JOB SUMMARY: The Service Linkage Worker provides services within a broad range of focus areas to assist patients in accessing and adhering to care. Services provided may include HIV testing and counseling, patient assessments, assisting to reduce access and adherence barriers, follow-up to ensure referrals are completed, patient navigation assistance, and coordination with case managers and other clinic staff.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social or behavior sciences. Documented paid work experience in providing client services to Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) may be substituted for the bachelor's degree requirement on a 1:1 basis (1 year of documented paid experience may be substituted for 1 year of college).
Work Experience (Years and Area): A minimum of 1 year paid work experience with PLWHA
Equipment Operated: Computer and general office equipment.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Writing /Composing: Correspondence, Reports
Other Skills: Analytical, P.C., MS Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Completion of Texas Department of Health, HIV Case Management 101 within first 90 days of employment (incumbent case managers must successfully complete the program no later than May 31, 2012.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.