CARE Center Manager, Patient Access

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Connecticut, United States
30 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Under the direction of the Operations Director and within a team-based organizational structure, support and participate in the development and management of the YM CARE Center staff of one or more department/specialty pods. Monitor data and team processes while driving to improve the services provided.

Essential Duties

  1. Manage YM CARE Center staff within one or more department/specialty pod(s). This includes recruiting, coaching, mentoring and developing high performing individuals that function well in a team environment. 
  2. Manage and support daily department/specialty pod(s) operations to include, but not limited to, incoming calls, referral management, appointment reminders, and in-basket management.
  3. Manage staff schedules to ensure staffing levels support call volume.  Approve and monitor all staff human resource functions including payroll, time and attendance schedules to ensure appropriate coverage for staff within the department/specialty pod(s).
  4. Identify issues that impede delivery of high quality patient access; develop, implement, and evaluate improvement plans in collaboration with YM CARE Center and departmental leadership.
  5. Develop and critically evaluate workflows/SOP; making recommendations to YM CARE Center leadership to improve work procedures within the department/specialty pod(s) and YM CARE Center.
  6. Develop and lead department/specialty pod(s) program initiatives that align with the YM CARE Center mission and vision and report outcomes to YM CARE Center leadership team.
  7. Monitor calls and other YM CARE Center quality metrics to ensure exceptional customer service.  Identify training opportunities for staff and lead efforts to improve performance.
  8. Analyze access principles and departmental metrics (i.e. RVUs, volume, etc.) and make recommendations for template adjustments.
  9. Monitor and analyze monthly CARE Center and departmental (pod) KPIs/SLAs to assess accuracy and effectiveness of processes.  Identify trends or items requiring immediate corrective action.
  10. Serve as a technical and policy resource for department/specialty pod(s) team.
  11. Communicate, maintain, and uphold adherence to YM and YM CARE Center policies and procedures.
  12. Remain well versed in all department/specialty pod(s) functions.
  13. Conduct daily huddles with the department/specialty pod(s) team.  
  14. Serve as the department/specialty access liaison to patients, physicians, and callers and addresses calls escalated by the scheduling/referral staff as needed.  
  15. Serve as liaison and partner to the departments and clinics to ensure scheduling guidelines, provider information, and appointment site locations are up to date and being adhered to.  Communicate changes to the department/specialty pod(s) team.  
  16. Report metrics and develop action plans that foster continuous improvement to departments and clinics.
  17. Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  18. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree with 5 years’ experience supervising or managing a service-focused team, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to lead a team in process improvement efforts and to increase metrics and drive performance results. Ability to drive change by guiding individuals and groups toward desired outcomes.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Outstanding interpersonal, communication and customer service skills with proven ability to professionally and effectively interact with all members of the patient’s care team (including but not limited to the patient, parent, primary care provider, etc.).

Required Skill/Ability 3:

High degree of initiative with the ability to use sound independent judgement, critical thinking and decision-making skills to effectively and appropriately coach and manage staff to achieve exceptional results.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to work with all levels of clients and to prioritize numerous tasks.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to maintain exemplary attendance, punctuality and reliability.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience with EPIC referrals, scheduling (Cadence) and messaging (i.e. In-Basket). Proven record of high performance in the areas of employee management, training and mentoring. Working knowledge of HIPAA regulations and the impact on operations.

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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