Job Description Summary: Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) with offices in Connecticut, Colorado and California, is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), and ConferMed.
The Recovery Care Coordinator will provide daily efforts in the areas of strategic outreach, patient recruitment, patient retention, primary care coordination, specialty care coordination; follow up tracking, community outreach and program evaluation. The position will be a key role in the implementation of integrated and coordinated substance abuse services for CHCI patients, and will be the key personnel responsible for the internal and external communication with the providers, staff and patients at their assigned sites.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct strategic outreach to all CHCI sites participating in Substance Abuse expansion and collaborate on recruitment of new patients into medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependency.
Conduct external outreach to community partners in an effort to raise awareness about the program and services available at CHCI, specifically substance abuse expansion.
Actively recruit patients for participation in MAT Program and ensure that all sites have appropriate consent forms and disclosures for patient participation in program and research.
Work with Project ECHO providers on site to ensure that all patients enrolled in SA expansion services are entered into CHCI database and appropriately flagged in CHC EHR.
Ensure the detail, accuracy and timeliness of data entry and reporting.
Work in collaboration with SA expansion team to develop and implement retention strategies for patients in the program.
Work with Project Director to ensure the progress of all outcome measures and performance improvement projects with relationship to SA expansion grant requirements.
Participate in community events, which will promote SA expansion services and raise awareness about all services at CHC.
Work with Project Director and SA Expansion team on specific evaluation goals.
Actively participate in all CKP, Interdisciplinary and Quality Improvement Meetings on a regular basis.
Identify and participate in trainings as appropriate for the professional development and accomplishment of all program goals.
Bachelors in related field
Experience in outreach and care coordination
Experience in substance abuse field
Ability to communicate effectively with hard to reach populations
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Location: Community Health Center of Middletown City: Middletown State: Connecticut