The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 20 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Patients Navigator for African American communities offers individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help overcome health system barriers and facilitate timely access to qualified medical and psychosocial care. Patient navigators serve as a critical link to connect our diverse patient population to local and national resources to meet basic life needs while undergoing cancer treatment. These government and privately funded sources of support (medical transportation, housing, financial concerns, insurance coverage, medication co-pays), are crucial to enabling patients to engage in treatment from the point of diagnosis and throughout the cancer continuum. Furthermore, our patient navigators provide essential cultural brokering and emotional support that also enables our patients to receive the needed medical and holistic care they need. This particular position will focus upon African American patients/families but will cross cover other areas as needed.
In addition to the role/responsibilities detailed in the SCCA Patient Navigator II job description, the African American Patients Navigator will assume the following unique responsibilities as their orientation, capacity and patient demand allow. With guidance and support from their supervisor, the African American Patients Navigator will: