Service Link Work-Elig-Correctional Health
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Skills / Requirements
Job Summary - CORRECTIONAL HEALTH
The Eligibility and Entry to Care Service Linkage Worker (EEC-SLW) facilitates the completion of varying levels of eligibility under Correctional Health Eligibility, Ryan White Part-A Eligibility (CPCDMS) and Texas State AIDS Drug Assistance (ADAP) Eligibility for qualified patients. Operating throughout Correctional Health, the EEC-SLW provides multiple case-specific services to assist newly HIV diagnosed, or those previously diagnose but new to Harris Health System HIV Services, with entry to HIV primary care. Beginning with initial point-of-care HIV Testing or support to Routine Universal Screening for HIV, the EEC-SLW works with the patient to identify and address barriers to Entry to Care with the long-term goal of retention to care, adherence to treatment, and viral suppression.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social or behavior sciences. Documented paid work experience in providing client services to Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) may be substituted for the bachelor's degree requirement on a 1:1 basis (1 year of documented paid experience may be substituted for 1 year of college).
Work Experience: A minimum of 1 year paid work experience with PLWHA
Language Skills: Bilingual Skills Required - No; Languages: Spanish-speaking preferred
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Correspondence, Writing /Reports
Proficiencies: P.C., MS Word
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical
Work Schedule: Travel
Equipment Operated: Computer and general office equipment