Location: Knoxville & Morristown, TN
SUMMARY: A PrEP Navigator will work with behavioral and primary care providers, Community Health and Access Coordinators and Patient Assistance Representatives to provide intensive care management and coordination support to individuals who are at-risk of HIV/STI infection and who seek assistance accessing and remaining engaged in PrEP care. The PrEP Navigator will have specialized knowledge about sexual health, PrEP, PEP, HIV, STI, harm reduction and the Ryan White program and will provide patient-centered, individualized support to individuals who are at-risk of HIV/STI infection and/or who are living with HIV. The PrEP navigator will provide outreach, screening, education, navigation, engagement, and coordination services for at-risk populations and patients who receive PrEP prescriptions. The PrEP Navigator will collaborate with patients receiving PrEP or treatment for HIV to address barriers to care access including but not limited to access, transportation, and resources and will collaborate with behavioral and primary care providers to engage HIV negative patients in preventative care.
The PrEP Navigator will be expected to complete the PrEP Navigation Certification program and the I Know HIV programs within 90 days of start date.
RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
• Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
• Complete annual education requirements.
• Always maintain patient confidentiality.
• Report to work on time and as scheduled. Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
• Wear identification while on duty.
• Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
• Always represent the organization in a positive and professional manner.
• Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
• Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
• Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed.
Education & Experience:
Must possess the ability to speak to individuals on 1:1 basis or in a group
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk to or hear. The employee is regularly able to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
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