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Bariatric and Obesity Medicine Patient Navigator - Danbury, CT

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Danbury
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Bariatric & Obesity Medicine Patient Navigator - Bariatric/Metabolic Department - Full Time, 40 hours per week, 8 hour shifts - 8:00am - 4:30pm. Summary: Patient navigation is a patient centered healthcare service delivery model that supports patient's movement along a continuum of medical care, from patient outreach and coordination. Patient navigation aims to reduce health disparities by assisting individuals and their families in overcoming barriers to accessing and completing weight loss screening, diagnostics and treatment. Responsibilities: 1. Serves as an essential link between patients and all other care providers. Facilitates appointments for consults and support services within established service standards, including dietitians, specialists, ancillary facilities, etc. Follows patients throughout the care continuum, including inpatient admissions, and collaborates with outpatient care management resources. 2. Obtains patient medical records and assisting the RN or other team members with patient care issues with internal ancillary departments to ensure that all required paperwork/ consents are submitted accurately and timely; facilitate follow up with candidates on missing items. 3. Create and maintain a centralized tracking system that tracks all necessary clinical documentation for all potential surgical candidates and create reports as needed. Track timelines and identify opportunities for continuous process improvement. 4. Coordinates multidisciplinary patient support group meetings, develops and prepares patient information and documents in accordance with nationally recognized care guidelines. 5. Connect candidates with Nuvance Engagement Programs and community resources that as needed and provide additional information to provider spouses/partner as needed. 6. Accountable for the results of key performance metrics to track the success of the provider onboarding process. 7. Maintain current knowledge of Nuvance Health employment policies, benefits, and all credentialing processes to answer candidate questions as needed or be able to direct candidates to the appropriate subject matter experts. 8. Provide back up support to other members of the navigator team as needed. 9. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position. 10. Maintain and Model Nuvance Health Foundational Values (Personal, Imaginative, Agile, Connected). 11. Performs other duties as required. Other information: Education Required: High school diploma/GED Salary Range: $24.9200 - $46.2800 Hourly EOE, including disability/vets. Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

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