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Job Title: HIV Prevention and Linkage Coordinator
Job Number:
Organization: WellFlorida Council
Posted: 10/18/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Gainesville,  FL    USA
Compensation: 30,000 to 40,000 Annually
Position Description: This is a full-time staff position, 40 hours a week. The HIV Prevention and Linkage Coordinator serves as a HIV testing coordinator and serves patients by preparing specimens for laboratory testing; performing screening procedures for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. This position will also include data entry and clerical functions. This position will also include providing one on one linkage to care services provided to newly diagnosed or HIV positive persons who have fallen out of care. The HIV Prevention Associate is also responsible for Business Responds to AIDS coordination to engage and support the private sector in promoting HIV education, awareness, and policies in the workplace. The program promotes the involvement of business in HIV prevention; and provides tools and technical assistance to build the expertise and capacity to engage business and labor for HIV prevention. All participating businesses (unless they request otherwise) will encourage safer sex by offering free condoms to patrons. This is a grant funded position and is subject to availability of funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to work with considerable independence. • Verifies patient by reading patient identification. • Obtains blood/oral fluid specimens by performing venipuncture, finger sticks, and oral swab testing. • Maintains specimen integrity by using aseptic technique, following department procedures; observing isolation procedures. • Tracks collected specimens by initialing, dating, and noting times of collection; maintaining daily tallies of collections performed. • Identifies and engages local business to participate in Business Response to AIDS program • High level of professional conduct. • Training and experience in HIV testing, counseling, and HIV data. • Training and experience in linkage to care resources and coordination. • Delivers condoms to local business and night clubs. Will involve limited travel within 16 county area. Hours are flexible, but will include work after 5:00PM, weekend hours and late nights. Driving at night is required. • Clean driving record and reliable transportation. • Enters data and performs clerical duties including data audits, file management, and general office skills. Computer experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point required.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Present safer sex outreach/prevention education and risk reduction Maintains quality results by following department procedures and testing schedule; recording results in the quality-control log; identifying and reporting needed changes. • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations activities. • Keeps current with pertinent laws and regulations regarding HIV testing and counseling as well as professional principles and practices in the fields of health care and health data analysis. • Present HIV Data and analysis of program results on monthly basis. • Routinely delivers free condoms for distribution. • Coordinates with outreach workers and business to conduct HIV outreach in areas of high need. • Follow all HIPAA compliance and regulations in accordance to local, state, and national regulations. • Works closely with Department of Health and Ryan White Eligibility services staff to coordinate linkage to care and medical case management • Stay current on local resources in each county for HIV+ individuals (including PrEP, housing assistance, support groups, etc.) • May perform other tasks and duties as directed by the Chief Operations Officer, Director of Community Initiatives or the Senior Planner.

Qualifications: Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field is preferred. High School Diploma or GED required. Two years of related work experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience considered. Knowledge of community and familiarity with HIV prevention programs required. HIV 501 Certification a plus. Must retain HIV 501 Certification within 60 days of hire.

Organization Description: Non Profit

Closing Date: 1/18/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jessica Lam-Kuo,  HIV Prevention and Linkage Coordinator
Contact Location: 1785 NW 80th Blvd.

Gainesville   FL  32606
United States
Contact Location: 1785 NW 80th Blvd.
 
  Gainesville   FL  32606
  United States
Contact Phone: 352-313-6500 102
Contact Fax: 352-313-6515
Contact Email: hr@wellflorida.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: submit resume to: hr@wellflorida.org

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