Health Education Coordinator/UKHC

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Florence, KENTUCKY
Job Type: FullTime
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Posting Details
Posting Details


Job Title Health Education Coordinator/UKHC
Requisition Number RE33893
Working Title EIS Health Education Coordinator
Department Name H5001: Pharmacy Services- KIRP
Work Location Florence, KY
Grade Level 09
Salary Range $43,680-71,323/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

MA

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
None
Physical Requirements
This position will require driving between multiple HRI sites over a defined service area in Kentucky within the Northern Kentucky Health District.
Shift
Shift is dependent on HRI/SEP program hours, generally Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (40 hours per week); additional evenings and weekends
Job Summary
This position will be embedded in a Harm Reduction Program within the Northern Kentucky Health District and will serve as a EIS Health Education Coordinator. This position will provide targeted HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling to persons presenting for services at the harm reduction programs to help the unaware learn of their status. This position will refer persons found to be positive for HIV or Hepatitis C to medical care and treatment services at key points of entry for Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. This position will provide interventions and educational information to persons at high-risk for contracting or transmitting HIV on how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and will work with individuals to assess individual risk needs and connecting them to appropriate resources as needed.
This position will provide information about medical and psychosocial support services and counseling to improve the participants’ health status. Educational topics covered to include: risk reduction strategies to reduce transmission including comprehensive HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI prevention counseling, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for clients’ partners and treatment as prevention and harm reduction. This position will provide tools to clients to improve their health literacy, increase retention in medical care, and improve treatment adherence to achieve better health outcomes. This position will distribute patient education materials (pamphlets and books) as well as risk reduction supplies (sharps containers and condoms) to persons at high risk for contracting or transmitting HIV. The EIS Health Education Coordinator Specialists will represent the Target4 Project program within the local health department and assist in collaborations and strategic planning.
This position is part of Target4 Project and will be funded by the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) income Reinvestment Program (KIRP). This position is currently funded for two years and will require travel in a defined service area within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, specifically within the Northern Kentucky Health District.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Windows, including the Office applications Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Degree in Health Education, Social Work, Social Services, Criminal Justice, Public Health, or Human Development highly preferred.
Deadline to Apply 05/19/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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