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The Department of Medicine, Division General Internal Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Patient Navigator to work on the UHealth Campus. The Patient Navigator facilitates patients’ ability to obtain services by identifying barriers to care, coordinating the development of treatment plans, and monitoring the implementation and follow-up of services ordered by caregivers.
Will operate as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team
Will be comfortable with working with people living with behavioral and mental health challenges
Will be comfortable discussing safer sex practices and harm reduction practices with clients
Will participate in meetings and conference calls as assigned by the CW Supervisor, Research Coordinator, or Program Manager
Will facilitate communication between team members and the clients, as well as the client’s social support networks
Will connect clients with relevant care sources as needed
Will prepare documents detailing outreach/recruitment activities, client consent/assent, and client interactions for data entry/tracking
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent
Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
Relevant experience working with the community of interest
Knowledge of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of Black and minority populations in Miami-Dade County
Prior experience with HIV patients is preferred
Familiarity and experience using counseling and therapeutic techniques preferred
Experience with Microsoft Office.
Community outreach experience and ability to interact with diverse audiences/populations.
Culturally responsive to ethnic minorities, HIV+/ at-risk people, including sex workers, substance users, and LGBTQ community members.
Strong verbal communication, interviewing, writing, and organizational skills.
Compiling data, maintaining confidentiality, and working as a team member.
Knowledge and experience working with at-risk communities.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
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