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This position is located in the DC Health, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) and Tuberculosis (TB) Administration, Division of STD/TB Control.
The incumbent is responsible for assisting team members in the provision of services leading toward lowering the overall prevalence and incidence of HIV, TB, and non-HIV Sexually Transmitted Diseases by interrupting disease transmission. Duties
Interviews gonorrhea and chlamydia clients; interviews HIV and TB-positive clients and at risk for STD/HIV/TB persons; conducts investigations in clinic and field settings; notifies and refer contacts and others for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as needed. Provides referrals and/or assists clients to navigate specific medical services which include but are not limited to: primary care, mental health, alcohol/substance use, and HIV case management. Links or re-links HIV positive persons to care; makes referral to HIV Linkage to Care Coordinator if individual client situations need escalation to next level.
Supports outreach activities for STD/HIV/TB testing, including laboratory specimen collection of body fluids (urine, blood, oral and other body fluids); performs phlebotomy procedures for STD/HIV/TB venous specimen collection and subcutaneous procedures (TST) for TB. Provides basic disease and risk reduction information to persons seen at outreach events on STD/HIV/TB; provides positive and negative test results. Provides TB Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) or STD DIS delivered therapy (EPT) to infected clients or contacts, in accordance with program protocols.
Assists in Division efforts with administrative activities in support of large or complicated TB contact involving congregate settings or others of sensitive nature. Assists in Division efforts with STD/HIV/TB outbreak response activities.
Documents STD/HIV/TB surveillance, morbidity, field investigation, and case management electronic/paper and other records completely, accurately, timely, and in accordance with program guidelines.