As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Madison Clinic (a primary care clinic serving patients living with HIV or at high risk of acquiring HIV) has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time Health Education Coordinator. This position will work to provide patient and staff education, coordinate community involvement in Madison Clinic, and partner with other organizations to increase outreach, testing, and community education. This fully grant funded position provides HIV and health education, leads faculty and staff education, coordinates Madison's Community Advisory Board (CAB) and Youth Intervention, collaborates with Public Health King County to relink HIV positive patients to care, and provides HIV rapid testing.RESPONSIBILITIES:Patient EducationProvides one-on-one education to patients about HIV, ARVs, PrEP, and other related issues for new and returning Madison patients;Provides risk reduction counseling (e.g. safer sex education and safer needle use) to patients;Maintains education materials for patients;Coordinates the initiation, planning, marketing, design, and management of educational materials, resources, and special events;Researches, gathers, and (when needed) develops educational materials and handouts.Faculty and Staff EducationProvides new clinic staff with education about HIV and local epidemiology of the virus;Contributes to the planning and implementation of staff retreats;Coordinates resident orientations, training opportunities for staff (e.g. breakfast and learns), and provider-room educational slide series;Assists with coordination of the regional AIDS Clinical Conference (ACC), which helps to educate local health care providers on current HIV research;Coordinates post-event evaluations and reports (e.g. resident orientation evaluation survey result summary).CAB and Youth InterventionCoordinates and facilitates the Madison Community Advisory Board (CAB);Coordinates the Madison HIV-positive youth intervention (including coordinating with Seattle Children's Hospital to transition young adults into care and supporting the Youth Support Group, possibly in collaboration with other agencies);Coordinates post-event evaluations and reports.Outreach and EventsCoordinates, organizes, and/or participates in various community events providing HIV education and/or rapid testing;Collaborates with Public Health King County to reach persons who fail to link to HIV care within 3 months of diagnosis or to reach patients who fall out of care;Provides direct outreach to patients identified as needing additional outreach by providers or social workers; andProvides Clinic Tours to various stakeholders who would like to learn about Madison.New Patient Intakes and Rapid TestingCollaborates with the Madison Patient Coordinator to intake new patients; andCoordinates HIV rapid testing and counseling of patients seeking these services in clinic.As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.