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Care Coordination Assistant

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children's Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children's Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.


The Care Coordinator Assistant provides clerical, secretarial and administrative support for the Care Coordination department. Under the direction and supervision of the licensed staff, the Care Coordination Assistant preforms the following activities and processes ; post-acute care coordination (SHF, HHC, DME, Hospice , etc.,) revenue related activities (authorizations, certifications and payer communications ), stocking and monitoring office supplies and equipment and maintaining accurate and complete departmental records. This position may function as the point of contact for the department, and is responsible for the professional and timely response to calls, messages and the forwarding of communications to the responsible party.

The Care Coordinator Assistant may be assigned other duties within the scope of the role, including, but not limited to, scheduling, faxing, auditing, transcribing, filing, delivering, sorting, editing, tracking and correlating the department's documentation, records and forms. This positions emphasis will be on optimizing the licensed staffs' productivity by providing clerical support, managing confidential patient information and ensuring the compliant and accurate management of departmental records and communications. The Care Coordination Assistant performs these duties according to applicable hospital policies, standards of practice and Federal and State regulations.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Two years of vocational training, medical office experience or relevant work experience required. If operational conditions permit, training a candidate without the required experience may be considered
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, typing, and computer data entry
  • High School Graduate or equivalent education

Special Skills:

  • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills are essential
  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks or projects effectively
  • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities

Preferred Requirements:

  • Associates Degree preferred

The position is represented by SEIU United Healthcare Workers.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Bakersfield , Care Coordination Assistant, Other , Bakersfield, California

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