Biomedical Prevention (PrEP) Navigator
Men’s Health Foundation connects men at risk to comprehensive healthcare and wellness through education, collaboration and advocacy, inspiring and empowering all men to live longer, healthier and happier lives. We see a world where inequity and stigma do not separate men from healthcare. At Men’s Health Foundation we are reimagining men’s healthcare.
Under the supervision of the HIV Prevention Care Coordination Manager, the Biomedical Prevention Navigator helps clients enroll in HIV biomedical prevention services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (“PrEP”) and post-exposure prophylaxis (“PEP”) at Men’s Health Foundation’s clinic in West Hollywood The Prevention Care Coordination team at Men’s Health Foundation works with patients who are at risk of contracting HIV to facilitate access to biomedical prevention services including assisting with health insurance and providing case management services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list may not include all the duties assigned.)
- Provide individual counseling/assessments for potential PrEP/PEP clients.
- Work with clients to assess eligibility for and enroll clients in supportive programs, including PrEP-AP, patient assistance programs, and to refer for enrollment in MediCal, Covered California-based private plans, and other health insurance coverage for which the client is eligible
- Assist patients with access supportive services, include mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, housing assistance, and nutritional support
- Document services in All Scripts, MHF’s electronic medical record, and Casewatch, Los Angeles County’s service documentation system
- Collaborate with team members to identify client needs and generate innovative ideas to engage new patients into PrEP/PEP and other medical services
- Conduct PrEP-related presentations and trainings to staff, patients, and community members in a variety of settings
- Attend professional conferences and summits to showcase the work of MHF and to gather the latest biomedical prevention trends and data
- Identify and participate in outreach events to enlist new PrEP/PEP and/or medical patients
- Represent MHF in community planning groups, advisory boards and committees
- Along with biomedical prevention staff, co-produce outreach and recruitment events to bring visibility to PrEP/PEP program
- Participate in staff meeting and department meetings
- Other duties, as required.
- A Bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, human services, or health education OR A minimum of three years conducting outreach to vulnerable populations with the aim of improving health outcomes.
- Experience and specific training/experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS preferred
- Bilingual/Spanish preferred
- Ability to work quickly and accurately to elicit information from patients and enter the information into an electronic database without the patient feeling ignored
- Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- Strong commitment to the Mission and Vision of Men’s Health Foundation
- Demonstrated ability to provide services to people of diverse races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, nationalities, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, housing status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test as well as a background check to include a 7-year criminal, 10-year SSN & employer history reference check
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Must be able to work flexible schedules
- Must have skills in research and development of operating policies and procedures