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Health Education Coordinator/UKHC

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Health Education Coordinator/UKHC
Requisition Number RE21071
Working Title Risk Reduction Specialist
Department Name H5000: CHANDLER - RETAIL PHARMACY
Work Location Northern Central Health District
Grade Level 09
Salary Range $40,893-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

MA

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

None

Physical Requirements

This position will require driving between multiple HRI sites over a defined service area in Kentucky in the North Central Health District service area.

Shift

Shift is dependent on HRI/SEP program hours, generally Monday Friday 8:00 AM 4:30 PMPM (40 hours per week); additional evenings and weekends.

Job Summary

This position will be embedded in a Harm Reduction Program for the North Central Health District and will serve as a Risk Reduction Specialist . This position will provide targeted HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling to persons presenting for services at the harm reduction programs to help the unaware learn of their status. This position will refer persons found to be positive for HIV or Hepatitis C to medical care and treatment services at key points of entry for Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. This position will provide counseling to persons at high-risk for contracting or transmitting HIV on how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and will work with individuals to assess individual risk needs and connecting them to appropriate resources as needed. This position will provide information about medical and psychosocial support services and counseling to improve the participants health status. Educational topics covered to include: risk reduction strategies to reduce transmission including comprehensive HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI prevention counseling, preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for clients partners and treatment as prevention and harm reduction. This position will provide counseling to clients to improve their health literacy, increase retention in medical care, and improve treatment adherence to achieve better health outcomes. This position is distribute patient education materials (pamphlets and books) as well as risk reduction supplies (sharps containers and condoms) to persons at high risk for contracting or transmitting HIV. The Risk Reduction Specialists will represent the HRI program within the local health department and assist in collaborations and strategic planning.

This position is part of the Harm Reduction Initiative and will be funded by the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) income Reinvestment Program (KIRP). This position is funded through June 30, 2020 and will require travel in a defined service area within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, specifically as part of the North Central Health District and associated service area.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Windows, including the Office applications Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

MA in Health Education, Social Work, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Services or Human Development highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply 11/17/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-07

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