Mount Sinai Careers
CARE COORDINATOR- Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health
The Mount Sinai Health System
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The Care Coordinator is responsible for
coordinating the care and benefits to cancer patients and other medically
fragile patients who are members of the World Trade Center Health Program. The
Care Coordinator will work with patients and providers to record and track when
patients are due for upcoming appointments for services that are authorized by
the World Trade Center Health Program. The coordinator will be familiar with
WTC Health Program Coverage rules, escalating services for clinical review when
appropriate within protocol.
He/she evaluates, revises, and maps care pathways based on assessments conducted through engagement with the patient and family, as well as review of treatment plans and medical records. This will include communication with the patient's treatment provider offices, for care both within Mount Sinai and care with external providers. The Care Coordinator maintains ensure that Quality Assurance protocols are in place to appropriately track task completion and performs ongoing review of case to ensure adequate follow up. Coordinates the appropriate resources and consult services to provide continuity of care and appropriate follow up plan of care, including WTC Health Program benefits as well as other benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides guidance for patients from diagnosis to survivorship. Patients at risk are referred to the Care Coordinator to ensure that patient receives comprehensive and quality care with appropriate follow up
- Completes intake assessments with newly diagnosed patients to determine needs, particularly as they pertain to medical providers, coverage, and benefits
- Initiates and documents patient interventions and referrals for data analysis. Uses evidence based research to implement care plan and to provide external parties with information regarding patient data
- May coordinate and assist patients to overcome any obstacles that may inhibit their care plan such as child care and transportation
- Documents all initiatives with patients in database so can quantify for both QI initiatives and internal documentation support
- Works with Patient Navigators to ensure that benchmarks are met and reporting is completed in a thorough and timely fashion
- Works with a team of Patient Navigators via chart review and/or face-to-face case discussions
- Initiates and documents benefits coordination
- Partners with families and patient care team and community resources to provide well-coordinated timely compassionate, exemplary, interdisciplinary care
- Initiates and performs ongoing review of policies related to services provided. Troubleshoots and updates as necessary
- Performs other duties as necessary
- Bachelor’s degree in social services, social work, public health, or related fields. Master’s degree preferred
- 1-3 years relevant experience in patient navigation or healthcare preferred. Population specific experience preferred, specifically patients managing cancer diagnoses. Some knowledge of the managed care system and CMS guidelines preferred, as well as some knowledge of patient resources in the New York City Metropolitan Area
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with patients, staff, visitors and vendors
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