Website Susan G. Komen
About Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment and you can work anywhere within the U.S. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 30 years, we’ve led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment, and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others! We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization. It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!
What You’ll Be Doing in the role of Patient Navigator
The Patient Navigator is responsible for providing direct patient assistance to help individuals obtain necessary breast services and breast cancer support throughout the continuum of care. Navigator will provide direct assistance to individuals and communities that results in (1) access and adherence to screening, diagnosis, and/or treatment services, (2) culturally competent breast health and breast cancer education (3) culturally competent navigation, including patient-provider communication, managing cancer-related distress, focus on quality of life and financial barriers. and (4) reduction of financial barriers for uninsured and underinsured individuals. This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with community organizations, volunteers, colleagues, and the health care community.
What You Will Bring to the Table
Assist clients with various breast health and breast cancer-related needs to eliminate barriers to care.
Facilitate appointments and connections to local resources and provide follow-up to all clients to provide wrap-around care.
Conduct outreach to create, establish and maintain positive working relationships with key community partners, including health care providers (particularly nurse navigators), social workers, and social service organizations.
Provide risk-assessment information and referrals for genetic counseling and screening, as appropriate.
Work with the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to recruit and enroll eligible clients into the program.
Continuously identify and maintain current resources and eligibility requirements to monitor changes and program availability.
Track program data, case notes, and partnership meetings and maintain client and program files.
Document all interactions in navigation tracking tool for evaluation and reporting purposes.
Serve as an essential link between clients and community resources.
Identify appropriate educational material and resources to follow-up with clients.
All other duties as assigned.
We Already Know You Will Also Have
Experience as a breast cancer patient navigator.
Experience serving the Black community.
Ability to guide individuals in high-stress situations to the care they need with a calm, culturally competent, non-judgmental demeanor both over the phone and in-person.
Comfortable discussing breast health, cancer and related topics.
Strong problem-solving and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and make decisions to deliver multiple objectives simultaneously.
Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office Products and ability to learn new software.
Work Experience: 2 – 5 years
Education: Associate Degree: (Medical and health professions, psychology, human behavior, social work)
Preferred experience includes: Prefer candidates with proven experience as a community health worker or patient navigator working with vulnerable populations.
In addition to the qualifications above the successful candidate should have:
Prefer Licensed Community Health Worker or Certified Patient Navigator. Bilingual abilities a plus.
Describe travel requirements: 25%
So what’s in it for you?
Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures. That is what Komen provides away from the computer: Competitive salary $45K-$55K, exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match Generous Paid Time Off Plan Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment Bi-weekly work from home stipend Parental leave Tuition Reimbursement A culture of learning and development And so much more!
Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all of its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Additionally we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.
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