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The Veteran/Military Services Member Advocate is housed within the Banner University Health Plan (BUHP) Complete Care, Office of Individual & Family Affairs (OIFA) program and works cross departmental across the BUHP business enterprise with a primary focus of removing system and service barriers for our Veteran and/or Military Service members and their families. The Veteran/Military Member Advocate will also work extensively with BUHP Provider Partners as well as external stakeholders, vested constituents, and community advocacy organizations, such as but not limited to: Veteran Affairs (VA), AZ Coalition for Military Families, and BeConnected partners.
The Veteran/Military Services Member Advocate???s core responsibilities include Proficiency in Project Coordination/Management, Data Collection, Proficiency in Community Outreach & Engagement, and Partnership Development.
The Veteran/Military Services Member Advocate will report directly to the OIFA Associate Director.
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Banner Health Network (BHN) is an accountable care organization that joins Arizona's largest health care provider, Banner Health, and an extensive network of primary care and specialty physicians to provide the most comprehensive healthcare solutions for Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County. Through BHN, known nationally as an innovative leader in new health care models, insurance plans and physicians are coming together to work collaboratively to keep members in optimal health, while reducing costs.
POSITION SUMMARY This position works within the Banner University Health Plan Complete Care program and provides individual assistance to members, families and caregivers to help identify and overcome barriers which may hinder quality care, access to care, and outcomes. The Member Advocate will maintain member rights by educating members, responding to member and family needs/questions/grievances, resolving any issues, connecting with crisis response services when appropriate, and providing linkages to services and supports. This position directly reports to the Member Advocacy Administrator.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Communicates and disseminates information to members and families to identify concerns and remove barriers that affect service delivery or member satisfaction. Serves as an advocate for members and/or their families to access Complete Care and community resources. Offers member and/or family education related to system changes, member rights, the grievance process, self-help skills, and self-advocacy skills. Education efforts will include one-on-one support, classroom style workshops, large presentations and forums, and community resource fairs. This includes supporting department outreach efforts by assisting with presentations on legislation, wellness and recovery, accessing services, use of self-help tools, etc.
2. Effectively interfaces and collaborates with providers and staff to identify solutions to care coordination, involving all team members as needed, and advocating on behalf of the member.
3. Cultivates and fosters collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders to address needs, identify gaps in care and connection to community-based resources, supports and services; builds longstanding relationships through participation in military and/or veteran coalitions, advisory councils and events.
4. Collaborates with the other Member Advocates within the advocacy program, including but not limited to Children???s Rehabilitation Services Member Advocate, Adult Behavioral Health Member Advocate, Child Behavioral Health Member Advocate, and Veteran Advocate. Works collaboratively with the BUHP Complete Care Management team to ensure members are offered appropriate guidance, coaching, and care coordination related to self-management, advocacy, navigating complex systems, and communicating with their healthcare professionals. Works collaboratively with the Member Advocacy Council to identify and follow-up on issues and opportunities identified by the Council.
5. Tracks all member/family member needs and contacts. Trends needs to inform website and social media updates, network gaps, provider education needs, workforce development strategies, and quality management efforts.
6. Coordinates administrative functions, including but not limited to administering assessments, scheduling care team meetings and completing meeting agendas and minutes
7. This position works with a high degree of independence, with freedom to determine how to best accomplish functions within established procedures. Majority of work is self-directed and independently executed from a work plan drive by ACC/Medicaid contract. This position confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. This position does not have budgetary responsibility. Facility and community based while remaining within budgetary allowances. Internal customers: Member Advocacy Administrator, Member Advocacy Council. External customers: Members, Family Members, Providers, AHCCCS, other Community Stakeholders.
Bachelor???s degree in social work, public health, or related human services field preferred; years of experience in the field may substitute for degree requirements. 4 + years knowledge, skills and abilities obtained through work experience in the field.
Experience receiving Medicaid services and/or navigating a public health or social service delivery system or experience assisting a family member in navigating a publicity funded system. Knowledge of existing community advocacy groups and ability to collaborate with multiple system stakeholders. Knowledge of community resources to assist member and their families.
Skills and experience in complex problem solving related to member and family experience and outcomes, human rights, and access to care.
Proficiency is program planning/development and project management concepts, principles, and practices.
Experience and/or knowledge of local, State and Federal Veteran/Military Services and the local veteran and or military services community advocacy landscape or have supported a family member in navigating the public/Veteran System.
Bachelor???s degree in a Social Services, Human Services, Public Health, or related field of study.
Experience in a direct service delivery setting especially offering support in case management and/or care coordination, peer and/or family support services; and/or community health worker services. Experience delivering training in a group setting.
Bilingual in English/Spanish.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Credentialed as a Peer/Recovery and/or Family Support Specialist or Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP)
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
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