Metro Community Provider Network Patient Navigator - HPV and Cancer Screening in Wheat Ridge, Colorado

Patient Navigator – HPV and Cancer Screening

MCPN provides excellent health-related services focusing on the underserved. MCPN has one of the largest population bases of any community health center in Colorado. MCPN is dedicated to being a positive work place with a culturally diverse population of employees that are committed to being focused and disciplined team members. MCPN is also dedicated to taking care of our patients and our employees to ensure the best quality of life.

General Purpose:This position is a three year grant funded position. The Patient Navigator will identify needs (largely based on health care team referral), resource identification, and provide support to MCPN patients to access referral sources. This position will specifically focus on the HPV At It’s Roots Initiate to improve HPV Vaccine rates. In order to provide patient navigation services this position will focus on cancer screening and prevention to MCPN patients system-wide.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Act as a point person for cancer screening coordination services at MCPN

  • Orient patients to MCPN and the HPV At It’s Roots Initiativeprogram.

  • Assess patient needs and identify barriers to assist patients in accessing needed resources

  • Develop and revise care/action plan using a culturally appropriate and sensitive approach

  • Communicate client plans and concerns to healthcare providers.

  • Provides patients and families with factual and appropriate information and education about HPV Vaccines and cancer screening services.

  • Assist patients in navigating the MCPN system including insurance and discount programs, medical appointments and referrals, and internal resources.

  • Outreach at-risk, MCPN patients in need of HPV vaccines and cancer screenings.

  • Assist patients with referral coordination and follow up for HPV vaccine, cervical, breast, and colorectal referrals to ensure that screenings and vaccines are completed and assist in eliminating barriers.

  • Review charts to determine if patient is due/past due for HPV vaccines and/or cancer screening(s).

  • Refer to community resources and imaging centers as needed and track screening tests and results from community agencies.

  • Responsible for data entry in various data bases and provides monthly data accurately and timely to funders and partners.

  • Provide timely documentation, required reporting and meet time sensitive grant deliverables.

  • Create and maintain relationships with MCPN staff and programs to facilitate quality patient navigation.

  • Maintain relationships with community partners and community imaging agencies.

  • Assists program manager and clinical lead with reports, projects as needed

  • Perform duties in accordance with established clinic policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement activities, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.

  • Participate in clinic/setting specific meetings and initiatives.

  • Provide presentations to clinic staff about HPV Vaccine.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge, skill and ability:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications with all levels of people.

  • Exceptional customer service skills and demonstrate cultural competency with respect to populations served.

  • Knowledge of health literacy concepts.

  • Motivational Interviewing, basic care coordination skills and community resources.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Self-starter must be able to work independently with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of patient, employee and business information.

Education or Formal Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required.

Experience:

  • Experience working with diverse communities preferred.

  • A general working knowledge in the areas of patient care, community health and outreach

  • 1-2 years in a health care setting or in community involvement or Medical Assistant experience is a plus.

We Offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Optional Vision Insurance.

  • Paid-Time-Off (PTO).

  • Company Paid Life Insurance.

  • A 401K retirement savings plan & match!

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care options.

Join Us. Together We Improve lives.

MCPN recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our organization. MCPN is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status. MCPN does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an unduehardship on the organization.