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The Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health (ID-GPH) in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego aims to conduct cutting-edge research on health related issues and service utilization facing vulnerable or marginalized populations, both domestically and internationally. ID-GPH promotes scholarly research, teaching, service and global health leadership and training based on the principles of reducing health inequities.
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Peer Navigators provide no-cost HCV health coaching, referrals to supportive services, linkage to and retention in Hep C care, medication adherence and education to prevent re-infection. Peer Navigators spend a reasonable amount of time in the field locating hard-to-reach patients and assessing and meeting their health needs. Peer Navigators serve as role models for people infected with HCV and share the same health/life experiences and community membership.
The FOCUS Program provides opt-out HCV testing in UCSD emergency departments to identify newly infected patients and link them to care/treatment. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Supervisor, and HCV Case Manager, the Peer Navigator is responsible for coordinating peer navigation services for people diagnosed with HCV. Peer Navigators work directly with FOCUS Program staff as well as health care and wellness providers to provide direct health system navigation, health advocacy, education, and linkage to relevant specialized health, social, and wellness resources related to HCV. Peer Navigators will also provide outreach (patient location services) and assist the HCV Case Manager in accurate data collection.
Uses professional community educational program concepts to deliver standardized educational and volunteer educational programs. Applies established procedures and programs to address county program educational needs that are limited in scope. Follows standard practices in analyzing program content and delivery needs and determining effectiveness of current programs. Receives detailed instructions on all assignments.
Coursework or work experience in related area.
Continuing education in related field is required.
Two (2+) or more years of peer navigation or health coaching experience.
Must be fluent in English and Spanish.
Knowledge or experience in program content and objectives. Knowledge of how to deliver educational programs in a variety of settings.
Strong organizational skills to develop a project plan, monitor plans against established deadlines, and review and analyze results.
Basic effective reading, verbal, written communications and presentation skills to interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Proficient experience using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
Ability to maintain positive interactions with others and work cooperatively. Promote positive work environment and create and maintain a safe space for patients, peers, supervisors, and medical staff through display of responsible professional behavior, mutual respect, open communications, and prompt definition and resolution of issues.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must have access to reliable transportation for off-site travel and willing to travel within San Diego.
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