Patient Engagement Specialist

United States
Care Coordination /
Full Time /
Are you looking for a role in a company that's solving one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime? Ophelia helps people end their opioid use and restore their quality of life with respect for their time and dignity. Our mission is to make evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) accessible to everyone... and we're looking to bring more people onto our team to help us achieve it.

Ophelia is a venture-backed, healthcare startup that helps individuals with OUD by providing FDA-approved medication and clinical care through a telehealth platform. Our approach is discreet, convenient, and affordable. We've been successfully operating in 14 states for almost four years and we're excited to continue our growth. We are a team of doctors, scientists, startup veterans, and White House advisors, backed by leading technology and healthcare investors working to re-imagine and re-build OUD treatment in America.

Care Coordination at Ophelia

As one of the first members of the Ophelia team that a patient will interact with, our Care Coordinators are integral to creating a best-in-class patient experience that supports Ophelia's ability to grow and achieve our mission. 

As a Patient Engagement Specialist, you are the Care Coordination team's first point of contact for patients. You will be highly available for patients, creating a rich and safe patient experience, quickly understanding and addressing patient's concerns and needs. The support provided will align with our Ophelia Care Model and CC Service Offering, intended to keep patients in care and improve patient outcomes.

In this role, you will follow defined processes and protocols that ensure our patients receive consistent, high-quality care. You will manage all inbound communication, quickly assessing the urgency of the need and either managing or triaging to the most appropriate team. You will engage directly with Ophelia patients providing support across a wide range of areas including scheduling visits with a member of the Ophelia clinical team, supporting and finding ways to improve visit attendance, UDS coordination, maintaining and updating patient data, technology troubleshooting, and discharging patients.  

To be successful in this role you will become proficient in various technology platforms and channels of communication that Ophelia team members use to communicate and support our patients. You will be quick and efficient in delivering compassionate, patient-centered communication that enables access to visits, triaging medical concerns, addressing requests promptly, and ensuring adequate documentation. This role reports to the Patient Engagement Specialist Lead Care Coordinator.

In this role, you will:

    • Practice active listening, empathy, and solution-focused approaches to collaboratively engage with patients needing assistance
    • Prioritize effectively across multiple channels: switching between SMS, EMR, phone, meetings, and Slack to deliver patient-centered care
    • Provide patients with advocacy, in the form of emotional support, de-escalation, education, and modeling good problem-solving behavior
    • Use effective written skills to complete professional documentation through various platforms
    • Follow Ophelia's policies and maintain all confidentiality, compliance, and ethical standards
    • Work autonomously and as part of a team within established procedures and practices
    • Consistently practice our cultural values: champion our patients, communicate with kindness, learn and share freely, and get results

We're looking for someone who has:

    • Experience delivering outstanding patient experience or customer support, ideally at a consumer-focused healthcare company
    • Strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail: experience maintaining patient records and accuracy in responses
    • Tech-savvy: comfortable using various computer platforms, with navigating new systems, and efficient in tech-related tasks
    • A bias for action and getting things done: proactively taking on work without prompting, swiftly implementing solutions, and achieving results efficiently and effectively
    • An aptitude for resilience and adaptability to change that is frequent in a start-up environment
    • Flexibility to work some combination of evenings and or weekends and  occasional Holidays

Our Benefits Include:

    • Remote work anywhere in the United States 
    • Competitive medical, vision, and health insurance (many plans are fully covered for the employee!) 
    • 20 days of PTO per year 
    • 10 company holidays 
    • $1,000 Work From Home Stipend
    • 401k Contribution Platform
    • Additional benefits offered through our benefits provider such as life insurance, short and long term disability, financial wellness, virtual primary care, among others!
$45,000 - $48,000 a year
We set compensation based on the level and skills required for the role. We value pay transparency and equity, and are committed to fair pay. In order to prevent pay disparities and reduce time spent in negotiations, we take a “first and best” offer approach: this means we’re not holding any compensation back from our candidates, and you can feel confident that our pay is fair and does not vary based on the strength of someone’s negotiation skills.

Compensation is dynamic at Ophelia: as long as the company performs well and meets our targets, there will be opportunities for increased compensation annually. We’re happy to discuss this approach and our bands if you have questions during the interview process.

Interested in learning more about Ophelia and this role? Apply below!