LifeLong Medical Care

  • Geriatric Care Coordinator (Care At Home program)

    Job Locations US-CA-Berkeley
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/21/2018 2:40 PM)
    ID
    2018-1675
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Healthcare
  • Overview

    Are you a forward-thinking individual who’s passionate about serving diverse populations? LifeLong Medical Care is seeking a highly organized Geriatric Care Coordinator to help shape the growth of an exciting medical house calls program for low-income seniors. The position is an opportunity use your creativity to improve and expand a team-based model of care across multiple health center settings – backgrounds in public health, social work, nursing, and related fields are invited to apply! LifeLong Medical Care is an innovative leader in caring for adults with complex care needs within diverse community health settings across the East Bay. Join a dynamic, patient-centered care team at a mission-driven community health center and apply today.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    LifeLong Medical Care is seeking a highly organized critical thinker, ideally with community health experience, to join an interdisciplinary team as the Geriatric Care Coordinator and shape the growth of an exciting house calls program for low-income seniors. The ideal candidate demonstrates strong communication skills and an ability to provide sensitive and empathic care to people of all backgrounds. The Care At Home (CAH) program is a centralized program for underserved patients who are medically homebound and 65 years or older. The Geriatric Care Coordinator is a part of a patient-centered care team focused on provision and coordination of care for CAH patients, including primary care, behavioral health, and social services. This is program is currently based out of LifeLong’s Over Sixty Health Center in Berkeley with intention to expand to other LifeLong health centers across the East Bay.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions

    • Primary point of contact for patients and caregivers; collaborate and coordinate medical needs/issues with treatment team.
    • Coordinates a relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; participating in team problem-solving methods.
    • Interdisciplinary team members will include: social workers, medical providers, nurses, and other clinic support staff.
    • Proactively identifies high-risk patients needing care at home; notifies LifeLong staff as appropriate when patients are admitted to local hospitals; ensures timely and appropriate hospital follow-up and medical appointments.
    • Participates in multi-disciplinary team case management and meetings.
    • Calls new patients and assesses eligibility for CAH.
    • Works with and participates in training for CAH model launches at clinics. Provide direction to CAH teams tasked with coordination activities for patients.
    • Completes other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations, with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic, and cultural origins.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment independently.
    • Ability to seek direction/approval on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
    • Ability to work effectively and calmly while prioritizing multiple work demands.
    • Strong organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability effectively work with people from people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
    • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
    • Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum 2 years of experience working in community-based organization.

    Job Preferences

    • Experience with primary care, triage, and clinic flow.
    • Outpatient clinical experience (experience with working with complex medical cases strongly preferred).
    • Access to reliable transportation and current auto insurance.
    • Graduate degree in related field.
    • Geriatric care experience.
    • Administrative experience.
    • Experience as part of a team-based care model and community health care settings.
    • Bilingual – please include languages spoken in application.

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