Patient Care Coordinator
Today's patient care coordination focuses on accessible and consistent access to care, while empowering patients to take control of their own well-being. Patient care coordinators play an essential role in this context and are increasingly valuable in clinics, hospitals and outpatient offices. In this program you will learn the essential roles and responsibilities of a care coordinator and how to respond to patients’ diverse needs. Pay average is $26 per hour ($54,000 per year). Program and course prerequisites include high school diploma or GED/TASC. Students may register for individual courses, unless otherwise specified. In order to receive a program certificate, you must successfully complete all course requirements listed with a grade of C or better and submit a certificate request form ($7).
HS diploma or GED/TASC
Program certification: In order to receive a program certificate, you must complete all required courses listed and submit a certificate request form ($7). Click to download.
Intro to Care Management
This first course will cover the essential roles and responsibilities of care coordinators, specifically how best to positively impact the patients you work with. Focus will be on the perspective of the patient with an examination of the social determinates that impact patients’ health, including the role social disparities and inequities play in overall health care management.
PCO 10 5 sessions / 15 hours / $195
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
During this course, you will learn to apply motivational interviewing techniques when communicating with your patients to help them identify and change unhealthy behaviors that place them at risk for further health issues.
PCO 20 5 sessions / 15 hours / $195
Chronic Conditions and Addiction: Healthy Outcomes
We will identify what constitutes a chronic condition and how to work with clients with chronic conditions. Focus will also be on the complexities of addiction counseling and on the key facts behind alcohol and substance abuse addiction.
PCO 30 5 sessions / 15 hours / $195
Mental Health and Emotional Support
In this course you will gain a better understanding of the levels of engagement needed when working with patients with mental health issues, including identifying unique barriers to successful outcomes, managing a patient in crisis, and recognizing com- mon mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
PCO 40 5 sessions / 15 hours / $195
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