The primary responsibility of this position is to provide non-medical case management (NMCM) for the HIV obstetrical program. The candidate should have the experience and/or knowledge level to function independently in that role. Responsibilities will include provision of linkage and retention to HIV care post-partum; HIV rapid testing, counseling and appropriate referrals to HIV care, partner notification and/or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services.
A HIV Outreach Worker, Level III is responsible for NMCM of HIV obstetrical clients and should have a thorough knowledge of psychosocial services and linkages in the Baltimore EMA and Ryan White HIV care network community including how those services are needed to achieve medication adherence and optimal health outcomes. Other duties may include community education; development and facilitation of support groups; participation in Johns Hopkins community advisory boards; and knowledge of research protocols specific to relevant populations.
The HIV outreach Worker will act as a representative of the Johns Hopkins Women’s HIV Program at a local and national level and may be required to do public speaking.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provision and documentation in the medical record of NMCM services
Provide access and linkage to HIV care for mother and child post-partum.
Provide counseling and support regarding the importance of HIV treatment and adherence for improved health outcomes, reduction in HIV transmissibility to partners, and reduction of Mother to child transmission of HIV
HIV rapid testing, counseling and linkage to care, referral to PrEP services and/or partner notification services.
Referrals/linkage for pre-conception counseling services for both HIV infected or serodiscordant couples, HIV Obstetrical services, drug treatment and other referrals as indicated.
Provide patient access to research opportunities.
Attendance at the annual Women and HIV conference and the clinical care of the HIV positive Conference and other local HIV educational opportunities encouraged
Organize community presentations on select HIV topics such as HIV/STI prevention. Participation in peer support groups in the community. Facilitate discussions regarding safer sex strategies, sexually transmitted infections and accessing care.
Act as a patient advocate for access to research and clinical protocols.
Public speaking to professional groups and political interest groups as a representative of the Johns Hopkins Women’s HIV program, at a local and national level.
High School Diploma/GED.
Four (4)years related experience.
Five (5) plus years experience in HIV, preferably in the medical field, and including experience with HIV in woman
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience and/or knowledge level to function independently.
Thorough knowledge of psychosocial services in the Baltimore EMA, - and the ability to address the client’s psychosocial needs.
HIV rapid testing and counseling. Training after hire acceptable
Experience and/or knowledge level compatible with functioning as an advisor on issues specific to HIV and women on a community (CAB’s), local and national level.
Must have proven HIV counseling or social work experience for minimum of 2 years.
Classified Title: Sr. Community Outreach Specialist Working Title: Sr. Community Outreach Specialist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $16.10 - $22.12 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002860-SOM OB GYN Subspecialties Personnel area: School of Medicine
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