Job Description: Job Description Summary: Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and ConferMed.
The Center for Key Populations (CKP) PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Navigator will increase awareness, and provide direct linkage to care of people seeking access with the goal of eliminating barriers to care. The CKP PrEP Navigator provides resources, navigation, assistance, support and services as an effective HIV prevention method by identifying potential PrEP candidates and those in need of PrEP navigation services.
The CKP PrEP Navigator will assist PrEP clients with services such as, but not limited to, health insurance enrollment, PrEP provider identification, appointment scheduling, management of clinical costs, appointment reminders, partner notification, screenings for other STI's, education on the benefits of PrEP and ongoing maintenance. This position will work to empower clients to navigate medical and social systems on their own.
The CKP PrEP Navigator must adhere to the Community Health Center, Inc. policies and procedures of exhibiting professional skills in all contacts and ensuring that all activities are in support of the company's mission statement and policies.
This is a part-time position.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop close working relationships with leadership and providers to ensure coordination of services related to HIV Prevention, HIV Treatment, STI Screening and Primary Care.
Responsible for recruitment, enrollment, and establishment of care for individuals who are in need of PrEP services and enroll patients as needed with all appropriate documentation.
Provide linkage to care and patient coordination for individuals seeking PrEP as a practical prevention tool.
Provide support to HIV negative individuals who are interested in starting PrEP and those already utilizing PrEP care.
Complete screenings to identify readiness for PrEP and other barriers to care.
Assess benefits and insurance, and if needed, provide assistance to access payor programs.
Maintain appropriate and timely patient documentation of services utilizing electronic health records.
Work with the CKP Outreach Coordinator to implement parts of the CKP Strategic Outreach plan.
Provide monthly updated information via site meetings, e-mail or other venue to ensure the comprehensive knowledge of internal CHC staff about PrEP and other CKP services.
Organize, promote and facilitate outreach events to educate and raise awareness to the public about HIV risk and PrEP options.
Provide HIV testing to at-risk populations in the community, and at community events.
Conduct outreach to develop a network of community partners, develop MOU's as needed.
Actively participate in CKP staff meetings, trainings, and any other meeting as directed by supervisor.
Special assignments, projects, and other duties as assigned by direct supervisor.
Associate's degree required.
Experience in healthcare settings, and community resources experience.
Computer skills using Microsoft software applications.
Effective teamwork orientation with the ability to communicate and build relationships
Effective communication skills, both oral and written, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and demonstrate ability to manage multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines.
Understanding of and ability to access community resources.
Ability to work hands on with limited resources, independently or in a team setting.
Maturity, flexibility, compassion, and the ability to work well with vulnerable populations.
Preferred experience in providing crisis interventions, coordination of services, advocacy, and community outreach in working with individuals.
Energetic and willing to work flexible shifts including weekends.
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) understanding a plus.
Must have a valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle a plus.
Location: Middletown - Admin Building City: Middletown State: Connecticut