Job DescriptionJob Summary
The Patient and Public Education Department at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is accepting applications for a full-time Patient Navigator position. This position will coordinate the care of American Indian and Spanish-speaking cancer patients at Huntsman Cancer Institute by acting as a liaison between patients and their healthcare team. This position is ideal for those looking to work with cancer patients, mainly in person, providing them with education, resources, and support through their cancer journey. Candidates must be fluent in Spanish and previous experience working with the American Indian community is preferred. The successful candidate will receive patient navigation training prior to working with patients.
This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field or equivalency and two years of related work experience. Bilingual English/Spanish verbal and written skills with a high level of fluency in both languages are required. Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) preferred.
Certified medical interpreter experience preferred. If not certified, the successful candidate is expected to become a certified medical interpreter within 1 year of hire.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.
Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Learn more about HCI’s commitments at huntsmancancer.org/edi and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
· Educates patients/families about treatment options including clinical trials and refers patients to appropriate agencies, organizations, and institutions.
· Works closely with the clinic and hospital staff to coordinate and verify the course of patient care, and follow-up.
· Assists patients in applying for financial assistance, if needed.
· Verifies translation of written educational materials.
· Receives incoming new patient phone calls in Spanish.
· Participates in departmental meetings, training, and other activities.
· Documents patient encounters in Electronic Health Record in a timely manner.
· Maintains patient confidentiality and records, subject-matter files, and correspondence.
· Continues learning on the job by attending cancer conferences as well as reading current literature and completing continuing education classes, assignments, and projects.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
There are two levels in the Health Educator position.
Health Educator I: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field. Ability to demonstrate entry level competence in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Eduction or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.
Health Educator II: Candidate must have a BS in health promotion or related field, and four or more years of health education experience. Must also possess and maintain certification as a CHES, MCHES, or CPH. Ability to demonstrate working-level professional knowledge in the 7 Areas of Responsibilities for Health Education or 10 Essential Functions of Public Health.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required.
Training in a specific health area may be preferred.
This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.