Open Door Family Medical Center provides health care and wellness programs to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester, Putnam and Ulster Counties. A pioneer Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides more than 300,000 patient visits annually and serves nearly 60,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access. Open Door offers integrated services and a holistic approach to building healthier communities. Primary medical care, dental care, integrated behavioral health care, clinical nutrition, wellness programs, and chronic disease management are the foundation of its clinical programs.
Founded as a free clinic in 1972, Open Door’s mission of building healthier communities through accessible, equitable, culturally competent health care has led to site and service expansions. Today, Open Door operates centers in Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Port Chester, and Sleepy Hollow, in addition to eight School-Based Health Centers in the Port Chester and Ossining School Districts, a mobile dental van in Mount Kisco, and a new dental practice in Saugerties, NY. For more information, please visit our website at www.opendoormedical.org.
Open Door is seeking 2 HIV Prevention (PrEP) Navigators for its site in Port Chester, NY and its site in Ossining, NY. These positions are grant based thru 2022. As part of the medical care team, the services provided by the PrEP Navigator aim to improve patient health outcomes and assist patients in managing their own health care and becoming independent, and informed consumers of health care services. Primary responsibilities include the delivery of HIV prevention and navigation services offered to individuals at risk for HIV infection. These services seek to increase education on PrEP/PEP and improve linkage to care for individuals who would benefit from PrEP/PEP, HIV testing, and other forms of HIV prevention services. The PrEP Navigator improves access to services provided both internally and externally to Open Door by identifying and reducing barriers.
- Identify potential candidates for PrEP/PEP, HIV testing, and/or prevention education through Open Door data reports, collaboration with medical providers and outreach activities.
- Conduct outreach to individuals at high risk for HIV infection, especially young men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals and assist those who are eligible and interested in PrEP with navigating the process of obtaining and maintaining a PrEP regimen.
- Provide education to clients on prevention topics, including PrEP/PEP, consistent and correct condom use, safer sex practices, risk reduction, regular STI and HIV testing, and the importance of mental health and substance use issues in relation to HIV risk.
- Provide assistance with appointment scheduling, accompaniment, and appointment reminders as needed.
- Provide referrals to insurance enrollers and assist with enrollment into medication assistance programs.
- Participate in the development of LGBTQ-affirming and culturally competent outreach materials for the targeted communities.
- Conduct group presentations at local community based organizations and health and human service agencies to increase knowledge of PrEP and engage potential PrEP clients.
- Provide support around linkage to other services needed both internal and external to Open Door, such as mental health care, substance abuse counseling, employment services, support groups, and concrete needs.
- Integrate PrEP assessment and navigation into the medical practice and assist medical providers to insure that PrEP services are provided efficiently and seamlessly as part of the workflow on the medical units.
- Provide care management that facilitates, coordinates and documents participant-centered care for participants across Open Door teams and departments to better address multiple and co-occurring concerns.
- Maintain electronic medical records in compliance with Open Door’s standards in a timely manner.
- Meet PrEP screening, clinical assessment, follow-up, patients on PrEP, retention and other goals and targets as set forth by grantors and Open Door.
- Maintain program data and evaluation metrics and deliver reports and completed data entry accurately and in a timely manner.
- Ensure performance improvement initiatives are supported with timely and accurate data and consistent actions.
- Associate degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish).
- Proficient in MS Office applications, including Excel.
- Outstanding written and verbal communications skills with a culturally diverse patient and staff population.
- Patient-centric, empathetic, excellent active listening and communication skills, engaging, and efficient.
- Commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming.
- Focused on collaborative team-based care.
- Responsive and comfortable working in a fast-paced, high accountability environment.
- Highly organized and self-directed, able to multi-task.
- Passionate about providing high quality care to low-income, under-served residents and those lacking access to health care.
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBTQ+ youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues
- Must have valid NYS driving license and daily access to car
There are many fantastic benefits to a career at Open Door Family Medical Centers. In addition to working to effect positive change in the health and lives of thousands residents of Westchester and Putnam counties, Open Door offers its employees a stimulating, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) and 401(k), generous paid time off, onsite Wellness facilities, and educational assistance. Aside from excellent benefits, we offer a competitive salary and annual bonuses based on patient care.
At Open Door, we enjoy working in a team-based, patient-centered environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that values our patients and the communities we serve. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients in the health of our communities of Westchester and Putnam counties, and if the position speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to improve the health of our communities, please complete the application, upload your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.
Open Door is an Equal Opportunity Employer.