Medspan Health Educator, Correctional Health Services (8a-4p) Job at NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services, New York, NY

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  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services
  • New York, NY

Job Description

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, and correctional health services. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city's five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit us at nychhc.org and stay connected on facebook.com/nycHHC or Twitter@hhcnyc.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services is one of the nation’s leading correctional health care systems in quality of and innovations to care, and access from pre-arraignment through compassionate release. In-jail services include medical, nursing, mental health, substance use treatment, social work, dental and vision care, discharge planning, and reentry support. In addition to providing direct patient care in the jails, CHS leverages the resources of the nation’s largest municipal health care system to help discharged patients successfully return to their communities. CHS is also a pivotal partner in New York City’s criminal justice reform efforts.

Job Description

The Medspan program provides patient education and care coordination around HIV, hepatitis C, and associated conditions such as hepatitis B and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that may place individuals at risk for HIV infection and complications. Medspan staff support treatment adherence, discharge planning and connection to care services, and they work very closely with infectious disease specialists and other interdisciplinary correctional health staff in all facilities.

Responsibilities :

  • Identify new HIV-positive patients using electronic health records, report manager, and other tracking tools to provide ongoing HIV education, medication adherence support, and re-entry/discharge/linkage to care support
  • Identify new hepatitis C-positive patients using electronic health records, report manager, and other tracking tools to provide hepatitis C education, medication adherence support, and re-entry/discharge/linkage to care support
  • Identify patients known to be living with HIV to support the continuation of antiretroviral medications, medication adherence, recommended screenings and immunizations, harm reduction counseling, and evaluation by HIV specialists
  • Provide education, harm reduction counseling, and medication adherence support for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) eligible patients
  • Provide education, harm reduction counseling, and medication adherence support for patients diagnosed with STIs or other conditions that place them at risk of HIV acquisition
  • Regularly review antiretroviral medication administration lists and patient labs to identify potential adherence challenges and provide ongoing adherence support and education
  • Regularly review hepatitis C medication administration lists and patient labs to identify potential adherence challenges and provide ongoing adherence support and education
  • Document all direct and indirect patient encounters in the electronic health records utilizing appropriate Medspan templates
  • Obtain HIPAA medical record release forms as necessary to support the continuation of medical care while in the jails and assist re-entry planning and linkage to care in the community
  • Work collaboratively with HIV and infectious disease specialists, discharge planning services, and other correctional health staff across all facilities
  • Regularly complete and update HIV and hepatitis C patient tracking databases
  • Participate in case conferences with the infectious disease service and other re-entry programs
  • Assist with research, analysis, patient tracking, and quality improvement and implementation efforts
  • Attend required trainings and continuing education

Departmental Preferences

  1. Passion for health equity and ensuring access to healthcare for underserved communities
  2. Experience working with populations living with HIV, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases
  3. Experience working in a jail setting or with justice-involved individuals
  4. Experience with care coordination and re-entry planning for individuals experiencing incarceration
  5. Ability and desire to work with a diverse group of individuals – this includes the ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with patients, clinical staff, and Department of Corrections staff
  6. Problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and the ability to self-motivate and work independently
  7. A satisfactory equivalent combination of the above with the willingness and ability to learn and acquire new skills

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a major in the biological or social sciences or in education, plus a Master's Degree in public health with major study in public health education, and five (5) years of experience in health education work with a public health or voluntary agency; or

2. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a major in the biological or social sciences or in education, and seven (7) years of experience in health education work with a public health or voluntary health agency; or

3. A satisfactory equivalent of training, experience and education.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button or mail your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to:

NYC Health + Hospitals / Correctional Health Services

Talent Acquisition

Human Resources Department

55 Water Street, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10041

Attn: Talent Acquisition

If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.

NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
  • College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
  • Multiple employee discounts programs

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