Youth living with HIV disease face many barriers to sustaining care particularly as they become adults. The V-CCC Adolescent Transition Clinic was created to ensure that youth make the transition from adolescent care to adult care so that they continue to live healthy lives.
The primary responsibility of a Health Navigator within the Adolescent Transition Clinic is to connect with youth to:
Help them understand and manage their disease
Identify and coordinate connections with community-based HIV/AIDS Serving Organizations
Solicit feedback from youth living with HIV to understand better how to support their health
In addition to working directly with youth as a Health Navigator, this position will document encounters and report on outcomes. The position will also develop/coordinate an adolescent transition educational initiative and develop adolescent transition clinic protocols.
The health navigator will engage patients (via letter, phone, social networking, and community and home visits), identify and develop relationships with social service and community-based HIV organizations, and congregation points for patients in and around Nashville. The health navigator will work to identify and address barriers to adherence to care and medications, in addition to transition to or establishment of care at VCCC. The health navigator will work with VCCC and Adolescent Transition Clinic staff to develop and facilitate strategies to promote engagement in treatment and care, and to develop a youth friendly welcome program to the VCCC. Candidates may be required to drive to meet participants at home or community-based venues. Outreach activities for the health navigator will be conducted when participants are available, including evenings and possibly on weekends although activities during the day may be scheduled. Applicants should have a heart for caring for marginalized patients and enjoy a collaborative team-based work setting.
Seeking an influencer to serve as a Health Navigator in the V-CCC Adolescent Transition Clinic.
The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic (V-CCC), a nationally-recognized HIV Center of Excellence and a Primary Care Medical Home, is located at Vanderbilt Health's One Hundred Oaks campus. The V-CCC provides care for more than 3,000 active outpatients living with HIV from Tennessee and adjacent states. The V-CCC has on-site psychiatric, adherence counseling, social work, and nutrition services. Patients with HIV/AIDS receive quality, comprehensive HIV care, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic is committed to providing high-quality, affordable medical care that treats the whole patient. Our services include:
Medical evaluation and follow-up care
Medical case management (assistance with third-party coverage and access to medical and dental care)
Access to screening and clinical trials
Full-service laboratory at Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks
This is a term position: A position expected to exist for a period longer than six months, but generally not beyond one year. A term hire may be appropriate when the department's need is expected to last less than one year. Hires who are in term positions could receive notice of employment ending at any time in advance of one year. Hires in term positions are bound by all Vanderbilt policies and procedures and must successfully complete an initial orientation period. Staff members in term positions are eligible for certain benefits.
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