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Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC includes the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school; the renowned USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the first comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States; the USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice; the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: 401-licensed bed Keck Hospital of USC and 60-licensed bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital; and USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, a 158-licensed bed community hospital. It also includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in seven specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, nephrology and cardiology and heart surgery.

Patient Advocate - Patient Experience - FT 8 Hour Days

USCKH - Patient Experience Los Angeles, California

Patient Advocates are the premier resource to hear directly from the people we serve. The Patient Advocate strives to empower patients and families to take an active role in improving their patient experience while providing creative solutions to unique challenges.

Using advocacy skills, manages patient expectations and proactively educates and influences expected service behaviors with staff and physicians. Responsible for developing education materials and policies that are patient and family centered.  Drawing on ability to empathize and look at situations from a variety of perspectives, creatively and effectively facilitates patient care services and amenities while always anticipating patient and family needs, taking into account various cultures, religions, and individual needs. Successfully resolves complaints and grievances. Manages service recovery initiatives and the patient and family advisory council.

Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision, multi-task, organize, and respond to competing deadlines and requests in a calm and productive manner.  Proactive in all endeavors.


Minimum Education:
- HS required and Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Minimum Experience/Knowledge:
- Minimum Experience: 4 Years preferred in acute care setting.
- Minimum Field of Expertise: Degree in psychology, counseling, human resources/personnel management, or health care related field preferred. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and customer service skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, managers, staff, volunteers, auxiliary member, community and volunteer organizations, media and general public.

Required License/Certification:
- Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.


REQ20052950 Posted Date: 11/07/2017

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