The 4Youth Research Patient Navigator position involves providing non-clinical, culturally responsive support, guidance and assistance for patients and families as they navigate through complex healthcare environments. Primary goals are to increase patient satisfaction, and to optimize care and outcomes. Acts as a communication liaison to understand the patient's non-clinical individual needs, desires, and concerns. Guides the patient and family to a broad range of services, amenities, and information to promote healing and ensure satisfaction with the patient care experience.
This position is funded by a five year NIMH grant and focuses on serving as a navigator for a U01 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health titled, By Youth, For Youth: Digital Supported Peer Navigation for Addressing Child Mental Health Inequities. African American and Latino/x youth are more likely to experience an unmet mental health or psychosocial need than do their white counterparts. School-based and pediatric primary care services are ideal hubs to provide mental health, healthcare, social services, and prevention to students and families who otherwise face barriers to care. Using Participatory Design and Community Partnered Participatory Research (CPPR), the study intervention is a model of care for connecting youth ages 11-24 to mental health care and supports by combining mobile technology for screening, triage, and care coordination, co-created with the community and with family and youth peer navigators, serving youth and their families in school-based and pediatric primary care services.
The Patient Navigator will be involved in the co-design and implementation of research aims as they pertain to linkage to mental health and primary care needs.
Please note: The compensation ranges listed online for roles not covered by a bargaining unit agreement are very wide, however a job offer will typically fall in the range of 80% - 120% of the established mid-point. An offer will take into consideration the experience of the final candidate AND the current salary level of individuals working at UCSF in a similar role.
For roles covered by a bargaining unit agreement, there will be specific rules about where a new hire would be placed on the range.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.