Patient Navigator, Varet Street

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred

  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a social service or health care setting preferred

  • Prior healthcare experience preferred

  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to set priorities and follow up

  • Basic keyboarding and computer literacy

  • High energy and enthusiasm

  • NY State Driver's License without points

    Job Functions

The patient navigator works as a member of the clinic team to facilitate client's access to physical and behavioral health care, through the following activities:

  1. Identify, refer and schedule clients in need of services, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric services, physical exams, tuberculosis screening, HIV testing and screening and treatment of chronic illnesses.

  2. Provide individual and group counseling and support services to program participants.

  3. Work with team to arrange medical appointments, confirm appointments, and all other activities required to improve client compliance.

  4. Work with patients with complex medical illness requiring frequent appointments in clinic and to specialists, including confirming appointments, assisting with transportation and obtaining records from outside medical providers.

  5. Work with team to assist residents with enrollment in Medicaid.

  6. Facilitate communication between clinic and all team members regarding health issues of shelter residents.

To apply: e-mail resume with cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to: careers@projectrenewal.org EOE.