somThe 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.

Drs. Stacy Fischer and Regina Fink have recently been awarded funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research. They are expanding their research to improve palliative care outcomes for Latinos with advanced medical illness. The new study is titled, “Apoyo con Cariño (Support through Caring): Improving Palliative Care Outcomes for Latinos with Advanced Medical Illness.” (COMIRB # 16-1270)

Bilingual and bicultural navigators are being sought to help with this 4-year study. Responsibilities of the patient navigators 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • Enroll and collect data from study subjects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Must have a vehicle and can drive
  • Community Health work or experience working in a health care setting (e.g. medical or nursing assistant)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • REDCap training required
  • Community Health Certification
  • Previous experience in patient navigation or health related field of work
  • Motivational interviewing experience


  • 0.60 FTE North Navigator (Loveland, Greeley, and Fort Collins)
  • 0.60 FTE South Navigator (Colorado Springs and Pueblo)

Salary Range: $35,000 – $40,000 (based on experience)
Hiring Range: 0.75 – 0.20 FTE

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For more information or to apply, contact:

Danielle Kline, Senior Professional Research Assistant
(303) 724-7410