Oncology Patient Financial Navigator, Survivorship Program, Full-Time
Category: Administrative/General Support
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posted Date: July 3, 2021
The Oncology Patient Financial Navigator provides individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to care through all phases.
The Oncology Patient Navigator assesses the financial needs of new and established patients related to clinical care according to specified protocol. Provides patient and health care team education, links to resources and data collection in accordance with the process identified.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Screens newly diagnosed patients to identify those who may have financial challenges
- Meets with patients when diagnosed to provide support
- Serves as liaison between the treating physician and the patient, especially with regard to financial issues
- Identifies patients that need navigation and assistance with barriers such as lack of insurance, financial issues, need for personal support, language and any other problems that may arise during treatment
- Provides health education and community outreach
- Works in conjunction with all members of Oncology, medical staff, and administration to provide quality comprehensive care to patient, and ensure that barriers to treatment are overcome
- Provides Psychosocial support for cancer patients; one on one and group teaching sessions as feasible and appropriate
- Assists with access issues and referral process for insurance and financial forms
- Arranges transportation when needed.
- Assists and empowers patients to interface and negotiate with their health insurance providers
- High School Diploma or GED
- Two years’ clinical experience
- Current license as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) from the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will not be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands –
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.
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