Job Description

Steward Health Choice is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.

Steward Health Choice believes in a personal approach to health care right in your community. We built our health care plan around you. Our goal is to give you quality health care, programs, and services to support you on your path to wellness.

Steward Health Choice provides exceptional customer service and culturally competent care through:

  • Compassionate and responsive member services team
  • Collaboration with community physicians to help members get the health care they need.
  • Providing culturally competent health care, including extensive translation and interpretation services
  • Health programs to help members and their families stay healthy

Position Purpose: The Tribal Liaison is responsible for a range of functions to improve and coordinate behavioral and physical health services for American Indians and serves as a single point of contact (liaison) for tribal nations/entities and Integrated Health Homes (IHHs), SHCA network providers, members and other stakeholders in SHCA’s geographic service area (GSA). Responsibilities include: addressing issues related to tribal structure and organization, promoting services and programs to improve the health of American Indian members including coordination of care, developing and implementing initiatives; fostering and serving as liaison for inter-agency collaboration and agreements with tribal entities, members, providers and stakeholders; and for providing technical assistance, oversight and reporting of tribal programs and services. This position requires the employee to reside within the assigned Geographical Service Area in Greater Arizona.

  • Serves as the single point of contact regarding delivering of integrated care services or any other issue concerning American Indians.
  • Plans and implements network development activities to expand and enhance integrated health services for American Indians.
  • Meets on a monthly basis to discuss with the AHCCCS tribal liaison and Tribal Contract Administrator, AHCCCS tribal liaison and American Indian Health Care program coordinator to discuss tribal care coordination.
  • Travels throughout the state of Arizona and Utah as needed for job related responsibilities.
  • Advocates care management/navigation for AHCCCS-eligible American Indians in SHCA’s geographic service area, and publicly funded behavioral health services.
  • Develops and conducts training and technical assistance for behavioral health providers, SHCA and others on tribal systems and services for American Indian members.
  • Assists in the planning an provides support to a Bi-annual statewide American Indian Behavioral Health Forum concerning issues that are specific to tribal behavioral health and physical health services.
  • Collaborates with tribal, cultural and prevention programs including local crisis and suicide prevention activities.
  • Serves on SHCA and state committees and participates in regular meetings with tribal and provider agencies, stakeholders, and state agencies.
  • Serves as the single point of contact regarding delivering of integrated care services or any other issue concerning American Indians.
  • Plans and implements network development activities to expand and enhance integrated health services for American Indians.
  • Meets on a monthly basis to discuss with the AHCCCS tribal liaison and Tribal Contract Administrator, AHCCCS tribal liaison and American Indian Health Care program coordinator to discuss tribal care coordination.
  • Travels throughout the state of Arizona and Utah as needed for job related responsibilities.
  • Advocates care management/navigation for AHCCCS-eligible American Indians in SHCA’s geographic service area, and publicly funded behavioral health services.
  • Develops and conducts training and technical assistance for behavioral health providers, SHCA and others on tribal systems and services for American Indian members.
  • Assists in the planning an provides support to a Bi-annual statewide American Indian Behavioral Health Forum concerning issues that are specific to tribal behavioral health and physical health services.
  • Collaborates with tribal, cultural and prevention programs including local crisis and suicide prevention activities.
  • Serves on SHCA and state committees and participates in regular meetings with tribal and provider agencies, stakeholders, and state agencies.

Education / Experience / Other Requirements

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in a behavioral health related field is preferred

License / Certification:

  • Valid Arizona Drivers’ License

Years of Experience:

  • Two years’ experience working in the behavioral health filed with American Indian tribal entities and programs (Arizona preferred)
  • Two years’ experience with programs in the area of assignment such as such as health/behavioral health, managed care, tribal programs and services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, coordinate and collaborate on Arizona’s publicly funded behavioral health services for American Indians
  • Knowledge of AHCCCS and SCHA policies and procedures
  • Applied knowledge of Cultural Competency appropriateness

Application Instructions

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