Hep C Peer Navigator
The Hep C Peer Navigator will work in conjunction with the Community Health Coordinator and the LESHRC Prevention Team to provide HCV specific education, counseling, and referral follow-up for clients, as part of the HEP team. The Peer will also provide health care navigation to linkage to care, retention in care and clinical care coordination services to support complete HCV medical evaluation and treatment; facilitate the Hepatitis C support group; conduct in-reach and outreach in venues where people living with HCV congregate; conduct re-engagement efforts to participants who are at risk of becoming disengaged in care or ‘lost to follow up’; provide administrative assistance to HEP staff; opening and closing charts, filing progress notes, mailing outreach letters, and copying HEP forms; and Document services delivered, in accordance with forms provided/required by funding source and supervisors.
The HEP C Patient Navigator will have a High School Diploma or GED, or 5 years of peer delivery experience. The HEP C Patient Navigator will have shared life experience as a person living with HCV and be comfortable sharing their experiences with participants, have knowledge of harm reduction as it related to substance use and mental health issues, and have good interpersonal skills.
The HCV Patient Navigator is scheduled to work 15 hours a week. Possession of AI Peer Certification or working toward obtaining certification recommended but not required. This Peer Internship receives a monthly MetroCard and a stipend of $500 per month of 15 hours per week, payable in two equal installments on the 16th and 30th of each month. This Peer Internship position provides workers’ compensation and short-term disability insurance, but does NOT include the full fringe benefits package offered by ASCNYC.