The Healthcare Coordinator provides services to Hope support recipients through implementing positive behavior supports to Hope recipients through leadership and teamwork in collaboration with the Behavioral Health Home Alliance Coordinator (BHHAC). The Healthcare Coordinator ensures the health and safety of the support recipients and provides a wide range of services, including oversight of all healthcare related services and serves as the liaison between the BHHAC and medical supports. This position coordinates with staff in the home to promote optimal health and wellness for support recipients. This position also works congruently with the BHHAC to integrate support recipients into the most community inclusive and independent setting possible while keeping natural supports intact.
1. Monitors and evaluates medical conditions in collaboration with other health care professionals to ensure optimal care for support recipients.
2. Plans, evaluates, and reviews progress of treatment programs based on information gathered by observing and interviewing support recipients, or by analyzing their medical records, to present to appropriate teams.
3. Provides individualized care according to a treatment and/or support plan. Works directly with the BHHAC to coordinate all healthcare services for each member of the home.
4. Designs and implements person centered activities for support recipients that include information required to make informed health care and medically relevant treatment decisions. Assists in the development and implementation of the Dementia Mapping, Behavior Support Plan, and Interaction Guidelines through a team process.
5. Coordinates healthcare services, communicates and follows through with team members while providing program and behavior support in the support recipient’s home and community.
6. Serves as linkage to needed services within the community including coordination of medical services and other community based opportunities.
7. Ensures staff training in medically relevant information for support recipients in the home, based on current healthcare needs, including instructing and performing appropriate hygiene care, dressing, toileting, repositioning, and/or assisting with feeding as appropriate to the support recipient’s preferences and needs.
8. Advises appropriate medical personnel regarding healthcare issues of recipients in the home by collecting and providing data.
9. Ensures medications in the home are appropriate to prescriptions, under the direction of the support recipients’ physician and/or Agency nursing staff. Facilitates needed medication delivery and explores options for mediset delivery and options.
10. Reviews and ensures Medication Administration Records (MARs) are set up and accurate. Reviews delivery of appropriately prescribed medication and ensures medication administration policies are followed at all times.
11. Inventories and maintains medical supplies and equipment that are appropriate to the resident’s needs, while assuring budget usage for supplies is appropriate.