SEXUAL HEALTH CARE COORDINATION SPECIALIST

Community of Hope
Full Time
Washington, DC 20020 (Buena Vista area)
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Effective September 19, 2021, all COH employees, interns, subcontractors, and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This includes all staff, whether they are working remotely, hybrid, or in person. To be in compliance, and to be considered fully vaccinated, employees should have received one shot of Johnson & Johnson or two shots of either Pfizer or Moderna, plus, as of March 18, 2022, the appropriate booster, as based on CDC guidance below:

  • Moderna: Eligible for the booster 5 months after completing your Moderna COVID-19 vaccination series, with an additional 30 days to receive your booster allowed for by COH
  • Pfizer: Eligible for the booster 5 months after completing your Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination series, with an additional 30 days to receive your booster allowed for by COH.
  • Johnson & Johnson: Eligible for the booster 2 months after receiving your Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with an additional 30 days to receive your booster allowed for by COH.
Works to coordinate care with patients of reproductive age who need sexual health, family planning education, or support services in Wards 5, 7, and 8. Ensures that patients receive timely and culturally appropriate care and education as well as referrals for social and other needed services to reduce STD’s, risky sexual behavior, exploitation, and unplanned pregnancy. Assists patients in navigating the health care and insurance system in Washington, DC. This is a full-time position. Highlighted Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Recruit patients from Wards 5, 7, and 8 to receive sexual health care services
  • Assist patients in setting short and long tern sexual health goals with emphasis on social needs, barriers to care, pregnancy planning and understanding contraception.
  • Coordinates and facilitates group education
  • Ensures patients complete referrals and treatment through reminder calls, assistance in making appointments, transportation assistance, etc.
  • Responsible for meeting and maintaining monthly departmental targets for new patient enrollment and ongoing follow-up and support.
  • Provides referrals to community resources when necessary (i.e. housing, job training programs, and mental health supports, etc.)
  • Assists with generating reports which may include analysis of patient population, updating excel spreadsheets, efficacy of education, group requiring follow up, UDS reporting, etc.
  • Documents patient support activity, care plans, and assessments in Healthy Start database and electronic medical records.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.A. or equivalent professional experience required
  • At least of two years of experience in the public health related field.
  • Commitment to work with underserved populations and ability to work in nonprofit environments.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in communicating with low income , African American populations
  • Experience with education related to reproductive health or other health topics required. Experience supporting at risk populations preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel between other COH locations is required
  • Ability to work evening and weekends. Flexibility is a must for this position.
  • Ability to work with computers and electronic health records.
  • On-site: A majority or all of the position is required to work on-site. Please note that remote work designations are subject to change or fluctuate at any point in time and the supervisor may require in person learning for a specific amount of time after hire.
We offer great benefits including:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield
  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and DC Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (DCHPLRP) participants
  • Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses;
  • Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro;
  • Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave and holidays;
  • Eligible for up to 5% raises on an annual basis based on performance evaluation
  • Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
  • Opportunities to volunteer at our programs or COH events
  • And much more!
About Us:
Community of Hope is a mission-driven, innovative, and rapidly growing nonprofit. For nearly 40 years, we have provided healthcare, housing, and supportive services for low-income, underserved, and homeless people in Washington DC. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and care coordination services for the whole family at three locations in DC. Community of Hope also has a strong emphasis on maternal and child health, with a midwifery practice and the only free-standing birth center in DC. In 2020, Community of Hope provided about 28,400 medical visits, 7,000 dental visits, and 10,000 behavioral health visits for about 11,000 patients. Community of Hope is also providing community walk-in COVID testing and COVID vaccines. Community of Hope is also one of the largest providers in DC of housing and support services for families experiencing homelessness. Through providing these programs, we live out our mission to improve health and end family homelessness to make Washington, DC more equitable.

At Community of Hope, we care for families by providing direct services with a focus on prevention, healing, and wellness. We improve lives by building on families’ strengths, honoring their choices, and taking a whole-family, multi-generational approach. We lead and advocate for system change to address the effects of historical and current racial inequities on health outcomes and housing opportunities. We embrace the diversity of our community, welcome all voices and perspectives, and treat everyone with respect, compassion, and integrity. We strive for excellence in all that we do, implement evidence-based practices, measure our outcomes, and use this knowledge to continuously strengthen our work. In 2020, and in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, we were selected as one of The Washington Post 150 Top Workplaces based on feedback from our staff.

Check out our website for more information here.

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