Elmhurst Hospital Hepatitis B & C Patient Navigator

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Check Hep B/C Patient Navigator will provide the following services to support linkage to medical care, retention in care, and treatment:

· Outreach and enrollment

· Patient navigation assessment

· Patient navigation care plan

· Linkage to HCV/HBV medical care

· Medical interpretation (if fluent in language and certified)

· Referrals and assistance in accessing supportive services

· Accompaniment to medical appointments, when necessary

· Reminders for appointments (i.e., calls, letters, text messages, emails, telegrams)

· Health promotion

· Alcohol screening and counseling

· Case conference with medical provider

· Treatment readiness and adherence counseling

· Medication/pharmacy assistance (e.g., supporting prior authorization or patient assistance program applications)

· Discharge/transition planning

· Fulfilling operational and administrative program duties, including reporting program activities and progress to DOHMH.

Qualifications

· Patient Navigator must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

· Patient Navigators must be proficient in Microsoft Office including MS Word and Excel.

Preferred Skills

· Knowledge of hepatitis B and hepatitis C (Some training will be provided)

· Health care related experience

· Experience with working with a diverse patient population

· Fluent in more than one language

· Previous experience as a Patient Navigator

 

Please send resume to Shifra Baum at baums1@nychhc.org

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