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AYA Patient Navigator (Social Worker)

Updated: November 1, 2019
Job ID: 215313
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking an AYA (adolescent and young adult) Patient Navigator to support the John P. Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) located at Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MCC. The incumbent will provide direct support to AYA cancer patients, and their families, receiving treatment at Walter Reed.

Location: Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center/Ulman Headquarters, Baltimore, MD Standard Office Hours: Normal office hours Monday through Friday, Biweekly Staff Meeting at Ulman HQ; occasional evening and weekend events

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center is a modern, patient-centric, tri-service military healthcare facility. Its comprehensive core of military and civilian oncologists and other cancer-trained clinicians and researchers provide multidisciplinary cancer-care delivery and patient-family support services. Our Cancer Center, the only DoD Cancer Center of Excellence within the Military Health System, offers its patients access to cutting-edge cancer diagnostic and treatment technologies.

AYA Patient Navigation –

  • Function as a patient support navigator for the Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in collaboration with the Social Work team from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of all programs and services for adolescent and young adult patients in collaboration with the clinical team using AYA Best Practices.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of expertise and act as a resource to facilitate and enhance the development of quality care for patients and their families.
  • Participate in Cancer Center meetings and other committee meetings as needed.
  • Uses a range of therapeutic and other interventions such as supportive counseling, education, and groups to address issues and manage psychosocial implications of having cancer.
  • Advocates with or on behalf of patients, families, and caregivers to remove barriers to quality care, to address gaps in services and to work for any changes needed to policies and programs.
  • Document and track patient encounters and other data using appropriate tracking tools.
  • Collects and analyzes data and trends and report findings and other duties as assigned.
  • Facilitate patient education on the topic of fertility preservation, make referrals as needed.

Patient Navigation Team & AYA Training Program

  • Participate in biweekly AYA Patient Navigation team meetings to discuss and provide updates regarding patients, barriers to care, and resources.
  • Collaborate with Patient Navigation team on best practices, strategies, data, and patient outcomes.
  • Contribute to the AYA Training Program by sharing best practices, strategies, and resources to participants.
  • Participate in biweekly virtual case studies to integrate and support Ulman AYA PN Network.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in Social Work and experience working with the adolescent and young adult population. Experience working with oncology patients in a hospital setting is preferred. Experience working with military patients is preferred.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Master’s degree in Social Work preferred.

Minimum Experience: 1 to 2 years of experience.

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Licensure or license eligible preferred. Must have or have the ability to obtain a Maryland License.

Work Environment: Office environment.

Background: U.S. Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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(Posted 12/4/19)

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