Patient Navigator (Community Health Educator)

San Diego | Washington D.C

Under the direction of the Director of Program Quality, USBP , provide outreach, needs assessment and case management to pregnant women in the project’s target area. This position is located at the PCI’s US & Border Programs office in City Heights. The position is full time.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach among pregnant women and their families, increasing their awareness and knowledge of health issues and accessing health services.
  • Provide home visits and case management to program participants and evaluate their progress towards achievement of project objectives
  • Collect and maintain relevant project data per grant/contract specifications, including data entry
  • Plan and implement health education sessions, support group activities, and community service-learning projects including preparation, facilitation and follow-up
  • Prepare and present educational information and material for a culturally-sensitive program to serve families in the perinatal period
  • Provide in-person assistance to apply for insurance through application assistance, document submission, follow-up and re-enrollment when necessary.
  • (repeat of below) Identify clients in need of supplementary services and document follow-up contact with all clients referred to community and health resources
  • Evaluate the progress of participants and progress towards achievement of project objectives
  • Develop and maintain a well-stocked health and empowerment information/education “Library” and facilitate its use by clients
  • Participate in agency and project meetings
  • Maintain continuing education as appropriate and assist with special projects as assigned by Supervisor
  • Perform all other duties as deemed necessary by the Director of Program Quality or Project Director

Special Requirements

  • Must be available to work overtime during peak periods.
  • Must have reliable transportation Required Skills

  • High School diploma or GED certificate required with a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in health, psychology, or social work field. CHW certification a plus.

  • Fluent in Spanish and English (read, write, speak) required and knowledge about bicultural issues related to Latina clientele.

  • Home visiting case management or Parents as Teachers training or experience a plus.

  • Certification as a Covered California Enrollment Counselor preferred with knowledge of health insurance programs and related eligibility requirements

  • Knowledge of US health care systems, mental health services and exposure to binational or international collaboration programs a plus.

  • Proficiency in MSOffice: Word, Excel required.

  • Able to work independently and as a team-player with creativity in problem solving.

  • Detail-oriented with strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Reliable transportation required. Must be available for occasional local travel (within California and US).

  • Availability to accept some weekend and evening assignments.

  • Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives.

  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Project Concern
  • Location: San Diego | Washington D.C
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Social studies
    • Social studies
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Civil Society
    • Civil Society
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-01

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