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Patient Navigator - Bariatrics

Company: Memorial Medical Center
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Memorial Medical CenterPatient Navigator works with providers and other staff members to help navigate patients through the bariatric and heartburn process by the upkeep of a database and outreach to patient to ensure they complete diagnostic studies and are cleared for bariatric & heartburn surgery. The selected candidate will provide oversight of the Metabolic and Bariatric Program and Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease, this includes ensuring care from the initial patient point of contact to pre-surgical requirements, surgery, and post op follow-ups. A positive induvial that is committed to removing patient barriers to care by identifying critical resources, helping them navigate through healthcare services and systems, and promoting patient health.Patient Navigator assumes responsibility for the efficient, productive, and professional operation which includes telephone and patient reception, scheduling of patients, collecting patient demographic and insurance information, maintaining of patient databases, facilitate scheduling appointments for specialty care. -Other duties include:

  • Assist patients in understanding their diagnosis, treatment options, and the resources available, including educating eligible patients about procedures. - -
  • Serve as an essential link between patients and all other care providers.
  • Facilitate appointments for consults and support services within established service standards.
  • Coordinate multidisciplinary planning conferences, develop concise patient summaries for use by the care team, and document recommendations made utilizing standardized care protocol.
  • -Assist with patient education programs and tools.
  • Follow patients throughout the care continuum.
  • Adhere to established productivity benchmarks.
  • Responsible for outreach efforts to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key customers (physicians, office staff, diagnostic staff, nurses, operating staff, and admissions).Job Requirements:Minimum Education: - High school graduate or equivalent required. - Bachelor's degree preferred. - Minimum Experience: - One to two years working in fast-paced medical practice. - Minimum knowledge of computer keyboards and applications preferred. -LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces , Patient Navigator - Bariatrics, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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