AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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HIV Testing Counselor - Mobile Testing Unit

HIV Testing Counselor - Mobile Testing Unit

Req No 
2017-6966
Job Locations 
US-FL-Pensacola
Category 
Public Health
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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WHO WE ARE

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:
• Patient-Centered
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Nimble
• Fight for What’s Right
 
STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

AHF is currently seeking an fulltime HIV Testing Counselor for our Mobile Testing Unit in the Pensacola area. We offer a competitive  salary, amazing benefits, and a great work environment. Candidates must be available to work on weekday, evenings, and weekends including late hours.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR SUCCESS!

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.

• Ability to work with multicultural and diverse population.

• 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
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.

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 available to work on weekday, evenings, and weekends including late hours.
  • Must be able to drive to different testing sites.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to drive a 28ft van.


Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Current HIV Testing Counselor Certification
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance in state of employment.
  • 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.