AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Linkage to Care Specialist-Seattle

US-WA-Seattle
Req No
2017-6772
Category
Public Health
Type
Regular Part-Time

WHO WE ARE

 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation is currently seeking a Part-Time Linkage to Care Specialist who will report to the Director of Linkage. The Specialist delivers Linkage services to newly diagnosed HIV positive individuals and to positive individuals who have fallen out of care, and performs outreach to build community partnerships facilitating optimal transitions from HIV testing to HIV medical care.

 

The ideal candidate must have prior HIV experience and be comfortable working in a fast pace environment and familiar with the underserved population and who can speak at least one of the African languages.

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SUCCESS!

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Assess clients’ understanding and acceptance of their HIV status, applying principles of the Stages of Change Theory of Health Behavior, Motivational Interviewing and strengths-based counseling techniques
  • Be available to meet and/or speak with clients at their convenience to discuss their HIV status, barriers to entering into HIV outpatient medical care and other services
  • Deliver all aspects of Linkage services including referral, provisional eligibility determination, assessment, and evaluation of consumer needs/services
  • Be available to staff the Linkage On-call Hotline, which is available to clients and HIV testing organizations to call during regular and non-traditional business hours
  • Administers oral and/or finger-stick tests to detect HIV antibodies
  • Ability to work in non-traditional testing sites
  • Identifies and maintains working relationships with community partners
  • Conducts and records testing controls and temperature logs per protocol
  • Organize and facilitate HIV testing events
  • Elicits from clients HIV risk history including, but not limited to, demographic information, sex history, drug and alcohol use, and past STD’s
  • Collects and processes specimen samples in accordance with National, State, and Local guidelines

 

 

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