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CAN Community Health: Program Specialist 2 Urban & Rural

CAN Community Health

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted February 12, 2021.

Description:Program Specialist 2 Urban & Rural ArizonaLocation & Hours:Phoenix, Arizona (home base/office)Hourly, days varying per community outreach needs including moderate evenings & weekendsPop-upmobile unity rural outreach and outreach clinics throughout the state 1-2 days/week; willingness to stay overnight.Statement of Purpose: This position is responsible for the development and implementation of Can Community Health, Inc.’s Arizona HIV prevention, testing and PrEP navigation programs geared toward priority populations including gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and disproportionately affected communities of color, HIV outreach occurs in mobile locations with its sprinter unit, including hot-spot zip codes in urban Maricopa County and priority zip codes throughout the state.

This position is also responsible for building and developing relationships and collaborations with community partners.

Program Development (25%) HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishFunctions as one of CAN Arizona’s representatives, with strong program development abilities.Develops/fosters grassroots relationships with community/support resources, including establishing memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and Business Associate Agreement (BAAs) with other medical and social agencies (i.E.

substance use, mental health, colleges, shelters, etc.) specifically in rural Arizona.Collaborates with other disciplines internally and externally to coordinate patient services and community needs.Establishes and maintains vendor relationships with self-test and rapid-test kit companies, including a procurement, inventory, and disbursement process.Promotes and practices CAN Community Health, Inc.’s mission and values, and follows its policies and procedures.Collaborates with target populations and counties regularly, utilizing innovative interventions.

Establishes and/or follows prevention policies, procedures, partnerships and schedules.Analyzes epidemiological data and plans outreach efforts accordingly.Performs other tasks as directed by supervisor to further the mission of CAN Community Health, Inc.

in Arizona.Prevention & Testing (50%) HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishMaps HIV prevention and testing efforts, locally and throughout rural target counties.Establishes and maintains an HIV prevention and outreach testing calendar statewide.Drives and maintains the sprinter mobile unit, as needed.Completes weekly rural outreach clinics/testing in various rural counties, which could include occasional overnight stays at local hotels.Provides health screenings involving HIV testing, blood pressure, and glucose testing to a minimum number of clients per month.

Ensure accurate completion and appropriate transport of all forms of documentation and tracks grant requirements accordingly.

Develops strategies to identify communities that are at high-risk for HIV, STDs and Hep C.Oversees referrals to community partners, targeted testing activities, marketing and all other activities.Participates in the implementation of the program strategies, evaluation outcomes, and ensure the full integration of HIV Prevention Program activities.Develops, reviews and updates policies and procedures related to HIV Prevention Program activities.Ensure accurate completion and prepares reports in accordance with grantor’ and funders’ requirements.Collaborates with HIV Prevention Teams at headquarters, and other states, for peer reviews and training purposes.Conducts online health education interventions through the use of sex-seeking and dating geolocation applications.Prepares HIV home test kits for distribution and utilizes the chatbot system to provide HIPAA complaint support to clients participating int the TeleTesting program.PrEP Navigation (20%) HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishFacilitate increased awareness and utilization of agency’s HIV PrEP programs, primarily among persons most at risk for HIV.Assists patients to identify barriers to care, interviews patients with issues and works towards resolution.Serves as liaison between outreach clinic partners, the community, and CAN.Participates in and contributes to decisions that affect the well-being of clients.Aids with referrals and coordinates services with other organizations, federal and local programs.Accurately prepares and submits statistical reports and documents all patient encounters in accordance to supervisor direction.Train and efficiently navigate through CAN’s EMR system and other grant supported systems.Learn medical and charting activities as deemed necessary.Identifying MD offices to expand the PrEP Provider network.Grant Management (5%) HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZImplements and complies with federal (i.E.

CDC, Ryan White), state (Department of Health), and local (county, city) program requirements.Develops and provides grant information for internal and external reports.Secondary Tasks: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishRepresents CAN Community Health at local, state, and national conferences and meetings, as deemed necessary.Works in the field to recruit clients, provide HIV and other STD’s testing, distribute condoms, provide pre and post-test counseling, and proper referral to care when needed.Ensures outreach activities are comprehensive, timely, and coordinated in the most effective manner in accordance with the epidemic.Ensure outreach activities adhere to the CAN guidelines.Ensures client confidentiality 100% of the time by conforming to HIPAA laws and CAN policies and procedures.Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client and/or family standards in accordance with professional and departmental standards.Participates in quality improvement and assurance processes.Utilizes resources in a cost-effective manner.Continues professional training and education to advance skills/knowledge of HIV and related disease processes, medications and treatments.Assist with recruitment, training and supervision of outreach volunteers and interns.Responsible To: Project Director.Requirements:Physical Requirements: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishNeat, professional appearance.LIGHT Exerts up to 20 lbs.

of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs.

of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Physical demands are in excess of those of SEDENTARY work.

Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.Work requires close visual acuity to perform as actively such as; preparing and analyzingdata and figures; transcribing,; viewing a computer monitor, extensive reading; visual inspection involving small objects, and/or a operation of clinical equipment, devices and tools.Requires expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, visual and auditory acuity.Work is performed in both a clinical indoor setting and outdoor setting utilizing the sprinter unit and or tents for outreach events.Required Education/Professional Experience: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishBachelor’s degree, Public health, social work, and/or health education/social sciences.Three (3) years’ minimum of relevant work experience.Experience working with priority populations, including injection drug users (IDU), as well as Hispanic and Native communities.Preferred Education/Professional Experience: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishThree (3) years’ plus in HIV programmatic experience and/or healthcare program development.Medical assistant, public health, and/or nursing experience.Experience and comfor-ability administering HIV rapid testing and/or drawing blood, specifically in the state of Arizona.Bilingual in English and Spanish.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishAbility to apply principles of health promotion and disease prevention.Ability to accurately coordinate several tasks at one time.Able to work autonomously.Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population.Knowledge of community health services and agencies.Demonstrates visual and auditory acuity.Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Power Point Presentations and Microsoft Word.Experience with development and implementation of HIV Prevention procedures.Ability to self-motivate.Managerial and Leadership skills.Demonstrates experience with Ryan White, CDC and 340B mandates, documentation and compliance.Demonstrates appropriate organizational skills.Demonstrates excellent communication, intervention and people skills.Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.Demonstrates knowledge of documentation protocols.Work Environment: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishThis position operates both in a professional office environment and in urban and rural outdoor outreach events.

This role routinely uses standard office equipment as computers, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Training Requirements: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishAll new employees are required to attend New Hire Employee Orientation.At least 1-2 week out-of-state onboarding training, included but not limited to: HIV Prevention Planning Testing Best Practices PrEP Navigation Mobile Unit Management Basic Annual Safety Blood Borne Pathogen Hazard Communication Infectious Waste Tuberculosis EMR Contract ManagementOn-going internal and external grassroots development training.Arizona Department of Health required training.Other internal and external training as deemed necessary.Travel Requirements: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishModerate in-state and occasional out of state travel required, including prevention outreach work in the community on evenings and weekends as needed in rural parts of the state.

This includes the responsibility and operation of a company van/mobile unit.

Requires a valid driver’s license.Other Duties: HIV Program Specialist urban & rural AZ, bilingual English & SpanishPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job.

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.CAN is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and values the ways in which we are different.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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