The Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Patient Navigator. The purpose of this position is to provide access to care to patients diagnosed with HIV, hepatitis C, and other relevant health conditions. The position bridges the divide between patient and provider, through regular communication with the health care team serving as an advocate for the patient/client, based on experiences reported by patients. The Patient Navigator will interact with patients from a variety of clinical and medical facilities, including emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, as well as through referrals from CRPH. Incumbent will facilitate clients’ management of their infectious disease and may facilitate addiction care services.
This position performs various support duties, and responds to inquiries and resolves matters of relatively low complexity. Responsibilities require some basic decision making and resourcefulness within available guides and precedents. Work effort impacts client services, program and project image, with nominal liabilities.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Advise clients or community groups on health issues.
Assess individual or community groups on health issues.
Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services.
Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, including developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Bachelor’s degree in an allied health field, or a related discipline
6 months of experience in a medical or clinical setting.
Life experience relative to HIV, AIDS, or Hepatitis C chronic disease issues and treatment and/or drug addiction recovery.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) has chosen to provide a broad range of personnel services, having its employees work within the university environment, represent and support West Virginia University, while providing a distinct work package to its employees as a nonprofit corporate affiliate.
The WVURC Human Resources Office exists to support research infrastructure and... economic development opportunities at WVU by providing flexible, responsive recruitment and employment services for its sponsored activities. It is the goal of the WVURC HR Office to capitalize upon strengths, to help its workforce anticipate and meet the needs of the research community in its markets, and to value employees through effective communications, courteous, responsive, and enthusiastic service.