Job Title:
Patient Navigator
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College of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Position summary

Patient Navigator (Job Opening 423959) - Patient Navigator to provide support and guidance to participants of the Moms2B Program whose goal is to help pregnant women have healthy pregnancies, deliveries and babies living in a diverse low-economic area of Columbus known for one of the highest mortality rates in the state; assists program participants with navigating through the variety of community and health care services available to them; coordinates Moms2B sites; serves as a liaison to The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality; uses case finding techniques to identify and recruit pregnant moms into early enrollment for prenatal care; provides enrolled participants educational and intervention counseling, materials, and access to prenatal-postpartum and inter-conception care; provides guidance and access to an allocation of community resources, education, outreach, home visits and referrals; directs enrollment of health and developmental education classes; facilitates and coordinates appointments with agencies and providers to ensure timely delivery of community, academic, career and service referrals; collaborates with participants to develop a follow-up plan to ensure that referred services meet the present needs and to ensure that future needs are addressed; advises individual participants and family needs in navigating health care system; researches and engages with available services and programs external to The Ohio State University (OSU); attends and represents OSU at community meetings; assesses, maintains and coordinates up-to-date resources and materials used in the program; maintains communication with local area agencies and staff to share information, activities and resources; collects, analyzes and compiles research data for inclusion in progress reports, publications and for dissemination at workshops and conferences; ensures activities align and comply with specific protocols in collaboration with Moms2B Program Manager and Director;

Education and experience

Bachelor's degree in social work or human ecology or other relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; experience in program planning and administration required; community-based program aimed towards a diverse low-economic population experience desired; experience in the organization of volunteers and program materials desired; demonstrated awareness of diversity issues and provides culturally sensitive services to the clients preferred; requires successful completion of a background check; selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen;

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