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Community Outreach/Health Worker (Bridge Counselor)

JOB TITLE:   Community Outreach/Health Worker (Bridge Counselor)

DEPARTMENT: Integrated Health Services

FLSA:  Full-Time, Exempt

DURATION: Open Until Filled

SALARY RANGE:  $14.00/hr. - $17.00/hr.

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Community Outreach/Health Worker (Bridge Counselor) will provide screening, patient coordination, follow-up, education, and other outreach services specifically for patients diagnosed with HIV, Hepatitis C, and Hepatitis B.  Position will provide medical, ancillary case management services, as well as linkage to care and community resources.


Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. All applications will be reviewed and those deemed most qualified will be contacted for interview.  Please do not call the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. Jobs will be open a maximum of 30 days from initial posting.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct testing and screening for HIV, HCV, and HBV to achieve earlier detection, rapid disease intervention, and reduction in new infections.

  • Provide confidential and culturally competent outreach, education, and care coordination to target population to promote better disease management.

  • Collaborate with OIC primary care team to identify and assist patients in need of care and develop care plans.

  • Ensure patients are referred and promptly scheduled for appropriate care following diagnosis.

  • Follow-up on referrals to ensure patients report for scheduled appointments.

  • Attend periodic meetings related to Gilead Focus Program.

  • Document all patient encounters and other statistical information as required by funding sources and per OIC-FMC processes and procedures.

  • Maintain tracking measures for monthly and quarterly grant reporting.

  • Perform blood draws as necessary for HIV, HCV, and HBV screenings.

  • Act as liaison between patients and other social service agencies to provide linkage to care and additional community resources.

  • Assists in gathering and compiling data to help assess program effectiveness, increased or additional service needs, community resources, etc.

  • Participate in community functions to enhance awareness of resources available through OIC-FMC

  • Other duties as assigned

    EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

    Requires graduation from an accredited two-year healthcare program with 2 to 3 years of experience or a closely related field. Must have Phlebotomy Certification and/or (CMA – AAMA). CPR/BLS. Experience with Microsoft Software Programs to include Microsoft Word, Excel and EClinicalWorks preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

OIC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  OIC, Inc. offers equal opportunities to applicants and employees and makes all employment-related decisions based exclusively on job-related qualifications, without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation and/or any other status protected by law.

Diversity Statement

OIC, Inc. is committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling OIC, Inc.’s vision and goals.

Thank you for your interest in employment with OIC, Inc.

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