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PrEP Navigator - Austin, TX
Job Code:2020-PRV-024
FT/PT Status:Prevention Services
Location:Austin (TX)
  

Explore our careers page to learn more about the benefits we offer! https://viventhealth.org/get-involved/careers/

Check out our Youtube channel to learn more about Vivent Health! 
https://youtu.be/5bu5M6m-GhI


Videos to explore!

1) The Basics - HIV Prevention and Testing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc6SpQDuNa8
2) How is HIV Transmitted? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8BwYFlTAGY
3) HIV: Fight Back with HIV Treatment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhioUIYmv9Q&feature=youtu.be
4) HIV: Let’s Reset What We Know - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd_7I6M07k0&feature=youtu.be
5) HIV: The Goal of Undetectable - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ1bIphjxbw&t=17s



Position Purpose

The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Navigator provides intensive care coordination, support and services to HIV negative individuals who require assistance in accessing and remaining in PrEP care. This individual will coordinate with the Health Promotion team to initiate access to PrEP care and the Medical and Pharmacy teams to provide assistance to existing PrEP patients. This individual will implement a client-centered approach with individuals throughout Austin TGA, with a focus on those utilizing Vivent Health PrEP clinics. This position 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, 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.

Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $130 million and employing over 400 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical Home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection. 

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes and achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.

Essential Functions

  • Work with Prevention staff and others to identify potential PrEP clients and those in need of PrEP navigation services.
  • 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. Work with client to identify position solutions.
  • Assess benefits and insurance, and if needed, provide assistance to access payor programs.
  • Provide PrEP disease prevention and PrEP adherence education and counseling.
  • Effectively collaborate with all individuals involved in PrEP care and program delivery for the purposes of supporting high quality PrEP programming.
  • Make referrals for external services needed to support PrEP care and follow up to ensure service delivery.
  • Provide ongoing follow up to ensure PrEP adherence.
  • In some cases, in consultation with the PrEP supervisor, provide transportation to and from PrEP appointments.
  • Maintain appropriate patient files and timely documentation of services utilizing electronic prevention or medical software.
  • Serve as a fully functioning member of the Prevention team, able to participate in daily activities and functions to maintain overall ARCW operations.
  •  Provide outreach to relevant communities with a focus on the men who have sex with men of color (MSMOC) community.
  • Establish working relationships with appropriate community resources in the area, including those providing mental health and social services to the target population.
  • Provide HIV/STI testing as needed to meet overall funder grant requirements
  • Any and all other duties assigned by your supervisor(s).

Required Experience and Skills

  • One year or greater field experience in prevention activities, care navigation, linkage to care, providing education and/or direct services in a community-based health center or social service environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, health care or human services from an accredited college or university is preferred.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS and PrEP.
  • Knowledge of prevention, medical and social delivery systems.
  • Ability to complete work assignments with minimal supervision, thoroughness and efficiency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community members, organizational leaders, medical providers and others.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency including the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Previous experience working in the MSM of color communities.
  • Dependability and punctuality

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

Please follow this URL to review one such program and their requirements:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service