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Washington University of St. Louis Case Worker I - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 49040 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Infectious Disease. The position is located at 4169 Laclede. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Prevention Coordinator will support the implementation Project ARK/The SPOT’s HIV testing and other HIV prevention-related programs. The position will be involved in both direct service delivery and administrative activities to support the HIV prevention program. There will be a focused effort on the coordination and delivery of HIV prevention services with women of color. The position will work closely with the Project ARK/SPOT prevention leadership staff to ensure HIV prevention services are delivered in accordance with grant requirements and organizational policies.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Testing:
  2. Conduct HIV/STI counseling and testing in the office and in outreach settings, which includes handling/transporting blood and urine specimens.
  3. Provide age and culturally appropriate support, referrals, and education to youth clients at risk for HIV/STDs and those living with HIV/AIDS, to include referrals to PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).
  4. Complete all required documentation for all HIV/STI testing and client interventions.
  5. Assist quality control and quality assurance tasks for the Project ARK HIV testing program, which may include managing the testing supply and condom inventory and test kit controls.
  6. Assist with the training of new testing staff.
  7. Support testing data collection and the completion of reports for the Women of Color HIV prevention grant.
  8. Other Prevention Programs:
  9. Help to keep prevention/testing information updated on the Project ARK/SPOT websites and social media accounts..
  10. Manage community condom distribution focused on serving women of color by identifying and maintaining communication and supplies for community distribution sites.
  11. Implement HIV prevention education with women of color on an individual and group level and assist with related data collection and reporting.
  12. Collaborate with key community stakeholders, including the St. Louis Regional HIV Coalition and associated committees to coordinate and enhance HIV prevention service delivery.
  13. Serve as the Co-Chair of the regional Women of Color Committee.
  14. Other Administrative Duties:
  15. Foster a spirit of teamwork and collaboration and excellent customer service.
  16. Maintain required HIPAA compliance, skills/competencies and participate in staff trainings and meetings, continuing education, and cross-training programs according to established standards and Washington University policies.
  17. Participate in quality improvement activities to ensure appropriate clinical outcomes.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in a health related field, such as social work, counseling, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with Bachelor’s degrees in other fields may be considered with sufficient case management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Equivalent of a Masters’ degree in a health related field, such as social work, counseling, sociology, or psychology.
  • Experience working with youth/young adults from diverse backgrounds (i.e., youth of color, LGBTQ-identified, youth with unstable housing, youth with behavioral health needs), as well as a professional and/or community engagement experiences that demonstrates a passion for diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Experience with HIV/STI education and testing services.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Demonstrated effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to interact with physicians, healthcare providers/workers, support staff, youth and caregivers.
  • Experience/knowledge working with electronic medical records and ability to maintain timely and accurate documentation, including Excel spreadsheets.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $28.22 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Case Worker I - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 49040

Job ID: 49040

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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