The Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing anonymous and confidential counseling and testing with high-risk individuals for HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), where applicable. In addition, this position will provide prevention education services, needle exchange and outreach to individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and people who inject drugs (PWID).
The Prevention Navigator provides intensive care coordination, support, and services to people who inject drugs, many of whom are already clients of Vivent Health’s LifePoint Needle Exchange Program. The goals of Prevention Navigation are to help clients reduce barriers and build skills needed access services such as medical insurance, hepatitis C care, and addiction treatment services for those who are ready. The Prevention Navigator will implement a client-centered approach with individuals living in the La Crosse, Wausau, and or the Green Bay/Fox Valley areas. This position will work with clients to develop an individualized plan to access prevention and treatment services for a broad range of health needs as identified by the client.
Who We Are
Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $260 million and employing over 550 professionals.
The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.
Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes, achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.
|*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*
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Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.
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Job Location: Green Bay, WI