Outreach Worker / Driver- Ryan Health | Women & Children’s
The Outreach Worker/Driver will provide direct services, as part of an outreach team, to prevent the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections along with informing people in the community about Ryan Health’s Prevention Education and Outreach program. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Health.
- Develop a profile of the community to provide case finding activities, identify population and communities targeted by the HIV Outreach team.
- Deliver street-based education and risk reduction demonstration to targeted populations and the community.
- Provide HIV pre-test and post–test counseling as needed. Perform OraSure and 4th generation rapid HIV tests.
- Develop and expand a network of contacts in the community including: churches and other faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, schools, local businesses, support groups, drug treatment centers, other services providers.
- Organize the distribution of health education materials such as condoms, dental dams, health education literature and Public Service Announcements in the community via the mobile unit.
- Assist the Supervising Health Educator at workshops held in the center, community and other agencies.
- Update professional knowledge of current developments in the field of HIV/AIDS/STI/PrEP/PEP by attending regular training sessions on and off site.
- Ensure client and patient records are maintained in accordance with agency protocols and standards.
- Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standards and the Center’s policies and procedures.
- Collect data, complete documentation in electronic health records and submit encounters daily during outreach and on-site activities.
- Drive the outreach van while conducting nighttime and weekend outreach as assigned.
- Register new patients to the Center and make Ryan Center appointments for patients.
- Maintain inventory of all educational and outreach materials and supplies, order outreach supplies and educational materials in conjunction with the Director of Support Services and the Supervising Health Educator.
- Perform one-to-one risk reduction and HIV Prevention group sessions on site with people referred to the program and during outreach.
- Must demonstrate a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, immediate supervisor and other employees.
- Immediately report any problems unusual occurrences to supervisor.
- Participate in Center activities such as health fairs, tabling, presentations, conferences and screenings.
- Refer people to Ryan Health and outside agencies for services based upon their needs.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and/or Skills Required:
- High School Diploma or GED; some college preferred.
- Clean and valid Driver’s license/CDL.
- At least one year of experience providing outreach.
- Trained in HIV Testing and experience required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS/STIs and HIV testing.
- Effective communication and writing skills.
Education, Experience and/or Skills Preferred:
- Spanish or French speaking preferred.
- HIV testing Training
- Strong computer literacy with proficiency in standard office software/hardware such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
- 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
- 90-day probation period.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work is primarily in a mental health clinic and/or general primary care setting which includes the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals and acute and chronic infectious diseases which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.