Clinical Navigator - 17960 (Faculty)

University of Colorado – School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Date Submitted: Mar 20, 2020

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a clinical care and research institute for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Physiological conditions, and Behavioral Health (BH) conditions such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. The primary focus of the MIBH is to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty, with special consideration for those who were separated with “Other Than Honorable” or “Dishonorable” discharge status due to TBI or BH conditions. The MIBH also serves civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI and are experiencing ongoing neurological problems and cognitive, physical, and behavioral conditions. The MIBH provides interdisciplinary care for adults experiencing persistent effects of TBI. This includes comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment and an Intensive Outpatient Program that integrates conventional medicine with complementary and alternative treatment modalities.

MIBH currently seeks a full-time Clinical Navigator who will work within a team setting to assess patient clinical needs at entry to the Institute. The role of Clinical Navigator will be to complete an extensive medical record review and an intake assessment interview with the patient to determine if they are appropriate for participation in the MIBH program. This position will also identify and communicate with the clinical team regarding TBI and psychosocial history to include at-risk social and behavioral patients entering the clinic. The position must adhere to the State of Colorado Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses (RN) and/or Social Work (SW).

Job Responsibilities:

Review all program applications and relevant medical records and conduct assessment interviews with potential patients Present assessment findings to the Clinical Decision Team to determine appropriateness for the program Provide recommendations to the team regarding patients’ physical and psychological needs Provide a verbal and written clinical summary to the treatment team during the evaluation component of the program Enter appropriate documentation into EPIC in a timely and accurate manner Develop and maintain good working relationships with partner programs and referral sources

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in biological science, nursing, health, human services, psychology, counseling, social work, or a directly related field from an accredited institution 1 year direct experience working with individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury 1 year direct experience in neurological rehabilitation services’ philosophy and practice 2 years direct experience with populations in a military or veteran setting

Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree from an accredited institution as a RN or in Social Work is preferred Experience using EPIC

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of TBI and its impact on physical, psychological states, and social relationships across a diverse range of cultural settings. Knowledge of military culture. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution Ability to establish and maintain key relationships throughout the TBI community Ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude Ability to organize and prioritize with minimal direction and maintain a well-organized work environment Ability to problem-solve, use good judgement, and deal with diverse and difficult personalities Ability to search and critically review best evidence to guide clinical decision making and effectively share knowledge with colleagues as well as communicate relevant findings in appropriate language to the general public Ability to set objectives, establish priorities and follow initiatives Ability to work in continually changing conditions Ability to work under moderate to high measures of stress Current knowledge of or willingness to learn about military culture Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong computer skills including the ability to work with a variety of applications

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to Anschutz Medical Campus job/requisition ID: 17960

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A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications A current Resume/CV The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

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