SUNY Downstate Medical Center PATIENT NAVIGATOR in Brooklyn, New York

Research Foundation Vacancy




Applications are invited for consideration to the

following position


STAR Program/Medicine

Budget Title:

Research Support Specialist

Salary Range:

(Based Upon Experience)$37,000.00 - $40,000.00

Descriptive Title:Patient Navigator

Full time, Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:00pm

37>5 hrs/wk



Description of Duties:

  • Provide field-based health education on a monthly or weekly basis and skills building service to patients.

  • Accompany patients to primary care appointments and to other health care and social service encounters.

  • Coordinate ongoing navigation and logistical support for appointment keeping rminders, transportation and childcare arrangements.

  • Track patients' progress through health education curriculum.

  • Conduct social service and benefits reassessment and follow-up.

  • Provide critical feedback to other members of the health care team based on observations in the field through EMR notes, EMR messaging, participation in multidisciplinary care conference meetings and phone communication.

  • Educate, coach and empower patients.

  • Provide directly observed therapy (DOT) in patients' homes as needed; observe and record patient self-administration of antiretrovirals (ARVs); and assess for and report any ARV related side-effects.

  • Docment all patient activities on required data forms for submission into eSHARE or an alternative data system.



AA, AAS Degree, or equivalent educational credits with at least 3 years of experience working in an agency providing case management, social services or health care services. Effective written, verbal, orgainizational and interpersonal skills. Computer literacy. Personal experience with HIV, HCV and/or substance use.


4 year college degree may be substituted for one year of experience. Experience working with HIV+, substance using and/or MICA clients. Experience working in multidisciplinary and multicultural, team oriented setting. Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole an asset. Experience using electronic health record. Experience working with LGBT populations. Experience with outreach and use of social media.

Persons interested should

mail their resume and a letter of introduction to:

Ms. Lori Hurley

450 Clarkson Avenue

M.S.C. 1240

Brooklyn, NY 11203

Additional Information:

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications:08/01/17

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without

regard to Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Age, National Origin, Disability or

Marital Status in Accordance with Federal and State Law.