Research Patient Navigator- SCC-Cancer Translational

UT Southwestern

Full Time
Dallas, TX
Posted 2 weeks ago

Experience and Education
High school graduate and five (5) years working experience in health care
environment required.

Preferred education is a Bachelor degree in appropriate field; and/or working
experience in a large multi-specialty system.
Preferred bilingual.

Job Summary
Helps patients understand the importance and benefits of clinical trials.
Early identification of study candidates by pre-screening. Interacting with
patients who may be potential clinical trial candidates to educate them about
clinical trials, assisting patients to overcome barriers. Presenting clinical
research options in a timely, knowledgeable and consistent fashion: a)
Initiative to provide education to Investigators, residents, fellows, clinic
nurses, and getting them familiar with all open to accrual clinical trials; b)
Educating patients and families on the importance/potential benefits of
participation in clinical trials. Also, educating patients through community
outreach events. Promotes teamwork and multidisciplinary care concepts to
patients and staff. Identifies and maintains a database on the number of
subjects identified at their first visit.

Job Duties
Acts as a liaison between the patient, their family and the research study.

Implements an individualized patient navigation plan for patients seeking
treatment by facilitation of appointment scheduling, assisting with referral
processes, providing client education and linking clients with appropriate
support services.

Identifies patient’s understanding of medical care/outcomes and provides
appropriate education and resources to address needs.

Empowers patients to self-navigate the healthcare system.

Promotes teamwork and multidisciplinary care concepts to patients, staff and
faculty regarding the research project.

Assists people to create their own/unique solutions by acting as a resource
for the research project, and navigating a large multi-disciplinary medical
system; connects patient with community resources when appropriate.

Promotes the navigation program to the UT Southwestern community.

Identifies and maintains a database of outcomes.

Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: (a)
Directly interacting with or caring for patients; (b) Directly interacting
with or caring for human-subjects research participants; (c) Regularly
maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records
(including patient financial records); or (d) Regularly maintaining,
modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Security This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history
record information

Salary Salary Negotiable

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working
environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University
community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits
unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color;
religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability;
genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Job Features

Job CategoryResearch