Arizona Community Physicians (ACP) is looking for a strong RN Care Coordinator to join our Care Coordination team in the delivery of value-based care and population health programs. This is a great opportunity for the right individual to leverage their experience in furthering our deliverables for excellence in patient care. ACP is a successful physician-owned medical group in southern Arizona and has a wholly owned subsidiary Affordable Care Organization (ACO), Abacus. This position is a key role within our ACO.
Works under the direction of the ACO Medical Director and Care Coordinator Manager in the area of Care Management and Population Health. A prime area of focus will be case management of higher risk patients. Other areas of focus may include transitional care management, population health management, quality improvement, and provider and staff education.
Clinical: Provide case management to a panel of high risk patients (typically 100 to 150 patients) and work with the ACP Medical Director to improve clinical outcomes and help reduce total medical costs. Assist in ACO-directed quality improvement efforts.
Care Coordination – Interact daily with clinical offices affiliated with Abacus Health to provide care coordination for patients needing short-term and/or chronic care coordination
Case Management – Develop and maintain a panel of high risk patients with the purpose of helping them be more effective at managing their own care, understand their medical conditions and medications, navigate the healthcare system, and utilize resources appropriately.
Provide education and emotional support to these patients and develop trusting relationships with them. Meet their paneled patients face-to-face at least once in their physician’s office or other healthcare facility or the patient’s home. Create a patient centered-care plan with each patient and consistently log all interactions with each patient.
Complement and support the chronic care management provided to these patients by their primary care provider. Communicate significant clinical information regarding these patients to other members of the healthcare team and especially to the patient’s PCP.
Transitional Care Management – Assist offices as needed in helping patients efficiently, effectively, and safely transition from the inpatient or skilled nursing facility environment back to care under their PCP.
Short term Care Management – One -time or limited outreach assistance with care coordination
Assist other ACO staff with closing of clinical gaps in care.
Attend case conferences pertaining to patient collaboration.
Act as a liaison between community resources helpful to patients (e.g. volunteer agencies, assistance programs) and educate assigned ACP staff about community resources that can help them in office management of high risk patients. Use advocacy, communication and resource management, while promoting quality and cost-effective interventions and outcomes. Facilitate the achievement of patient wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. Maintain appropriate documentation to track quality improvement and cost reduction activity
Education: Completion of an accredited RN program.
Work Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in case management involving chronic disease management and utilization management.
Preferred Experience/Qualifications: Prior experience in case management, population health management, utilization management and quality programs. CCM credential is desirable.
Other Qualifications: Current Arizona RN license. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Valid Arizona driver’s license and reliable transportation.
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