Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Ambulatory Care Services Department at SUNY Downstate Health Science University and the University Hospital of Brooklyn is seeking a full-time Patient Navigator. The successful candidate will:
Provide a pre-visit review of patient charts, communicate with provider GAP in services, coordinate all preventive care services, and review charts for all quality improvement;
Track patient's progress through health education curriculum, reinforce, and coach;
Provide critical feedback to members of the healthcare team through notes and messaging;
Participate in multidisciplinary care conference meetings and phone communications;
As needed, provide screening for social determinants and make appropriate referrals;
Conduct social service and benefits assessment and follow-up;
Coordinate ongoing navigation, logistical support for medical/mental health appointments, transportation, durable medical equipment (DME), CHHA (Certified Home Health Agency), social services, and community-based organizations;
Identify and solve barriers to achieve the patient's goals;
When appropriate, engages community agencies and programs to resolve issues;
Identify information to the Primary Care Physician (PCP), specialist, and members of the patient care team;
Link patients back to all established services including PCP, specialists, Health Home, Home and Community Based Service (HCBC), Managed Long-Term Care (MLCT), Managed Care Organization (MCO), etc.;
Collaborates with nursing and physician staff on an ongoing basis as to the patient's condition, follow-up needs, and other relevant information that may contribute to the transition plan;
Communicate with the patient's physician(s), long term care providers as required to improve member adherence and continuity of care;
Assists with all quality improvement metrics (PCMH, QIP, MU, MIPS, etc.); work collaboratively with Inpatient/ED Case Managers and Social Workers to facilitate discharge plans;
Assist with PCP/specialist appointments, documents, and maintains patient-specific records/data as assigned.
All other assigned work as needed.
Working towards a Bachelor's Degree.
One-two years working in a hospital environment.
Bilingual: English/Haitian, English/Spanish, or Creole.
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
Internal Number: 492320
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.