Director of HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction

· Clarendon, Arkansas
Employment Type Full-Time 8 Hr Workday
Minimum Experience Experienced

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction is responsible for the successful design, launch, implementation, and integration of the new HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction Program within the health center framework. The director will be cross-trained as a Rapid HIV/HCV tester and community health worker in order to fill any potential staffing gaps due to COVID-19 outbreaks and to better understand how to support staff and patient needs within this high-risk population.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide 100% day-to-day oversight of HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction Program efforts and related staff. This direct hire will serve as the PCHP project director, providing 100% day-to-day oversight of project efforts and related staff.
  • Serve as the HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction liaison between community partners, key stakeholders at the local, regional, and state-level, and health center leadership and staff. This includes developing new, engaging partnerships with organizations, planning collaborative outreach events, and integrating activities into the health center outreach calendar.
  • Ensure that new HIV prevention services are properly integrated into all aspects of health center functions, including staff training and continuing education, quality improvement planning, data collection and reporting within the electronic medical record, and UDS.
  • Oversee and successfully implement the PCHP grant in a timely and accurate manner, including but not limited to: continually tracking success against the work plan, grant application, budget, and staffing plan; ensuring the timely achievement of grant deliverables outlined in the funded grant application (including oversight of salary & contracted personnel); preparing and submitting required program & budget reports to HRSA; disseminating successful efforts to senior leadership, project partners, community members, and HRSA.
  • Actively engage in local, regional, and statewide work groups related to HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction, including but not limited to: Arkansas Department of Health’s HIV Prevention Planning Work Group
  • Regularly attend and engage in existing Quality Improvement Program meetings at the health center. Responsible for drafting elements of the micro QI/QA Plan re: HIV Prevention Program activities (to be presented to the QI/QA Committee for review and early adoption in October 2022).
  • Work with senior leadership to ensure that contracted personnel are brought on in a timely manner.
  • Monitor and analyze HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction Program progress, providing monthly progress updates to supervisor. Monthly update includes tracking monthly progress against annual deliverables/goals outlined in the work plan and grant application.
  • Supervise Specialized Community Health Worker.
  • Complete training and gain certifications as a Rapid HIV/HCV tester and Community Health Worker. Provide rapid HIV/HCV testing within the community as needed.
  • Attend in-house trainings, including but not limited to PCMH.
  • This person should be committed to the success and adoption of the HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction program into the everyday operations of the health center and view the three-year grant period of performance as a time to learn collaboratively with peers and leaders in the industry.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

The Director of HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction reports to, is supervised by, and is evaluated by the Chief Executive Officer.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong and experienced leader with a history of designing and/or implementing HIV Prevention and/or Ryan White Programs, preferably in a health center setting.
  • The individual should work well independently and within an integrated team context, be internally driven, and goal oriented.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience managing and implementing healthcare grants is strongly recommended. The director should have a deep knowledge of grant deliverables, timelines, required reporting, and how to maintain a project budget/track expenditures.
  • Clinical background required, including demonstrated understanding of front and back-office dynamics, potential provider implementation challenges, and how to navigate quickly with unexpected change.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required, including public speaking, reporting, and community education. The individual should be extremely comfortable discussing sensitive topics related to HIV Prevention, sexual behaviors, and harm reduction with multiple target audiences, including patients, providers, and community organizations.


EVALUATION:

The evaluation of work performance is ongoing, and will be performed by the Chief Executive Officer.  It will include the specific duties and responsibilities of this position description plus employee attitude and general working behavior.  Formal evaluation will normally be performed annually, but may be initiated at other times by the supervisor.



SALARY POSITION:

The salary for the Director of HIV Prevention & Harm Reduction position is a negotiated contract.


STATUS:

This is a FLSA Exempt position.

This is an OSHA low risk position.

This is an ADA negotiable position.

This is a safety sensitive position.

Mid-Delta follows state and federal vaccine recommendations.

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  • Location
    Clarendon, Arkansas
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time 8 Hr Workday
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced