Safety Initiative Coordinator

Norfolk, VA
Aug 07, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Full Time
Job Description: 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

Optima Health Community Care is hiring a Safety Initiative Coordinator to join our team in Norfolk, 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 Community Care is a Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) Medicaid plan for many older people and those with disabilities. CCC Plus is a Medicaid managed care program through the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS).

With Optima Health Community Care, members benefit from an individualized, fully-integrated program with a state-wide network of providers. As an Optima Health Community employee, you will join a care team committed to providing customized and personalized support and services in the community that our members can count on. 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!

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)

Equal Opportunity Employer

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