Nature of Work:

The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a Professional Research Assistant position who will serve as a Patient Navigator. Responsibilities of the Patient Navigator will include recruiting and consenting research subjects, collecting data, and scheduling, arranging, and delivering the research intervention. In particular, this study will focus solely on Latinos with advanced medical illness. We are looking for a patient navigator to serve the Denver region.

Professional Field:

  • Intervention implementation:
    • Arrange and deliver home visits—covering assigned Colorado geographic area
    • Provide telephone support to intervention participants
    • Ensure completed advance care planning documents are scanned into medical records
    • Communicate with providers as needed to help facilitate care for participants
    • Reports on progress weekly with co-investigator or project manager
  • Assist with follow-up data collection
    • Complete follow-up surveys with participants
    • Assist with chart review
  • Ensure that study materials and packets for participants are complete and ready for enrollment
  • Enrolling and collecting data from study subjects (patients, families or health care providers), including obtaining informed consent for analysis
  • Recruit patients to participate in research study – minimum of weekly contact with on-site study contact for eligible patients
  • Data entry of participant data into REDCap

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Complete End of Life Navigator training program
  • Complete Colorado Patient Navigator training program
  • Participate in person or via webcam to Palliative Care weekly meetings
  • Ongoing education through lectures, workshops, and meetings
  • Active participation in regular research team meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Community Health Worker training or experience is preferred. The patient navigator must speak fluent English and Spanish. Basic computer proficiency with Windows Office operating system including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel. In addition, ability to navigate computerized medical records is needed. Knowledge in end-of-life care is unnecessary but training will be required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Basic proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Must have a vehicle and can drive

Preferred Education:

  • Community Health Certification

Minimum Experience:

Community Health work or experience working in a health care setting (e.g. medical or nursing assistant)

Preferred Experience:

Previous experience in patient navigation or health related field of work. Motivational interviewing experience. Experience with REDCap.

If interested in applying, please contact Danielle Kline at or 303-724-7401.