Health Benefits Navigator

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Department: Health
Job Type: Full Time Term
Location: Meadow Lake

Employment Opportunity – Term

 

MLTC is seeking a motivated dynamic individual to fill the term position of Health Benefits Navigator for the Health & Social Development Department.

The primary responsibility of the position is to provide advocacy related to access the FNIHB-NIHB program.  This position will provide case management and referrals within the community and various health systems throughout the continuum of client care.  This role will involve development of relationships with NIHB along with collaboration with necessary service agencies, service providers, individuals, RHA staff and programs. The Navigator will work within current policy to ensure that the FNIHB NIHB program is fully accessible to the 9 FNs and meet the health needs of the client.  The Navigator will identify policy deficiencies and communicate these deficiencies to NIHB for consideration. The Navigator will ensure that the cultural and traditional needs of the patient are an equally important factor when providing navigation services. This position reports to HCC Coordinator/Supervisor MLTC HSD.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a recognized health related diploma/degree (i.e. Health Care Administration, Business Management, Social Work, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse).
  • The candidate must be currently registered to practice with appropriate licensing body if applicable.
  • Possess a minimum of five (5) years of First Nation Health Management/Administration experience.
  • Knowledgeable of all levels of government (Federal, Provincial, First Nation, Local, etc.) and the services they provide; Knowledgeable of Health Canada’s Non Insured Health Benefits program and policies.
  • Creative, resourceful problem solver that excels in resolving communication issues and policy disputes.
  • Will possess excellent interpersonal, time-management, and organizational skills; strong listening, specific counseling and assessment skills; excellent communication (written/verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software/hardware applications and programs.
  • Will be knowledgeable and sensitive to First Nations’ culture and beliefs; issues and barriers.
  • Ability to fluently speak and understand the Cree and/or Dene language(s) is considered a valuable asset.
  • Able to work independently and within a multi-disciplinary team and be willing to travel extensively.

 

Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application, resume stating qualifications, related work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP Security Clearance/Vulnerable Sector Check, valid driver’s license, and three (3) current professional supervisory references to:

 

Human Resources Department

8003 Flying Dust Reserve

MEADOW LAKE, SK  S9X 1T8

Email: hrdepartment@mltc.net

Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-3509

 

For more information on position requirements, please contact Girija Nair, Nursing Program Director @ (306) 236-5817 or visit our website @ www.mltc.ca

 

Deadline:  Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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