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12 Jan 2023

Full-Time Bilingual Remote Patient Navigator

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Job Description

Bilingual Patient Navigator (Remote)

Regular Full-Time

ID: 2297


 About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment, and you can work anywhere within the U.S. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 30 years, we’ve led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.  Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, outreach, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment, and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others!  We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization.  It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two-way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!

What You’ll Be Doing in the role of Patient Navigator

The Patient Navigator is responsible for providing direct patient assistance to help individuals obtain necessary breast services and breast cancer support throughout the continuum of care. Navigator will provide direct assistance to individuals and communities that results in (1) access and adherence to screening, diagnosis, and/or treatment services, (2) culturally competent breast health and breast cancer education (3) culturally competent navigation, including patient-provider communication, managing cancer-related distress, focus on quality of life and financial barriers. and (4) reduction of financial barriers for uninsured and underinsured individuals. This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with community organizations, volunteers, colleagues, and the health care community. This navigation role will specialize in the support of patients with metastatic breast cancer, including supporting the specific logistical, psychosocial, palliative, financial, legal, communication and other barriers experienced by patients with advanced cancer and their families and healthcare teams.

What You Will Bring to the Table

The primary objective of the Patient Navigator is to support Susan G. Komen in achieving our overall Vision and Mission by:

Assisting clients with various breast health and breast cancer-related needs to eliminate barriers to care within the scope of a patient navigator:

  • identifying barriers to care and strategies to address and resolve them
  • researching and facilitating access to community resources
  • providing evidence-based information
  • supporting provider communication and shared decision-making
  • making referrals to clinical providers for services outside their scope

Conducting outreach to create, establish and maintain positive working relationships with key community partners, including health care providers (particularly nurse navigators), social workers, and social service organizations.

Providing risk-assessment information and referrals for genetic counseling and screening, as appropriate.

Support access to screening and diagnostic services for appropriate patients, including recruitment and enrollment into the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, or other available local or Patient Care Center resources.

Continuously identifying and maintaining current resources and eligibility requirements to monitor changes and program availability.

Tracking program data, case notes, and partnership meetings and maintaining client and program files.

Documenting all interactions in navigation tracking tool for evaluation and reporting purposes according to standard operating procedures and the navigation workflow.

Serving as an essential link between clients and community resources.

Identifying appropriate educational material and resources to follow-up with clients.

Must be able to work in a self-directed environment, with an ability to work within teams.

Demonstrate interest in Community Health and the mission, vision and values of Susan G. Komen.

Completing all other duties, as assigned.

We Already Know You Will Also Have

  • Experience as a breast cancer patient navigator.
  • Ability to guide individuals in high-stress situations to the care they need with a calm, culturally competent, non-judgmental demeanor both over the phone and in-person.
  • Comfortable discussing breast health, cancer and related topics.
  • Strong problem-solving and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and make decisions to deliver multiple objectives simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office Products and ability to learn new software.
  • Experience in palliative and/or hospice care, including psychosocial or spiritual support, end of life planning.
  • Ability to work collectively with other team members.
  • Ability to cope with change and innovation.
  • Work Experience 2 – 5 years
  • Bilingual Proficiency – English and Spanish
  • Associate Degree: (Medical and health professions, Psychology, Human Behavior, Social Work)

Preferred experience includes:

  • Proven experience as a community health worker or patient navigator working with vulnerable populations.
  • Licensed Community Health Worker or Certified Patient Navigator.
  • Travel requirements required outside of your home office will be approximately 25% or less, depending on our business needs.

So, what’s in it for you?

Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures.  That is what Komen provides away from the computer:

  • Competitive salary $40K – $55K, exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
  • Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment
  • Bi-weekly work from home stipend
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A culture of learning and development
  • And so much more!

Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.  Additionally, we embrace diverse teams & perspective, and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.




How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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