The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is currently recruiting for a Community Outreach Worker II (COW II) position. The COW II will provide for the ED HIV routine testing and linkage to care program. They will provide client level services including routine HIV Point of Care (POC) testing and linkage to care for HIV patients that are out of care or in need of wrap around services, and provide referrals for prevention for high-risk negative patients. This position will provide TA and training to ED clinical staff around HIV testing and linkage, as well as attend required meetings as a representative for the ED program. This position will work closely with the Program Manager and Coordinator to implement program workflow and achieve program goals and targets for testing, linkages and referrals.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Proactive and systematic screening, identification of patients and linkage to appropriate medical psycho-social services.
Implement POC testing and linkage program.
Develop and provide staff education on HIV testing.
Manage data for HIV POC testing, linkage and referral for prevention and work performance documentation and chart reviews.
Attending required meetings and supervision.
Collaborate and coordinate service with prevention team.
Providing PrEP navigation services.
Providing PEP Navigation Services.
Performs all duties of the Community Outreach Worker I.
Education: High-school diploma or GED.
Experience: Two (2) years in community outreach, health care, research, and/or social services.
Preferred: Associates degree preferred.
Case management, harm-reduction counseling and data management preferred.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employees in this job class may be required to use their personal automobile while conducting official business and possess a valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or Commercial Class B Driver's License (CDL). Candidates selected for employment may be subjected to medical inquiries and/or medical examination to determine ability to perform the job. Employees in this job class may be required to successfully pass a police background check.
Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).
Salary Range: $32,200 - $37,073
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - N06CR2
Employee Class : Non-Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Human Virology
Job Posting: Aug 9, 2019
Unposting Date: Aug 24, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 130503
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.