Women’s Health Navigator
The Glades Initiative
The Women’s Health Navigator primary function is to guide women’s health patients through the health care system to reduce deaths due to late stage breast and cervical cancer by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes. This position is full-time with generous benefits and reports to the Program Director.
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000
Navigation and Outreach Coordination Activities Include
- Guide patients through the health care system; help patients arrive at scheduled appointments on time and prepared.
- Utilize interventions and strategies that are appropriate to the population, based on culture, language, age, gender, etc.
- Facilitate referrals for mammogram screenings to the local mammography Screening Centers.
- Work with patients upon learning they have an abnormal mammogram, biopsy, pap smear, or a positive finding.
- Connect patients to community and social support services.
- Facilitate interaction and communication with health care staff and providers (i.e., physicians, nurses, radiology staff, social services staff, radiation oncology staff, hematology/oncology clinic staff) and offer inform Community Health Center practitioners of navigator role, services provided and encourage referrals.
- Provide women’s health education to individuals and groups.
- Build relationships with other patient navigators in the Promise Fund Patient Navigator Network
- Assist women’s health patients in finding ways to pay for their breast and cervical health care.
- Assist with arranging for patient transportation where needed.
- Track interventions and outcomes.
- Identify underinsured and uninsured target population by utilizing community service data, for women at high risk for underutilization of breast and cervical health services.
- Establish community relationships by visiting churches, synagogues, schools, libraries, etc. Collaborate with community groups to increase women’s health awareness.
The ideal candidate should have a background in women’s health care, social services, nonprofit management, mental health, and/or community development with a minimum of two years’ experience in navigation, health education, and/or care coordination. College preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish or Creole preferred. Understanding of cancer and cancer services preferred.
Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Office; possess the ability to communicate orally and in writing; work effectively in a team environment; have excellent interpersonal skills; possess knowledge of community resources, health center processes, structure, and function.
How to Apply
To apply: Send email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word WOMEN’S Health-“Your name” in the subject line of the email.
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