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Medical Assistant - Care Coordinator

Req No.
2017-3057
Company
CommUnityCare Health Centers
Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH)
500 E. 7th St.
Austin
Category
Medical Services
TX
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

In collaboration with care teams, staff and families, the Medical Assistant Care Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing patient care to ensure the highest quality care and patient experience.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate preventative, wellness, and chronic needs management services using evidenced based practice and care models.
  • Provide comprehensive care to increase patient and family perception of quality care.
  • Improve communication between patient and health care providers.
  • Support patients using a comprehensive, chronic care management model of care.
  • Increase patient’s knowledge of medical conditions and improve self-management practices.
  • Coordinate with internal and external social services agencies and programs to ensure that patient receives needed services.
  • Support patients to increase medical compliance, improve health outcomes, and increase their self-report quality of life. 
  • Empower patients and/or their families to be an engaged, active participant in their care management.
  • Complete all direct and indirect care documentation in timely manner and ensure patient records are current and complete.
  • Attend daily patient care (unit) huddles and periodic informational (clinic) huddles, meetings, patient conferences, or planning sessions. These may be related to quality assurance, patient care and other related topics within the clinic.
  • Attend seminars and maintain all licensure and/or certification requirements for continuing education and best practices.
  • Participate in quality strategies to evaluate compliance with evidence-based guidelines, standards and to identify opportunities to improve patient outcomes.
  • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
  • Requisite skills and ability to perform certain medical tasks as assigned.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION

  • Medical Assistant Diploma.
  • Graduation from high school or equivalent

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE:

Current Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Will be required to maintain a current CPR certification during employment.

 

 

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