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Title:Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Patient Navigator
Company:Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA)
The Colorectal Cancer Navigator’s responsibilities include providing outreach services, assisting patients in navigating healthcare systems; and following up on abnormal screening results. The primary goal of the position is to increase the number of uninsured or underinsured patients screened for colorectal cancer and to promote colorectal cancer prevention and early detection awareness in the community. Job duties will be adapted temporarily for COVID-19 with limited in person contact with patients and other NARA staff. Some remote work may be considered temporarily due to the public health emergency.

• Provide patient navigation through health care systems in order to eliminate obstacles between screening and follow up for abnormal colorectal, breast and cervical cancer early detection services; work to overcome patient barriers.
• Assess patient barriers/needs; facilitate appointment scheduling; remind patients of appointments; educate patients about colorectal cancer, the importance of screening, and the colonoscopy preparation and procedures; and arrange transportation as needed.
• Conduct outreach activities to identify and recruit eligible clients.
• Represent CRC Screening Program and take colorectal cancer information/display throughout Portland Metro Area, Vancouver Metro Area, and beyond; including pow-wows, Elders’ dinners and other venues frequented by eligible clients.
• Assist with Saturday Screening Clinics.
• Help obtain, inventory, and track incentives and match items from businesses within community.
• Generate queries and reports using chronic disease database regarding colorectal cancer results and follow up on overdue procedures.
• Maintain and develop partnerships with community stakeholders, GI partners, and others.
• Help develop procedures and workflow for colorectal cancer early detection.
• Demonstrate a patient focus, respond to the needs of those being served; represent NARA with courteous attention, respect, and dignity.
• Work closely with Program Manager and Directors to contribute to program efficiency and effectiveness.
• Attend trainings, conferences, workshops and other meetings as directed.
• Report monthly contacts and other patient navigation services in database.
• Coordinate appointments with providers to ensure timely delivery of diagnostic and treatment services.
• Maintain communication with patients, survivors, families, and the health care providers to monitor patient satisfaction with the cancer care experience.
• Ensure that appropriate medical records are available at scheduled appointments.
• Arrange language translation or interpretation services as needed.
• Facilitate linkages to follow-up services.
• Track patient communications in chronic disease program database.
• Adapt services as needed to ensure minimum infectious disease exposure during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Utilize virtual and mailed services when possible.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent work experience.
• Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates recurring knowledge/skill and ability to perform above-described duties.
• Evidence of computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); Publisher, Centricity, Electronic Health Records, and database management, experience with Med-IT a plus.
• Availability to work some evenings, weekends and special events.
• Availability to travel to conferences/trainings as needed.
• Ability to persuade clients to take course of action beneficial to their health and well-being.
• Evidence of ability to convey information clearly, effectively and in grammatically accurate way.
• Evidence of ability to gather information and apply it to current situation in order to arrive at conclusion, solve problem or make valid decision.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
• Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
• Ability to travel between multiple sites and location in a day.
• Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
• Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
• Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.
• If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time.
• Ability to pass a pre-employment or for cause drug tests.
• Ability to pass criminal background and DMV checks.
• Must be able to pass an Orchards finger printing and background check.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, the agency reserves the rights to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.

EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Age. Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance w/the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473).

To Apply: Email your resume to and be sure to include the name of the position that you are interested in as well as your wage requirements.
Contact:Camille Wikum
Address:15 N Morris St.
Portland, OR 97227



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