APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
APLA Health is currently seeking a Referral Coordinator to join our Olympic Health Center! We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!
This is a great opportunity to make a difference!
Referral Coordinator, Olympic
The referral coordinator will provide patient care services under the direction of a licensed health care provider. This includes handling referrals, health follow-ups and coordination services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates and manages authorizations for referrals from our primary care providers to outside providers, including to medical specialists and outside facilities for special testing.
Coordinates and manages authorizations for certain medications and treatments when this is required by patients’ medical insurance plans.
Facilitates and ensures the receipt of consult notes and test results after a patient has been referred to an outside provider.
Communicates with primary care provider (PCP) to inform of any delays or barriers to patients care.
Serves as clinic liaison to outside agencies and partners.
Communicates with Supervisor when unable to process all referrals or follow-ups to avoid delays.
Carries out patient discharge processes; clarifies and provides patients with follow up care instructions and referrals.
Administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a medical emergency.
OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.
Training and Experience:
High school diploma or GED. Proficient use of Microsoft Office and electronic health records. Bilingual in Spanish/ English preferred.
Communicate effectively with people of various educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions from physicians, mid-level providers and nurses and apply departmental policies, procedures and protocols applicable to work.
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Operate a computer and standard business software.
Maintain highly confidential personal and medical information in accordance to HIPAA regulations.
Exercise tact, objectivity, sensitivity and sound judgment in dealing with a variety of people in a variety of sensitive situations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members, patients and others encountered in the course of work.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
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