JOB SUMMARY:JOB SUMMARY Provides support in coordinating and executing family navigation services. The family navigator program involves physician and care provider education, early education, and telemedicine to improve care coordination for children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays across medically underserved areas of Tennessee.
The Division of Developmental Medicine's mission is to provide excellent patient care, quality medical education and innovative clinical research programs to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.
Our division focuses on assessment and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Our clinics provide developmental screening, medical evaluation and treatment and psychological assessment and intervention. We offer care to children with a wide variety of developmental concerns, including autism, cerebral palsy and spasticity, intellectual disability, developmental delay and ADHD.
We operate in close collaboration with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) . The VKC's Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) conducts research related to many different topics. These include novel methods for rapid identification of ASD, participation in federally funded work to understand the prevalence of ASD within the state of Tennessee, studies of treatment outcomes within educational and early intervention settings, and partnerships with other departments focused developing innovative training approaches and technologies.
Full Time/Non-Exempt Position
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KEY FUNCTIONS - The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned. 1. Provide support and resources to families, physicians and community service providers
In a very timely manner, provide support and resources over the phone to individuals (families, physicians, service providers) who call the central resource phone line
Respond to emails that are received on the central resource email account
Address family needs related to early screening concerns, evaluation and diagnosis, service access, engagement with educational systems, and common behavioral challenges.
Support families to increase knowledge and ability to be a self-advocate.
Build relationships with service providers at VUMC as well as in the community in order to serve as an effective liaison. Close loops between referral sources and families to create comprehensive systems of care.
2. Assist in investigating and collating resources for patient population
Research potential resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays in underserved areas
Organize and collate resource information
Distribute resources to community service providers and physicians
3. Collect and appropriately document information required for deliverables
Maintain appropriate documentation required of the organization and funding sources
4. Support patient appointments
Ensure that the appropriate equipment is available, set up, and in working order for appointments
Collect insurance information as needed for appropriate billing
Document information in medical records
Provide administrative support to psychologists during patient visits
5. Provide general administrative support for the office
Reserve rooms, parking spaces, etc. for meetings+
General office responsibilities such as faxing, copying, completing errands
Bachelors Diploma (or equivalent experience) and <1 years relevant experience
Preferences: Degree in early childhood education, special education, social work, psychology, or other helping profession. Minimum one year of related experience. Bilingual in English and Spanish.
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