Susan G. Komen
Position Description / Responsibilities
Remote Patient Navigator
About Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment, and you can work anywhere within the U.S. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 30 years, we've led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, outreach, and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment, and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others! We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization. It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two-way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!
What You'll Be Doing in the role of Patient Navigator
The Patient Navigator is responsible for providing direct patient assistance to help individuals obtain necessary breast services and breast cancer support throughout the continuum of care. Navigator will provide direct assistance to individuals and communities that results in (1) access and adherence to screening, diagnosis, and/or treatment services, (2) culturally competent breast health and breast cancer education (3) culturally competent navigation, including patient-provider communication, managing cancer-related distress, focus on quality of life and financial barriers. and (4) reduction of financial barriers for uninsured and underinsured individuals. This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with community organizations, volunteers, colleagues, and the health care community. This navigation role will specialize in the support of patients with metastatic breast cancer, including supporting the specific logistical, psychosocial, palliative, financial, legal, communication and other barriers experienced by patients with advanced cancer and their families and healthcare teams.
We Already Know You Will Also Have
- Experience as a breast cancer patient navigator.
- Ability to guide individuals in high-stress situations to the care they need with a calm, culturally competent, non-judgmental demeanor both over the phone and in-person.
- Comfortable discussing breast health, cancer and related topics.
- Strong problem-solving and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and make decisions to deliver multiple objectives simultaneously.
- Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office Products and ability to learn new software.
- Experience in palliative and/or hospice care, including psychosocial or spiritual support, end of life planning.
- Ability to work collectively with other team members.
- Ability to cope with change and innovation.
- Work Experience 2 – 5 years
- Associate Degree: (Medical and health professions, Psychology, Human Behavior, Social Work)
Preferred experience includes:
- Proven experience as a community health worker or patient navigator working with vulnerable populations.
- Licensed Community Health Worker or Certified Patient Navigator.
- Bilingual abilities a plus.
- Travel requirements required outside of your home office will be approximately 25% or less, depending on our business needs.