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The Health Federation of Philadelphia

The Health Federation of Philadelphia

Administration
United States · Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Job Details

Experienced
HC 667 N Broad - Philadelphia, PA
Full Time
High School
$24.63 Hourly
None
Day

Description

Equal Opportunity Employer

The mission of the Health Federation of Philadelphia is to promote health equity for marginalized communities by advancing access to high-quality, integrated, and comprehensive health and human services. Health equity is at the heart of all our work. We believe in and are firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status. This commitment applies to all aspects of the Health Federation of Philadelphia’s employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promotion.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is an integral part of our HIV/AIDS program. This position is responsible for overseeing and carrying out all elements of CTRS as defined below. The position will be based out of designated health centers.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Conduct programmatic activities working closely with the HIV/AIDS Priority Clinic team members;
  • Identify patients indicated for routine HIV screenings, pre/post-test counseling, risk reduction, and education;
  • Administer rapid HIV test to patients who have consented and perform fingerstick confirmatory and baseline testing as indicated;
  • Obtain informed consent from patients for HIV testing or documentation of reason for refusal;
  • Educate and equip patients and community with risk reduction resources and strategies;
  • Order appropriate labs screenings and ensure warm hand-off connection to services;
  • Facilitate linkages to care for HIV-positive patients referred from community-based organizations, or self-referred;
  • Facilitate linkages to care for HIV-positive patients identified through the AHS Universal Testing initiative;
  • Serve as a main point of contact for internal and external PCHP referrals;
  • Coordinate with internal and external providers to schedule quarterly follow-up screenings and pharmacy renewals;
  • Accurately maintain and track data to generate and submit timely reports to PCHP Project Manager;
  • Keep accurate and comprehensive charts on patients, including information on patient interviews, counseling sessions, referrals and HIV counseling and testing;
  • Follow-up with patients, health center social workers or service providers and agencies to determine outcome of referrals;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with providers to ensure appropriate referrals and outreach;
  • Identify venues to conduct outreach activities;
  • Participate in HIV priority team, staff and program meetings, site visits with funders and required trainings;
  • Adhere to the HIV program harm reduction approach (meeting people where they are and withholding judgment about choices they make; etc);
  • Provide services in accordance with the standards set by Ambulatory health Services, AACO and Centers for Disease Control;
  • Comply with all program protocols;
  • Complete AHS orientation and all mandatory trainings of program to guarantee appropriate competency in program requirements;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma, Bachelor’s degree highly preferred

Certifications Required:

  • Rapid Testing Certification preferred

Skills/Experience

  • Ability to work fluidly to deal with different cultural norms, educational backgrounds, and professional skills;
  • Ability to perform tests involving bodily fluids;
  • Ability to engage staff and patients in no-condescending and empowering way;
  • Have strong conflict resolution skills;
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented with good communication and computer skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Dynamic, creative, flexible, ability to learn and adapt in a changing environment
  • Knowledge of community resources and benefits that impact and/or benefit the targeted client needs

Work Environment: Standard office setting with extended periods at work station and periodic use of office equipment.

Position Type and Work Schedule: Full time position, typical hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Flex office schedule options available with supervisor approval.

Travel: N/A.

Physical Demands: ability to transport materials, routinely moves equipment or supplies weighing up to 30 lbs.

Salary and Benefits: Our employees are our most valuable resource, so we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which can include:

  • Medical with vision benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life, AD&D and long-term care insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan, with a company contribution
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and holiday
  • Employee Assistance Program

Eligibility and participation is handled consistent with the plan documents and HFP policy.

DISCLAIMER

The Health Federation reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Company desires. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, responsibilities and/or skills to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied, or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.