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LCSW, Care Navigator (Contractor)



Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Who We Are

Jasper Health is a digital coaching and navigation experience that improves the lives of individuals affected by cancer and their caregivers. Our team of healthcare, technology, and consumer industry experts are dedicated to making cancer care a more human experience. Jasper Health raised $25M in Series A funding led by General Catalyst. The round, which was joined by new and existing investors Human Capital, W Health Ventures, Redesign Health, and 7wireVentures, brings Jasper Health's total funding to approximately $31 million.

Jasper Health has a passionate team of world-class leaders in digital health, oncology, customer-centered design, and data science. We are rapidly adding talent to our team - come join us!

We are looking for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with oncology experience to fill the per diem role of LCSW/Care Navigator.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, the LCSW/Care Navigator is responsible for conducting initial intake assessments following Medicare and Insurance guidelines and protocols. The LCSW will also be responsible for engaging with Jasper members and their caregivers to plan, coordinate and manage their care. Provide individualized, one-on-one support to oncology patients, encompassing comprehensive navigation assistance throughout their cancer journey. If appropriate, the LCSW/Care Navigator will also provide support with financial toxicity, emotional distress, nutrition, and physical and mental health, providing resources and participating in outreach efforts with the member and/or their caregiver throughout the cancer journey.

Role and Responsibilities

Navigation Responsibilities

  • Conducts virtual psychosocial assessments to identify and address social and environmental barriers to care and escalate clinical needs as appropriate
  • Administer PHQ-9, GAD-7 and SDOH
  • Document in Jasper’s EMR system in accordance with specified guidelines and within a timely manner
  • Accurately input session data into designated spreadsheets to ensure precise and efficient data collection.
  • Collaborate with members to create personalized care plans, focusing on their areas of need (nutrition, exercise, financial management, emotional wellbeing, mental health, etc.)
  • Identify resources for members to overcome barriers to care, such as financial toxicity, emotional distress, etc. This may involve working with our non-profit partners to get patients the resources they need
  • Initiate outreach to members as necessary or to follow up after missed appointments, questions, etc.)
  • Meet with members via video or phone call to provide navigation/counseling sessions
  • Facilitates communication between the patient, family members, and healthcare providers to ensure patient satisfaction and quality of care
  • Collect and report member data on barriers, health care, medications, prior treatments, etc.
  • Provide the member and/or caregiver education and serve as a professional resource
  • Meet as needed with Jasper clinical leadership to discuss member needs and report progress

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide support to other clinical team members, work as a team to provide holistic and thorough care to members
  • Communicate openly with manager to share feedback, barriers and needs
  • Provide feedback and support to other departments as needed
  • Remain up to date on Jasper’s services and platform enhancements to ensure proper communication with members, this includes a thorough understanding of the Jasper app to help provide product support to members, if needed
  • Understand ever-evolving nature of start up technology, adapt to changes with positive attitude
  • Follow all Jasper protocols, either as part of our internal policies (documentation, team expectations) or any contractual agreements with clients (KPIs, SLAs, etc.)
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in one or more of the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California,Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Oncology experience required
  • Certified Patient Navigator or experienced with patient navigation preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • A readiness to confidently navigate uncertain situations with both patients and colleagues and a readiness to adapt to meet the needs of the patients and the team.
  • Skilled in open, constructive and honest verbal and electronic communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • High emotional intelligence & empathy towards patients.
  • Culturally competent and skilled in working with patients from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • The ability to effectively use technology to deliver high quality care.
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple digital platforms and be adaptable to constant changes and updates to platforms.
  • Knowledge of supportive care principles and techniques for oncology patients.
  • Ability to educate members and/or caregiver’s as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
  • Ability to adapt to expectations of specific clients and adjust to needs of their member population.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent listening, written and communication skills.
  • When communicating with members, providing empathy and understanding.
  • Ability to handle grief.
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care programs.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft and Google programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Jasper Health, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.