Salary: $0.00 to $1.00 /hour
The HIV Prevention Provider is responsible for providing HIV prevention education to people living with HIV and people at a high risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. The HIV Prevention Provider position specializes in providing HIV prevention education to gay/bisexual men and women living with HIV/AIDS and their sexual partners as well as to high-risk heterosexual males and females. The HIV Prevention Provider will work as part of the medical provider team providing medical services to the patients of the Health Center. They will also serve as a clinical resource to other clinical staff members. The provider will assist the Chief Medical Officer in the formulation of policy statements for approval by the governing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
v The provider will deliver HIV prevention services.
v Provides follow-up HIV testing.
v Prescribes PrEP and PEP, co-occurring condition management, and HIV treatment.
v Greets patients, vendors and other providers either in person on the telephone in a courteous and professional manner.
v Provides primary medical care by caring for all patients in accordance with the physician’s medical specialty.
v Develops a plan of care for each patient, including complete medical history, medical diagnosis, appropriate treatment and/or referral, including hospitalization where necessary and stresses the importance of preventive health care measures.
v In accordance with standardized procedures, performs physical examinations and treats common episodic and health care conditions with an emphasis on health maintenance and disease prevention through education and counseling.
v Interviews with patients and/or family, constructs comprehensive medical histories, performs initial and periodic physical examinations, evaluate patient behavior and explores the patient’s interpretation of health needs.
v Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and diagnostic testing, in an appropriate and cost-efficient manner.
v Develops and implements long and short-range treatment plans.
v Maintains knowledge of pharmaceuticals to treat disease and illnesses, to include knowledge of the mechanism of action, side effects, toxic nature, and drug interactions of medications.
v Responds to e-mail and telephone requests daily.
v Makes diagnosis, selects and provides appropriate treatment for medical or surgical emergencies.
v Maintains required documentation (electronically) and consults with collaborating physician as needed on changes in the patient’s condition.
v Performs and interpret diagnostic tests in order to determine therapeutic treatment plans.
v Counsels patients and families as to preventive care, medical problems, psychological problems, and use of prescribed treatment and drugs.
v Confers with consulting physicians, extended providers, clinical support staff, patients, and patient’s families (per policy) concerning treatment and care of patients.
v Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care is provided.
v Participates in the development and implementation of a regularly up-dated performance improvement plan for the health center.
v Participates in the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention activities required by the U.S. Public Health Service.
v Attends all medical staff meetings and participates in the Memphis Health Center’s Q/A program.
v Performs other necessary duties as required by the Memphis Health center to meet the goals of providing quality health care.
v Demonstrates awareness of age-specific, cultural and spiritual practices of patients, staff and visitors.
v Understands the functional status and physical needs of patients, staff, and visitors.
v Understands specific duties/responsibilities as outlined in individual contracts.
v Updates current signed collaboration agreements annually.
v Ensures confidentiality and provides needed information to patient, family or other healthcare professionals as needed for patient care.
v Licensed as a Medical Doctor or Advanced Practice Nurse to practice in the state of Tennessee.
v Graduate of an accredited institution of medicine with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
*Must have at least 2 years of experience dealing with patients who have or are at risk for HIV.
v Completion of an approved residency program in the appropriate discipline of medical practice and/or Nurse Practitioner certification.
v Must maintain professional affiliation with a national medical society.
v Must have the ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to the patients and other health care providers of the health center.
Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques. Maintain BLS, PALS, & ACLS certifications as applicable