AIDS Healthcare Foundation

HIV Testing Counselor

US-CA-Los Angeles
Req No
2017-6849
Category
Healthcare
Type
Regular Part-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.

Educates local communities at risk for acquiring HIV about AHF testing services. 

Conducts outreach a minimum of 10% of time including street and online outreach and additionally as assigned

Responsible for daily recruitment of test clients and actively seeks to engage OTC patrons and nearby community members in testing services throughout the workday

Administers rapid HIV tests utilizing finger-stick whole blood

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

Explores partner recruitment and testing options with clients testing newly positive

Documents all required information for reporting purposes and adheres to AHF linkage protocol and policies

Responsible for achieving monthly goals as assigned

Responsible for maintenance of testing area including cleaning and sanitizing daily

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.
Valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
Current Certification in Phlebotomy preferred.

 

We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.  The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

 

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