Community Service Educator
Job ID: 238273
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
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Our Health Sciences Campus:
1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.
Job Posting Refreshed
This position is being created to increase HIV testing and linkage to prevention and care, especially among the LGTBQ+ community and their partners in the CSRA. The focus will be on providing testing opportunities in the community in a variety of possible venues including a mobile testing van, LGBTQ+ nightclubs (EDGE Nightclub), churches, emergency shelters, etc. The goal will be to develop community relationships that create safe spaces for HIV testing, support and linkage to care.
Strengthen relationships with community events, organizers, churches, nightclubs, housing agencies and emergency shelters, etc that serve at risk individuals including minorities and the LGTBQ+ community and their partners. Promote the benefits of HIV testing and opportunities for testing through social media, especially those used the LGTBQ+ community including social networking apps.
Follow-up and provide outreach to individual who missed appointment for HIV prevention or care services to help link to care. Provide outreach to individuals previously engaged in care who has not been seen in 12 months to re-establish care including text messaging, phone calls and community visits.
Provide education and training to primary care, family medicine and Emergency Department clinicians on the recommendations for routine HIV testing and other clinical indications for HIV testing.
Provide INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody test to any individual, including partners of HIV-positive individuals seen at in clinic.Provide education to individual with negative INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 on risk reduction, condom use and appointment to receive PrEP services in Augusta. Provide education to individual with positive INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 and timely appointment with HIV provider.
Additional Responsibilities -
Collaborate with DPH and other community organizations on HIV testing and prevention activities. And enlist support and involvement of other trusted community voices to encourage and promote HIV testing. Collect and report data monthly on HIV test results and successful linkage to care. Participate in professional development opportunities to gain additional skills in advocating for the needs of people living with HIV. Ability to work independently in both non-traditional settings and hours
Other Duties: All other related duties/tasks as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or Counseling
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or related field and a minimum of 4 years of community outreach/linkage or related experience
Travel 1%-24% of the time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Able to travel 1%-24% of the time
Ability to lift and transport heavy items
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Shift: Days: Monday - Friday (Work outside of normal business hours may be required.)
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Recruitment Period: 1/14/22 - Until Filled
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!
Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.
Driver's License Statement
The Human Resources Division will request a driver's history report for the identified top candidate(s) for this position. We will initiate this through our Background Check Vendor; this report will come from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The selected candidate must have a valid driver's license.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365
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