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Providence Health & Services Patient Navigator (MSW) - Oncology Support Services in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Patient Navigator (Oncology Support Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Perform a comprehensive assessment.

  • Assist the patient, their families, and/or caregiver in establishing goals intended to reduce or eliminate barriers to care, provide education, and assistance in coping with cancer related challenges.

  • Re-assess patient's progress and needs and recommends necessary change to accomplish goals.

  • Evaluates patients and their related support systems with a complete biopsychosocial and spiritual assessment. Uses social work theory principals and methods to formulate and implement a psychosocial plan of action based on the patient needs and strengths.

  • Confers with team members and/or necessary providers regarding patient's barriers, progress, and plans, and provides documentation of the same.

  • Provides accurate and timely documentation.

  • Serves as a resource for other cancer healthcare providers, community resource agencies, and other groups in the local and statewide healthcare community. Coordinates and collaborates services for cancer patients and their families or significant others. Provides community and staff education as requested and supported by leadership.

  • Provides case management to assure appropriate referral to in-house and community resources with continuing evaluation of the services being provided.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW)

  • 4 years of experience in a medical or counseling setting

  • Ability to communicate well and interact with multiple health care professionals, including medical and allied staff

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) or related field; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred

  • Knowledge of Alaska community resources

  • Medical terminology

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 244701