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Care Coordination Assistant

  • Job ID: 342261179
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Care Coordinat
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.69 to $20.75 / hour

Description

Provides support to the Care Coordination Department assisting with the discharge and utilization management process. Performs tasks as delegated by the Care Coordination staff during the initial and ongoing phases of discharge planning for management of patients across the continum. Provide ongoing follow-up, basic interviews with patients including enrolling and or referring patients to community resources. Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient/family and community service/resource agencies to improve health of patients and families. Assist patients with completing applications, registration forms, and connect with transportation resources. Schedule follow-up primary care provider appointments, provide appointment reminders, and make follow-up phone calls when appropriate. These duties will include both clerical and non-clerical functions that are within the scope of non-licensed personnel within the inpatient and ED/Observation Unit setting. Ordering durable medical equipment, arranging transportation, setting up post discharge appointments, issuing the Important Message from Medicare letters to patients, providing Advanced Directive Information and assisting patients with completion as needed. These duties will include both clerical and non-clerical functions.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Establishes a track record of producing consistently accurate work that demonstrates attention to detail and reflects well on the organization. Demonstrates personal commitment to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions, including the impact of own decisions on patients and others. Also takes responsibility for actions of any direct reports, if applicable, avoiding blame or excuses. Takes appropriate action when anyone in the organization violates standards or regulations, viewing it as unacceptable to look the other way.
  • Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished. Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.
  • Demonstrates that s/he is an effective team player who adds complementary skills and contributes valuable ideas, opinions and feedback. Communicates in an open and candid manner and con be counted upon to fulfill any commitments made to others on the team.
  • Prioritizes tasks and manages time to ensure that deadlines are met. Prevents or manages interruptions until the highest priority tasks are accomplished. Consistently plans time to ensure adherence to timelines. Proactively renegotiates timeline when necessary, ensuring consensus among all stakeholders. Meets or exceeds productivity standards that have been established for his/her organizational level or position. Has successfully combined skills, ability and effort level to ensure that expectations related to results/output are achieved.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Customer service and/or previous work in clinical setting preferred.
  • Understand the community served and be knowledgeable about community resources appropriate for needs of patient/families.
  • Ability to provide information to patients as delegated while monitoring and reporting on any need for follow up by licensed staff.
  • Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Motivational interviewing to support challenging discharge planning situations.
  • Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients as well as the ability to initiate and maintain positive working relationships with staff and other organizations.


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