HIV Counselor

Jefferson Hospital

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  • Posted

    May. 15, 2017
  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA
  • Type

    Full-Time Job
Responsibilities

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Facilitates opt-out (age-based) HIV testing under the Emergency Department’s grant from the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. This position requires providing service to the following age population(s) 18-65 in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Links patients who are newly diagnosed with HIV or have reactive HIV screenings in the Emergency Department to medical care management and HIV resources.
  • Tracks HIV positive patients’ progress in linkage to care; attends follow-up appointments with patients as needed; collaborates with Jefferson’s Division of Infectious Diseases to maintain effective linkage to care protocol.
  • Provides HIV counseling and testing to patients at high risk for HIV.
  • Assists HIV Testing Program Manager with staff trainings and education to mobilize Emergency Department staff to provide HIV testing.
  • Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the iSCORE values of Jefferson.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

High School Diplopma or GED Required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

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CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:

Certification in HIV counseling and training in HIV Rapid testing preferred (or will be provided through AIDS Education and Training Center)

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EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Prior experience in HIV testing and counseling preferred.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Experience talking with patients and their families preferred.

Basic data entry skills required.

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