Only candidates residing in one of the following locations will be considered for this role: Orange County or Los Angeles, CA. Must also be bilingual in Spanish and English.
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 40 years, we've led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, 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. This navigation role will specialize in the support of patients with metastatic breast cancer, including supporting the specific logistical, psychosocial, palliative, financial, legal, communication and other barriers experienced by patients with advanced cancer and their families and healthcare teams.
What You Will Bring to the Table:
The primary objective of the Patient Navigator is to support Susan G. Komen in achieving our overall Vision and Mission by:
Assisting clients with various breast health and breast cancer-related needs to eliminate barriers to care within the scope of a patient navigator:
identifying barriers to care and strategies to address and resolve them,
researching and facilitating access to community resources,
providing evidence-based information,
supporting provider communication and shared decision-making
making referrals to clinical providers for services outside their scope
Conducting 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.
Providing risk-assessment information and referrals for genetic counseling and screening, as appropriate.
Support access to screening and diagnostic services for appropriate patients, including recruitment and enrollment into the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, or other available local or Patient Care Center resources.
Continuously identifying and maintaining current resources and eligibility requirements to monitor changes and program availability.
Tracking program data, case notes, and partnership meetings and maintaining client and program files.
Documenting all interactions in navigation tracking tool for evaluation and reporting purposes according to standard operating procedures and the navigation workflow.
Serving as an essential link between clients and community resources.
Identifying appropriate educational material and resources to follow-up with clients
Must be able to work in a self-directed environment, with an ability to work within teams
Demonstrate interest in Community Health and the mission, vision and values of Susan G. Komen
Completing all other duties, as assigned.
We Already Know You Will Also Have:
Experience as a breast cancer patient navigator.
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.
Experience in palliative and/or hospice care, including psychosocial or spiritual support, end of life planning.
Ability to work collectively with other team members.
Ability to cope with change and innovation.
Work Experience: 2 - 5 years.
Associate degree: (Medical and health professions, Psychology, Human Behavior, Social Work).
MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH FOR CONSIDERATION IN THIS ROLE.
Preferred experience includes:
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:
Licensed Community Health Worker or Certified Patient Navigator
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. This is what Komen provides away from the computer:
Competitive salary is $18 - $26/hour, exact compensation ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate's skills, experience and geographic 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
A culture of learning and development
And so much more!
Komen provides a remote and/or home based working environment for all active employees. Komen defines remote as the ability to work from any physical location within the U.S. where an employee can perform specified work duties without disruption or distraction. Komen defines home-based roles as positions that are required to reside in a specific market. Work schedules for both remote and home based are determined by the organizational needs of each department.
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.