Health Educator
Odyssey House Inc 11 reviews - New York, NY

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MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

The Health Educator is responsible for a range of direct service and case management functions related to the delivery of health and wellness services.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts HIV and infectious disease assessment and HIV pre-test counseling session with all newly admitted residents within one week of admission.
  • Conducts HIV post-test counseling sessions with all tested residents upon receipt of lab results.
  • Conduct sexually transmitted diseases counseling session with all residents within two months of admission.
  • Conducts quarterly wellness counseling sessions with HIV/HCV + clients which focus on adherence.
  • Delivers regularly scheduled psycho-educational lectures in designated facilities on infectious diseases, tobacco dependence, medication adherence, self-care for chronic diseases and a range of other topics related to health and wellness.
  • Regularly attends multidisciplinary case conferences.
  • Assures continuity of medical care upon discharge for HIV/HCV + clients.
  • Assures that healthcare remains well integrated with psycho-social treatment.
  • Provides updates to medical providers on client behaviors which impact healthcare such as medication adherence, substance use and other behaviors which threaten continued engagement in services.
  • Assures adequate client access to nicotine replacement therapies in designated facilities.
  • Attends all required in-service training seminars.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities.
  • Other relevant duties as required.
  • REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • NYS DOH Certification for HIV counseling. LPN required
  • Bachelor's Level Clinical Degree and one (1) years of experience working in a social services setting or High School Diploma/GED and three (3) years experience working in a social services setting.
  • Proficiency with computer operation (Microsoft Word, Excel, AWARDS, and Outlook programs).
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

  • About this company
    11 reviews
    Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) is a nonprofit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. OHL was established...