Information and Referral Specialist - Accountable Health Communities

Open Date 8/15/2017
Division Reading Hospital
Description

This position will provide direction for development, testing and implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) defined screening tool for the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) project for Berks Accountable Health Communities Consortium. This position will also update the 2-1-1 database on regular and consistent basis. The AHC project is a plan to support local communities in addressing the health related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries by bridging the gap between clinical and community service providers. Social needs include housing instability, food insecurity, utility needs, interpersonal violence and transportation.

Position Requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the personality/demeanor to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a variety of settings. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently. Strong organizational, problem solving and time management skills. Must have experience with training groups of individuals on new initiatives. Must have experience with MS Office. High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree or relevant health information technology experience preferred. Strong attention to detail. Ability to use interactive computer programs. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Strong customer focus and excellent interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate good judgment in making decisions. Ability to travel within local community to attend meetings. Must be able to set and meet timelines or be able to recognize and schedule changes in response to project demands.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system offering leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have comprehensive physicians network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our patients benefit from access to a broad range of services, all here in our region. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery & stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's
Hours Bi-Weekly 80

Reading Shift Day