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Testing Center Coordinator

The Testing Center Coordinator is responsible for managing the HIV, Tuberculosis, STI, diabetes, hypertension, and pregnancy testing program.
The objective of this program is to test 2,000 individuals for HIV and STIs annually, and to test for viral hepatitis, TB, diabetes, and hypertension as requested by the client. The Testing Center Coordinator will supervise the Testing Center Assistants. S/he shall assure the program is meeting its goals by scheduling trainings, facilitating regular Testing Center team meetings, monitoring counseling, testing, and referral activities, ordering and inventorying testing supplies, preparing monthly reports, and developing program changes as necessary.

The Testing Center Coordinator shall provide direct client services and conductbloodpressure, blood glucose, tuberculin skin tests, pregnancy tests and pre- and post-test rapid HIV and STI, and hepatitis counseling and phlebotomy, as well as overseeing confirmatory testing for preliminary HIV positives. S/he is responsible for ensuring referral to HIV primary care of all HIV positives, coordinating with Viral Hepatitis Coordinator in ensuring linkage to care for all Hepatitis B and C patients, and for assuring engagement in care within 90 days. As a manager, s/he will also be required to participate in agency management and policy decision-making.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervision and guidance of Testing Center staff
  • Quality assurance of counseling, testing, referral, reporting and data collection through chart reviews, case conferences, and direct observation.
  • Blood glucose, blood pressure, HIV, STI, TB, Hepatitis, and pregnancy Pre/Post-test counseling
  • Phlebotomy
  • HIV, STI, and Hepatitis B and C specimen submission
  • TB testing and referral to chest x-ray
  • Appropriate referral of clients with positive tests
  • Follow up to ensure engagement and maintenance in HIV primary care
  • Overall Testing Center operations including ordering and inventory of supplies
  • Data management
  • Reporting (to NYCDOHMH, NYSDOH)
  • Facilitation of monthly Testing Center team meetings
  • Public relations/social marketing HIV testing campaign to community
  • Evening and/or weekend hours may be required.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum educational qualification is a Bachelor’s level degree in the sciences. MPH, nursing, or other clinical or public health degree preferable.
  • At least two years experience HIV counseling and testing
  • Phlebotomy experience required
  • Familiarity with basic program evaluation methodology a plus
  • Program management experience preferred
  • Familiarity with MS Office.
  • Work experience with African immigrant populations or in Africa a plus
  • Bilingual French/English required, and at least one other major non-European African language strongly desired
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, both spoken and written.

How to apply:

If qualified, please send a cover letter and resume by email to testing@africanservices.org

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