office setting preferred
  1. Certification/Licensure:
  2. Software/Hardware:
  • Experience with electronic medical records, e.g. eCW preferred
  • MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Practice Management System, e.g. Athena
  1. Other:

POSITION SUMMARY:

(Briefly describe the overall purpose of this position - Why does it exist and how does it contribute to the overall organization?)

  • Under the direction of the Clinical Practice Manager, this position is responsible for coordinating patient care per the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) guidelines. The Care Coordinator is responsible to arrange and manage patient care as directed by the primary care provider; provide self-care literature and arrange community support; and track and coordinate patient care utilization. This position helps support the Adult Medicine practice to improve quality of patient care and outcomes. In conjunction with the SEHC Clinical Care Teams, the Care Coordinator organizes patient educational materials, patient care plans, patient self management tools, referrals, and procuring community resources and durable medical supplies. The Care Coordinator tracks population disease management practices.

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic

Important COVID message

Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

Application Instructions

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