To provide STD/HIV/HCV/PrEP education, triage, instruction on medication, side effects management, medication adherence and STD/HIV prevention services to patients served at Baltimore City Health Department STD/HIV/HCV/TB clinics and mobile clinic. Limited wound care for people who inject drugs. Reports to the Medical Director
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Obtains sexual and behavioral risk history and records finding. Obtains urine specimens and other specimens for laboratory testing of asymptomatic patients for STD screening, per training and written protocols. Provides patient education on STD/HIV, Pap smear results, Hepatitis results and counsels on HIV and STD risk reduction. Gives antibiotic injections and vaccinations and other medications according to standing orders and the BCHD RN dispensing formulary. STD/HIV prevention will be incorporated into the care of each patient and include messages that emphasize the need for safe behaviors to protect patient's health and the health of their partners. Place and read PPD as needed. Triage of acute EII and STD patients, by phone or on site. Ordering STD and EII lab work according to established guidelines PrEP/nPEP screening, initiation and adherence counseling Assist in ordering PrEP and nPEP for uninsured and insured patients Regular monitoring of adherence and tolerance to PrEP and nPEP Pharmacy monitoring of prescription completion by Pt. Limited wound care for people who inject drugs. Assist with clinic initiatives as necessary.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of STD/HIV disease and STD/HIV/HCV/PrEP/nPEP treatment, and resources