Patient Care Navigator - Center for Inclusion Health

Job ID: J117533
Company: Allegheny Singer Research Institute
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: Federal North Building
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Serves as a communication facilitator for patients, referring physicians, and caregivers. Identifies new and recurring patients, provides welcoming and comfort calls and assists the Nurse Navigator with patient flow. Works with the Nurse Navigator to facilitate a plan which provides clinical and support care to the patient, including scheduling of appointments and utilization of supportive care services within the Network. Takes lead and assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources through the interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for community outreach and high risk populations to connect the patient to appropriate clinical care. Coordinates data, community services and AHN resources into a seamless model of access and care benefiting patients, physicians and family members.
  • Provides the patients with a welcoming/courtesy call, and post visit comfort call and is available for any questions or concerns the patient/family may have. Provides patient with welcoming/hospitality packet to include information related to supportive services and programs that are available. Leads process improvement strategies within the patient's experience to improve flow and operations.
  • Assists patients in scheduling appointments as needed including all aspects of the multi-disciplinary team (physicians, consults, supportive care services, etc.), and facilitates the patient journey to procedures and visits as needed. Coordinates with Nurse Navigator and other members of the health care team to facilitate all aspects of the patients care. Works with CM/RN/SW to facilitate the patient's transfer of care. Integrates and facilitates care for patients across care continuum.
  • Trends data and outcomes required for the navigation program. Provides surveys for patients and completes log of data and desired outcomes. Tracks patient concerns and complaints and provides service recovery to the patients in addition to notifying the clinical staff of those issues. May work with and assist cancer registry staff to obtain data to evaluate patient outcome information related to the care delivery model.
  • Identifies the patient's insurance concerns and issues and facilitates resolution.
  • Works as a liaison between the hospital and post-acute providers.
  • Provides support to the patient's family members and caregivers. Identifies problems and opportunities and takes appropriate action.
  • Leads team of navigators, liaisons and volunteers to improve the patient experience. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of clinical experience in physician office practice or hospital
  • Competency in Excel, Word, and Power Point

Preferred

  • Knowledge of the healthcare delivery system, resources, community for the oncology population

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