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Title

PrEP NAVIGATOR 

Union AFSCME 496.00  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 9/13/2021  
Closed Date 9/27/2021  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Health Department  
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or equivalent;

-AND-

Two (2) years of experience working with HIV/STI prevention or care, community health programs, or human services arena;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s License.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of community resources;
Knowledge of greater Flint area neighborhoods;
Knowledge and experience of PrEP and PEP and HIV and STI prevention education;
Knowledge of community outreach and education;
Demonstrated knowledge of HIV prevention with LGBTQ+ community;
Ability to work effectively with a diverse social, cultural, and ethnic populations in a respectful and sensitive manner;
Ability to manage a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Ability to operate a computer and associated software;
Ability to work effectively with officials of outside agencies, employees, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Ability to attend work regularly and work under stressful conditions;

 
Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Navigator works closely with the Nurse Practitioner and STI/HIV prevention team to provide intensive care coordination, support and services to HIV negative individuals who require assistance in accessing and remaining in PrEP care; performs related work as required.

STATEMENT OF TASKS:
Work with STI/HIV 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;
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;
Comply with HIPAA regulations and client confidentiality standards;
Provide services to people of diverse ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds, as well as alcohol and other drug users, and people of different sexual orientations or gender identities.
Complete screenings to identify readiness for PrEP and other barriers to care and work with client to identify position solutions;
Assebss benefits and insurance, and if needed, provide assistance to access payer 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;
Performs a client-centered approach and work to empower clients to navigate medical and social systems on their own;
Provide ongoing follow up to ensure adherence to PrEP;
Maintain appropriate patient files and timely documentation of services utilizing electronic prevention or medical software;
Provide outreach to relevant communities with a focus on 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;
Serve as a fully functioning member of the STI/HIV prevention team, able to participate in daily activities and functions;

 

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