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Navigator Specialist Community

Company: Cooper University Health Care
Location: Camden
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

About usAt Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to our employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development. -Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey. Short Description Provide ongoing care-coordination and case management services. Guide linkage to appropriate clinical services including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), behavioral health treatment, and social services to individuals with Substance Use Disorder. -Provide education, coordination, navigation, linkages, and support to individuals with Substance Use Disorder, mental health diagnosis, or other medical conditions. -Foster one-on-one supportive relationships built on trust and respect, and encourage engagement and retention in treatment in order for patient to reach and maintain optimal outcome -Provide continuity of care by meeting patients in various clinical and community settings including the following: home visits, emergency department visits, addiction treatment appointments, medical appointments, social service appointments, correctional visits, and therapeutic appointments. -Identify health and wellness needs, barriers and strengths including physical health, medical and addiction treatment, social support, occupational and intellectual strengths and goals, financial and housing, etc. -Perform outreach by meeting with patients in the community and act as allies and advocates for patient services -Attend Addiction Medicine clinical and programmatic conferences and meetings as required. -Engage in ongoing professional development, training and receipt of clinical supervision. -Experience Required1 year of relevant experience if candidate has Bachelor's degree in related field or 2 years of relevant experience if candidate has Associates degree or is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. 4 years of relevant experience, either clinical or lived, if candidate is a Certified Medical Assistant. Education RequirementsBachelors' degree in a related field, plus 1 year of relevant experience working with patients with Substance Use Disorder -OR Associates degree with 2 years of relevant experience -OR Certified Peer Recovery Specialist designation plus 2 years relevant experience -OR Certified Medical Assistant with 4 years of relevant experience -OR 4 years of relevant/lived experienceSpecial RequirementsMust be comfortable working with an underserved patient population and utilizing harm reduction models of care. -Must be comfortable working with patients in the community, attending appointments with them in a variety of seeting and ongoing advocacy work. -Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Be willing to engage in cooperative, professional relationships with all members of the interprofessional healthcare team. -Scheduled Days / Hours: Days with some evening/weekend

Keywords: Cooper University Health Care, Camden , Navigator Specialist Community, Other , Camden, New Jersey

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