Health Coach - Internal Medicine - Federal North - Full Time

Highmark Inc. Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 2 months ago

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

As a member of the health care team, assists with population health management through patient outreach and coordination of care, participates in the clinical visit to assist the provider, and provides self-management support to patients. Demonstrates leadership by communicating effectively, developing others, building and maintaining relationships, and guiding effective teams and work groups. Also mentors others within the team with office functions to support patient care and office operations. Follows all established protocols, policies, procedures and standardized work flows. Leads in managing data so that patients are effectively treated.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Actively participates in population health outreach through identification of patients with gaps in care through use of analytic tools and patient registries. Contacts patients and facilitates closing gaps in care. (10%)
  • Ensures pre-visit planning is completed by performing chart and data reviews in advance of patient visit and preparing for patient arrival by identifying items that need addressed during visit. (10%)
  • Demonstrates expanded rooming protocol by assisting the provider in addressing care gaps with the patient and appropriately activating standing orders. (10%)
  • Accurately performs clinical transcription during the patient encounter by documenting elements of the clinical visit under direct supervision of the provider and assisting with computerized provider order entry under direct supervision of the provider. (10%)
  • Uses a motivational interviewing approach to coach patients toward self-management, self-efficacy, and activation. Engages the patients to assess current state, collaboratively set goals, and review the after-visit summary. Instructs the patient on condition management, behavioral support, and addresses emotional demands of having a chronic condition. Reinforces the clinical care plan and follows up for ongoing activation. (10%)
  • Performs registry and quality data review and conducts population outreach to close gaps in care. (10%)
  • Oversees the identification of high risk patients and facilitates complex care management referrals. Works collaboratively with care team nurses to provide care coordination to rising risk patients. (10%)
  • Reviews and assesses with care team members to achieve population health management goals, to improve patient access to care and to reduce avoidable emergency department visits. (10%)
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments per established standards. Ensures adequate inventory of medical supplies. Ensures all patient treatment areas are stocked with appropriate supplies using established inventory standards. (10%)
  • Performs in-house testing following established standards and policies. (10%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Medical Assistant Certification or Licensed LPN.

  • Completion of an accredited course of study in medical assisting or two years of relevant experience.

  • CPR certification.

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company's Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.

Furthermore, it is every employee's responsibility to comply with the company's Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

EEO is The Law

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf)

We endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact number below.

For accommodation requests, please contact HR Services Online at HRServices@highmarkhealth.org

California Consumer Privacy Act Employees, Contractors, and Applicants Notice

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Health Coach - Internal Medicine - Federal North - Full Time

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