Safety Initiative Coordinator

Virginia Beach, VA
May 10, 2018
May 29, 2018
Full Time
Job Description: Optima Health is hiring a Safety Initiative Coordinator
to join our team in Virginia Beach, VA.

Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm

Department/Position Overview:

In this telephonic capacity role, the Safety Initiative Coordinator will have a background rooted in mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse; bringing a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge base to this rewarding desk position. This unique team is comprised of clinical professional staff, behavioral health clinicians, and non-clinical staff. We have an integrated care model which encompasses care plans and address our members' medical health, addiction, recovery and treatment. Minimum Bachelor's degree required and at least 3 years of related experience working directly with patients related to Behavioral Health or Substance abuse treatment.

Division Highlights:

Optima Health offers a full suite of commercial health insurance products including employee-owned and employer-sponsored plans, as well as Individual and Family health plans, employee assistance plans and plans serving Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. We offer programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs, and integrated clinical and behavioral health services.

As a nationally recognized provider of health plan coverage and innovative wellness programs, we live our mission “to improve health everyday.” This same commitment and dedication directs our philosophy as an employer. When you join Optima Health, you will experience our deep passion for heal and service excellence while benefiting from a culture of opportunity, learning, career growth, and support -every day. Optima Health is a service of Sentara Healthcare, so joining Optima is joining the Sentara Healthcare family.

Sentara Benefits:

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!

The Safety Initiative Coordinator works in a collaborative role with all members of the health care team and community service agencies to coordinate PUMS program for Optima Family Care members to improve safety outcomes. Assesses for barriers to compliance with the medical care plan and implements appropriate interventions to promote compliance with recommended therapy. Acts as a resource to assist members in need of community-based programs for Substance Abuse. Empowers the member with the skills to navigate the process for obtaining appropriate medical care and community assistance, with a focus on members with a history of Medication or Emergency Department inappropriate utilization, to include substance abuse, misuse, and chronic pain. Works with Pharmacy Department to restrict pharmacy providers and Medical Providers, for prescription services.

Education Level
Bachelor's Level Degree

Required: Related - 3 years

Bachelor's Degree required. 3 years of related experience in a physician office setting, Community Services Board, acute care or in a managed care setting working directly with patients related to Behavioral Health or Substance Abuse treatment is required.

Keyword: Behavioral Health (BH), Substance Abuse, Managed Care, Case Management, Mental Health (MH)

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