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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#116684 OB Patient Navigator

Filing Deadline: Wed 8/17/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/31/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/09/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

The minimum qualifications have been slightly modified as of 07/14/2022& **


Involves providing support, guidance and assistance for patients and families as they navigate through complex healthcare environments. Primary goals are to increase patient satisfaction, and to optimize care and outcomes. Acts as a communication liaison to understand the patient's individual needs, desires, and concerns. Guides the patient and family to a broad range of services, amenities, and information to promote healing and ensure satisfaction with the patient care experience.

Serves as a non-clinical resource and liaison for patients and their families. Assists with navigating all aspects of the healthcare system. Uses knowledge of the unit or clinic to resolve issues and identify ways to increase patient satisfaction. Collaborates with department managers to meet patient expectations, achieve quality outcomes and build a patient focused culture.


  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent level of education/training.

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Strong knowledge of Patient Rights & Responsibilities, Joint Commission standards, and Centers for Medicare / Medicaid regulations.

  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology.

  • Thorough knowledge of data collection, compilation, and analytical techniques.

  • Strong skills to comprehend and assess patient's grievances to quickly locate appropriate resource for assistance.

  • In-depth knowledge of the organization and how to get issues resolved.

  • Effective interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Ability to communicate and resolve issues effectively with a diverse population of patients, staff and physicians.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Windows-based software including Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook.


  • Experience in a healthcare environment.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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