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OUTREACH HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

Company: Cooper University Health Care
Location: Camden
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

About usAt Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to its employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development. -Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey. - Short Description The Outreach Healthcare Assitant will primarily be working with patients specifically receiving care from UHI's addiction medicine providers. The OHA will work closely with medical providers, primary care teams, health coaches, and other agencies to improve patient care and outcomes. The OHA will provide support to patients and their families to help teach and train in areas of health literatcy, health behavior modification, social skills and other health and life skills needed to manage health conditions and addiction. This position may work in various settings, including the hospital, primary care and specialty care practices, and community settings. -Job Duties:

Responsible for assuring adherence to hospital/departmental policies with regard to safety, drug storage and front desk operation.Coordinates receptionist and clerical responsibilities for addiction treatment program Identify unique needs of patients and directs them to appropriate patient support services (sources for emotional, financial, administrative or cultural support).Build and maintain positive working relationships with the patients providers, nurse case managers, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff Help patients develop health management plans and goals Follow-up with health management/care plans with both patients and providers Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and self-care Assist patient in understanding care plans and instructions Work collaboratively and effectively within a team Help patients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments, and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources and addictionFacilitate communication and coordinate services between providers Motivate patients to be active, engaged participants in their health Effectively work with people (staff, clients, doctors, agencies, etc) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions Other duties as assignedExperience RequiredAt least 2 years as medical assistant in family practice Some experience in mental health or substance abuse treatment preferred -Education RequirementsCompletion of Medical Assitant training program; some college courses preferred Special RequirementsScheduled Days / Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30 rotating; License (or Certification):BLS Required; License (or Certification):CMA Required

Keywords: Cooper University Health Care, Camden , OUTREACH HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT, Other , Camden, New Jersey

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