AIDS Healthcare Foundation

HIV Testing Counselor

South Africa
Req No
2015-3114
Category
Healthcare
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

 

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

 

 

STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following:

 

Understands and implements operating policies and procedures.

 

Conducts HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling.

 

Elicits from clients HIV risk history including, but not limited to, demographic information, sex history, drug and alcohol use, and past STD infections.

 

Administers oral or fingerstick tests to detect HIV antibodies.

 

Collects and processes specimen samples in accordance with National, State, and Local guidelines.

 

Provides health education and individual risk reduction counseling sessions.

 

Promotes healthy sexual behaviors and praises risk reduction plans adopted by clients.

 

Conducts test result disclosure and post disclosure counseling as needed and required.

 

Offer clients local community and medical referrals as needed.

 

Documents all required information for reporting purposes.

 

Other duties may be requested as needed.

 

Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees

Attends testing counselors meeting.

Attends other meetings as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Computer/Software Skills & Abilities

Should have knowledge of Word Processing software.

 

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret guidelines such as safety rules, universal precautions, operating and maintenance instructions, and program manuals.  Ability to document extensive reports accurately.  Ability to speak effectively in a group setting.

 

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

 

Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.

Sensitivity to the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Skill in communicating openly on sexual topics without prejudice.

Must be primarily available to work on weekday, evenings, and weekends.

Must have reliable transportation with liability insurance.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Current HIV Pre and Post Test Counselor Certification in state of employment.

Valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.

Current Certification in Phlebotomy preferred.

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