Health Resource Specialist II - UHC PilotDecember 2017
This position is funded through a 12-month pilot program, which is projected to run through September 2018. The Health Resource Specialist II – UHC Pilot is responsible for providing reproductive and sexual health education related to disease prevention and healthy behaviors, provide limited health screenings (i.e. HIV/STD testing, interviews for risk reduction planning, etc.) reproductive and sexual health care system referrals and resources identification for persons seeking additional reproductive and sexual health screenings, diagnosis and treatment within the AccessMatters’ networks. Services may include but are not limited to providing individuals with health education related to reproductive and sexual health especially HIV prevention and access to HIV testing, linkages to medical care and case management, accompanying clients to care appointments, keeping track of clients to assure attendance to care, identifying resources and support, assisting with access to benefits including insurance and enabling client independence and self-sufficiency. In addition, duties also include maintaining appropriate documentation of client contacts, referrals and services provided. *If the pilot program succeeds, there may be potential for this position to continue.
- Advance and fulfill the pilot program goals and deliverables for assisting HIV positive individuals through HIV Navigation Services to obtain timely, essential, and appropriate medical and social services to optimize their health outcomes; prevent or reduce disease-related complications; and improve compliance with their medical care.
- Promote the program in the communities at risk and identified in planning, in community clinics, organizations and institutions who are stakeholders in the improvement of reproductive and sexual health, through presentations and lectures.
- Assist in coordination of care and support services for individuals and families to improve health outcomes, based on care provider referral plan and client assessment, identifying additional needs.
- Provide sexual and reproductive health education to improve client health literacy, increase active participation in care decisions, and to maintain health care access.
- Increase quality health outcomes; establish goal-setting that includes risk reduction, adherence counseling and disclosure services where appropriate.
- Collect accurate process data, maintain and regularly update program database with attention to detail and accuracy, and assist the team with preparation of reports to program funders and others.
- Meet regularly with supervisor and program team to report and review progress.
- Maintain communication with the Director of Community Based Services at least biweekly.
- Maintain communication with clinic staff at identified sites to access target population to identify status or/ and coordinate services.
- Maintain communication with relevant healthcare and support services entities that may provide diagnostic, treatment and additional social support for clients.
- Fulfill other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Proficiency in the provision of risk reduction counseling sessions in sexual and reproductive health.
- Proficiency in client assessment.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, websites, social media, Internet and data entry.
- Ability to learn administration of HIV/STD testing technologies in clinical and community settings.
- Ability to work without on-site supervision.
- Ability to facilitate educational programs in diverse settings.
- Ability to engage consumers in diverse settings (clinical, community settings).
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with individuals or groups.
- Ability to perform with a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, discretion and integrity.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and ensuring that all persons are treated with dignity and respect.
Education and Experience
- Required: Associate’s degree in health related field and/or 3-5 years of experience in the delivery of community-based health education and services. Bachelor’s degree in health related field strongly preferred.
- Provision of 3-5 years of community-level or client level health education.
- AACO Regional Prevention Network Certification or comparable HIV certification course (American Red Cross, TPAC, Philadelphia FIGHT) or three years of experience delivering community-based health services a plus.
- State of Pennsylvania HIV Counseling and Testing Certification a plus.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: ASAP – submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority to those received by January 4, 2018.
HOW TO APPLY: E-mail cover letter and resume to Recruiting@accessmatters.org. Address cover letter to Elaine Petrossian, Vice President, Human Resources & Operations. Please include salary requirement and potential start date. No calls, please.