Providence Health & Services Patient Navigator in Kodiak, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Patient Navigator (Social Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

This is a full time, day shift position in our Social Services department.

In this position you will:

  • Greet patients, residents, families and visitors. Answer telephones and refer calls to appropriate persons. Maintain a daily log of all contact with patients, residents, clients, family members and agencies.

  • Serve as a liaison to patients and their families who are sent outside of Kodiak for medical attention. Assist patients with travel arrangements as needed and maintain knowledge of travel assistance programs and their application process.

  • Ensure smooth, efficient clinic services and maximize comfort and confidentiality for the patient. Anticipate and prioritize workflow and adjust work assignments to prevent delays and meet workflow demands.

  • Update and maintain available resource files. Maintain knowledge of current residential treatment facilities for substance abuse and mental health and their application process; local resources for food, shelter, low cost housing and rental assistance; and PKIMC’s Financial Assistance, Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Disability insurances to assist patients/residents in need.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Current Alaska driver’s license with clean driving record and proof of current vehicle insurance

  • 2 years of experience in customer service

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Basic computer skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associates degree in Human Services or related field

  • 1 year clinical experience

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island. This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, one OB triage room, and two ICU beds. In addition, the Elder House, PKIMC’s long term care facility, has 22 beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy and is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

For more information regarding Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, please click on the following link: http://providence-kodiakhealthcare.jobs/

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Healthcare Support

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 213817