Provides care under the direct supervision of the Director of Care Management utilizing physician approved patient protocols according to established standards and best practice guidelines. Facilitates the communication between patient/caregiver, physician and the outpatient care team to optimize health and wellness, reduce inpatient admission, reduce re-admissions and improve medical stability in the ACO patient population served. Works collaboratively with Nurse Navigators to manage medical stability in patients with high risk disease management with complex comorbid conditions.
Manages a case load of 5,000-7,500 patients with identified gaps in care in collaboration with the Health Care Team.
Works in collaboration with the PMH Team in the design, implementation and evaluation of the PMH model.
Works proactively to coordinate preventative/follow-up care for all patients receiving care from ACO participating providers.
Reviews information to see if necessary information is on hand and is accurate.
Review of patients' medical condition, including gathering pertinent data, patient information by telephone, medical histories and medication lists.
Reviews the medical records specifically for healthcare issues/problems, educational and psychosocial needs of the patient/caregiver.
Documents in Wellcentive and provider EMR (if applicable) per policy and schedules needed preventative services using evidenced based Physician approved protocols.
Fosters a Team approach by working collaboratively with the member, family, PCP and other members of the healthcare team to ensure coordination of services.
Assists Nurse Navigators' in contacting discharged patients to schedule return visit with the PCP per guidelines.
Collaborates with PCP to enhance evidenced-based clinical guideline adherence and promote best practice by ordering per MD approved protocol labs and diagnostic testing.
Employs knowledge of evidenced based guidelines to effectively communicate the importance of recommended procedures and testing.
Phone contact with patients' families, physicians, nurses and other health care personnel internal/external to the Health System in order to schedule appointments, ordering of labs and diagnostic testing per physician protocols
Works collaboratively with PCP team to continuously evaluate process, identify problems and propose process improvement strategies to enhance the PHM delivery of care model.
Utilizes educational and behavioral change strategies to promote patient involvement in self-care.
Incorporates excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills, positive relationship building skills and problem solving into patient care coordination practice.
Performs duties as required or assigned for specific operational purposes for which they are qualified to perform.
Decisions are varied, but are usually confined to situations which are familiar. Past experience or practice provides several alternative solutions to choose from
Maintains, obtains all professional CEU's in compliance with State and Regulatory requirements.
Daily contact with co-workers in the corporate office and with regional clinic staff.
Must maintain confidentiality in all areas at all times
Vocational/Technical School graduate
Basic LVN nursing skills
Knowledge of lab procedures and diagnostic testing
Ability to write clear documentation and ability to write detailed specifications.
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
Basic computer skills
3 years clinical nursing experience and/or 2 years' experience in clinic setting, Population Health Management or Patient Centered Medical Home
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.