Resource Navigator Job Opportunities – Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI)

Job
Title:     
Resource Navigator
Organization: Uganda Cancer
Institute (UCI)
Duty
Station:
 Uganda
Salary scale: U4(SC)
Reports to:   Program Manager, Patient Navigation
About
US:
Uganda
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.
Job
Summary:
The Resource Navigator will mobilize and monitors resources to
meet the psychosocial and other needs of cancer patients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Network and develop
partnerships with public, private and not for profit sectors, and raise
resources whether in kind support or referral points for support cancer
patients with psychosocial needs.
·       Develop and maintain up
to date resources directory
·       Liaise with inventory
management officer, public relations, hospital administrator and MSW to ensure
that UCI policy on donations is updated and implemented to the best interest of
patients with Psychosocial and other needs.
·       Set up resource referral
system for cancer patients.
·       Liaise with MSW to
ensure patients with psychosocial needs are matched with and linked to
appropriate resources to meet their needs.
·       Works with MSW to follow
up cancer patients linked to resources have actually received support.
·       In collaboration with
Medical Social Workers and monitors matching of patient unmet needs with appropriate
services and referrals and support services
·       In collaboration with
Medical Social Workers and monitors the linking of patent to local or community
support groups
·       Document and report on
resources navigation activities weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly.
·       Participate in the
navigation meetings
·       Maintain accurate
records
·       Participate in
trainings, annual surveys and research
·       Performs any other
duties assigned to them by the Project Manager/ supervisor



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must
hold a Degree in Social Work and Social Administration
·       Additional training in
project planning and management will be an added advantage.
·       At least three years’
experience in networking, community development and developing partnerships
with public, private and not for profit sectors; and raising resources whether
in kind support or referral points for support with a reputable Institution.
·       Accountability
·       Assertiveness and Self
confidence
·       Effective communication
·       Concern for quality and
standards
·       Ethics and Integrity and
confidentiality
·       Flexibility
·       Innovativeness
·       Computer literacy
How to apply:
All
suitably qualified individuals to fill the position under the UCI Patient
Navigation Program at UCI on contract basis. 
Application
should be hand written and addressed to the Executive Director Uganda Cancer
Institute.
Deadline: Monday 3rd
February, 2020.

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