HIV / HCV / STI Outreach Coordinator

Linn County

HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $29.01  ·  90 days: $30.52  ·  1 year: $32.15  ·  2 years: $33.82  ·  3 years: $35.70

The HIV/HCV/STI Outreach Coordinator directs the activities of the Integrated Testing and Referral (ITS) Program and other public health nursing services to population groups under the direction of the Clinical Services Supervisor. ITS programs are directed toward the goals of prevention, assessment, risk reduction, and health status improvement for individuals, families and communities.

Duties:

  • Activities include, but are not limited to, systematic analysis of health data, health education and advocacy, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to promote the health of a population.
  • The HIV/HCV/STI Outreach Coordinator collaborates and consults within multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams in order to achieve desirable outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
  • The HIV/HCV/STI Outreach Coordinator works on interventions that occur at individual, family, community and system levels depending upon the issues involved.  
  • The HIV/HCV/STI Outreach Coordinator prepares and executes the grant for the program and files required reports. 
  • Leads and evaluates work associated with grant specific activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 
  • Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.
  • Conducts outreach clinics for HIV/HCV/STI testing and screens individuals for HIV/HCV/STI status.
  • Provides treatment based on current evidence-based medical protocol. 
  • Ensures client receives sexual health education and STI risk reduction strategies.
  • Directs and evaluates the work of the HIV/HEP C/STI grant specific program, and assists staff when they are working in the field or clinics. 
  • Engages community partnerships for outreach testing sites and provision of condoms to partner agencies in the community, thus reducing the burden of disease.
  • Investigates cases of HIV/HCV and STIs through confidential interviews.
  • Ensures and provides testing/treatment/referral/vaccination to close contacts of individuals with positive testing.
  • Interviews positive HCV/hepatitis individuals and ensures immunization of close contacts.
  • Provides case management; coordinates and promotes improved access to financial and    other resources and services through the development and use of enhanced information and referral services, and counseling to assist clients in obtaining appropriate services and assistance to meet their needs.
  • Makes home visits as appropriate to ensure effective care coordination and referral outcomes.
  • Ensures compliance with funding requirements.
  • Reviews and verifies monthly progress reports and prepares weekly reports indicating program outcome metrics.
  • Uses knowledge and understanding of Core Public Health functions.
  • Uses social determinants of health effectively when working with diverse individuals, families, and groups.
  • Provides case management and referrals.
  • Coordinates and promotes access to resources and services. 
  • Assists clients in obtaining appropriate services.
  • Participates and provides community education to stakeholders regarding sexual health.
  • Leads coalitions and groups that have sexual health as a primary focus. 
  • Develops and presents information to service groups, coalitions, parents, media, and health professionals to increase awareness of HIV/HCV/STI program activities. 
  • Identifies a shared vision, values, and principles for community action.
  • Contributes to comprehensive community health assessments through the application of quantitative and qualitative public health nursing data.
  • Uses evidence-based strategies or promising practices from across disciplines to promote health in communities and populations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of laws and regulation relevant to public health nursing HIV, Hepatitis C and STI services.
  • Engages marginalized/disadvantaged population groups in making decisions that affect their health and well-being by using program planning skills and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR, i.e. collaboration, reflection, capacity building) to implement related strategies. Delivers culturally responsive public health nursing services for individuals, families, and groups.
  • Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product.  Listens to the “Voice of the Customer“ and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and six (6) months to (1) year of experience in public health nursing.
  • One year of experience in the prevention and investigation of communicable diseases preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of HIV/HCV/STI management.
  • Knowledge of measures and techniques used in the prevention of communicable diseases and of the scope and general purpose of the program of health education and administration.
  • Knowledge of funding streams to support programs.
  • Good knowledge of the functions of related health and social agencies. 
  • Good knowledge of epidemiology and preventative measures for disease. 
  • Ability to work independently in the community with minimal direct supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and with professional and lay staff.
  • Good physical condition.
  • Ability to work effectively with the general public, other employees, and governmental agencies. 
  • Ability to exercise good professional judgment.
  • Possession of a valid Iowa Driver's License. 
  • Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment. 
  • Regular work attendance required.

SHIFT: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday

WAGE:

  • New Hire: $29.01  
  • 90 days: $30.52 
  • 1 year: $32.15 
  • 2 years: $33.82
  • 3 years: $35.70

Click apply now to apply online today! 

COVID-19 Precautions

New hire orientation is conducted using social distancing measures and face masks. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires. A face mask will be provided to new hires who do not have their own. Face masks will be worn in a manner that covers both the nose and mouth.

Application Instructions:

DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Job ID: 71446

Posted 6 days ago

Share This Job