Patient Navigator Non-Clinical 2

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA, USA

Full time

$19.25-36.78 (hourly)


Sep 9

UC Davis Medical Center

Sacramento, CA

Patient Navigator Non-Clinical 2

Salary Range: $19.25 - $36.78 Hourly

Final Filing Date: 10/08/2022

The role of this position is to provide executive level input to ensure that families are equal partners in the planning, development and implementation of services. Using a trauma-informed approach, the Family Navigator assists families with accessing needed community resources and navigating county systems, providing education related to treatment and resources, coordinating with patient’s community service providers. Identifying patient’s preferences and any barriers to the treatment plan implementation.


Required Qualifications

• This position requires the employee to have reliable transportation as the duties of the position require attendance at Sacramento County meetings, and services can be community based.

• Current or previous lived experience as a family member of a child receiving public mental health services

• Experience providing resources and support to families receiving Behavioral Health Services and/or experiencing housing insecurity; ability to navigate systems

• Experience, lived experience, and/or training on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion including training and experience with diverse populations; ability to apply cultural competency standards in provision of services

• Experienced in communicating, collaborating, and interacting diplomatically with children and their caregivers, other staff members, social workers, and representatives of community agencies.

• Experience or lived experience advocating for clients in the school system and IEP process

• Knowledge of child, elder abuse, and domestic violence reporting requirements, and other significant legislation and laws regulating mental health practice.

• Ability to write clear and concise notes. Ability to efficiently use computer system applications for all functions required for this position, including Electronic Medical Records and Microsoft Applications

• Ability to work as a team member or independently with a minimum of directions. Ability to exercise discretion, independent judgment, with decision being reviewed if they represent departure from departmental goals.

• Ability to plan and organize a variety of concurrent activities, set realistic goals and objectives, plan ahead and meet deadlines without compromising quality.

• Ability to direct the action of others effectively in order to accomplish tasks and functions.

• Strength-based perspective that is culturally sensitive.

• Ability to successfully manage conflict.

• Ability to maintain a positive work culture that supports the mission and goals of the organization including establishing and maintaining respectful, and professional relationships with colleagues from various cultures, diverse backgrounds and gender identities.

• Ability to use supervision to enhance professional growth and examine performance outcome.

• Skills, knowledge and ability to support the policies and procedures of the CAARE Center and UC Davis Health System.


Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with child welfare system; familiarity with the provision of mental health services to child maltreatment populations

• Familiarity with Medi-Cal or similar Program requirements (e.g., billing, performance outcomes, and quality assurance; or demonstrated experience working in a complex organizational system.

• Bilingual Spanish speaking.


Special Requirements

• This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment

• The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:

Job ID #42047

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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