PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Care Coordinator
Description: PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Care Coordinator
Summary: Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP is a way for people who are HIV Negative keep from getting infected by taking medication every day. This position works in collaboration with the PrEP team, peer advocates, and other HIV prevention and homeless support/prevention service providers to increase the awareness of PrEP to high-risk individuals; expand the directory of culturally-competent medical providers prescribing PrEP; and provide direct linkage to care, service navigation, and adherence counseling for people seeking access to PrEP. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
This position is governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement for which the employee, as a condition of employment, shall be required to remit dues or fees to the Union for administration of the contract.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop and expand directory of educated, culturally-competent medical providers prescribing PrEP
- Provide education in-services to local community organizations about PrEP
- Assist manager with the development of and distribute a survey tool for use in HIV testing to identify those at high risk for HIV and more likely to benefit from a PrEP Coordinator consultation
- Collect and evaluate reports from participants to ensure access to PrEP and follow-through with service providers
- Maintain accurate and complete participant records, tracking contact, participation, outreach, counseling, testing, and referrals performance
- Ongoing collection, collation and organization of data related to resource and referral information for insurance and patient assistance coverage of PrEP
- Provide HIV Counseling, Testing and Referrals as needed to at-risk populations in compliance with strict standards of the CDC
- Participates and contributes actively in regular supervisory and team/unit meetings, in-house training sessions, conferences, and other activities as needed.
- Participates in program and operational planning.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education and/or Experience : Bachelor’s degree in Health Education, Social Work, Public Health or related field required. At least two years of related experience in HIV services required. Experience in outreach, peer education programs, HIV counseling and testing, and training preferred. Experience and certification in administering rapid HIV tests strongly preferred.
- Computer skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange; Windows operating systems; and other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance.
Physical Demands: 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 essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
- The employee is frequently required to use hands to key, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust and focus.
Work Environment: 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 essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions.
- The employee may frequently be required to visit participants in their homes or in institutions/other settings.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the Organization’s AIDS Policy Statement of September, 1987. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the Employee Services Office at (312) 660-1431.
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