Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org .
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
40 Hours per week
Monday - Friday
Summary: The Patient Navigator assists patients to anticipate, identify, and overcome barriers within the health care system. You will work onsite at our Akron Children's Hospital Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Neuro Developmental Science Center. Applicants should have knowledge and experience understanding Dyslexia.
Responsibilities: 1. Assists patients to anticipate, identify, and overcome barriers within the health care system.
2. Understands patient diagnosis and coordinates their treatment plans.
3. Seeks assistance for appropriate social services and communicating with their treatment team, family, and significant others.
4. Document interactions and outcomes.
5. Consults with physicians, nursing staff, and social work regarding progress and concerns regarding patient and/or family.
6. Helps to modify and enhance the patient navigation process by incorporating the barriers identified in the community needs assessment.
7. Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1. Experience in a medical office environment is required.
2. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
3. Experience in healthcare is preferred.
4. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience 1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.
2. Certification: None
3. Years of relevant experience: 0 to 2 years is preferred.
4. Years of experience supervising: None.
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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