Bilingual Project Access Patient Navigator

New Haven, CT
Nov 17, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

 

SUMMARY

 

*Grant funded and co-terminus with funding*

Under the supervision of the Program Supervisor, RN Patient Navigator and Lead Patient Navigator, facilitates the delivery of donated specialty care to low income, uninsured and underinsured patients in the New Haven area. Responsibilities include evaluating patients referred to Project Access of New Haven (PA-NH) for enrollment in the program, referring ineligible patients to other sources of medical support, coordinating medical appointments and ancillary services for enrolled patients, coordinating the application process for prescription assistance, reminding patients of appointments, coordinating nonclinical services, and maintaining appropriate documentation of patient contact, referrals, and services provided.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Facilitates access for patients to physicians, Hospitals and contacts developed by the PANH Staff.
    • 1.1 Schedules in-office appointments with patients and conducts screenings to determine eligibility for enrollment in PA-NH
  • 2. Provides patient navigation services to patients enrolled in PA-NH program
    • 2.1 Schedules/coordinates patient appointments as necessary with Project Access RN Patient Navigator
  • 3. Maintains accurate patient records and processes client records appropriately
    • 3.1 Ensures that all necessary patient information is documented in patient (paper) files
  • 4. Conducts financial reevaluation of patients as appropriate during enrollment in PA-NH program
    • 4.1 Meets with patient face-to-face for reevaluation process every 6 months as appropriate while enrolled in PA-NH
  • 5. 5. Participates in PA-NH required meetings and trainings.
    • 5.1 Participates in and contributes to weekly staff meetings

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

High School diploma or GED required. Associates Degree in health and/or human services or related field preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

At least 2 years experience in health care or in human services with a focus on a community setting or 1 year of experience in health care or in human services with a focus on community setting with either an Associate's Degree or a related Internship. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bilingual Spanish required

 

LICENSURE

 

NONE

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Ability to work independently with support and supervision from Program Supervisor and to also collaboratively and communicate effectively with others, including patients and families, staff, and community health care providers. Candidate must be able to thrive in a moderately paced, urgent need, complex, health care environment where the Patient Navigator works as a key, valued member of the multidisciplinary team.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

N/A

 

Additional Information

Bilingual / Spanish-English

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Job Info

Job: 23045

Department: Project Access New Haven
Category: NON - CLINICAL OTHER
Sub Category: GENERAL CLERICAL
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAY/EVENING
Hours: 40

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