On the outside, Trillium Health may look like a neighborhood health center that provides accessible, affordable services to the community. On the inside, we’re focused on caring for all of an individual’s needs. “Extraordinary care, always,” is not just our noble purpose at Trillium Health, it’s our operational system. Our mission targets the complex vulnerabilities of our community, as we address the social, physical, and behavioral needs of those we serve, all under one roof.
Born from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Trillium Health has grown into a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look A-Like, allowing us to expand our reach and serve those who too often face barriers to care. From primary medical care, to LGBTQ affirming care, we are committed to our community. If you are interested in an organization that truly cares, Trillium Health may be for you.
We are currently recruiting for a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Specialist.
Responsible for promoting and supporting access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to those at highest risk of contracting HIV.
Education and Service Promotion
Provide education and/or training to Trillium Health staff regarding PrEP/PEP, as needed
Participate in PrEP outreach efforts to increase community awareness surrounding PrEP Services at Trillium Health
Participate in community PrEP/PEP educational sessions
Participate in scheduled PrEP team meetings
Work in conjunction with the Clinical team to identify current patients appropriate for PrEP/PEP
Work in conjunction with CHI team/community based testing efforts to identify potential patients appropriate for PrEP/PEP
Educate potential patients (in person or by phone) about PrEP/PEP and facilitate direct linkage to Trillium Health PrEP/PEP services
Assess all patients for barriers to adherence to appointments and medication and develop plans to reduce barriers
Assist patients in applying for assistance to cover medical visits, laboratory fees and medications. (i.e. NYS PrEP-AP, Trillium Health’s Sliding Fee Scale Program, Patient Assistance Programs for medication coverage, Prior Authorizations through third party payers to medication coverage)
Educate current patients about PrEP/PEP use, side effects, safety, and discontinuation criteria, under the guidance of the Clinical Pharmacist
Conduct pre-appointment screenings and ongoing assessments as required by clinical policy and procedure
Facilitate linkage to additional services needed (internal or external) as indicated by screening or assessment (including, but not limited to primary care, psychosocial and other supportive services)
Provide HIV counseling and testing as required
Demonstrate developing knowledge of HIV/AIDS and other health-related issues\
Enter, compile and report program data as required by program and/or funder
Function as liaison with internal staff, pharmacies, home care and other community agencies to promote linkage, retention and treatment adherence services for PrEP/PEP.
Work with the Quality and Business Intelligence team to review data accuracy and perform quality improvement projects as needed.
Maintain inventory of tools, patient education materials and incentives.
Participate in training and continuing education initiatives to build understanding of evolving treatment and service delivery issues.
Requires the ability and commitment to respect and support inclusiveness and diversity including but not limited to individuals of different backgrounds, cultures, races, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, experiences, opinions, etc.
Requires individual demonstration of commitment to the One Trillium behaviors and business impacts and modeling them in the organization.
Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all patient, client, employee, protected and proprietary information.
Employees are accountable for meeting the performance standards of their departments and must participate as requested in compliance audits, process improvement and quality improvement plans.
Other specific duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in health education or related field preferred. Knowledge of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis required; knowledge of HIV testing, prevention and counseling, as well as EMR and AIRS data entry experience preferred.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Occasionally the employee must stoop, bend and lift or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.