The SCCA Proton Therapy Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Patient Navigator (Full-Time, Day Shifts). The Patient Navigator is responsible for coordinating the delivery of medical care, and the patients access to various health care services. The Patient Navigator will coordinate the patients entry into and through the health care system, coordinate patient care services and serve as patient advocate.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Patient Access, the Patient Navigator will use knowledge of the Center policies/procedures, insurance coverage requirements, to coordinate all patient services such as registration/intake, arranging diagnostic tests or procedures, scheduling consultation and follow up requests, and scheduling services of other hospital departments to facilitate delivery of care to patients.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.