Care Coordinator at Westchester Medical Center

Title: Retention and Adherence Care Coordinator
Department: AIDS Program
Job Code: A1056
Department Code: 007610

Job Summary: The Care Coordinator is responsible for managing the care of the patient population by developing pathways towards expected patient outcomes, defining appropriate resource utilization, providing proper education, and working in conjunction with the provider to set achievable goals for the patient.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists all patients through the healthcare system by acting as a patient advocate and navigator.
  • Assists patients with understanding their medical diagnoses, treatment options, and achieving best outcomes.
  • Coordinates continuity of patient care with external healthcare organizations and facilities, including the process of hospital admission, discharge, and referrals from the primary care provider to a specialty care provider.
  • Manages high risk patient care, including management of patients with multiple co-morbidities or high risk for readmission to a hospital setting.
  • Facilitates patient education regarding health, disease, medications, and lifestyle modifications.
  • Supports patient self-management of disease and behavior modification interventions.
  • Conducts comprehensive, preventive screenings for patients and/or assists all support staff in daily patient interactions as needed.
  • Promotes clear communication amongst a care team and treating clinicians by ensuring awareness regarding patient care plans and evaluating outcomes. Communicates emergent information to the clinician when issues arise between visits.
  • Facilitates patient medication management based upon standing orders and protocols.
  • Evaluates clinical care, utilization of resources, and development of new clinical tools, forms, and procedures.
  • Participates on a team for data collection, health outcomes reporting, clinical audits, and programmatic evaluation related to the Patient-Centered Medical Home and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and a clean, safe environment.
  • Respects patients by recognizing their rights; maintaining confidentiality.
  • Utilizes technology, including specialized software as applicable, to maximize productivity.
  • Develops and maintains electronic files as necessary.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills: provides customer service: assists other support staff as necessary; collaborates with all levels of internal leadership, management, and staff as well as outside clients, vendors, and other external parties.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Experience: Two (2) to five (5) years of previous clinical, care coordination, and/or case/disease management experience preferred. Experience with and/or extensive knowledge of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiatives.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Four-year degree from an accredited institution preferred.

Licenses/ Certifications: Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates preferred, but not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

How to apply:
Email: [email protected]
Alexis Sanchez (she/her/hers)
Practice Manager, ALLY Care Center
Westchester Medical Center
(P) 914-493-1273 (F) 914-493-1806

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A4TE is Hiring!

Dear friend, 

 

I am thrilled to share some exciting updates with you! Since our founding, TLDEF has continuously grown to meet the needs of the communities we serve under an increasingly challenging political climate. As we get ready to officially merge with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to form A4TE (Advocates for Trans Equality), we're once again expanding our team to continue fighting for the legal and political rights of trans and nonbinary people in the United States. Please see below for A4TE's two new positions. Both are remote-eligible full-time positions, and Kevin Chase Executive Search Group will be leading this recruitment effort on behalf of A4TE. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

 

Chief Strategic Programs Officer ($160k-$180k)

 

A4TE is looking for a culturally competent, emotionally intelligent, savvy, collaborative and decisive Chief Strategic Programs Officer.

 

This remote-eligible full-time position will be responsible for ensuring the programs and goals of the Legal and Policy teams are aligned with A4TE's mission while being on track for success. They'll do this by overseeing and leading a growing team of 18 advocating in the executive, legislative and judicial branches at the federal, state, and local levels on behalf of transgender Americans. The position operates as a direct leader of the Strategic Programs team, and also as an active, collaborative member of the A4TE Executive Leadership Team.

 

 

General Counsel ($160k-$180k)

In this newly created position, the General Counsel will serve as the primary legal advisor for A4TE, providing guidance and oversight on all legal and compliance matters. The General Counsel will play a crucial role in shaping the organization’s legal strategies, managing risk, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The General Counsel will serve as a key advisor on all legal, policy, operational, and administrative issues – including labor and labor relations – while providing support for governance and tax matters.

 

 

With close to 500 anti-LGBTQ bills currently being tracked in the U.S., I am heartened to know that we are expanding our team of dedicated and talented people, as part of building a lasting path forward for trans equity and joy. 

 

Thank you, as always, for your support. None of this would be possible without you. 

 

 

Onward,

Andrea "Andy" Hong Marra (she/her)

Executive Director

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New York State Public Health Corps

 

New York State Department of Health Urges Interested Candidates to Apply for State's Public Health Corps

New York State Public Health Corps Fellows Serve on the Front Lines of Health Care Throughout the State

New Yorkers with a Passion for Health and Community are Encouraged to Apply Here

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 6, 2024) – The New York State Department of Health today announced that it is now accepting applications for the prestigious New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) Fellowship Program, a first-in-the-nation program created to strengthen local and statewide workforce capacities to better respond to future public health emergencies.

The NYSPHC fellows work on a variety of public health projects, including work that reinforces the state's preparedness for future public health emergencies, like those experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, mpox outbreak, and polio response. The program also enables fellows to build connections, educate on key strategies, and effectively communicate with New Yorkers during public health emergencies.

"New York State is committed to ensuring that our health departments, state and local, are prepared for potential health threats, and the New York State Public Health Corps is a great way to ensure we have the appropriate staff ready to take on the public health challenges of today and for years to come,” State Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said. “Public health continues to present new challenges, and we’re looking for New Yorkers who are ready and willing to help roll up their sleeves to protect our communities.”

The NYSPHC has identified 200 open fellow positions across the state, with many local health departments and state health department programs actively recruiting NYSPHC Fellows. The NYSPHC Program is an excellent opportunity for college and advanced degree graduates interested in public health to transition from the classroom into the workforce. Individuals with training in public health, nursing, allied health, healthcare, social services, communications, information technology, logistics planning, education, data science, administration, and emergency preparedness are encouraged to apply.

In the past, NYSPHC Fellows have worked on various projects including the Department's nation-leading wastewater surveillance program, which was recently expanded to increase disease monitoring capabilities across New York State. An Otsego County fellow created informational and interactive data dashboards for the local health department’s website so community members can access accurate and timely information by ZIP code or town/city level regarding public health priorities like COVID-19 and drug-related overdoses. Fellows have also launched their own innovative community health initiatives, including the Capital Regional Menstrual Health period pantries in Schenectady and Albany County, or assisted with campaigns like “Layla’s Got You,” which focuses on promoting sexual health and well-being to Black women ages 18-25 in Onondaga County.

When selected for the NYSPHC Program, fellows gain access to various professional development opportunities, including the Public Health Essentials Certificate Program, created by Cornell University's Master of Public Health Program. This innovative experiential online learning course taught by Cornell University professors aims to equip learners from diverse professional and educational backgrounds with the tools and skills needed to excel in the field of public health. This benefit is provided to all NYSPHC fellows at no cost.

The NYSPHC was established in 2021 in response to the emergent needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among New York's ongoing strategies to reimagine its public health workforce are Governor Hochul's continuous investments in the state's public health infrastructure and her 2022 commitment to rebuilding and expanding the healthcare workforce by 20 percent over five years.

New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO) Executive Director Sarah Ravenhall said, “The New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program aligns perfectly with NYSACHO’s mission to support local health departments in their efforts to promote health and wellness, and prevent disease and injury. The program advances New York’s public health response capabilities and helps to address the considerable workforce shortages being experienced by the state’s 58 local health departments. We are excited to celebrate previous fellows and welcome incoming fellows to the program, who are making a difference in communities by working in local health departments across the state.”

Applications are now open! The Department would like to congratulate all summer and fall 2023 college graduates and encourage them, as well as expected spring 2024 college graduates, to apply to join the New York State Public Health Corps today. The NYSPHC Program is an excellent opportunity for any graduate interested in public health and preparing to transition from the classroom into the workforce.

For more information on the fellowship opportunities available visit www.ny.gov/publichealthcorps. Applications are being accepted, reviewed, and filled on a rolling basis through June 28, 2024.

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Contact: New York State Department of Health   

518-474-2043 x. 2   

[email protected]   

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Full-Time Patient Engagement Specialist needed at Cornerstone Middletown

Patient Engagement Specialist--Middletown, NY
Supportive Health Choices
 
RATE OF PAY/SALARY: $18.00 per hour
WORK LOCATION(S): Middletown, NY
STATUS: Full-Time


Cornerstone Family Healthcare is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventative health care services in an environment of caring, dignity and respect to all people regardless of their ability to pay. For more than fifty years, Cornerstone has been responsive to meeting the needs of the communities in which we serve with a continued emphasis on the underserved and those without access to health care regardless of race, economic status, age, sex, sexual orientation or disability.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • The SHC Peer Engagement Specialist assists patients with navigating the healthcare system and negotiating services. The SHC Peer will work in partnership with Case Management providing concrete support services to patients managed in HIV Primary Care.
  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F, CFH policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  • Engage patients through one-on-one relationship building, treatment education, advocacy, and support.
  • Assist with making referrals to care management and coordinate other services as needed
  • Provide mentoring, emotional support, and a buddy system to patients improving the continuum of care.
  • Empower patients with HIV education (treatment adherence, U=U, PrEP, etc.), provide appointment reminders, follow up and reschedule missed appointments, communicate with case manager and provider, provide strategies for antiretroviral adherence.
  • Function as a liaison between the patient and their case manager and the Provider.
  • Submit timely progress notes documenting patient encounters/activities.
  • Participate in community events.
  • Attend Peer Certification Program.
  • Participate and assist in organizing community events, i.e. World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, etc.
  • Attend monthly educational forums.
  • Attend weekly supervision.
  • Participate in department meetings and other required meetings.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to all clinical, administrative, and general policies and procedures as outlined in the Cornerstone Family
  • Healthcare Policy and Procedure Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all aspects of Cornerstone Family Healthcare including, but not limited to, patient confidentiality, financials, and employee relations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Familiarity of life issues facing the priority population(s), including HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, or other chronic illness. Understanding of community level work and the importance of collaborating and coordinating with other organizations is needed. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and PrEP, STI's, community resources, etc.
  • Must have a cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to maintain a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Must be well organized and attentive to detail.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and withstand the stress and pressure of dealing with HIV risk populations, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Travel/Time Requirement: Must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license and independent means of transportation for frequent travel to locations throughout the assigned county as well as to the offices of Cornerstone.


If interested in applying, please contact:

Donna Ricard Muller
(She/Her/Hers)
Senior Program Supervisor of Client Services
40 Garden Street, Suite 401
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel/Fax:     845-533-2047
[email protected]
www.hudsonvalleycs.org

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Application Open! Patient Engagement Specialist at Cornerstone Family Healthcare

Patient Engagement Specialist -Newburgh, NY
Newburgh, NY • Supportive Health Choices
 
Description
HVCS, a Division of Cornerstone Family Healthcare is actively recruiting for a Per Diem Peer Engagement Specialist to join our growing team in Newburgh, NY.
 
RATE OF PAY/SALARY: $18.00 per hour
WORK LOCATION(S): Newburgh, NY
STATUS: Part Time


Cornerstone Family Healthcare is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center with a mission to provide high quality, comprehensive, primary and preventative health care services in an environment of caring, dignity and respect to all people regardless of their ability to pay. For more than fifty years, Cornerstone has been responsive to meeting the needs of the communities in which we serve with a continued emphasis on the underserved and those without access to health care regardless of race, economic status, age, sex, sexual orientation or disability.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • The SHC Peer Engagement Specialist assists patients with navigating the healthcare system and negotiating services. The SHC Peer will work in partnership with Case Management providing concrete support services to patients managed in HIV Primary Care.
  • Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F, CFH policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  • Engage patients through one-on-one relationship building, treatment education, advocacy, and support.
  • Assist with making referrals to care management and coordinate other services as needed
  • Provide mentoring, emotional support, and a buddy system to patients improving the continuum of care.
  • Empower patients with HIV education (treatment adherence, U=U, PrEP, etc.), provide appointment reminders, follow up and reschedule missed appointments, communicate with case manager and provider, provide strategies for antiretroviral adherence.
  • Function as a liaison between the patient and their case manager and the Provider.
  • Submit timely progress notes documenting patient encounters/activities.
  • Participate in community events.
  • Attend Peer Certification Program.
  • Participate and assist in organizing community events, i.e. World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, etc.
  • Attend monthly educational forums.
  • Attend weekly supervision.
  • Participate in department meetings and other required meetings.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to all clinical, administrative, and general policies and procedures as outlined in the Cornerstone Family
  • Healthcare Policy and Procedure Manual and Employee Handbook.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all aspects of Cornerstone Family Healthcare including, but not limited to, patient confidentiality, financials, and employee relations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Familiarity of life issues facing the priority population(s), including HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, or other chronic illness. Understanding of community level work and the importance of collaborating and coordinating with other organizations is needed. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and PrEP, STI's, community resources, etc.
  • Must have a cross-cultural sensitivity and ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be able to maintain a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Must be well organized and attentive to detail.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality and withstand the stress and pressure of dealing with HIV risk populations, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Travel/Time Requirement: Must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license and independent means of transportation for frequent travel to locations throughout the assigned county as well as to the offices of Cornerstone.


If interested in applying, please contact:

Donna Ricard Muller
(She/Her/Hers)
Senior Program Supervisor of Client Services
40 Garden Street, Suite 401
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel/Fax:     845-533-2047
[email protected]
www.hudsonvalleycs.org

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Applications open! 2024 Fall Multidisciplinary Residency at BAC

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Project Director of Campus Grant for Office of Violence Against Women

Please note that while the salary is listed at 55,000, it will be commensurate with the applicant's experience, up to 65,000.

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VIP Community Services in the Bronx is Still Looking to Fill Positions


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