Patient Navigator


Patient Makeup

State - CO

Year Founded - 2013

MODEL - Free/Charitable

Number of Locations - 2

AREA - Urban


Overview

Our clinic offers low cost, high-quality, affordable health care for underserved individuals and families. We are a Christ centered health care home that offers integrated medical, dental, and behavioral health services for its patients. Our services include prenatal, pediatric, and adult medical care. Expansive oral health care is also provided, as well as counseling.

Mission & Passions

Our mission is to express love for Jesus Christ and compassion for those in need through deep concern for the whole person, including physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We strive to provide high quality and affordable holistic health care to the low-income and underserved.

Job Info

Job Title - Patient Navigator

Job Description

full-time

The Patient Navigator reports to the Director of Congregational Health Ministry (CHM). CHM provides health education, outreach, and initial health screenings to prevent chronic disease and to promote healthy behaviors.

  • Its secondary role is to help individuals connect with a primary health care home. Our screenings help sick individuals address concerned health conditions before they become critical.

  • The successful candidate will possess a medical background, strong communication skills, and superb interpersonal skills required to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups. 

  • Coordinate cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and body mass index screenings at various sites throughout Denver.

  • Confirm appointments and schedule according to community requests.

  • Order and maintain supplies according to the required and recommended guidelines.

  • Recruit community-based-organizations who serve underserved communities to serve as host sites for screenings.

  • Provide patient navigation that connects individuals with a primary health care provider and offer health care coordination, e. g., assist with making appointments, inform individuals of resources, explain how to enroll, etc., as needed.

  • Coach individuals to become advocates for their own health and empower individuals to self-navigate service systems.

  • Teach health education to individuals who are members of underserved communities.   

  • Assist individuals and families with enrollment for health care services and other basic needs, e.g. food, clothing, shelter, utilities, etc.

  • Offers counseling, advocacy, and assistance for patients to address barriers to health care services,

  • Recruit and manage clinical students and professionals as volunteers for screenings.

  • Recruit underserved women for breast and cervical cancer screening and refer them to Well Women Connection (WWC) clinics for screening services.

  • Collect and maintain records related to health navigations offered through the WWC grant.

Qualifications

Education, Skills, & Experience

  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Microsoft Office proficiency

  • Must be detailed oriented, reliable, and a self-starter.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend hours.

  • Bilingual Spanish skills are preferred but not required.

  • A medical assistance certificate or above required, previous medical background, experience taking blood samples for simple tests, blood pressure, etc., and 1-2 years experience working in a medical setting. Some college, experience working on grants, or offering individual education and or counseling is a bonus! 

  • Requires sitting, bending and the ability to lift up to 25lbs.