Training and Experience:
Possession of the following is required: A valid California Registered Nurse (RN) license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Must possess current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Clinical experience as a registered nurse in an ambulatory health care clinic, preferably including 3 years of HIV clinical practice. Demonstrate a history of working with the target population, inclusive of cultural competency and sensitivity, including that of persons living with HIV, and the LGBT community. Experience in chronic disease management, case management, utilization management and quality improvement projects, is preferred. Experience working with electronic health records, working with EClinical Works preferred. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
A solid knowledge of HIV disease, including natural history, symptoms and treatment. Knowledge of substance abuse issues and treatment and related sexual risks.
Ability to research, identify and access community referrals. Demonstrate proficient written documentation skills. Ability to demonstrate basic skills of risk behavior assessment and motivate patients to modify HIV risk taking behaviors and substance use behaviors. Demonstrate experience in conducting a psychosocial assessment and/or working individually with clients in a counseling capacity. Ability to provide services in a non-judgmental fashion and work effectively with diverse populations is required as is the ability to maintain records and follow clinical guidelines/protocols. Must be able to work efficiently and complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy; work and solve problems independently; work flexible hours in order to complete tasks and meet client needs. Ability to be flexible in handling unanticipated client needs is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This is primarily an office position that requires only occasional bending, reaching, stooping, lifting and moving of office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and on paper.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license; proof of auto liability insurance; and have the use of a personal vehicle for work related purposes.
APLA Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.