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Job Details
Company Name :
Vivent Health
Company Location :
Wausau, WI
Job Position :
Prevention Specialist-Wausau, WI
Job Category :
Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description :
Position Purpose
The Prevention Specialist delivers HIV/HCV testing services, syringe access and educational groups in Colorado. The ability to adhere to a schedule and to work both independently within the community and within a team setting is necessary. This position will work to empower clients to navigate medical and social systems on their own utilizing a client centered approach. The Prevention Specialist is responsible for providing PrEP referrals, HIV/HCV testing and outreach, risk reduction counseling, syringe access and facilitate HIV/HCV and harm reduction trainings. One-on-one contact providing referral and access to health, social and other services will be a primary responsibility of this position. A flexible schedule is required as the job calls for some evenings and occasional weekends.
This Prevention Specialist position is responsible for providing the full array of Prevention Services.
Scope of Responsibilities
Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $225 million and employing over 450 professionals.
The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.
Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes, achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.
Essential Functions

Facilitates dynamic, interactive group-level education presentations about viral hepatitis, co-infection, harm reduction, HIV/STIs, PrEP and other liver disease states
Identifies opportunities to provide outreach, education, and testing to additional populations and individuals in the community
Conduct confidential point-of-care HIV/HCV testing, counseling and referrals in accordance with state guidelines, to individuals with increased risk of HIV/HCV, in non-clinical settings
Provides liver health, viral hepatitis, co-infection, harm reduction, HIV/STIs, prevention education to community-based organizations and clientele
Maintains accurate, up-to-date client records and submits proper documentation to Director of Prevention Services
Provides client centered one-on-one linkage to care for individuals seeking care for liver disease, HIV, PrEP and/or other health related issues
Provide syringe access services and outreach to PWID, including overdose prevention training and materials
Complies with CDPHE, DDPHE, HIPAA, and OSHA regulations as well as Vivent Health internal policies and procedures
Assists with creating and updating course content for educational presentations
Submits monthly statistical and narrative reports as required to the Director of Prevention Services
Complies with and participates in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement processes
Assists with testing booths at community health and outreach events (e.g. PrideFest, Project Homeless Connect, etc.) as needed
Maintains appropriate number of test kits, controls, and supplies (office and outreach)
Record all contacts and activities in assigned data collection system
Participate in daily activities and functions that help maintain overall Vivent Health operations, as well as Prevention Services.
Participates in workgroups and tasks forces as assigned
Attend all training events and staff meetings as assigned
Implement special projects and perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Valid Colorado Driver’s License
An Insurable Driving Record
Has access to a reliable insured vehicle
Working knowledge of word-processing, internet, and database
Physical ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (2+ hours) and ability to lift up to 20 pounds
Ability to complete work assignments with minimal supervision, thoroughness and efficiency
Demonstrated cultural competency including the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Dependability and punctuality
High school diploma or GED required; Associates degree, bachelor’s degree or past experience in public health or a related field strongly peferred
Knowledge of Harm Reduction Principals, STDs, HCV and HIV transmission, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Willingness to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of and sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, AODA issues, and Substance Use
Understanding of the Harm Reduction Philosophy
Training in HIV screening/counseling and testing preferred
Training in motivational interviewing preferred
Experience working with diverse populations, PWID populations and LGTBQ+ focused spaces
Previous experience with public health community outreach and education and/or syringe access services or lived experience preferred
Ability to work around injection materials and harm reduction supplies
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the above requirements
Bilingual (English and Spanish) skills

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*
**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *
Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*
Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.
Please follow this URL to review one such program and their requirements: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $18.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


8 hour shift


High school or equivalent (Required)


Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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