This position supports the smooth, timely, and coordinated client transition from acute care to alternative levels of care including but not limited to post-acute settings, community services, or physician offices as directed by the care coordination team. This position performs follow-up tasks identified in the inpatient discharge care plan for management of Banner patients across the healthcare continuum.
Works with the patient to coordinate transition into or out of a care setting in order to obtain appropriate services and benefits as directed by the care coordination team. This may include faxing information, entering referrals or tasking other departments or consultants, arranging authorization and transportation, arranging durable medical equipment (DME), coordinating home health care, confirming arrangements, obtaining clothing, making physician or outpatient appointments, obtaining test results, delivering equipment from DME closet, and other patient related duties as designated.
Performs transfer of accurate, pertinent patient information between all appropriate entities of the acute and post-acute care continuum. Performs follow-up calls to patients and providers regarding their experience with Banner; documenting findings and reporting any concerns or dissatisfaction to leadership for follow-up, issue resolution and data collection.
Participates in performance improvement projects, Banner initiatives and performs data collection for measurement of projects as assigned.
Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the discharge plan. Performs transfer of accurate, pertinent patient information between all appropriate entities of the post-acute care continuum.
Works collaboratively with team members; promotes collaborative relationships with vendors, community and referral resources.
May perform tasks such as securing community resources/information or other tasks.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
The position requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years experience in healthcare as a Nursing Asst, Medical Asst, Health Unit Coordinator, Patient Care Tech, etc. Must demonstrate effective communication and customer service skills, human relation skills and time management skills with flexibility in responding to multiple demands. In acute care must be able to work flexible hours and work after hours/weekends on rotation.BLS is required for acute-care settings where direct patient care is provided. (BLS is not required for employees working in the Insurance Division.)
Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 246794
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