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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 10/25/2016

Valley Health System Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood, NJ
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree


Job Description:

* Job Summary:

* The Patient Navigator provides individualized service, navigating and supporting breast patients throughout the health system. He/she works in a dynamic health care environment with multiple departments to ensure timely screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive services. S/he works in conjunction with the Nurse Navigator and other health care professionals to evaluate and address the needs of patients served to ensure timely access to services needed and optimize health and wellness.

* Education:

* Patient Navigator Certification preferred, or obtained within 1 year of employment.Associates Degree preferred.

* Special Skills:

* The Patient Navigator must be able to: work cooperatively and communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals, including patients and family members from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, health care professional colleagues and external health- and service-focused organizations. Employ active listening and remain solutions-oriented in interactions with patients, families and members of the health care team. Demonstrate empathy, integrity, honesty and compassion in difficult conversations. Apply insight and understanding about emotions and human responses to emotions to create and maintain positive interpersonal interactions. Apply knowledge of the difference in roles between clinically licensed and non-licensed professionals and act within professional boundaries. Ability to navigate the health care system in effort to obtain necessary information. Ideal candidate is self-motivated, demonstrates initiative and is extremely detail oriented. Demonstrate excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

Valley is an equal opportunity employer. Valley does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.