Care Technician for HIV Services - Ryan Chelsea-Clinton
To promote and support access to HIV Services by: performing rapid HIV point of care (POC) testing to individuals at the Center and during field and outreach activities, perform case finding, facilitate and implement initiation of Immediate Anti-Retroviral Therapy (IART), facilitate linkage to care for newly diagnosed individuals, conduct care coordination and case conferencing.
- Conduct POC HIV Testing utilizing all available methods, including Inverness Medical ClearView Rapid HIV- ½ Antibody Testing, OraSure and OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid Testing.
- Conduct promotion and patient recruitment for Ryan’s HIV services, in collaboration with the Network’s Prevention, Education, and Outreach (PEO) team.
- Support HIV Services staff in individual and group sessions to educate community members about the Center’s HIV and PrEP services.
- Complete non-medical assessments of patients.
- Develop linkages between health care and mental health providers, drug treatment programs, local social service agencies, and other resources to assure continuity of care of patients.
- Provide navigation services to link Ryan’s HIV patients to Primary Care, Medication Adherence, and other services, as appropriate.
- Conduct care planning activities (e.g., scheduling appointments, monitoring appointment adherence, preparing bi-annual care plan, etc.) for HIV patients in partnership with patient care teams (e.g., medical provider, nursing staff, etc.).
- Conduct follow-up and (re)engagement activities for HIV patients not adherent to HIV related medical visits.
- Advocate on patients’ behalf to ensure patients receiving HIV support services are connected to all relevant and available entitlements, including enrollment in insurance assistance programs (e.g., ADAP).
- Assist in quality improvement and performance improvement initiatives related to the increased utilization and efficiency of HIV services.
- Practice accepted infection measures in accordance with OHSA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards.
- Provide crisis intervention and referrals to emergency services.
- Refer patients with overt psychiatric problems to psychiatric practitioners.
- Collaborate and consult with team and other service providers in identifying service gaps and care planning, disposition and closure.
- Provide home, hospital or community site visits and escort, as appropriate.
- Attend required meetings, case conference and supervision, as assigned.
- Assist in the provision of presentations to Ryan staff about HIV and PrEP as assigned.
- Attend professional conferences, in-service seminars and meetings, as assigned.
- Immediately report any problems/unusual occurrences to supervisor.
- Must demonstrate a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, immediate supervisor and other employees.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
- Perform other duties assigned.
- § Professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients
- § Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served (if applicable)
- § Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient
- § Works well with others
- § Contributes input to improve outcomes
- § Asks others for opinions and feedback, provides feedback in a tactful & respectful way
Education, Experience and/or Skills REQUIRED:
- AA in Health or Human Services
- Experience in providing supportive services to the targeted population High Risk Negative (HRN) required.
- Trained in HIV Testing and experience required.
- At least two years of experience providing educational or social services to HIV positive patients and/or providing sexual or HIV education services to the targeted High-Risk Negative (HRN) population.
- Effective communication and writing skills.
- Proven track record of organization, attention to detail and ability to respond promptly to requests, anticipate organizational needs, and maintain efficient office operations.
- Strong computer literacy with proficiency in standard office software/hardware such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Education, Experience and/or Skills Preferred:
- BSW or BA in Health or Human Services
- Spanish or French speaking preferred.
- Licensed Phlebotomist
How To Apply
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