Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Public Health Representative III (PHRIII) for the Department of Medicine – Division of Infectious Diseases, within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the PHRIII will administer HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Services in various settings on the Newark campus. The PHRIII will also actively participate in community engagement as it relates to HIV Testing and prevention services.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Promotes goals and objectives, internally and externally for HIV and Hepatitis C Counseling, Testing and Referral Services (CTRS) for the Rutgers Newark campus and Essex County.
Follow guidelines and procedures set forth by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) around HIV and Hepatitis C CTRS.
Conducts quality controls daily and weekly (e.g. room temperature, freezer temperature, run controls, run performances, in-house and RWJ testing logs).
Performs HIV and Hepatitis C testing, counseling and referral services in various settings on the Newark campus and in the community.
Engages and links newly identified HIV-infected patients into care and treatment as per Standing Operating Procedure (SOP).
Provides referrals to Partner Notification Assistance Program as necessary as per SOP.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.
One (1) year of experience in the development and/or operations of community programs.
Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the educational requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer literacy with competence in Microsoft Office components.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a member of a team.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; detail oriented; able to function independently and work flexible hours; friendly, outgoing, sociable; open-minded & non-judgmental; caring, empathic, compassionate; committed, dedicated, persistent; creative & resourceful.
Must be certified in phlebotomy.
NJDOHHIV counselor certification.
Knowledge of Newark community.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDOHHS) training and certification preferred and/or obtained/recertified within 90 days of date of hire.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Extensive reading, extended sitting, ability to move from unit to unit across the Newark campus.
Position requires lifting up to 10 lbs.; on occasion more based upon patient demands.
Day and night shift, weekends and holidays.
Posting Number: 21ST1501
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 134041
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.