Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Coordinator

World Pediatric Project

About the organization

World Pediatric Project is a non-profit with US offices in Richmond, VA and St. Louis, MO. This position is in St. Louis, MO. World Pediatric Project helps children in our partner countries of the Eastern Caribbean and Central America receive specialized pediatric medical care.

World Pediatric Project's program model is built upon long-term engagement and continuity of care through direct patient care AND local capacity-building programs.

WPP closes gaps in access to surgical care by developing comprehensive, long-term programs and partnerships to meet both short-term and long-term needs. We provide advanced care to thousands of children in need each year while also helping to strengthen the capacity of local healthcare systems through health worker training and infrastructure development.

Duties

The US Referrals Patient Care Coordinator is critical to the successful execution of World Pediatric Project’s (WPP) US Referral Program which is a central part of WPP’s mission. This program brings patients from our partner countries in Central America and the Caribbean to the U.S. for surgical care. The Patient Care Coordinator supports the administrative and case management components of the US Referrals Program in addition to coordinating volunteers and recruiting/supervising interns to meet patient and program needs.

Essential Functions

 Provide comprehensive case management while patients are in the US including travel preparation, coordination of medical appointments, communication with international partners and database input
 Work as a team with US Referrals staff to meet the ongoing needs of WPP patients and caregivers in the group housing and medical care setting
 Transport patient and caregivers to appointments
 Interpret for Spanish speaking families as needed in housing and hospital setting
 Share “on-call” duties to respond to the needs of patients and their caregivers on designated weekends and after office hours
 Assist with recruitment, scheduling and management of volunteers to take care of program needs
 Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications

 Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Public Health-related field, including but not limited to social work, sociology, international studies, public health or other related fields
 Fluent in Spanish, verbal and written
 Experience working with families and children
 Experience working with culturally diverse families preferred
 Must possess valid driver’s license, reliable motor vehicle, clean driving record and active passport.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested and qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

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