Why Work For Us?
Columbia Wellness is proud to be a company of real people committed to quality. We are focused on building a better future in mental health and behavioral healthcare. We have established a strong referral base in the community, and we are invested in our clinical growth. We offer generous training opportunities, free supervision, and a large spectrum of programs in which you can work. Columbia Wellness is located in-between two major cities, Seattle and Portland. By working with us you get the best of both small town and big city life. You're close to the beach, the mountains, the quiet and the city life. If you're looking for a place to call home and build a career, join our team at Columbia Wellness.
If you want to make a difference that matters, then we want to hear from you. Together we can do more.
Some of What You'll Do:
The Nurse Navigator is responsible for the coordination of screening, diagnostic, treatment and support services in collaboration with partners and providers. They serve as an educator, care coordinator, consultant, patient advocate, counselor, and collaborator for pediatric patients ages 0-8 and their family members. The Navigator plays an essential role in developing and implementing changes across multiple providers including primary health and behavioral health providers, to support development of a holistic and coordinated approach ensuring a smooth flow of patient information and care. Navigators will: assess patients for psychosocial distress and provide references to a social worker or counselor if more intensive support is needed: answer questions and serve as liaison to the physical for questions and concerns; address tangible barriers to care such as finances, housing, transportation, childcare, prescription costs, and refer patients as appropriate to services provided by social workers, behavioral health, or related agencies; ensure any health information provided is accessible and translated into the patient's own language or arrange for certified medical interpretation, either in person or by phone/video conference; function as member of an interdisciplinary team to assess, secure, and coordinate appropriate services through the continuum of care; empower patients and families to assume responsibility for their own care as possible, within the constraints of age, illness, or socio-economic factors, and support the timely scheduling of appointments, diagnostic testing, and procedures as needed.
Summary of the Essential Duties and Responsibilities
What We Require:
This position is a part of a union (OPEIU Local 11)
We offer all permanent full-time employees:
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Columbia Wellness is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Visit our website: www.columbiawell.org to learn more about our organization.
Columbia Wellness is a private nonprofit organization that has been serving the community for over 60 years!