Job Description

Payroll Title:
PAT NAVGTR NON-CLIN 3
Department:
MEDSCH/EMERG MED SVC
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Hillcrest
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Thursday

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

#117958 Substance Use Navigator

Filing Deadline: Thu 8/25/2022

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

This is a UC San Diego Internal Recruitment open to UCSD and UCSD Health System Staff Only

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/08/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/11/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

The Patient Navigator is a care coordinator and an integral team member of a statewide initiative to improve access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder. Patient Navigators independently conduct assessments, introduce patients to MOUD programs and services, expedite appointments at MOUD-capable clinics, serve as the primary coach for their clients, and maintain ongoing contact with their panel. They also facilitate access to other services such as financial counseling, primary care, mental health services, social services, and residential treatment facilities.

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.

The incumbent serves as a member of the Emergency Department (ED)-based MOUD Team. They are available during scheduled hours to approach patients once acutely stabilized to discuss the program and develop realistic individualized action plans for the patients. During after hours (evening/weekend hours) will set up a referral mechanism in place to follow up with patients referred to Navigator during this time-frame. Become versed in a variety of substance use treatment models, patterns of substance use, effects of intoxicants and withdrawal of various substances. Become versed in local and regional substance use treatment options and local harm reduction services. Develop expertise in insurance benefits and exclusions related to treatment.

Initiate, develop and maintain constructive relationships with community MOUD treatment providers. Schedules follow up appointments, offers additional resources, networks to help achieve sustained access to care. Establish relationship with patient and communicate via telephone, texting, and/or email to remind patients of appointments, help patients navigate any obstacles to follow up treatment, and provide encouragement. Support patient to access the most optimal level of care available. If patient from out of county and needs to access MOUD in their home county, assist to connect with local resources in their home county.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR an Bachelor’s degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.

  • CADC-II Certificate or comparable certification

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

  • Strong 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. Ability to develop solutions and recommend changes and follow through with implementation.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency with Windows-based software including Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook. Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • TB test is required.

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 Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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