Health Care Navigator
Bakersfield, CA 93301 US
Job Position: Health Care Navigator
Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301
Pay Rate: $20.00/hr
Description: Healthcare Navigator
Provide services that include connecting Veterans to VA health care benefits or community health care services where Veterans are not eligible for VA care. Provide case management and care coordination, health education, interdisciplinary collaboration, coordination, and consultation, and administrative duties. Work closely with the Veterans primary care provider and members of the Veterans assigned multidisciplinary treatment team.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as a liaison between CVAF and the VA or community medical clinic and works with a population of Veterans with complex needs who require assistance accessing health care services or adhering to health care plans;
Work closely with the Veterans assigned multidisciplinary team, including medical, nursing, and administrative specialists, and case management personnel;
Provide timely, appropriate, Veteran centered care equitably;
Conduct home visits and other locations that the Veteran may be currently residing (i.E. Encampments, homeless shelters, etc.);
Provide crisis interventions and act as a crisis response team with CVAF and/or other community partners;
Work collaboratively with CVAF staff and the Veteran to identify and address systems challenges for enhanced care coordination as needed;
Works directly with Veterans and provide specialized case management and care coordination;
Provide ongoing health education support as needed to the Veteran and family member;
Identify systemic barriers within the organization, communicates with organizational leadership about these barriers, and works collaboratively to find viable solutions;
Advise veterans about resources and programs, set up interviews to establish a need and follow up to make sure the services are provided;
Utilize CVAF evaluation components and outcomes indicators and report those evaluation results to VA and organizational leadership;
Perform all other duties as assigned.
At least two years of experience in a healthcare or social services area of practice; and/or
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience is preferred.
Job Types: Full-time