Patient Care Navigator Jobs in Chicago, United States

Establishes relationships with and serves as the primary point of contact for patientsClearly communicates the purposes and services available to patients, family members, and caregiversWorks with the patient to coordinate transition into or out of a care setting by following instructions they received from a medical professional. This may include faxing information, obtaining referrals or authorizations, arranging transportation, coordinating durable medical equipment (DME), making and confirming appointments, obtaining test results, and other patient related duties as designatedPractices regular communication with care team members to provide feedback around process improvement of services offered within the community, and to expand knowledge of those services that can better serve the patient and increase effectiveness of the roleFrequent touch bases with Program Manager and Medical Director and assistance with other duties as assigned for participation in hospital initiativesRemains aware of and develops relationships with community resources and services offered, such as (and not limited to) mental health, housing, food, and employment assistance, and provides information on such services to patients as neededReceives patient requests for assistance and refers the patient to an appropriate member of the care team for resolution, unless Navigator can resolve on his/her own and within the scope of the positionPerforms duties under compliance with HIPAA and understand the importance of protecting patient informationMaintains documentation of all client encounters in excel or software-based programs, and completes reporting requirements according to program standardsAttends and represent the organization at training and meetings at the request of or with the approval of the supervisorFully discloses relevant training, experience, and credentials, in order to help patients understand the scope of services the Patient Care Navigator is qualified to provide and refrains from any activity that could be construed as clinical in nature.Under the direction of the manager, develop an understanding and work with the care team to facilitate improvements of Adjusted Length of Stay (ALOS), re-admission reasoning and rates, Gaps in Care, health insurance, and other concepts as needed, guiding by local care scenarios

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