HIV and STI Community Outreach Worker - Part Time
Closing Date: 17/08/2021
As Doctors of the World’s HIV and STI Community Outreach Coordinator you will continue to develop and deliver HIV testing and STI screening in outreach settings.
Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to engage with a diverse range of people in a warm, empathetic, and understanding manner. Your knowledge of the obstacles facing people excluded from healthcare (and broader society) and how this might affect their approach to our clinic, will enable you to tailor your approach to individual service users while providing the best possible care.
You will deliver point of care testing for HIV as well as STI screening, to a high standard, within the context of a clinical governance framework. You will provide direct services to service users and build capacity through support offered to colleagues in allied organisations.
You will work as part of a varied and changing volunteer and staff team, taking responsibility for the care of the patients you see in relation to HIV testing and sexual health. This may involve making assessments; providing information and advice on HIV and STI transmission and treatment; carrying out HIV point of care testing and (non-symptomatic) STI screening; advising on risk reduction in relation to HIV and STIs; appropriately refer for PREP; offering advice on contraception.
Following a positive HIV result you will offer initial post-test counselling and ensure the person is appropriately linked in with follow up care with partners using pre-established pathways. This may involve accompanying someone to an appointment.
17th August 2021