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16 Mar 2021

Full-Time PrEP Navigator

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program – Posted by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Posting Date:  March 15, 2021

 

Job Title:         HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Navigator

 

Reports to:      HIV Prevention Team Manager

 

Hours:             Full time

 

Job summary: 

 

The PrEP Navigator (PN) will assist with the implementation and expansion of low threshold HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program at BHCHP tailored for homeless people who inject drugs, and other vulnerable populations at high risk for HIV transmission. The PN will provide high intensity care coordination, patient navigation and accompaniment as well as management of PrEP patient database for both quality improvement initiatives and panel management.

LGBTQIA-identified persons and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • PrEP care coordination:
    • Conduct outreach in a variety of settings (street, shelters, treatment programs) to educate patients about PrEP, identify PrEP candidates and link them into PrEP services, conduct initial PrEP assessments for PrEP eligibility, coordinate intake laboratory testing, facilitate and coordinate PrEP nursing and provider follow ups visits.
  • PrEP navigational support
    • Assist with insurance barriers, referral for benefits, transportation, provide reminder calls for visits, and proactively contact patients to remind them about appointments and lab work.
    • Visit patients at their place of residence (street, shelter, etc.) to accompany them to appointments, reconnect them to care, and/or provide medical case management.

 

  • PrEP medication adherence support:
    • Provide adherence counseling, coordinate PrEP refills with pharmacy staff, and assist with medication delivery, as well as work with partner agencies on medication storage.

 

  • Social services coordination
    • Assist clients identify health-related social service needs, help them access related resources, and support the successful utilization of these resources.

 

  • Drug User Health Promotion
    • Provide patients with health promotion, behavioral risk reduction, and prevention of communicable disease acquisition or transmission by offering health education and promotional materials and conducting health educational groups in a variety of outreach settings.

 

  • Quality Improvement and PrEP Program Database Management
    • The PN will keep document each patient encounter in the electronic medical record
    • Keep accurate statistics of work done and assist in report preparation, including managing HCV team tracking document
    • Participation in research activities related to PrEP program activities

 

  • Stakeholder engagement and networking
    • Work with partner agencies to facilitate PrEP services access, medication storage (when feasible) and provide PrEP educational materials.

 

  • HIV Counseling and Testing
    • Provide HIV counseling and testing as well as phlebotomy for HIV, HCV and syphilis serologies, as well as for PrEP intake laboratory testing.
    • Link patients with positive test results to appropriate clinical services

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (social service or related field preferred)
  • Bilingual Spanish is required
  • Understanding of Harm Reduction approaches
  • Knowledge of HIV prevention strategies
  • Facility with database management

 

How to Apply

How to Apply:  Current employees with interest in this position should notify Human Resources in writing within 10 days of posting date via email at hradmin@bhchp.org. Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.  CLICK HERE TO APPLY   An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 34 days.

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