NAVIGATOR SPECIALIST

Location US-NJ-Camden
Job ID
63082
Category
Clerical
Shift
2
Type
Full Time
Department Name
DSRIP

About Us

At Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to its employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development.

 

Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey.

 

Short Description

  • Provide ongoing care-coordination and case management services. Guide linkage to appropriate clinical services including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), behavioral health treatment, and social services to individuals with Substance Use Disorder.  
  • Provide education, coordination, navigation, linkages, and support to individuals with Substance Use Disorder 
  • Foster one-on-one supportive relationships built on trust and respect, and encourage engagement and retention in treatment in order for patient to reach and maintain optimal outcome 
  • Provide continuity of care by meeting patients in various clinical care settings including the following: emergency department visits, addiction treatment appointments, medical appointments, social service appointments, and therapeutic appointments. 
  • Identify health and wellness needs, barriers and strengths including physical health, medical and addiction treatment, social support, occupational and intellectual strengths and goals, financial and housing, etc. 
  • Perform outreach by meeting with patients in the community and act as allies and advocates for patient services 
  • Attend Addiction Medicine clinical and programmatic conferences and meetings as required. 
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, training and receipt of clinical supervision.

 This position is for 2nd shift

Experience Required

Must be comfortable working with an underserved patient population and utilizing harm reduction models of care.  

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.  Be willing to engage in cooperative, professional relationships with all members of the interprofessional healthcare team. 

Valid driver’s license.  Must posess own vehicle or reliable alternate means of transportation for use to outeach individuals served.

1 year of relevant experience if candidate has Bachelor’s degree in related field or 2 years of relevant experience if candidate has Associates degree or is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. 4 years of relevant experience, either clinical or lived, if candidate is a Certified Medical Assistant.

Education Requirements

Bachelors’ degree in a related field, plus 1 year of relevant experience working with patients with Substance Use Disorder 

OR Associates degree with 2 years of relevant experience

OR Certified Peer Recovery Specialist designation plus 2 years relevant experience.

OR Certified Medical Assistant with 4 years of relevant experience.

Special Requirements

Scheduled Days / Hours: M-F with some Weekends; License (or Certification):CMA Preferred; License (or Certification):CPRS Preferred; Education:ASSOCIATE Preferred; Education:BACHELOR Preferred

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