The goal of this position is to improve the well-being of Latinos/nas with kidney failure receiving dialysis by providing them with support to improve adherence to dialysis care (e.g. making sure they don't miss dialysis and making sure they understand their salt/fluid restriction) and with support to improve social challenges (e.g. trouble with transportation, housing, and food).
Under general supervision, the navigator will travel to inner-city Fresenius Kidney Care Clinics to conduct study enrollment, intervention and follow-up visits with adult Latino/na patients on dialysis. Enrollment consists of describing the study and collecting information about the patient. The information collected after a patient agrees to enrollment includes information about social isolation, quality of life, self-efficacy, and social challenges.
After data is collected on those patients that are enrolled, the navigator will enter survey responses into RedCap. Patients that are enrolled into the intervention, will receive at least 5 visits from the navigator. Intervention visits will consist of support with adherence to dialysis treatment using motivational interviewing and patient activation. In addition to support with adherence, intervention visits will also provide support with social challenges. Each visit will required data entry into RedCap. The navigator will participate in all required training and weekly required staff meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.Knowledge of medical terminology.
2.Strong organizational skills.
3.Basic understanding of health insurance.
4.Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and independently.
5.Ability to demonstrate excellent work with minimal supervision.
6.Ability to prioritize tasks with varied patient complexities and populations.
7.Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate across a wide spectrum of audiences.
8.Understand of basic care coordination and case management-related service function (patient interview, discharge planning, referral management, community resources, etc.)
9.Resourcefulness in problem solving and analytical thinking; shows accountability and able to take and follow through with delegated tasks with minimal direction from supervisor; flexibility in responding to multiple demands.
10.Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
Computers and Technology:
1.Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
2.Epic experience, preferred.
High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree or Medical Assistant Certification, preferred.
Two years of customer service, professional clerical or healthcare experience required.
Health Care Access Associates Certificate preferred.
Location: Main Campus
Work Type: Part time, 20 hours per week.
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