In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments, the Medical Social Worker will serve as the Patient Navigator for a cancer prevention program, funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), to increase colorectal cancer-screening rates among the CommUnityCare patient population. This person is responsible for supporting the goals of the program and applying empowerment-based prevention and intervention strategies to improve community health specifically related to colorectal screening, making referrals to community-based resources, addressing barriers to improving well-being, offering expertise regarding psycho-social issues affecting patient care, and educating patients regarding illness and treatment options.
This is a three (3) year grant funded position and will be a co-hire with the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ ABILITIES
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Medical social work experience.