University of Washington School of Public Health
Health Care Advocate - Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Closing Date: September 24, 2017
Posted: August 17, 2017
The Health Care Advocate works under the direction of the Population Health Coordinator. The Health Care Advocate’s primary responsibility will be to implement a mail-based colorectal cancer screening program. In addition the Health Care Advocate will work with the Population Health Coordinator and Health Home Director to roll out the colorectal cancer screening program to all clinic sites.
Implementing a mail-based colorectal cancer screening program includes: assembling FIT kits to mail to patients overdue for screening, reviewing electronic patient charts to identify those in need of screening, requesting records, sending detailed and timely patient communication, conducting live follow-up phone calls and fielding callbacks from automated calls. The Health Care Advocate will assist with updating the electronic health record with historical colonoscopy results. In addition, the Health Care Advocate may work with the Population Health Coordinator to implement additional preventive health screening recall efforts. Must have attention to detail and organizational skills plus the ability to stay focused and schedule tasks that include large quantities of patient mailings and reminder calls.