Community Health Worker

Charlottesville, VA
May 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Community Health Worker

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-20-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health is seeking a Medical Office Coordinator to serve as the Community Health Worker and the main point of contact for HIV/AIDS clinic patients as part of the Infectious Diseases Clinic to ensure access to medical services, support services, and educational resources. This position provides resources and services to include: explaining the basics of HIV/AIDS and self-care to the newly diagnosed; connecting people with services; assisting with appointments and transportation; acting as a liaison between clients and care providers; being a "voice of experience"; and facilitating support and education groups. This position works in consultation with clinicians, social workers and other medical center staff to coordinate services.

A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years of administrative experience are required. A Bachelor's degree, experience working with educational programs and indigent populations, and knowledge of HIV/AIDs are preferred.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to prepare reports.
2. Ability to provide customer service.
3. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
4. Ability to interpret policy and procedures.
5. Ability to multi-task and work independently.
6. Access to personal transportation to travel to/from patient home/clinic appointments and testing sites.

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