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Banner Health Population Health Assistant in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Banner Staffing Services-AZ

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Tucson is set in a Sonoran Desert valley surrounded by five mountain ranges. Boasting an average 350 sunny days a year and warm dry air, the climate is ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. Tucson offers one-of-a-kind experiences for those interested in outdoor adventure and nature, heritage and culture, arts and attractions, golf and original Southwest-inspired dining.

A rewarding career that fits your life. Banner Staffing Services offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the country’s leading health systems. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities – you belong at Banner Staffing Services.

Banner Staffing Services (BSS) offers Registry/Per Diem opportunities within Banner Health. Registry/Per Diem positions are utilized as needed within our facilities. These positions offer flexibility in scheduling and are great way to start your career with Banner Health. As a BSS team member, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular opportunities within Banner Health.

As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will enjoy:

• Competitive wages

• Paid orientation

• Flexible Schedules (select positions)

• Fewer Shifts Cancelled

• Weekly pay

• 403(b) Pre-tax retirement

• Employee Assistance Program

• Employee wellness program

• Discount Entertainment tickets

• Restaurant/Shopping discounts

• Auto Purchase Plan

Registry/Per Diem positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. Registry/Per Diem positions require a minimum of 4 shifts a month commitment. Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes; employment, criminal and education) is required.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position provides a variety of clinical support functions to contribute to the overall improvement of healthcare quality of life as well as efficient use of resources. Also to ensure patients receive referrals or information about the right services needed at the right time, whether acute care or ambulatory. This position assists with setting up outpatient services or providing resources to help the patient maintain optimal care. This position monitors health plan members and patients from inpatient to ambulatory to ensure they are receiving services they need or are continuing to be offered services if there are any changes. Performs administrative tasks (indirect care) that support the care team in direct medical care and utilizes the EHR, external resources, and tools to provide a complete assessment of the patients health status which includes identifying care gaps. Utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and communication skills to ensure the members get the indicated care when and where they need and want it. Patient outreach is a critical component to this position.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Works with the patient to coordinate services into or out of a care setting in order to obtain appropriate services and benefits in collaboration with patients or clinical staff. Performs referrals or tasking other departments, coordinating home health care, confirming arrangements, making physician or outpatient appointments.

  2. Reviews available information obtained by healthcare team members in one of many locations. Considers physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and age specific and educational needs of the patient. Performs follow-up calls to patients and providers regarding their experience and issue resolution and reviews patient data/demographics etc. to reflect changing patient needs and provide input on updates as needed.

  3. Assists with patient navigation through the healthcare system by connecting the member with information or services. Recognize issues with members health status and reports abnormalities or needs to a licensed professional. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating with other care givers the status of the patient. Bridges gaps between the member and the clinical team including but not limited to the following, connection to services, needs, barriers etc.

  4. Participates in departmental improvements, Banner initiatives and performs data collection for measurement of projects. Identifies any care gaps based on preventative and maintenance care guidelines as obtained through data review, dashboards, chart auditing etc.

  5. Documents accurately and timely all interventions and necessary patient related activities in the correct medical record. Utilizes EHR to provide outreach for patients in respective preventative care or chronic care (high risk patients) and those not seen recently by a healthcare provider. Actively works reports to close care gaps and document findings.

  6. Works collaboratively with team members; promotes collaborative relationships with vendors, community and referral resources.

  7. May perform tasks such as may provide information on community resources/information or other tasks as related to clinical specialty. May perform secretarial/cross coverage where needed.

  8. Works under general supervision. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations.. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Home health agencies, nursing homes, insurance providers, volunteer services, county and governmental agencies and medical supply companies.. Licensed health professionals are available and indicate process for the oversight. For initial screening, the organization limits use of non-clinical administrative staff to the following; Performance of review of service request for completeness of information, Collection and transfer of non-clinical data, Acquisition of structured clinical data, Activities that do not require evaluation or interpretation of clinical information. The organization ensures that licensed health professionals are available to non-clinical administrative staff while performing initial screening.

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

The position requires a proficiency level typically achieved with three years of experience in healthcare as a Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Patient Care Tech, etc.

Current CNA, CHW, MA certification, or LPN license in state of practice may be required. Requires an understanding of medical terminology including clinical technology, processes and EHR. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, strong organizational and time management skills and flexibility in responding to multiple demands

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bilingual, preferred in some assignments.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability

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