Providence Health & Services Patient Navigator - Oncology in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Patient Navigator (Oncology Support Services, Day, 1 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

In this position you will:

  • Provide individualized assistance to cancer patients, families, and/or caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality health and psychosocial care from pre-diagnosis through all phases of the cancer experience.

  • Work in collaboration with patient, families, caregivers, providers, Cancer Center colleagues and staff, and other community services to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate education, care, and/or resources to be provided.

  • Work with local and statewide cancer care community to provide and assist in education, community needs assessment, resolutions of system barriers, cancer health disparities, understand cultural competence, and the individualized provision of assistance to patients with cancer, their families, caregivers, and survivors at risk.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW)

  • Four 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 people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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 / Care Management / Counseling

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 158346