HIV Test Counselor

Job ID
2020-97312
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Care Program
Hours / Pay Period
40
Facility
St Mary Medical Center - Long Beach
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8am - 4:30pm
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-LONG BEACH

Overview

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1923 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center is a 389-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in Long Beach, California.   The hospital offers a full complement of services, including a Level II trauma center, cardiac and vascular center, surgical weight loss, maternity and the CARE Center, which is a recognized PrEP center of excellence.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/stmarymedical for more information.

Responsibilities

The HIV Test Counselor will work in conjunction with the Nurse Practitioner and HIV/STD Outreach Coordinator. Provides Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Counseling and promotes PrEP/PEP services when appropriate. Performs Point of Care Insti HIV tests, conducts disclosure and post-test counseling. Actively ensures linkage to HIV care for all clients testing HIV positive. Responsible for the completion of all required Data Submission Forms and submits within required timeframes. The HIV Test Counselor will participate in community events to promote HIV/STD screening with goal of reducing HIV/STD infections within our community.

 

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Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 years of experience working in Community Health.
  • At least 2 years previous experience conducting HIV/STI Screenings.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current Certified Phlebotomy Tech I or II License
  • Strong understanding of HIV/STI prevention issues.

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