Patient Advocate

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Health and Safety
12 days ago

Job Info

2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States of America

This vital, patient-centric role features extensive interaction with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients and Kidney Smart Educators across the United States. Its main purpose is to provide insurance and employment education for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, with the objective of enhancing patient quality of life through education and advocacy. The Patient Advocate is a key member of the Kidney Smart-Patient Advocate team and works closely with other DaVita departments such as Kidney Smart Educators, Modality Educators, Field Operations, and the Insurance Management Team - providing excellent visibility and opportunity for career advancement.

The Patient Advocate must have the emotional maturity and professionalism to directly interact with patients and senior leadership, as well as the ability to work successfully with cross-functional DaVita teams. The Patient Advocate will help alleviate stress often associated with navigating complicated insurance coverage options and employment decisions for CKD patients. To be successful, the Patient Advocate must have strong experience in patient communications, an understanding of motivational interviewing and expert knowledge of commercial and government health insurance benefits.

1. Patient Education - Responsible for pt education while staying within established compliance parameters for the company and program. E.g.:

Identifies and effectively communicates opportunities to better the insurance status of the patients, alleviating financial risk and burden

Completes insurance assessments/evaluations for patients

Advocates on behalf of patient in researching and resolving financial issues and insurance options with employer, insurance company or other applicable entities

Acts as a liaison between patients, families, caregivers, clinical care team, other educators, and field leadership

Works closely with supervisor/manager to meet objectives, deadlines, and reporting/measurement requirements as they pertain to patient education and provides high-level of customer service to patients to ensure educational needs are met

2. Meetings - Participates in team reporting calls as necessary to discuss/vet patient education impacts. Attends team meetings, phone conferences, and trainings as needed.

3. Field Relationships - Builds and maintains relationships with field leadership (RODs, DVPs, FAs, SWs, Dietitian, Modality and Kidney Smart Educators) to emphasize and integrate education priorities. Partners with Kidney Smart Educators to work with available resources and utilize best practices to grow education awareness and program utilization.

4. Participates in ROPs/Village-wide special projects as needed

5. Other duties as assigned(5%)

**Possibility of working Saturday once or twice a month on an "as needed" basis.


  • Experience in healthcare industry/healthcare organization working with a clinical team and patients strongly preferred
  • Demonstrate extensive understanding of insurance plans and benefits (PPO, HMO, POS, EPO, Indemnity) preferred
  • Demonstrative understanding of COBRA benefit options, medical leave options, American Disabilities Act, and Coordination of Benefits strongly preferred
  • Demonstrative understanding of Federal and State level health coverage benefits as they relate to ESRD strongly preferred
  • Experience in case management and/or social work
  • Fluency in Spanish helpful, but not required

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:

  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation.

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."
Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.
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What We'll Provide:

More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most. Teammates are eligible to begin receiving benefits on the first day of the month following or coinciding with one month of continuous employment. Below are some of our benefit offerings.

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) match, paid time off, PTO cash out
  • Support for you and your family: Family resources, EAP counseling sessions, access Headspace®, backup child and elder care, maternity/paternity leave and more
  • Professional development programs: DaVita offers a variety of programs to help strong performers grow within their career and also offers on-demand virtual leadership and development courses through DaVita's online training platform StarLearning.

At DaVita, we strive to be a community first and a company second. We want all teammates to experience DaVita as "a place where I belong." Our goal is to embed Diversity & Belonging into everything we do in our Village, so that it becomes part of who we are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. As such, individuals are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Salary/ Wage Range

$18.75 to $20.67

Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. DaVita offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Learn more at

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