GLFHC is currently seeking a Bi-lingual Nurse, Medical Care Coordinator with HIV expertise, to work in our Community Support Services team. The Nurse, Medical Care Coordinator is responsible for providing and maintaining optimum comprehensive health care for all adults with HIV at GLFHC. This is done by collaboration with Medical Providers, Medical Case Managers and Chart Reviews. The Care Coordinator will ensure maximum access to care consistent with Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Boston Public Health Commission established Standards of Care. The Care Coordinator is also responsible for documenting all services in the Electronic Medical Record and submitting required reports. The Medical Care Coordinator will serve as a backup HIV Counselor providing prevention and education services on HIV/AIDS, STD’s and Viral Hepatitis, and establishing a Risk Reduction plan.
Scope of Duties:
- Obtains appropriate medical record and intake lab work
- Follows up on lab results and provide supported referrals as needed
- Renews prescriptions per protocols
- Works collaboratively with other members of the HIV team. In the primary care sites, meets regularly with the assigned provider, nurse, Medical Case manager, nutritionist and any other member of the team. Provides constant feedback and communicates regularly with case management staff regarding client’s current medical situation.
- Remains current on basic principles of HIV transmission and prevention, including risk reduction, positive prevention, disease progression, and treatment strategies.
- Remains current on treatment standards and options for people with HIV/AIDS.
- Responsible for state mandated reporting, case conference, monthly client utilizations, and outcome measures.
- Documents each contact with the client or outside agency, whether in person or by telephone in EMR according to protocol.
- Coordinates ongoing care with primary and specialty providers and participates in medical visits as a liaison for patient and providers.
- Administers vaccinations as needed to clients
- Collaborates with clinicians and other disciplines responsible for patient care to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate appropriate clinical care or other services to meet the needs of the patient and family.
- Develops a cultural competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, patient goals and addresses preventive measures around disease state.
- Massachusetts Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse License
- Minimum of 2 years experience in case management or care coordination
- Thorough knowledge of HIV infection in adults
- Knowledge of clinical and cultural issues involved in the care of Latino, African American and gay, lesbian and transgender as well as those with substance abuse
- Strong clinical and assessment skills
- Bilingual Spanish/English required.
- Outstanding communication skills, self-motivation, organization and flexibility
- Valid Massachusetts Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation