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Patient Care Coordinator- Schenectady, NY in Schenectady, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

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The Patient Care Coordinator is responsible for assuring that all patients are connected to healthcare coverage and services, community resources, referral to appropriate medical offices and any other relevant service as identified as part of the assessment and care planning process.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Identify appropriate resources to ameliorate areas of need, beginning with the most urgent.

  • Assure that all members have a primary care provider and remove barriers to receiving preventative care services.

  • Track referrals and outcomes

  • Based on assessment results, determine, and facilitate care coordination activities and develop a patient centered plan of care

  • Obtain necessary consents and releases to enter working relationship and to facilitate referrals and linkages to resources and services.

  • Assess eligibility for and assist uninsured members with obtaining health insurance, including obtaining access to health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace and several NYS Medicaid programs.

  • Take necessary steps to link individuals to community resources, being cognizant of the individual’s level of activation as it relates to the amount of support required to successfully connect them to care.

  • Provide education and assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals

You have:

  • High school diploma or GED, plus graduation from a Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Two years’ previous experience as a health care provider.

  • Respectful and non-judgmental treatment of all regardless of age, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability.

  • Willingness to work a flexible work schedule including evening and weekend hours and possible travel to all centers.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, volunteers, board members, donors, clients and vendors.

What makes you stand out:

  • Bi-lingual ability in Spanish or other languages common to the PPGNY service area preferred

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.