AltaPointe Health Systems

HIV/HCV Prevention and Outreach, Care Coordinator (Bayou La Batre)

Job Locations US-AL-Bayou La Batre
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/4/2023 10:52 AM)
Job ID
2023-18199
# of Openings
1
AltaPointe Site
Accordia Health - Bayou
Category
Bachelor Level, Behavioral
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Responsibilities

General Responsibilities:

  • Liaison between HIV Prevention and Outreach/Community Agencies and Programs
  • Provide community outreach and HIV/HEPC prevention education
  • Provide HIV and HCV testing clinics for identified at risk populations within targeted communities
  • Administer oral swab test kits within community outreach clinics, and properly dispose of medical waste according Accordia Infectious Control Policy
  • Provides ongoing monitoring and care coordination for patients referred to chronic care and PrEP services
  • Assists with meeting reporting requirements of the HRSA and UAB grants
  • Provides support and advocates on behalf of patients, to secure community resources and needed services
  • Effectively collaborates and consults with staff members, including clinicians, pharmacists, and outside sources in the delivery and arrangement of HIV/HCV Prevention Services to targeted populations
  • Provides education on virus management and healthy living skills within educational outreach groups
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Provides appropriate linkage to chronic care (Ryan White Centers) and PrEP services within community
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of HIV/HCV Prevention and Outreach specific competencies

 

Medical Monitoring as defined below:

  • Basic knowledge of normal vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respirations
  • Recognizing and reporting vital signs outside of normal ranges
  • Recognizing factors that influence temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure
  • Recognizing normal BMI for consumer’s height and weight
  • Recognizing changes in nutritional status such recent weight loss or weight gain
  • Identifying factors that contribute to obesity and chronic health care conditions such as poor diet, inactivity and sedentary lifestyle
  • Educate consumer on ways to adhere to prescribed diet
  • Recognizing and reporting changes in the consumers medical and mental status
  • Basic knowledge of operation of assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, and walkers
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of emergency medical conditions and when to call 911
  • Provide education in the maintenance of medications to include recognizing medications and understanding the purpose of medications, possible side effects and what to do when a dose is missed, extra dose taken, or side effects/adverse reaction occur
  • Provide documentation of services rendered in the appropriate space indicated to include but not limited to consumer problem(s), interventions provided, and consumer response to interventions, referrals, collaboration with other care managers, follow up appointments, case management and community outreach services, etc.
  • Documentation of assistance with emergency medications and proper reporting
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and proper reporting

 

Supervision and Consultation:

  • Seeks supervision and consultation as needed
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance skills

 

Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents in a timely fashion per Accordia Health policy
  • Documents in a clear and concise manner.
  • Documents legibly

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral health or social services related discipline. Certification of case management training by Alabama State Department of Mental Health and experience within the Care Management field preferred; valid verifiable state-issued driver’s license; knowledge in child and adolescent specialties, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment:

 

  • Knowledge of chronic medical conditions
  • Knowledge of cultural diversity
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles
  • Knowledge of HIV education and prevention methods
  • Knowledge of HIV and HEP C viruses and PrEP/ PEP
  • Knowledge of social determinants of health
  • Knowledge of available referral sources for physical health, mental health, and social services
  • Basic knowledge of utilizing Electronic Health Records
  • Basic knowledge HRSA and Medicaid standards

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