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Bilingual HIV Test Counselor

Date:  Jan 9, 2022

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Allied Health and Clinical Support Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  600761

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose The Bilingual HIV Counselor & Tester is responsible for providing culturally competent, confidential HIV counseling, testing, referrals, and HIV prevention education in both English and Spanish. The HIV Counselor & Tester will perform HIV risk assessments, HIV testing, disclosure of HIV testing results, and partner elicitation and notification services. Minimum Specifications Education - Associate's Degree in a health care related field preferred. Experience - Two (2) years of HIV Counseling & Testing experience preferred. Equivalent Education and/or Experience Certification/Registration/Licensure - Required Valid Texas Driver's License. - Prefer registration with the Partner Notification Program of the Texas Department of State Health Services for HIV training to provide test results to patients. - Prefer Phlebotomy Certification. Required Tests for Placement Skills or Special Abilities - Spanish and English Bi-Lingual required. - Must demonstrate a medical knowledge of disease process; general knowledge of human services; HIV prevention strategies, and be culturally sensitive. - Must be knowledgeable about HIV harm and risk reduction, AOD and sexuality issues. - NYS Domestic Violence Screening (HU will refer to training, as necessary) - Required completion of HIV Pre/Post Test Counseling courses from the Texas Department of State Health Services within 90 days of hire. - Must be knowledgeable about HIV harm and risk reduction, AOD and sexuality issues. - Knowledgeable about HIV infection, transmission, and treatment; knowledgeable in local, state, and federal laws regarding HIV and other relevant issues of providing health care, especially the right to privacy and confidentiality. - Must possess active listening and good interpersonal skills. Responsibilities 1. Conduct HIV Risk Assessments on 100% of persons seeking HIV Testing. 2. Conduct at minimum 60 rapid HIV tests per month. 3. Complete confirmatory testing on 100% of patients with a reactive rapid screening, assess for barriers to linkage, and navigate into care. 4. Counsel all HIV positive individuals on partner notification and refer to Dallas County for PCRS. 5. Refer all high-risk HIV negative individuals to appropriate resources for STI/STD screening. 6. Provide approved HIV Prevention Education to high-risk HIV negative individuals identified through Risk Assessment and screening. 7. Maintain appropriate, accurate, and clear documentation of all HIV testing services and service coordination. 8. Maintain knowledge of changes and new developments in the care and diagnosis of patients with HIV infection. 9. Maintain and develop working relationships between patients and healthcare team members.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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