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HIV Case Manager

Establishes and maintains an efficient, cost effective case management process by determining patient financial and medical eligibility, and by developing, implementing and monitoring individual patient plans of care and communicating these plans to patients, families, and PHHS staff to ensure quality patient care throughout the healthcare continuum and compliance with program/PHHS policies and procedures.

Education: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Nursing or have a Master's degree in Social Work.

Experience:

  • Must have four years of hospital or community based patient care nursing or social work experience, preferably in assigned clinical area.
  • Prefer case management, utilization review, and/or discharge planning experience.
Equivalent Experience: May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for the experience requirement.

Certification/Registration/Licensure:
  • Must have current RN license or valid temporary permit with the Texas Board of Nursing or, valid Compact RN license OR, must be licensed as a Social Worker by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.
  • Must maintain current healthcare provider CPR course completion card.
  • Prefer certification from the Commission for Case Management Certification.
  • Prefer Texas Department of Health Targeted Case Management (TCM) 90- day training certificate.
  • Prefer American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Case Management Certification.
Skills or Special Abilities:
  • Nurses Only: Provides care to assigned patient population in accordance with the current State of Texas Nursing Practice Act, established protocols, multidisciplinary plan of care, and clinical area specific standards.
  • Nurses Only: Applicants must pass Medication Examination prior to hospital orientation. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment to role must have current Medication Examination on file.
  • Must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with a diverse group of patients, families and healthcare staff.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of specific patient populations, and be able to demonstrate knowledge of disease processes affecting this group.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of PC operations and the ability to use word processing software in a Windows environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing Medicare, Medicaid and community-based funding sources.
  • Must be self-directed and capable of priority setting and problem solving.
  • Must be able to demonstrate patient centered/patient valued behaviors.
Location: Dallas, TX

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Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Nurse Practitioner

DUTIES: The incumbent of this position will function as a Nurse Practitioner for the HIV Clinic. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is part of a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive medical care to patients living with HIV/AIDS. The NP works autonomously and in collaboration with a variety of staff to diagnose and manage patients’ health care.

The Nurse Practitioner assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care, initiates changes in the system for delivering patient care based on current concepts and findings from research and or studies; uses sound judgment in making decisions; shares expertise with others;acts as a consultant; identifies, analyzes and resolves care problems which result in significant improvements in care. The NP is responsible for providing diagnostic and clinical care to patients followed by the HIV Clinic.

The nurse practitioner provides direct patient care: Performs acts of medical diagnosis; initiates, regulates and modifies treatments and therapeutic regimens in consultation with a physician for the medical component. Writes prescriptions as an adjunct to medical and nursing management for actual or potential health problems; Initiates patient referrals to clinical services and consults with these services regarding the appropriate follow-up or management.

She/he participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues and seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence.

The nurse practitioner shares knowledge and skills with colleagues' and interacts with colleagues to enhance one's own professional nursing practice.

She/he participates in quality of care activities as appropriate to the practitioner's education and position. Such activities may include: Identification of aspects of care important for quality monitoring, analysis of quality data to identify opportunities for improving care. She/he develops policies, procedures and practice guidelines to improve quality of care.

Clinic Hours are M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Location: Philadelphia, PA

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Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Manager of HIV/STI Testing Services

Description: Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are seeking a Manager of HIV/STI Testing Services to develop and manage Cascade AIDS Project's HIV and STI testing services as well as oversee our CDC funded programs serving people living with HIV. This position will work in collaboration with the Director of Prevention and Education Services, the Manager of Education Services, and the Manager of Prevention Services.

The incumbent develops programs consistent with the agency's mission and strategic plan, primarily focused on men who have sex with men (MSM) who are at high risk for transmission of or infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Duties include: development and oversight of CAP's HIV and STI testing policies and procedures; provision, coordination, and oversight of employee and volunteer HIV/STI training; HIV/STI quality assurance and monitoring; managing testing supplies; and data collection and reporting. This position will also oversee our CDC-funded programs for people living with HIV including: Linkage to Care, Service Navigation, and our evidence-based intervention, Health Relationships.

Additional duties include: supervising personnel (4.0 FTE); budget development and oversight, contract and grant monitoring and reporting; assuring that programs and services are of the highest quality; creating and strengthening community partnerships; working with the Volunteer Resources department on volunteer recruitment, training, management, and retention; and working with the grants coordinator to fund raise for program continuity and expansion. As a member of the agency's management team, the Manager of HIV/STI Testing Services will help determine and implement agency policies and procedures and provide leadership both within and outside the organization.

This full-time position reports to the Director of Prevention and Education Services and will work out of CAP's Portland office with some travel as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Public Health, Education or related human services field or two years equivalent professional experience
  • Two years professional experience in management including personnel supervision, budget management, and program development
  • Previous experience conducting HIV and/or STI screenings
  • Experience with or knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention issues
  • Previous experience with development and oversight of policies and procedures, preferably in a clinical or medical setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience conducting trainings to small groups of people
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals
  • Strong understanding of gay/bi men's issues and how they affect or influence service delivery
  • Strong initiative & self-starter with the ability to effectively solve problems
  • Ability to work independently with accountability; exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic and sexually diverse populations
  • Proficient in MS office products
  • Available to travel and work evening/weekend hours
  • Previous experience with volunteer recruitment, training, and management
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Public Health, Education or related human services field
  • Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish
  • Previous experience working with insurance billing systems
  • Experience with or knowledge of HIV/AIDS clinical care issues such as linkage to HIV care
  • Previous experience conducting phlebotomy
Compensation: $48,500 - $54,600 at 1.0 FTE annually, depending on experience; employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.

Position will be open until filled with resume review beginning April 16, 2014. To apply for this position, mail, email or deliver the following three documents: 1) your resume, 2) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum qualifications specific to the position you are applying for, and 3) a completed CAP employment application (available at www.cascadeaids.org) to:

Cascade AIDS Project
Manager of HIV/STI Testing Services
208 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 800
Portland, Oregon 97204
or by email to:
jobs@cascadeaids.org

Cascade AIDS Project is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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AIDS Walk New York Outreach Representatives

AIDS Walk New York 2014 is seeking enthusiastic, motivated individuals to become representatives for our outreach team. As the world’s largest AIDS fundraiser, AIDS Walk New York has an enormous outreach effort that engages nearly every community in the city. As part of a team of more than 20, outreach representatives will spread across the city and place posters, registration materials, and point-of-purchase stands in local businesses. While completing this distribution, representatives will also develop relationships with local business owners with the goal of maximizing the visibility of the AIDS Walk and empowering local business owners to contribute to the fight against AIDS.

This position is temporary, and will last approximately three weeks. Positions begin on Monday, March 10, and during this period the job will be a FULL TIME position, working from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Depending on performance, some positions in organizing, event production, and fundraising may become available, and employment could be extended until Friday, May 16.

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills; Sales, marketing, or other organizing experience is strongly preferred
  • This is a physically demanding job – applicants must be comfortable lifting a minimum of 35 pounds, pushing a cart of materials, walking along an assigned route, and being on their feet for the majority of the day
  • Ability to complete tasks individually without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of New York City neighborhoods and transportation systems
Fluency in Spanish or other languages is desirable, and knowledge of AIDS Walk New York, GMHC, and the local response to the AIDS epidemic in New York will also be favored.

To schedule an interview, please send a cover letter and resume to Chris Pesto at chrisp@aidswalk.net.

AIDS Walk New York is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnic group identification, race, religion, ancestry, creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or physical handicap.

Posted Monday, March 3, 2014
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

DESCRIPTION: The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Phoenix, AZ, is the largest behavioral health, education, clinical trials, wellness and nutrition support center for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Southwestern United States. Join our team of dedicated professionals as we carry out our mission of reducing infection, improving quality of life, and contributing to worldwide research.

Job Description:

  • Facilitate individual, couples, and group counseling offered through the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic (BHOC).
  • Address the behavioral health needs of clients through bio-psycho-social assessment and DSM-IV / DSM-V diagnosis.
  • Provide counseling, triage, and treatment planning for persons living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
  • Refer clients to other appropriate human services within the agency or greater Phoenix area.
  • Provide consultative services to other BHOC team members and participate in weekly clinical supervision.
  • Train and/or supervise other behavioral health professionals as appropriate.
  • This positions is part-time with the possibility of full-time employment upon development of a growing client base.
Qualifications:
  • LCSW currently licensed by the AzBBHE.
  • Extensive knowledge of mental health and community resources.
  • Expertise and comfort in working with people at high risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, men who have sex with men, and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Excellent oral, written, and computer skills.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills.
  • Preference is given to bilingual (Spanish-English) speakers, though not required.
Submit a resume or CV to HR@swhiv.org

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted Monday, February 24, 2014
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Deputy Director

Overview: Provides administrative oversight for all Damien Center programs and administrative back-up and support to the Executive Director. In conjunction with the Executive Director, works to grow and strengthen Damien Center's programs and services.

The mission of the Albany Damien Center is to provide unique services in a comfortable, supportive environment to increase the health and quality of life for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Albany Damien Center is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, women, and persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide program guidance and administrative oversight for day-to-day operation of all Damien Center programs, including the AIDS Community Center, all AIDS Institute grant programs, employment programs, PAWS, and the Treasure Chest.
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing new programming to meet the needs of Damien Center members. Assist in the preparation of grant applications and funding proposals.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate program staff, ensuring program goals and objectives are being met.
  • Participate in hiring of other staff, as appropriate.
  • Develop and coordinate CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) processes.
  • Develop and periodically update all program related policies and procedures.
  • Prepare required narrative and data reporting for program activities and outcomes, monitoring deliverables to ensure compliance with funder expectations.
  • Develop budgets and work plans for grant funded initiatives. Monitor grant expenditures and modify budgets as necessary.
  • Work with Damien Center fiscal staff to ensure accurate and timely submission of vouchers and invoices.
  • Ensure the cleanliness, organization, repairs, and improvements of the Damien Center physical space with the assistance of the Executive Director, staff, and volunteers.
  • Assist the Executive Director with serving as the public face of the Center at community events, meetings, etc., as needed.
  • Attend board meetings and staff board committees, as assigned.
  • Attend 24 hours required training annually.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree, Masters preferred in a health or human services field.
  2. 3 - 5 years program management, staff supervision, and, grant delivery/reporting experience in a not-for-profit setting in the field of HIV/AIDS or other chronic illness.
  3. Professional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with a wide range of personalities.
  4. Knowledge of and sensitivity to our target population. Cultural and linguistic competence.
  5. Time management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  6. Availability to work a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends.
  7. Proficiency in MS Word/Excel/Outlook and E-mail.
  8. Must have valid, unrestricted driver's license and independent means of transportation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master's Degree
  2. Bi-lingual in Spanish
  3. Knowledge of HIV/AIDS services in the 17 county upstate New York region and issues related to the global, countrywide and local HIV pandemic.
  4. Experience in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and use of AIRS
  5. Peer and volunteer management
Salary Range: Mid 50's, depending on experience

To Apply: Please send 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) salary history, 4) three professional references, and 5) two professional writing samples by e-mail to Perry Junjulas, Executive Director, PerryJ@AlbanyDamienCenter.org.

Applications will only be accepted via e-mail and will not be considered without all five required attachments. Apply asap - continuous recruitment until position filled.

Posted Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Community Testing Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: Thrive seeks a full-time Community Testing Coordinator responsible for implementing all aspects of our Community HIV Testing (CHT) Program, which is supported through the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). The CHT program was established in 2001 by VDH, to provide HIV antibody testing in outreach and non-invasive settings through community-based organizations. In 2006 this program was expanded to include rapid HIV testing in appropriate venues. In 2013, the program was expanded again to include Hepatitis C testing. The focus is on reaching men who have sex with men, and high risk heterosexuals, with a focus on African American communities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Developing and implementing strategies to encourage HIV and Hepatitis C testing among high risk populations, with a goal of identifying individuals with HIV and/or Hep C and linking them to appropriate care.
  • Providing active referral for individuals into internal and external services, including behavioral health services, medical services and benefits assistance.
  • Monitoring of all quality assurance activities related to the storage, delivery, and documentation of the HIV and Hepatitis C testing program
  • Coordinating all off-site testing procedures and ensuring proper delivery of off-site Testing as outlined in the Quality Assurance Manual
  • Completing all documents needed to complete quarterly report
  • Ensuring compliance with the most current VDH Testing Procedure Algorithm
  • Implementing Social Networking Strategies, conducting online outreach and developing social marketing materials with the outcome of increasing positivity rate in the specified populations
NECESSARY SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a human services field
  • Minimum of two years experience in the field of HIV testing or prevention
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people particularly those populations most impacted by HIV and AIDS, including men who have sex with men, intravenous drug users, sex workers and those experiencing socio-economic disparity.
  • Strong administrative skills and proficiency in SPSS, and Microsoft office Suite
  • Criminal background check and clearance
Preferred:
  • Certification by VDH to conduct waived rapid HIV testing,
  • Representative of, or experienced with, populations served by Thrive
  • Experience in coordinating community health programs
SCHEDULE AND SALARY: This is a full-time 40-hour per week position. Full benefits package. Salary DOE.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Christina Delzingaro, Director of Programs at Christina.delzingaro@Thriveva.org.

Posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Social Worker

Crawford County Health Department, Pittsburg, KS, has a full time position open for a nurse or a social worker.

Must have computer skills, outgoing personality, excellent oral and written communication skills, and be self motivated. Psychiatric and case management experience preferred.

Please send resume to Crawford County Health Department 410 E Atkinson Pittsburg, KS 66762 ATTN: Health Officer. No phone inquiries please. EOE M/F

Posted Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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