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HIV-CARE Initiative Specialist

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Savannah
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description IntroductionAre you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our CARE Initiative Specialist opening with Memorial Health University Medical Center today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.BenefitsMemorial Health University Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
    Learn more about Employee BenefitsNote: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.
    We are seeking a CARE Initiative Specialist for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!Job Summary and QualificationsThis position will support the expansion of HIV/HCV testing in the ED by increasing the number of people who know their HIV/HCV status through lab or rapid screening and by providing linkage to appropriate care and support services.
    What you will do in this role:
    • Condu cRapid Assay HIV screenings on ED patients not requiring bloodwork through lab analysis and evaluate for position /negative results.
    • Draw blood as necessary for rapid screening confirmatory HIV test andd monitor EHR for ED patient lab results.
    • Provide HIV/HCV pre-/post-test counseling as necessary.
    • Provide brief counseling for newly identified positive's on linkage process. Link HIV/HCV positive patients to appropriate care and support services utilizing established protocols and provide and explain HIV/HCV discharge documentation that potentially transfers care to appropriate provider.
    • Administer risk assessment questionnaire to patients as needed. Disseminate HIV/HCV prevention and risk reduction educational materials and counsel appropriately.
    • Develop positive relationships with a diverse population of patients to assist in collection of accurate demographic data.
    • Collaborate with the CARE Initiative Coordinator to provide weekly/monthly/quarterly reports to monitor program progress and compliance and develop reports for CDC, MHUMC Infection Control, Chatham County Health Department and Gilead Sciences.
    • Remain current in HIV/HCV evidence-based practices. Attend educational activities as requested or required to maintain appropriate level of expertise in HIV/HCV.
      What qualifications you will need:
      • Bachelors Degree required
      • 1+ year of experience in HIV/HIC Screening
      • Rapid HIV Testing Course, Venipuncture/Phlebotomy Certification required
      • Electronic Medical Records (EPIC) skills preferredThis role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).Memorial Health University Medical Center has provided quality healthcare services since 1955, giving patients access to highly-trained physicians and advanced technology. Our 600+ bed hospital is one of the region's leading acute care facilities that serves 35 counties across southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. Located in Savannah, Georgia, we are a regional referral center for heart care, cancer care, trauma care, children's care, high-risk pregnancies and high-risk newborn care. Our hospital includes the region's only Level I trauma center and children's hospital, as well as the Savannah campus of Mercer University School of Medicine.
        At Memorial Health, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way.
        HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses."Across HCA Healthcare's more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
        Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
        Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our CARE Initiative Specialist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Savannah , HIV-CARE Initiative Specialist, Other , Savannah, Georgia

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