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Part-Time Peer Advocate (HIV/AIDS Program/PACT Clinic)

Description

Part-Time Peer Advocate (HIV/AIDS Program/PACT Clinic)

About the Position:

  • This position in the Division of Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS Program is for a Peer Advocate at the Pittsburgh Area Center for Treatment (PACT) Clinic.
  • The individual in this position will assist patients with a variety of supportive services to help them with adherence to treatment, self-management skills and understanding health care needs.
  • You will also help facilitate consumer/patient involvement in programming at PACT.
  • The candidate must have the ability to provide non-judgmental support to diverse group of people living with HIV/AIDS. Strong communication skills, basic computer literacy, and ability to work with the care team to help insure patients' active involvement in their medical care.
  • Candidate must be comfortable in sharing individually and publicly their own personal adjustment to living with HIV/AIDS.
  • This position is funded through the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White CARE Act Pact C and Part D grant.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist new patients with establishing care at PACT and adjusting to their illness. Candidate will meet with all new patients and provide initial orientation to clinic services. Convey healthy adjustment to HIV diagnosis through ability to share personal experiences. Ability to maintain open and non-judgmental support.
  • Maintain contact with patients through routine outreach on-site, by phone, and on occasion in the hospital. This includes established patients and those in need of re-engagement in care.
  • Expand patient/consumer involvement in programming. Assist in recruiting patients interested in volunteer and advisory roles in outpatient program. Provide leadership in the region by being available for public speaking engagements related to living with HIV. Be available for physician referrals for non-PACT patients hospitalized at UPMC Presby/Shadyside.

Qualifications

  • High school or GED required.
  • College degree with experience in program development, patient education, and/or HIV/AIDS services preferred.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

 

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