Positive Impact Health Centers (PIHC) is a community leader in providing HIV prevention, care and treatment services. The PIHC model of care assures that persons with HIV have access to medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health and social services, providing the best opportunity for patients to achieve high-quality health outcomes
Provide on-site and offsite brief HIV pre/post test counseling and rapid HIV testing in a confidential, one-on-one session with clients while maintaining the pre-counseling protocol of no more than 10 minutes on average for the session.
Disseminate HIV prevention and risk reduction educational materials and utilize the “teachable moment” approach to risk reduction by helping clients with high risk sexual behaviors to reduce those risks regarding unprotected anal and vaginal intercourse through appropriate education while maintaining a sex-positive approach to risk and refraining from being judgmental, critical or telling clients what they must do (such as avoiding telling clients they must reduce their casual sex partners or they must always wear condoms)
Conduct confidential HIV tests utilizing rapid INSTI or ALERE technology following appropriate departmental/manufacturer protocols
Screen individuals for eligibility into additional departmental and agency programs, especially the STI Clinic, Personalized Cognitive Counseling sessions, one-on-one HIV educational counseling, or other prevention/risk reduction projects to meet client needs. Link HIV positive clients to additional services or HIV care.
Administer a behavioral risk assessment questionnaire by asking clients about sexual risk behaviors, frequency of condom use, and testing frequency, and explaining clearly the informed consent and why testing cannot occur without collecting these documents
Maintain confidential, complete and timely written and electronic client records that include omission and error-free data collection and data entry, not to exceed an average 10% error rate, appropriate assemblage of client charts, and clear documentation of all client contact and client service efforts in running notes in the client’s electronic chart, which includes a negative chart turn-around time of less than 24 hours, and a positive chart turn-around time of less than 72 hours
- Provide appropriate guidance, direction and supervision of all CTL staff as well as providing support for any prevention staff participating in back-up HIV testing by creating a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere with the objective of successfully achieving the goals and objectives of the project with minimum of errors or disruptions