Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator/Patient Navigator

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  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Radiology
  • Full Time - Day Shift: Monday - Friday
  • Allied Health Care
  • Req #: 16137
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Position Summary    

Functions as a member of the lung cancer screening team in the implementation and coordination of lung cancer screening (LCS).

Essential Duties    

  1. Pre-screens patients in accordance with LCS eligibility. 
  2. Works with Utilization Management to request authorizations from insurance providers that require pre-authorization for LCS.
  3. Re-engages no call/no show patients each month to reschedule CTs.
  4. Reports number of scans performed each month to LCS committees. Documents positive versus negative scans and other quality metrics as needed.
  5. Monitors multiple task buckets for LCS orders.
  6. Supports weekly Suspicious Nodule Conference including preparation of weekly spreadsheet, calculation of risk malignancy, attendance at Nodule Conference and summation of agreed upon recommendations made by the multidisciplinary team. 
  7. Serves as a resource in regard to the purpose and details of lung cancer screening and incidental nodule management protocols through review of the consent, protocol and IRB submission documents. Avoids deviations from protocols.
  8. Implements services that recognize age-specific needs and issues for customers served.

Other Duties

  1. Performs as a back-up to staff absences and vacancies as necessary.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Customer Focus: Ensuring that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; crafting and implementing service practices that meet customers’ and own organization’s needs.
  5. Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    




Core Values    

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Work Experience: 2 years of recent and relevant clinical experience, which may include performing as a medical assistant and/or comparable experience preferred.
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: None


Salary Range: $18.00 - $21.00


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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