PrEP Navigator
Job Details
APLA Health Center, CDU/MLK Medical Campus - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
High School
$23.37 - $25.45 Hourly
Up to 25%
Day
Health Care
Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED TO MEET BUSINESS NEEDS.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

 

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

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