Parkland Health and Hospital System (www.parklandcareers.com)
Full Time Employee
Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system. Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.
PRIMARY PURPOSE The Bilingual HIV Counselor & Tester is responsible for providing culturally competent, confidential HIV counseling, testing, referrals, and HIV prevention education in both English and Spanish. The HIV Counselor & Tester will perform HIV risk assessments, HIV testing, disclosure of HIV testing results, and partner elicitation and notification services. MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS Education: - Associate's Degree in a health care related field preferred. Experience: - Two years of HIV Counseling & Testing experience required. Certification/Registration/Licensure: - Required Valid Texas Driver¿s License. - Required completion of HIV Pre/Post Test Counseling courses from the Texas Department of State Health Services within 90 days of hire. - Prefer registration with the Partner Notification Program of the Texas Department of State Health Services for HIV training to provide test results to patients. - Prefer Phlebotomy Certification. Skills or Special Abilities: - Spanish and English Bi-Lingual required. - Must demonstrate a medical knowledge of disease process; general knowledge of human services; HIV prevention strategies, and be culturally sensitive. - Must be knowledgeable about HIV harm and risk reduction, AOD and sexuality issues. - NYS Domestic Violence Screening (HU will refer to training, as necessary) - Must be knowledgeable about HIV harm and risk reduction, AOD and sexuality issues. - Knowledgeable about HIV infection, transmission, and treatment; knowledgeable in local, state, and federal laws regarding HIV and other relevant issues of providing health care, especially the right to privacy and confidentiality. - Must possess active listening and good interpersonal skills.
Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.Ryan White Part C
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