Clinic Support STI Services
Hyde Park Campus
2012211 Medicine-Infectious Diseases
About the Unit
The Chicago Center of HIV Elimination, embedded within the University of Chicago's main campus in Hyde Park, is located in Chicago's HIV epicenter. Of the 20 neighborhoods in the city with high annual HIV diagnosis rates (greater than 40 per 100,000), 13 of them are no more than eight miles from the University of Chicago. This area includes 4 of the 6 communities with the highest annual diagnosis rates in the city (Washington Park, West Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing and South Shore). Our position within the hardest hit neighborhoods in Chicago provides unique opportunities to advance HIV testing and prevention interventions locally, providing tangible results to those most affected and to improve the lives of those living with and without HIV infection. CCHE seeks to eliminate new HIV transmission events over the next 30 years (from 2011 to 2041) by using network science to target and integrate prevention as well as create structural and community-specific interventions.
The candidate will provide patient transport, HIV/STI testing and counseling, result notification, and linkage to care for individuals seeking STI testing at the University of Chicago Medical Campus – Emergency Department. This worker will implement STI testing and linkage programs for UChicago STI Clinic.
- Engage individuals at increased vulnerability in HIV/STI testing and linkage to care, resource counseling, and other engagement activities in the UChicago STI Clinic.
- Work with the Director of STI Services, Associate Director of HIV Prevention and Care Services, HIV prevention team and Principal Investigator.
- Establish connections with patients receiving testing for STIs or HIV, provide phone-call results follow-ups, and engage these clients in care in conjunction with the treating provider.
- Escort patients from emergency department to STI clinic; pre-test and post-test counseling.
- Collect specimens for HIV and STI screening; provision of results; and linkage to care.
- For clinical support the candidate will be responsible for facilitating the scheduling of appointments for patients; tracking and reporting patient outcomes and visit attendance; and coordination and referral to community resources and service programs.
- The candidate will also be responsible for all emergency department HIV and STI reporting.
- Provision of services may also include: linkage to HIV and PrEP care; referrals to other community based organizations (CBOs) and social service agencies (e.g. housing, food, and primary care organizations).
- Follow up with participants of the program; monitoring and evaluation of services; development of community outreach programs and procedures; documentation of client encounters and services.
- Additionally, the individual will assist in phone call follow-ups and appointment referrals for any HIV/STI testing programs and actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development.
- Demonstrated effective leadership and teaching skills required.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Strong knowledge of Chicago social service resources required.
- Strong knowledge of program subject matter required.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team required.
- Ability to manage stressful situations required.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
- Ability and/or willingness to provide HIV/STI treatment, education, and prevention in non-traditional settings (community venues) required.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word required.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills required.
- Ability to travel to various community venues across the metropolitan area required.
- Ability to perform phlebotomy or a willingness to be trained in phlebotomy required.
- Ability to work on multiple projects required.
- Ability to work non-traditional hours required.
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Bachelor's degree or three years of equivalent STI outreach/prevention experience preferred.
- One year of experience working with and/or providing care to Black and Latino community members; providing HIV/STI treatment and/or prevention required.
- Previous HIV testing and counseling experience preferred.
- Knowledge of supportive services and resources in Chicago preferred.
- Phlebotomy training preferred.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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