The Cancer Disparities Firewall Project of the Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Public Health seeks part-time Health Navigators to provide local area residents with education and support services to help individuals and families initiate and/or maintain healthy habits, illness prevention, screening behaviors and to access cancer care when needed. Under the supervision of the project coordinator, the Health Navigator will work collaboratively with project team-members to assess health needs, connect people with care and services, provide outreach services including educational activities and participation in health fairs, and participate in team research.
The Navigator will improve community member interest in and receptiveness to prevention and risk reduction services by using tailored, needs assessment, education, psycho social and logistical support. This support includes, but is not limited to: facilitating interaction between patients, the health care system and prevention services; providing logistical support and facilitating appointments and referrals. The Navigator will also contribute to the development and use of targeted health education materials and program monitoring tools to demonstrate whether or not extra support helps community members lead healthier lives. The Navigator’s activities will promote coordination of care, patient compliance, and satisfaction for members of targeted populations that experience cancer screening disparities.
1. Codes and records data. 2. Uses computer terminal to input and retrieve data and generate reports. 3. Creates charts, illustrations and graphic representations of data. 4. Performs clerical functions incidental to research activities.
Required Education and Experience
Two years of related work experience and a high school level education; or the equivalent combination of experience and education.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Strong communication skills with the ability to assess patient/family health information, preventive services and screening needs in-person or by telephone to determine psycho-social and logistic barriers to healthy behaviors including timely cancer screening.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to schedule appointments and coordinate connections with prevention and health promotion services (e.g. tobacco treatment programs, nutrition counseling) and with programs/services (e.g. transportation, emergency coverage, food assistance) to enable timely follow up for patients who need cancer treatment or care.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to provide outreach services to targeted populations including at risk families and individuals to ensure early and regular cancer screenings and healthcare. Ability to assist with measurement of program development goals, impacts and outcomes by gathering, organizing and summarizing program data and information.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to maintain organized records, work independently and communicate effectively.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Perform a variety of general clerical functions. Basic skills with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Associate Degree/some college preferred. At least one (1) year experience in health care or human service setting with relevant experience in client assistance, community health education and/or outreach. Experience with Multicultural populations. Fluency in English, both written and verbal is required. Bilingual Spanish language skills are a plus.
Familiarity with New Haven communities.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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