Lead Physical Navigator Job Placements – Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)

Lead Physical Navigator
Organization: Uganda Cancer
Institute (UCI)
Salary scale: U5
Reports to:   Program Manager, Patient Navigation
Cancer Institute (UCI) in collaboration with American Cancer Society (ACS) is
implementing the UCI Patient Navigation Program at UCI with grants from ACS,
with the aim of improving the quality of patients’ care at UCI using three
types of navigation; Physical Navigation, Clinical Navigation and Resource
Navigation. To reach this goal, the Program intends to provide patient
navigation services to cancer patients at UCI; improve patients’ knowledge on
their diagnosis, treatment, self-care and services provided at UCI; improve the
overall patient’s satisfaction of the care at UCI; improve UCI staff knowledge,
attitudes and practices towards the use of compassionate, patient-centered
cancer care; and increase the number of cancer patients completing their
prescribed cancer treatment at UCI.
and coordinates the physical navigation team as well as provide physical
navigation to patients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Supervises Physical
·       Meets with and plans
work of Physical navigators – their duties and schedules
·       Coordinates and ensures
day to day Physical navigation activities are carried out as scheduled
·       Compiling Physical
Navigation reports and ensuring accuracy, completeness and timeliness
·       Work closely with PN
Program Manager to review data and progress of the Physical navigation team and
supports continuous education for the navigators
·       Organizes and leads the
Physical navigation unit meetings
·       Ensures good
relationship within the physical navigation team and with other PN teams.
·       liaises closely with
navigation teams, the Medical Officers & Medical Social Workers and data
·       Attend the UCI morbidity
and mortality meetings
·       Participates in
development of patient navigation tools and materials
·       Ensures physical
navigation team maintains accurate records and data reporting
·       Participate in
navigation team multi-disciplinary meetings
·       Identifies resources
needed for physical navigation unit
·       Participate in training
and annual surveys and other research activities.
·       Shares physical
navigator data with data assistant
·       Acts as a liaison with
stakeholders (other navigators) to allow seamless care for patients.
·       Provides physical/
geographic navigation to patients and their caregivers at UCI
·       Assists in guiding and
directing patients to the various service points at UCI
·       Provide information that
facilitates patients’ movement within the hospital.
·       Provides physical
assistance to the needy patients
·       When needed, calls for
emergency assistance
·       Assists in restraining
violent patients
·       Participate in scheduled
·       Maintain accurate
·       Participate in
trainings, annual surveys and research
·       Performs any other
duties assigned to them by the Project Manager/ supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Diploma in public
relations or related field from a recognized institution
·       Experience of customer
care and/or supervision is an added advantage
·       Accountability
·       Assertiveness and Self
·       Effective communication
·       Concern for quality and
·       Ethics and Integrity and
·       Flexibility
·       Innovativeness
·       Computer literate
·       Ability to speak at
least 3 languages
·       Team work and team
How to apply:
suitably qualified individuals to fill the position under the UCI Patient
Navigation Program at UCI on contract basis.
should be hand written and addressed to the Executive Director Uganda Cancer
Deadline: Monday 3rd
February, 2020.

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