Care Navigator

Compensation

: $50,263.33 - $104,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



Summary:
The Care Navigator will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to assist patients in addressing personal and environmental difficulties that could negatively affect treatment adherence. Care Navigators will ensure the execution of care plans by promoting healthy living, building social supports, providing health education and promotion, referring to community supports, as well as ensuring engagement. The Care Navigator will adhere to evidence-based guidelines. They will be expected to carry out pre-visit planning as well as provide case management to address patients individual needs as they pertain to treatment adherence (including, but not limited to, transportation to medical appointments, home health care, and insurance issues).
Requirements:
Work in close collaboration with physicians, mental health providers and other health care personnel to increase understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying health problems for patients with chronic conditions and/or severe mental illness. Complete initial evaluations and comprehensive plans.
Provide follow up support to patients through the development of care plans; utilize social and familial supports
Actively utilize quantitative measures to monitor patient progress such as A1C, PHQ9, blood pressure, weight and documents progress in patients record. Discuss and collaborate with patient and care team to improve measures and outcomes.
Reinforce goals with patients and use care plan to monitor progress.
Education/Qualifications:
High School diploma required. Bachelors Degree in social work, human services, psychology, nursing or related field preferred
Knowledge of social services field
Ability to write professional reports and correspondence
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of health care field, particularly primary care and Medicaid
Ability to identify resources and utilize problem solving skills in order to meet patients individual needs
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent computer skills required
Bi-lingual Spanish preferred
To be considered for this position, when applying, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
The Institute for Family Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and may not list all the duties and functions required, however, it does highlight the essential requirements. Nothing outlined in this job summary is to be construed as an express or implied contract of employment.
Please visit www.Institute.org for more information. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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