American Cancer Society
Women�s Issues, Men�s Issues, Health
Patient Navigator Volunteer Summary:
•The Patient Navigator serves as a contact person to those who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital.
•The Patient Navigator is trained on how to guide the person through their cancer journey.
•The Patient Navigator ensures that the person’s needs are met through their initial contact, and provides additional support and information regarding community resources, programs, and services, basic cancer information.
•The Patient Navigator does not address the medical needs of the patient, rather they serve as a resource to guide them to the proper referral source. No medical advice is given to the patient and/or their caregiver.
The volunteer will partake in a comprehensive training program prior to placement on-site at the hospital, including both a 2-hour seminar on the Patient Navigation Program, and 8-hours of in-hospital shadowing of a trained Patient Navigator.
Hours are flexible. Time commitment; 8-12 hrs per month
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
507 Westminister Ave.
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208