Overview

Posting Details

Job Title
Health Education Coordinator Assoc/UKHC

Requisition Number
RE35537

Working Title
EIS Health Education Coordinator Associate

Department Name
H5001: Pharmacy Services- KIRP

Work Location
Eddyville, KY

Grade Level
08

Salary Range
$39,520-62,587/year

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

MS

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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification
None

Physical Requirements
This position will require driving between multiple HRI sites over a defined service area in Eddyville, Kentucky in the Pennryile Health District and associated service area

Shift
Shift is dependent on HRI/SEP program and outreach testing hours, generally Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (40 hours per week); additional evenings and weekends for outreach events, as needed.

Job Summary
This position will be embedded in a Harm Reduction Program for the Lyon/Caldwell County Health Department, as part of the Pennyrile District Health Department and will serve as a EIS Health Education Coordinator Associate. This position will provide targeted HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling to persons presenting for services at the harm reduction programs to help the unaware learn of their status. This position will refer persons found to be positive for HIV or Hepatitis C to medical care and treatment services at key points of entry for Outpatient/Ambulatory Health Services, Medical Case Management, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. This position will provide interventions and educational information to persons at high-risk for contracting or transmitting HIV on how to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and will work with individuals to assess individual risk needs and connecting them to appropriate resources as needed.

This position will provide information about medical and psychosocial support services and counseling to improve the participants health status. Educational topics covered to include: risk reduction strategies to reduce transmission including comprehensive HIV, Hepatitis C, and STI prevention counseling, pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for clients’ partners and treatment as prevention and harm reduction. This position will provide tools to clients to improve their health literacy, increase retention in medical care, and improve treatment adherence to achieve better health outcomes. This position is distribute patient education materials (pamphlets and books) as well as risk reduction supplies (sharps containers and condoms) to persons at high risk for contracting or transmitting HIV. The EIS Health Education Coordinator Associate will represent the Target4 Project within the local health department and assist in collaborations and strategic planning.

This position is part of Target4 Project and will be funded by the the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) income Reinvestment Program (KIRP). This position is currently funded every two years, currently through June 30, 2024 and will require travel in a defined service area within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, specifically as part of the Lyon/Caldwell County Health Department and associated service area with the Pennyrile District Health Department.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Windows, including the Office applications Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience
Degree in Health Education, Social Work, Social Services, Criminal Justice, Public Health, or Human Development highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply
09/29/2022

University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.