SUPPORTIVE PEER-HEP C PROGRAM

The Mount Sinai Health System -- The Institute For Advanced Medicine - New York, NY

Part-time

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a Per Diem position -- maximum hours per week: 9

  • Engage with HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients who receive care at the Institute for Advanced Medicine (IAM).
  • Share personal experience of Hepatitis C treatment success in individual and group settings to explain about the IAM Hepatitis C program and treatment options
  • Provide HCV-specific outreach at relevant events
  • Recruit and refer new patients to the program
  • Make outreach calls to enrolled patients to promote program adherence
  • Co-facilitate educational programming within the Hepatitis C Program
  • Support the Program Coordinator of the Hepatitis C Program as needed
  • Support the community health advocate as needed
  • Attend Hepatitis C related trainings
  • Attend community events to represent the IAM.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Collaborate with the Patient Education Peers to ensure that all IAM clinics have Hepatitis C materials
  • Complete adherence calls to patients
  • Complete appointment reminder calls to patients
  • Co-facilitate individual and group education sessions with patients
  • Clock-in at the beginning of your shift, put on ID and Peer Vest, check in with supervisor
  • Check your email at least once per day that you work
  • Complete outreach on behalf of the IAM at city-wide community events.
  • Sign up for a shift when prompted by the Peer Supervisor
  • Attend your shift on time and in completion
  • Disseminate patient education materials to event attendees
  • Disseminate condoms and other safer sex materials to event attendees
  • Represent the IAM well
  • Distribute Hepatitis C informational materials
  • Enter completed patient encounter forms into the database.
  • Complete a patient encounter form for all encounters (in-person, on the phone)
  • Input data into the shared database within 72 hours of the actual encounter
  • Clock out at the end of your shift
  • Attend all Peer Supervision meetings and other meetings as identified by the Peer Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel to multiple IAM clinic sites.
  • Strong understanding of patient confidentiality and HIPPA rules and regulations.
  • A self-starter who demonstrates cultural sensitivity, excellent communication and diplomacy skills, and a high level of organization.
  • Ability to work constructively with other members of the IAM healthcare team.
  • Maintains professional competency through participation in continuing education.

Submit cover letter and resume.

Job Type: Part-time

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)