Strength Through Diversity
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Roles & Responsibilities:
The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC)
has an opening for a Health Educator to join its highly collaborative,
integrated team of professionals in support of Project IMPACT, our Adolescent
HIV/AIDS Primary Care and Medical Case Management program. MSAHC is a unique,
New York City-based program that delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and
mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 24.
At the MSAHC, young people can find a wide range of services specially designed
for their needs, including primary health care, sexual and reproductive health,
counseling, support, mental health and family therapy, comprehensive
psychological testing, dental care, optical services, legal services,
nutrition, fitness, and wellness programs.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide education about PrEP and PEP to interested patients and who may be at risk for contracting HIV
• Meet with PrEP/PEP patients to provide HIV/STI risk reduction counseling, administer HIV rapid tests and deliver test results during patients’ initial and follow up clinical visits
• Provide behavioral and adherence counseling for clients receiving PrEP/PEP
• Assist patients with enrollment in PrEP/PEP payment coverage programs, including submitting PrEP/PEP co-pay and uninsured benefits applications, insurance navigation and completing prior authorizations
• Provide informational trainings about PrEP/PEP guidelines and best practices to medical, mental health clinicians and other staff members
• Collaborate with medical and mental health clinicians to identify and enroll new clients in PrEP/PEP services
• Provide clients with support services: (risk reduction, counseling on condom promotion, partner and relationship negotiation, and personal prevention plans)
• Organize outreach/in reach events to promote and recruit patients for PrEP/PEP
• Engage with community partners to foster new PrEP/PEP patient referrals to MSAHC and facilitate linkage to care
• Ensure PrEP/PEP patients are connected to and retained in care by providing care coordination and ongoing follow-up efforts to support medication adherence
• Attend Project IMPACT program meetings and provide updates/maintain records on PrEP/PEP services
• Complete data entry to track all clinical activities involving PrEP/PEP patients and contribute to quarterly grant reports of program activities to New York State AIDS Institute.
• Provide counseling on family planning, pregnancy prevention, reproductive health/heathcare and make referrals regarding nutritional counseling, smoking cessation, substance abuse and mental health services.
Benefits Coordinator: Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist Social Worker with initial SNA-Public Assistance , Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Veterans Affairs (VA) , Food Stamps, Medicaid application(s)
• Assist Social Worker with submission of SSI redetermination, food stamp recertification, HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA), AIDS Drug Assistance Program(ADAP), submission of PrEP/PEP benefits applications, Medicaid renewal, SSDI continuing disability review, and Public Assistance face-to-face in a timely manner
Education: B.A. preferred
Experience: At least one year of relevant working experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience providing sexual health education, HIV testing and counseling
• Demonstrated knowledge of HIV prevention strategies
• Proven ability to engage stakeholders and communicate mission
• Highly organized and able to manage data
• Ability to learn new software programs quickly
• Familiar with AIRS data system preferred
• Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Ability to organize, manage and follow through with administrative and patient care tasks
• Experience in working in a youth serving organization
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care.
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!
Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.