PositiveLinks ADAP Coordinator
Working Title: PositiveLinks ADAP Coordinator
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Posting Date: 05-15-2018
The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our team. This position works with the Principal Investigator and other key personnel on adapting PositiveLinks, an existing smartphone app for People Living with HIV. PositiveLinks was developed by and tested at UVa, and has shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes for PLWH in the program. This linkage and retention in care tool will be adapted to support medication adherence for PLWH participating in the Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program. The ADAP adaptation will provide medication refill reminders and pick up alerts for this patient population that picks up their HIV medications at the local Health District pharmacy.
This position will plan, coordinate, and manage the scope of this Quality Improvement project, with support from a full-time Central ADAP Coordinator with the Virginia Department of Health. This position will conduct formative work to redesign the PositiveLinks web portal and Member and Provider apps. This formative work will conducted in cooperation with three Health Districts: Henrico, Virginia Beach, and Lynchburg. This position will travel to the partner sites over the course of this project. This position will also obtain Data Agreements and other approvals from these partners for this project.
This position will conduct Quality Improvement activities related to this adaptation, including monitoring PositiveLinks ADAP member and provider usage of the program. This position collects, records, and verifies data; reviews results and procedures for accuracy and efficiency; performs statistical analysis and assists in developing procedures; collaborates with the Principal Investigator on all matters; implements or updates processes as needed; assists the PI in preparation of presentations both at the University and at regional or national meetings; composes segments of reports to present to the Principal Investigator, conducts literature searches and identifies and helps to institute new methodologies.
Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and three years of experience supporting a leadership position. Eight years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Previous experience in general business related to health care, exposure to labor distribution, and budget development and management is preferred. Other requirements include ability to work independently or as part of a team, excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions, the ability to lead and manage special projects, the ability to establish credibility and consistently use sound judgment, and knowledge of healthcare operations systems. Candidates must also have knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication and people skills; highly responsive and responsible, strong work ethic; competent in problem-solving; working knowledge of, or ability to learn university and sponsored programs policies and record-keeping procedures; working knowledge of, or ability to learn, website and database use and upkeep; demonstrated skills to handle multiple tasks effectively; demonstrated abilities with contemporary computer hardware and software, and other office technologies.
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