• Provider Relations Specialist

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Category
    Clinical
  • Overview

    Aspire Health is the nation’s largest community-based palliative care provider, currently operating in 25 states and 67 cities.  Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes and outpatient clinics.  Aspire’s clinicians are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system, guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex treatment choices, and providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.

     

    Aspire Health is looking for a results-oriented sales professional with a proven track record of success and a passion for improving people's lives. The Provider Relations Specialist will be a strong partner to internal constituents and external referral sources, and act as a key driver of growth for a quickly growing company in 2018 and beyond. Through establishing strong relationships with key referral sources, the Provider Relations Specialist will help Aspire impact more patients’ lives daily.

    Responsibilities

     Relationship Management

    Serve as the frontline market contact for referral sources and provide account management.  Manage relationships with external stakeholders and respond to customer service needs and concerns. Speak to outcome data, dashboards, and updates that support relationships.  Contribute to working solutions to address concerns. Drive networking and prospecting and always maintain high level of customer service. 

    Lead vendor tables at professional symposiums, health fairs and other netoworking events.

                   

                    Communication: Effectively communicate with both internal and external parties

    • Internal –  Collaborate consistently with team members to respond to the requests of customers by identifying, interpreting and communicating the needs of referral sources to increase customer satisfaction and improve service. Assist in referral process and protocol. Serve as liaison for internal questions and needs of referral sources.  
    • External – Communicate the value proposition and benefits of Aspire’s services to referral sources.  Explain outcomes reports, data, and analytics.  Ongoing customer service and interface for referral sources.  Fielding and answering questions from referral sources daily regarding services. Trouble shooting and problem-solving concerns.  Composing written materials and drafting emails, letters. Educational presentations, formal and informal, to referral sources and lead group discussions.

                   Territory Optimization:  Effectively manage relationships with referral sources across                  the continuum of care. These may include:

    • Health Plan Contacts – Identify individuals connected to specific health plans in market. Prioritize outreach based on referral volume expected.  Establish and manage partnerships with various individuals to drive referrals
    • Physician Practices – Identify and prioritize physician groups within health plan networks. Generate initial and ongoing individual practice meetings with physicians and/or office managers. Provide education, ongoing assistance and customer service.  Determine key leaders, optimal outreach, group needs, and provide education on Aspire services. Furnish metrics and reporting around patient outcomes.
    • Hospital Systems – Collaboratively provide the support needed to integrate Aspire into the health care continuum. Interface with case management/SW and discharge planners, palliative care, and Director of Quality.  Provide education, ongoing assistance and customer service.  Furnish and explain metrics and reporting around patient outcomes
    • Home Health and Hospice agencies – Support and manage partnerships with various home health and hospice organizations 
    • Skilled Facilities/ALF/PCH –  Support relationships with leadership, staff, etc. and educate on Aspire services and how to best collaborate
    • Community Agencies– (home care private duty, Senior advising agencies).  Outreach to various organizations to provide education and serve as point of contact for potential referrals 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, or a health-related science (e.g., nursing, pharmacy, etc.) or the equivalent
    • 3+ years of experience in relationship management, or healthcare account management and demonstrated track record of consistently exceeding corporate goals
    • Experience building and managing complex relationships with customers and providing thought partnership to leadership of organizations
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards
    • Ability to adapt to a fast paced, continually changing business and work environment while managing multiple priorities
    • Knowledge of physician, hospital, skilled nursing facility, case management and discharge planning service needs

     

    Travel

    Up to 100% travel may be required.

     

    Regulatory Requirements

    Requires adherence to all Aspire Health internal policies, processes, and procedures ensuring compliance with customer expectations and all applicable laws and regulations for privacy, security, and social responsibility, especially HIPAA and HITRUST.

     

    Physical Requirements

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the Provider Relations Specialist is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, drive an automobile, use hands, and reach with hands and arms.

     

    Aspire Healthcare is a proud equal opportunity employer.

     

     

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