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Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease

Company: CAN Community Health
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: CAN Community Health one of the nation's largest providers of HIV Services has an exciting opportunity for HIV Program Specialist for our prevention department located in Clearwater/New Port Richey area of FL. We are looking for someone who is passionate about serving the needs of individuals impacted by HIV and other infectious diseases. You will become part of our professional team that drives home our Company's Mission and Values. We offer good quality of life with an excellent schedule, competitive pay with a bonus plan, premiere benefits package with a retirement plan with a generous company matching contribution. We have received recognition in 2022, 2021, 2019, & 2018 NPT's Best Non-Profit to Work for Award. All new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status. CAN is a Drug-Free Workplace. All potential hires will be required to take and clear a pre-employment drug screen upon job offer. Salary Range: $40k to $44k based upon education level, background, and experience.You can find out more about us by visiting our website at Apply Today!Statement of Purpose: This position is responsible for the development and implementation of CAN HIV Community Health' Inc., HIV prevention, testing and PrEP navigation programs to all, including those geared toward priority populations including gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals and disproportionately affected communities of color. Outreach occurs in mobile locations with its sprinter unit, including hot spot zip codes in assigned region of service. This position is also responsible for building and developing relationships and collaborations with community partners.Program and Community Development (25%) Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease1. Functions as one of CAN's representatives, with strong program development abilities.2. Develops/fosters grassroots relationships with community/support resources, including establishing memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) with other medical and social agencies (i.e. substance use, mental health, colleges, shelters, etc.).3. Collaborates with other disciplines internally and externally to coordinate client/patient services and community needs.4. Establishes and maintains vendor relationships with self-test and rapid-test kit companies, including a procurement, inventory, and disbursement process.5. Promotes and practices CAN Community Health, Inc.'s mission and values, and follows its policies and procedures.6. Collaborates with target populations and counties regularly, utilizing innovative interventions.7. Establishes and/or follows prevention policies, procedures, partnerships, and schedules.8. Analyzes epidemiological data and plans outreach efforts accordingly.9. Performs other tasks as directed by supervisor to further the mission of CAN Community Health, Inc.Prevention and Testing (50%) Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease10. Maps HIV prevention and testing efforts, locally and throughout assigned region.11. Establishes and maintains an HIV prevention and outreach testing calendar.12. Drives and maintains the sprinter mobile unit as needed/applicable.13. Completes weekly clinic(s)/testing in areas of service, which could include occasional overnight stays at local hotels.14. Provides health screenings including but not limited to -HIV testing, blood pressure and glucose testing to a minimum number of clients per month. Ensures accurate completion and appropriate transport of all forms of minimum number of clients per month. Ensure accurate completion and appropriate transport of all forms of documentation and tracks grant requirements accordingly. Additional STD testing may vary, per area of service and grants received.15. Develops strategies to identify communities that are at high-risk for HIV, STDs and Hep C.16. Oversees referrals to community partners, targeted testing activities, marketing and all other activities.17. Participates in the implementation of the program strategies, evaluation outcomes and ensure the full integration of HIV Prevention Program activities.18. Develops, reviews and updates policies and procedures related to HIV Prevention Program activities.19. Ensure accurate completion and prepares reports in accordance with funders requirements.20. Collaborates with other CAN prevention teams for peer reviews, training and capacity building purposes.21. Conducts online health education interventions through the use of sex-seeking and dating geolocation applications.22. Prepares HIV home test kits for distribution and utilizes the chatbot system to provide HIPAA compliant support to clients participating in Tele-Testing program.PrEP Navigation (20%) Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease23. Assess and address clients' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding PrEP along with their intentions to initiate and comply with a PrEP regimen during HIV testing or navigation appointment.24. Engage high-risk individuals in discussions regarding HIV risk reduction and PrEP to educate them in what is required of the patient to ensure the most effective use of PrEP.25. Provide continual client education about PrEP on community and individual levels.26. Managing area-wide PrEP referrals:a.) Confirm with referring location that contact has been made with prospective client.b.) Connection with the respective medical team to enroll client in care via central scheduling or local support.c.) Provide warm hand-off of client to team as applicable local workflow.d.) Identifies MD offices to expand CAN PrEP provider network.26. Train and efficiently navigate EMR system.27. Providing PrEP Educationa.) If interest expressed in PrEP:i. Engage in biopsychosocial and financial assessments with patients.ii. Review of prescription support programs, such as linkage to patient assistance programs such as Advancing AccessPrograms, DHHS and others.iii. Providing client education as it relates to temporary financial assistance.iv. Links client to a Program Specialist 2 or 3 for further PrEP navigation.28. Promotes and practices CAN Community Health, Inc.'s mission and values and follows its policies and procedures.Grants management (5%) Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease29. Implements and complies with federal (i.e. CDC, Ryan White), state (Department of Health), and local (county, city) program requirements.30. Develops and provides grant information for internal and external reports.Secondary Tasks: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease1. Represents CAN Community Health at local, state, and national conferences and meetings, as deemed necessary.2. Works in the field to recruit clients, provide HIV and other STD's testing, distribute condoms, provide pre- and post- test counseling, and proper referral to care when needed.3. Ensures outreach activities are comprehensive, timely, and coordinated in the most effective manner in accordance with the epidemic.4. Ensures outreach activities adhere to the CAN Community Health guidelines.5. Ensures client confidentiality 100% of the time by conforming to HIPPA laws and CAN Community Health Policies and Procedures.6. Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client and/or family standards in accordance with professional and departmental standards.7. Participates in quality improvement and assurance processes.8. Utilizes resources in a cost-effective manner.9. Continues professional training and education to advance skills/knowledge of HIV and related disease processes, medications, and treatments.10.Assist with recruitment, training and supervision of outreach volunteers and interns.11. Performs all other duties as assigned. Responsible To: Program/Prevention ManagerRequirements:Physical Requirements: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious DiseaseNeat, professional appearance.LIGHT- Exerts up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.Work requires close visual acuity to perform an activity such as; preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small objects, and/or operation of clinical equipment, devices and tools.Requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, visual and auditory acuity.Work is performed in both a clinical indoor setting and outdoor setting utilizing the mobile sprinter unity and or tents for outreach events.Requires moderate travel to community meetings throughout the assigned territory county.Required Education/Professional Experience: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease1. Public health, social work, and/or health education/social sciences bachelor's degree and three (3) year minimum of relevant work experience.2. Experience working with priority populations, including injection drug users (IDU), as well as Hispanic, African American and Native American communities.Preferred Education/Professional Experience: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease1. Three (3) years plus in HIV programmatic experience and/or healthcare program development.2. Medical assistant, public health, and/or nursing experience.3. Experience and comfort administering HIV rapid testing and/or drawing blood, per state requirements.4. Bilingual in Spanish.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease1. Ability to apply principals of health promotion and disease prevention.2. Ability to accurately coordinate several tasks at one time.3. Able to work autonomously.4. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population.5. Knowledge of community health services and agencies.6. Demonstrates visual and auditory acuity.7. Working knowledge Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point Presentation and Microsoft Word8. Experience with development and implementation of HIV Prevention procedures9. Ability to self-motivate10. Managerial and Leadership skills11. Demonstrates experience with Ryan White, CDC, and 340B mandates, documentation, and compliance.12. Demonstrates appropriate organizational skills.13. Demonstrates excellent communication, intervention and people skills.14. Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.15. Demonstrates knowledge of documentation protocols.Machines/Equipment and Tools Used: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease1. Computer2. Telephone3.Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.Training Requirements: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Diseaseo All new employees are required to attend New Employee Orientationo At least 1-2-week out-of-state onboarding training(s), included but not limited to:HIV prevention planningTesting best practicesPrEP NavigationMobile unit managementBasic annual safetyBlood borne pathogenHazard CommunicationInfectious WasteTuberculosisEMRContract managemento On-going internal and external grassroots development trainingo Department of Health required trainingo Other internal/external training as deemed necessaryTravel Requirements: Moderate in-state and occasional out-of-state travel required, including prevention outreach work in the community on evenings and weekends as needed in area of service. This includes the responsibility and operation of a company van/mobile unit. Requires a valid driver's license.Other Duties: Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious DiseasePlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.CAN is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.PI200399391

Keywords: CAN Community Health, Clearwater , Program Specialist I- HIV /Infectious Disease, Other , Clearwater, Florida

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