DUTIES: - Assess barriers to linking patients to care; develop, implement and monitor strategies for overcoming any barriers to linkage and retention; educate, coach and empower patients. - Follow-up with patients and provide appointment reminders via phone or text; provide or refer for appointment and accompaniment. - Provide on-going adherence education and support. - Act as the ongoing liaison between CBOs and the SHC/Brookdale Hospital. - Assist with care coordination activities for the patients enrolled in the program. - Provide direct supervision to program peers in the field. - Develop comprehensive service plan for patients and update every 6 months at minimum. - Participate on an interdisciplinary team, contribute to patients' care plan and attend case conferences. - Administer rapid HCV testing. - Participate in ongoing quality improvement initiative. - Conduct missing appointment follow-ups. - Co-facilitate HCV/HIV co-infection support and education group. - Record patient encounter notes in an electronic medical record and complete data forms for entry into AIRS database as required by funders. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: BA/Bs degree in social work, health education or related field. 3- 5 years of case management experience including experience acquiring health benefits through ACA required. Excellent written and verbal skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel,and Power Point presentations. PREFERRED: Substance abuse experience. Experience working with adult HIV/AIDS population. Bilingual skills (Creole). Knowledge of Brooklyn CBOs and training in Motivational Interviewing (may be acquired upon employment). Rapid HCV testing (will be provided upon employment). Bilingual in English/Haitian Creole or Englis/Spanish. Closing Date: 05/13/18 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.