STD Screening Program Facilitator in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/30/2020

Job Description

Screening Program Facilitators will be utilized to support ongoing screening of adolescent males and females for Chlamydia and gonorrhea utilizing the urine-based GenProbe Aptima test. The Facilitators will be assigned to work in the high school-based gonorrhea/Chlamydia screening program, or in other similar programs that target at risk adolescents. A Screening Program Facilitator must have the ability to work a flexible schedule. Specifically, the Screening Program Facilitators will be responsible for collecting, aliquoting and transporting samples from Chlamydia/gonorrhea screening sites, providing field investigation for the follow-up of positive tests and confirmation of treatment for those infected with gonorrhea and Chlamydia. In addition, the Screening Program Facilitators will provide partner services to those testing positive through the High School Screening Program and other adolescents identified as high priority. As a part of the work in the High School Screening Program and other outreach programs, the Screening Program facilitators will provide educational presentations and complete the necessary paperwork for processing specimens. The Facilitators will assist in the transportation (in their personally owned vehicle, for which they will receive mileage reimbursement) of supplies necessary for STD screening in the high schools and other venues as well the transportation of their coworkers and supervisors, when requested. In addition, the Facilitators will assist with data entry and other activities when requested by their supervisor.

When not assigned to the high schools or other adolescent screening sites, the Facilitators will be assigned a caseload of patients for whom interviewing for partner contacts and treatment confirmation for gonorrhea and Chlamydia will be necessary. This will involve phone calls to facilities and patients, as well as field visits to these same sites. Transporting patients, supervisors, supplies, and other items may also be necessary.

The Facilitators will also staff field based screening site/s and community events. Depending upon the schedule, the Facilitators may be required to work one or two evenings per week, or weekends. A schedule will be determined in advance, and the staff will be allowed to flex their report time so that they will still be working a 7.5 hour workday. Performing phlebotomy may also be necessary.

Organizational Structure/Supervision

  • This position will report to designated supervisory and management staff, which may include federal, state, and city, and/or contract staff. Programmatic and administrative oversight for all STD Screening Program Facilitators will be jointly shared by the STD Control Program Adolescent STD Program Coordinator and the Surveillance Unit Manager. Overall direction for the STD Control Program is provided by the STD Control Program Manager. The STD Control Program receives direction from the Division of Disease Control, PDPH. This position has no supervisory functions.

Skills:

  • Ability to perform all specified duties and tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated respect for the confidentiality and privacy of health data
  • Interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational back grounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team oriented structure
  • Willingness and flexibility in accepting direction
  • Bilingual skills are preferred
  • Be able to work a non-traditional work schedule

Experience:

  • One year of work experience in a public health field preferred
  • Previous experience conducting presentations to large groups is desired

Education:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college preferred but not required

Salary:

  • $40,000 annually