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 Disease Intervention Specialist.
Working in conjunction and collaboration with community, county and state Department of Health Partner Services teams, the Trillium Health Disease Intervention Specialist will provide Partner Services to individuals and assist providers within Trillium Healthâ€™s clinical team to increase the detection, prevention and control of communicable diseases/sexually transmitted infections.
Partner Services Activities
In collaboration with a NYSDOH Coordinator gather information for clinical and disease control purposes for HIV/STD cases
Conduct follow-up on priority HIV/STD cases to ensure patient access to medical care and treatment
Facilitate the notification of partners of potential exposure to infection and conducting disease prevention counseling
Conduct interviews to gather information on communicable disease transmission and the verification of treatment
Perform disease exposure notifications and deliver test results
Conduct client centered prevention and risk reduction counseling related to sexual and needle sharing behaviors
Make referrals and link individuals to medical care, PrEP services, and other support services
Attend monthly teleconferences with other funded providers and NYSDOH AI
Programming and Direct Services
Continuously educate Trillium Health staff on the process for immediately linking newly diagnosed HIV/STD cases
Delivery of public health education; including prevention education for HIV, STD, hepatitis and PrEP services as schedule allows
Delivery of field testing and point of contact specimen collection (including DBS-Dried Blood Spot) and processing waived tests to detect disease (Rapid HIV Tests)
Data Entry and Reporting
Participate in initial and ongoing NYSDOH-provided training in data collection requirements and systems to ensure accurate data and prompt reporting
Collect, enter and submit data in accordance with NYSDOH protocols using CDESS/MIS at offsite location
Complete mandatory epidemiological reports and other required documentation for tracking and surveillance purposes at offsite location
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.
A Bachelor's degree and one year of experience providing direct patient/client services in a health, human service or community-based organization, or institutional setting, OR an Associate's degree and three years of such experience, OR HS diploma and five years of such experience required. A Master's degree in a relevant field may substitute for one year of experience.
At least two years health-related direct patient/person interaction; at least one year experience field-based experience in outreach/community setting; at least one year experience with disease intervention collaboration with community partners preferred.
Successful candidates will possess strong computer skills, including experience with mobile technologies, and knowledge of public health principles for communicable disease epidemiology.
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.
apply online at https://www.trilliumhealth.org/en/291/careers