Full Time

Health & Patient Navigators at Sacramento Covered

Fields: healthcare, social services, psychology, immigrants, outreach

Location: Sacramento, California

About the Organization: Sacramento Covered is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the overall health of residents in the region by connecting individuals and families to health coverage, primary care, preventive services and other healthcare related needs to live healthy lives.

About the Position:

Health Navigator

The Health Navigator is responsible for assisting clients navigate and access community services and social supportive resources including ensuring the client has health coverage, coordination of transportation to access their health care, scheduling of appointments and coordinating the referral process between Sacramento-area community health centers/primary care clinics, and social supportive resources. The priority goal for a Health Navigator is to find healthcare homes for uninsured and underinsured clients, where they can receive appropriate levels of care with the desired outcome being improved health for designated patient populations.

Patient Navigator

The Patient Navigator is responsible for assisting patients navigate and access community services and social supportive resources including scheduling of appointments and coordinating the referral process between Sacramento-area hospitals and community health centers/primary care clinics, and social supportive resources. The process involves a high level of interaction with hospital staff, patients, community health providers and partners to determine optimal care needs and settings, make referral appointments, and transfer relevant patient health data via a secure web-based system, as well as necessary follow-up to ensure continuity of care. The priority goal for a Patient Navigator is to find healthcare homes for uninsured and underinsured patients, where they can receive appropriate levels of care with the desired outcome being improved health for designated patient populations.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required; Associate Arts Degree is preferred with an emphasis in social services, psychology or any health related field.
  • Preferred: experience in a health care, social service setting including any experience conducting community outreach, case management, interpreting or client-focused services.
  • Cultural awareness and competency skills; Awareness of socio-cultural characteristics of population served by Sacramento Covered.
  • Bilingual in English and needed language (Typically: Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian and Hmong) desired but not required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (morning, afternoon and or evening shifts including weekends as needed); Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel within the County; Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background/fingerprint check.

Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge of community resources in Sacramento and be familiar with community based health care delivery. Familiarity and working knowledge of MediCal, CalFresh, and other public programs is preferred but not required. Completion of Certified Enrollment Counselor training and/or experience in providing application assistance for Medi-Cal and other public benefit programs is desired.

Estimated Salary: Health Navigator: $15.00 per hour. Patient Navigator: $16.50 per hour. Both full-time and with benefits.

Deadline: August 17, 2018

Apply Here:
Sacramento Covered

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