The VISTA will develop a network of organizations to schedule community testing and vaccination events that will target priority communities, while patient navigation will occur to support the clinic sites, the testing events, and a novel data-to-care approach of using PDPH surveillance data to identify out of care individuals and perinatal HBV mothers for linkage services. The VISTA will review the needs assessment from Year 1 of the project to identify gaps and barriers that must be overcome to eliminate HBV in Philadelphia. The VISTA will partner with the Hepatitis B Foundation to create educational materials and establish protocols for routine screening and linking patients to care at health centers in Philadelphia.
The main goals for the VISTA will be supporting the project to reduce health disparities for people living with HBV at the citywide, clinic, and individual level, and develop sustainable strategies, including strengthened data systems for addressing HBV patient engagement in Philadelphia.
The member tasks and activities will include:
1. Summarize HBV needs assessment in Philadelphia for key project stakeholders.
2. Assist in development of quality improvement plans for data collection on HBV in PHMC.
3. Create HBV educational presentations for community members in risk groups.
4. Assist in coordinating event opportunities for HBV education in the community.
5. Assist in creation of HBV educational materials and events for PHMC health center providers.
6. Develop database of collected best practices for distribution to Philadelphia health centers.
7. Compile summary report of patient and provider survey responses for PHMC health centers.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Recommended skills and qualifications include:
1. Ability to work with diverse staff in an urban setting
2. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary setting which includes physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, and behavioral health professionals
3. Experience working in a primary health care services environment preferred
4. Ability to develop and providing training to sustain program
5. Ability to develop clear and presentable documentation
6. Ability to learn new systems and programs quickly
7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
8. Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others as a team
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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