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8 Feb 2023

Full-Time PrEP Navigator

APLA Health – Posted by APLA Health Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 15 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at

We offer great benefits, competitive pay, and great working environment!

We offer:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Vision Insurance (no cost for employee)
  • Long Term Disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days
  • 10 Vacation Days
  • 12 Sick Days
  • Metro reimbursement or free parking
  • Employer Matched 403b Retirement Plan

This is a great opportunity to make a difference!

This position will pay $23.92 – $28.46 hourly. Salary is commensurate with experience.


The PrEP Navigator will provide client-centered PrEP and PEP education, engagement, patient navigation and adherence counseling to PrEP and PEP patients to ensure patient engagement and retention in PrEP services.


  • Provide clients with basic introductory education regarding PrEP/PEP.
  • Conduct and document screenings for PrEP/PEP eligibility including sexual and behavioral risk assessments, health literacy, and insurance coverage
  • Conduct follow-up visits to offer adherence and retention counseling based on clients needs.
  • Schedule clients with the PrEP Enrollment Specialist.
  • Coordinate client appointments for PrEP/PEP initial and follow-up medical and non-medical visits.
  • Provide PrEP/PEP education and support regarding adherence, missed dose protocols, side effects and symptoms of conversion.
  • Assist in scheduling appointments for patients receiving PrEP.
  • Enter client data into eCW and Red Cap, LA Countys service documentation system.
  • Ensure proper collection, storage, and transmission of data used in reporting, research, and program evaluation.
  • Provide education about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and other effective biomedical and prevention interventions; refer eligible, interested clients to primary care medical services at an APLA Health clinic.
  • Review and maintain up-to-date and accurate knowledge of emerging scientific research regarding biomedical HIV prevention strategies, including PrEP, PEP and related interventions.
  • Maintain highest level of client confidentiality; follow HIPAA regulations.



Training and Experience:

High School Diploma AND a minimum of 1 years of experience providing HIV education or risk reduction counseling OR one (1) year experience as a PrEP Navigator. Must demonstrate understanding of PrEP/PEP and have a strong socio-cultural identification with one or more of the target populations (Black/African American MSM, Black/African-American and Latinx cisgender heterosexual women, transgender persons, people who inject drugs and persons under 30 years of age living with HIV or at high risk for HIV). Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred; specific training/experience with HIV and other health related issues preferred. Training/experience working in HIV prevention and health education/health promotion and program development. Bilingual- Spanish speaking preferred.

Knowledge of:

Health disparities spectrum of HIV and STD disease; health literacy, harm reduction theory; behavior modification theory; human sexuality; substance use and abuse; motivational interviewing techniques; data management; and risk reduction theory.


Ability to:

Work independently; work effectively with diverse staff, volunteers and professionals; identify particular goals and objectives with respect to harm reduction; meet frequent, sometimes conflicting deadlines in a rapidly changing environment; respond with sensitivity to social inequities and diverse ethnic groups; maintain confidentiality of clients personal health information.


This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.


Must be able to work some nights, weekends, and occasional irregular hours.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster or Medical/ Religious Exemption required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/transgender/veteran.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: community outreach, Education, HIV Prevention, HIV/STDs, and lgbtq. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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