HIV Project Coordinator
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
JOB SUMMARY: The HIV Projects Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership, coordination and promotion of comprehensive quality HIV programs and services. In coordination with the treatment team, the HIV Project Coordinator participates in internal/ external outreach activities for the reduction and elimination of HIV/AIDSs and related communicable disease. The Coordinator will also will serve as a liaison, resource and counsel to departments and service lines seeking implementing HIV related services within their department. Assist in developing annual departmental goals and objectives. Take the lead in special projects as assigned by department leadership.
1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor¿s degree in social service or healthcare. Masters preferred.
2. Work Experience (Years and Area): Five (5) years in healthcare, with a minimum of 3 years paid experience in HIV related Services.
3. Project Lead/Coordination experience (Years and Area): Project coordination/leadership experience preferred.
4. Equipment Operated: Personal Computer and associated software
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Check Applicable Areas)
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Writing/Composing (Correspondence / Reports )
2. Other Skills:
Analytical Design P.C.
3. Advanced Education:Bachelors Degree Major: Healthcare/Social Service and or Communications
4. Work Schedule: Weekdays 1 Weekends for special events as needed Flexible Travel
5. Other Requirements:
Knowledge of HIV care and treatment service delivery; HIV transmission; HIV testing; HIV risk-reduction techniques; health behavior theories and models; and communities most impacted by HIV/AIDS. Knowledge of and experience implementing strategies to recruit for HIV testing and prevention including approved social media outreach. Experience interacting with health care professionals, CBOs, FQHCs and state and local health department staff. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.