Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Pediatrics Diagnostic Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The position will serve in the role as a “Peer Advocate” which provides intensive home and community-based navigation interventions to support linkage and retention of clients in healthcare.� Peer Advocates will assist in outreaching to clients lost to care and support engagement, support clients in achieving optimum health outcomes through the identification and removal of barriers, conduct orientation to medical services, accompany to appointments (as needed), provide education, offer emotional support and linkage to support services and system, address language and cultural barriers and assist the team with screening for co-morbidities which can impact access and retention in care.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as a member of the multidisciplinary Care Navigation Team to address the needs of clients while maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of clients by engaging in the following responsibilities:
Provide support to referred clients by assisting with navigation of medical appointments, orientation to care system/services, peer support and collaborating on addressing the needs identified in the joint service care plan.
Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary team staffing.
Work with the Case Manager and Community Nurse to monitor kept medical appointments and CD4 counts quarterly to review each client’s adherence.
Help remove barriers to attending medical appointments by identifying need and communicating the team the needs such as mental health services, case management, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and participation in retention activities.� Conduct home visits as appropriate to execute plan of care for clients.
Maintain and complete required documentation for the client record for each care plan & intervention completed including encounters and notes.
Complete trainings in the delivery of strength-based care and complete required orientation.
Lead coordination of the Part D Community Advisory Board quarterly.
Serve on the Quality Improvements teams as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (i.e., Associate Degree plus 2 years of HIV/AIDS and/or other community outreach/education leadership experience; or HIV/AIDS and/or other community outreach/education leadership experience; 5-plus years of experience will also be considered)
Master of Science degree is preferred
Background and/or willingness to work with persons living with HIV/AIDS
Strong verbal communication skills
Have knowledge and sensitivity about the needs / issues of various subpopulations such as families, young women with children, LGBT and persons living with HIV/AIDS
Effective organization skills
The hiring range for this position is $15.54 - $19.05 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C06.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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