This position coordinates care of Occupational Health cases across the continuum of care to achieve optimal clinical and financial resource outcomes. As a resource to facilitate that care, this position will use the companys occupational health protocols and act as a liaison between providers, ancillary referral services (physical therapy, radiology, laboratory, specialty referrals), contract employers, workers compensation insurance carriers and outside service providers. The purpose of this position is to promote quality and cost effective patient care through integrated data management and communication with all affected parties.
Communicates continually with patients, other departments (clinic managers, providers, workers compensation, risk mgmt, human resources), contract employers, referral network providers and workers compensation carrier case managers to ensure that appropriate plans and protocols are being followed and that the patient is discharged from care with a timely and appropriate return to work status.
Maintains current open and discharged case files in internal computer database.
Monitors and tracks all referral activities within the companys ancillary and specialist referral network.
Reports drug screen results to employers and records results in database.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
The position requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years experience in healthcare as a Nursing Asst, Medical Asst, Health Unit Coordinator, Patient Care Tech, Patient Billing, etc.
Requires an understanding of medical terminology. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, strong organizational and time management skills and flexibility in responding to multiple demands.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 268708
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