Implements community based HIV/STI/HCV outreach, testing, education and prevention efforts. Responsible for testing and counseling persons exposed to, living with, or having a positive test for HIV/STIs/HCV in a variety of community based locations, including the program's mobile unit.
Work involves providing information about HIV/STIs/HCV and treatment options, support with linking to health care and resources, attending trainings and team meetings as assigned, collecting and entering data into clients' medical records. A substantial portion of the Outreach work will occur during evenings and weekends.
Education: Associates degree required with three years experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Experience: Requires one year community involvement and/or working with patients or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Bilingual/Spanish preferred. Phlebotomy skills required within 6 months of start date.
Must have exceptional organizational skills and very strong interpersonal skills. Computer skills including Word, Excel and Power Point preferred. Certifications and Licenses: Colorado Driver's license, and operable vehicle to use for patient contact required
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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