Director of Health Education

This position would be responsible for the oversight and day to day activities of the Health Education, Outreach, PrEP and select research programs offered by Thrive Alabama.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build a high-performing team by recruiting, hiring and retaining a diverse group of skilled professionals, supervising work allocation for the team, supporting employee performance on a daily basis, and, conducting ongoing performance-driven evaluations with each team member.
  • Directs the provision of HIV and hepatitis C counseling, education, referral, testing and linkage to care services to clients, and the implementation of novel programs and other strategic community-based initiatives.
  • Develops creative concepts and directs the execution of large-scale community events to increase awareness of health education topics, builds multi-sector relationships, and increases brand awareness for Thrive Alabama.
  • Assess current and future community needs, solicit input from stakeholders, and recommend population-specific and culturally relevant programs for development and implementation in alignment with Thrive’ mission and strategic priorities established by the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Oversee grant funded programs, ensuring grant deliverables are met and required reports are submitted by assigned deadlines.
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by establishing benchmarks, timelines, and the resources needed to achieve strategic goals; set standards for accountability and measurements of success; analyze programmatic trends, identify issues, and proactively recommend changes or ending of programs as appropriate.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement assigned research projects including the supervision of research team members, their individual tasks and performance, and the overall outcomes of the project.
  • Organizes and coordinates Health Education department programs and activities to ensure the success of each inter-connected project or initiative, determining suitable strategies and objectives, and to assess the ongoing alignment of of cross-project and organizational goals.
  • Identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned program activities in the Health Education department as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to federal, state, and private funding agencies.
  • Serve as an organizational representative in collaborative partner networks and at related community events and activities.
  • Develop an internal system that ensures continuous communication and maximum sharing of information and learning in regard to Health Education events throughout the organization including the management team, program staff, interns, volunteers and board members.
  • Work collaboratively with the management team to integrate cross program/organization activities and functions.
  • Ensure accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual, organizational, and program performance standards.
  • In collaboration with Development and Marketing team, develop and implement awareness and marketing strategies to expand program participation and authentic engagement with targeted populations.
  • At the direction of the Senior Leadership Team, participate in press engagements, interviews and other media-related activities as needed.
  • Conduct disease specific trainings/LGBTQ cultural competency trainings within the organization and for public agencies, business organizations, educational and healthcare institutions, and other nonprofits.
  • Develop a vision and plan for the future programs and services offered at Thrive, including anticipation of changes in funding streams, client and staffing needs.
  • Work with other departments to set an annual calendar of programs, services and events.
  • Maintain and build upon the systems and processes for recording program activities including facilitating data collection and analysis, sharing of knowledge, and collecting narrative success stories that demonstrate progress toward strategic program goals.
  • Draft program budgets and maintain fiscal controls within the scope of Thrives approved annual budget in coordination with the CFO including oversight and management of scope of work for grant funded programs and adherence to performance and fiscal metrics.
  • Design and implement a departmental staff training program by evaluating ongoing performance measures to determine gaps in staff knowledge or skill, developing new educational content and learning materials, implementing a department onboarding program for new hires, and using evaluation metrics to assess the effectiveness of training initiatives.
  • Ensure program compliance with all laws, regulations, organizational policies, and funding guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain department specific policies, procedures, and training protocols.
  • Interface with other LGBTQ and allied agencies for technical assistance and collaboration aimed at building organizational capacity.
  • Participate in agency Program Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities and initiatives.
  • Responsible for training individuals to conduct rapid HIV/Hep C screening and provide counseling, testing and referrals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of program planning and evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of budget planning and management.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of HIV/STI transmission, prevention and disease process.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality requirements
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ community needs
  • Ability to make oral presentations
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Software Access

Microsoft Office
CAREWare
eClinical Works
HADIS

Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree in Public Health, Health Education or related field; OR a bachelor’s degree and five years supervisory experience in related field. Demonstrated knowledge and application of primary prevention, health behavior, assessment, curriculum development, program planning/implementation, and evaluation. Experience working with a culturally diverse population, including LGBTQ community, is preferred.

Human Resources Generalist

The HR generalist performs human resources-related duties at the professional level and may carry out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, training, employment, labor relations, affirmative action and employment equity programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains all employee and applicant documentation as directed.
  • Manages and tracks all employee disciplinary action.
  • Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
  • Maintains and processes all Unemployment Notices of Entitlement and potential charges in a timely, efficient manner. Attends unemployment hearings when necessary.
  • Assists with recruitment tasks as needed (reviews applications, interviews).
  • Acts as an employee relations specialist.
  • Monitors tardy and absenteeism reports and ensures proper documentation is issued on employees who have excessive tardiness or absenteeism problems.
  • Maintains, updates and distributes the employee phone list.
  • Ensures compliance with USCIS Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification; periodically audits Forms I-9.
  • Distributes and monitors employee performance evaluations and ensures they are done in a timely manner (i.e., three months, six months, one year and yearly thereafter).
  • Reports, maintains and monitors all workers' compensation case files; follows-up on open cases.
  • Monitors employee eligibility for benefits plans. Reviews benefits with employees and processes enrollment, cancellation or changes. Verifies benefit billing accuracy and processes for payment.
  • Administers COBRA for group health plans.
  • Acts as payroll and time clock backup for Director.
  • Maintains and coordinates employee recognition programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HR principles and practices
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and other relevant software.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to be discrete and ethical
  • Ability to manage employee conflicts and solve problems
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    Software Access

    Microsoft Office

    Cabinet

    Minimum Qualifications

    Associates Degree and two years HR experience; or six years of HR experience can substitute for the required education and training experience.

    Patient Access Coordinator II

    This position is responsible for managing patient appointments, patient information and payment processing through accurate and timely data entry. This position will have dual supervision when working in satellite clinic: time and attendance will fall under the Clinic Manager and all duties below will fall under the Patient Access Manager.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct insurance eligibility and intake process to include financial assistance interviews. After collecting all required documentation, explain insurance benefits, copay obligations, service fee requirements per sliding fee scale to patients: collect copays/fees post to patient EMR account.
    • Schedule/cancel/reschedule all appointments according to patient request and/ or scheduling guidelines including those requested through Healow or EMR portal.
    • Ensure that all required patient demographic information is entered and updated as required in both EMR and CAREWare. Enter all medical encounters into CAREWare. Obtain photo ID, insurance cards and take patient photo using the kiosk for medical record.
    • Ensure that Release of Information (ROI), HIPPA and Patient Consent are obtained on all patients, updated as needed and scanned in the patient’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Scan all medical records and lab documents into EMR for clinic.
    • Answer multiline telephones, route calls and mail/correspondence to appropriate depts. Document patient communication and assign telephone encounters from answering service messages from the day prior.
    • Ensure services provided are In accordance with HRSA designation standards.
    • Assist in collecting structured data for UDS reporting
    • Arrange for special patient needs prior to the appointment date/time; interpreter, wheelchairs, transportation, etc.
    • Ensure patients are greeted in a professional manner.
    • Enroll all patients in patient portal, Healow app and instruct patient on Kiosk use.
    • Ensure patient has received all services scheduled for before checking out.
    • Ensure that Ryan White funds are the payer of last resort while fulfilling the needs of the clients.
    • Review patient appointments for following clinic day, make reminder calls.
    • Respond to questions/issues related to patient insurance and bills.
    • Obtain patient satisfaction survey on all patients
    • Explain patient policy and procedures to patient for no shows, payment plans, etc.
    • Reconcile cash drawer to ensure accuracy and prepare the drop at end of each day.
    • Travel is required to attend meetings, seminars and to cover satellite clinics as needed.
    • Fax all medical records requests and follow-up to ensure receipt of requested records.
    • Participate in quality improvement projects as directed by manager.
    • Attend team meetings.
    • All other duties assigned by supervisor

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of HIPAA laws.
    • Knowledge of Ryan White or other grant requirements.
    • Knowledge of basic bookkeeping
    • Knowledge of the procedures and practices for receiving, disbursing and depositing cash.
    • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful and courteous manner.
    • Knowledge of the basics of HIV transmission, disease process and prevention.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

    Software Access

    • Microsoft Office 

    • eClinical Works

    • CAREWare

    • Healow Agent 

    • Adobe Reader

    • Join Me

    Minimum Qualifications

    • A high school diploma and one year of clerical experience in a medical environment.
    • A GED may substitute for the required high school diploma.

    Pediatric Physician

    The Pediatric Physician position will be part of a collaborative team with physicians, other nurse practitioners and ancillary staff to provide acute and chronic healthcare services to pediatric patients of Thrive Alabama. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide high quality comprehensive medical care to pediatric and adolescent patients.
    • Perform and document HPI, physical exam, diagnostic testing, consultations, outside referrals and other necessary evaluation for diagnosis and treatment based upon Evidence Based Medicine.
    • Ensure that diagnostic testing results (labs, imaging, and procedures) and specialty consultation notes are reviewed in a timely manner, and appropriate treatment and follow-up is completed.
    • Document all findings and pertinent data in EMR, and lock all charts in a period, determined by the CFO, COO, and CMO (or designee), not to exceed 1 week after completion of encounter.
    • Work collaboratively with team of providers and clinical staff to achieve an evidence-based practice, while creating an open and mutually supportive atmosphere for exchange of knowledge and information.
    • Provide telemedicine services as needed to improve access to care and continuity of care within scope of applicable state and federal regulations.
    • Travel to satellite clinics to provide patient care as needed.
    • Provide minor office-based procedures as applicable based upon privileging.
    • Serve as a collaborating physician for mid-level practitioners according to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners standards. Complete all requirements related to the Collaborative Practice Agreement.
    • Work collaboratively with appropriate specialist(s) to review and treat complex patients and/or refer patients if not within your scope.
    • Share in an on-call rotation for after-hours answering service and daytime point of contact.
    • Screen and refer clients to other community service providers as appropriate.
    • Lead patient care team meetings.
    • Serve as Physician designee for pediatric vaccine programs and/or any other pediatric patient assistance programs.
    • Work with clinical leadership to develop healthcare protocols, procedures, forms, and standing orders as appropriate to standardize and improve care.
    • Assist the team to find ways to maximize practice efficiency by reducing waste and promoting quality and process improvement.
    • Participate in Quality Improvement Committee and QI projects as assigned.
    • Participate in Peer Review activities as assigned.
    • Educate staff, patients and community on prevention, treatment, and interventions as it pertains to health conditions.
    • Assist in precepting students and residents as needed.
    • Ensure Thrive Alabama’s objectives regarding quality, patient engagement, documentation, coding, and billing are met.
    • Promote the company’s services to patients and to local community.
    • Adhere to all Thrive Alabama policies and procedures, including those related to grant and funding requirements.
    • Maintain continuing education as required by the Alabama Board of Medicine and respective Family/Pediatric American Board, to ensure continued licensure, certification, and employment.
    • Maintain active BLS certification.
    • Assume all other responsibilities that are assigned by Chief Medical Officer or Chief Operating Officer.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge base for the management of health issues considered part of Pediatric Medicine and primary care.
    • Ability to maintain a posture of continual learning, accommodation to new information, and investment in externally established standards of care.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers about their health and develop a therapeutic relationship to encourage engagement in care.
    • Ability to collaborate with patients, caregivers, and staff from diverse populations.
    • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients.
    • Ability to effectively, respectfully, and professionally communicate with management, staff, colleagues, and the public.
    • Ability to organize, present, and offer education and training programs.
    • Ability to work with patients, caregivers, and staff from diverse populations.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other healthcare personnel (internal and external) and the public.
    • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

    Software Access

    Microsoft Office
    eClinical Works

    Training and Experience or Minimum Qualifications

    • M.D. or D.O. with a specialty in Pediatric medicine
    • Current board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Medicine (ABP)
    • Eligible for DEA registration and Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate
    • Eligible as a Physician Collaborator in Collaborative Practice Agreements
    • BLS certified

    Senior Director of Risk Management

    The Senior Director of Risk Management is responsible to mitigate risks to the organization through an enterprise approach through the assessment, development, implementation, oversight, and evaluation of all aspects of the risk management and related compliance structure. This position is responsible for identification of risk exposure, assessment, appraisal, and corrective action.

     Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Develops, initiates, maintains, and revises policies and procedures and standards of conduct for the general operation of the Compliance and Risk Management Program and Corporate Compliance Plan to detect and prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
    2. Develops and implements the ongoing evaluation of the compliance program and related documentation considering changes in law, regulatory or agency policy, and the ongoing quality improvements of the program.
    3. Acts as the point of contact when responding to investigations and queries regarding compliance activities.
    4. Has a direct line of communication with the Thrive Alabama Board of Directors. Communicates quarterly on compliance and points of risk to the agency.
    5. Works with the Human Resources Department and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance and risk training program for staff members, board members, volunteers, and applicable business associates as part of orientation and ongoing training and education.
    6. Participates in and reports on all internal and external audits of the agency’s systems and programs, including grant-related audits, entity audits and the annual financial audit. Identifies areas of risk for compliance deficiency and works with appropriate staff to develop corrective action plans.
    7. Collaborates with management team to develop a remediation plan to address any non-compliance areas and works with the appropriate departments to remediate issues.
    8. Implements and chairs compliance committee, in addition to presenting compliance reports to various stakeholders.
    9. Maintains updated policies for the organization, including coordination of policy updates and communication to staff regarding new or changed policies.
    10. Responsible for creation, implementation and evaluation of annual risk assessment and compliance work plan, in coordination with other departments.
    11. Interfaces with legal counsel efficiently and effectively to obtain legal advice and guidance.
    12. In conjunction with Procurement Specialist, ensure contract compliance.
    13. Ensure compliance of the 340B program in coordination with 340B Program Coordinator.
    14. Oversee the implementation and maintenance of the agency’s HIPAA compliance program in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
    15. Collaborates with the Director of HIMS to establish and maintain a mechanism to track access to protected health information as required by law to allow qualified individuals to review or receive a report on such activity.
    16. Ensures the agency maintains appropriate privacy and confidentiality consent and authorization forms, information notices and materials reflecting current agency and legal practices and requirements.
    17. Ensures compliance with privacy practices and consistent disciplinary actions for failure to comply with privacy policies.
    18. Monitors compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and completes mandatory event reporting.
    19. Completes documentation, tracking, investigation, and corrective action, if necessary, of all grievances.
    20. Collaborates with Human Resources to conduct or coordinate investigations relating to employee incidents, discrimination, or harassment complaints according to policy, and works to mitigate risk, seek legal advice, or manage reporting, if necessary.
    21. Collaborate on risk financing, including insurance purchasing and management.
    22. Completes application for the Federal Tort Claims Act deeming process and oversees compliance program requirements.
    23. Oversees emergency preparedness and safety program, to include routine drills and compliance rounds.
    24. Represents agency at applicable state and local meetings (ie. EMA, Health center association)
    25. Ensures completion of annual OIG and SAM exclusion list checks of staff and contractors.
    26. All other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of HIPAA-related rules and regulations.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of project planning, monitoring, and evaluation.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and county compliance laws and accreditation standards, and        monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure agency adaptation and compliance.
    • Ability to assess programs, evaluate organizational needs and implement required change
    • Ability to work effectively with staff and external entities to establish and maintain effective and healthy working relationships.
    • Risk assessment skills are crucial for a successful compliance officer as a large part of their work duties are identifying noncompliance risks.
    • Communication skills ensure that the compliance officer can successfully communicate their findings, ideas and plans to both management and employees.
    • Attention to detail is needed to spot certain aspects of rules and regulations that can easily be overlooked.
    • Moral integrity is important because the compliance officer needs to understand and promote the importance of complying with rules and regulations.
    • Problem-solving skills are necessary as many compliance issues have no straightforward solution and compliance officers need to find ways of complying with rules and regulations without negatively affecting the company’s operations.
    • Participation in an annual compliance training program as directed by the CEO.

      Software Access

    • Microsoft Office
    • Compliatric
    • Docuware
    • Acrobat Pro

     Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s degree in health care administration, Legal Studies, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
    2. A minimum of 3 years of experience in a health care organization, preferably in an FQHC environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
    3. Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), Certification in Healthcare Risk Management, or a Certification in Healthcare Privacy a plus.
    Clinical Analyst

    The CIS will serve as a specialist/integrator in the implementation and ongoing support of electronic medical record (EMR) applications. This position will be responsible as the EMR administrator for deploying upgrades and enhancements to Health Information Systems in specified clinical locations, consulting with the clinical departments in customizing software and altering workflow processes in the daily operation of the electronic health record and related systems. The CIS also coordinates with the Information Technology (IT) department with responsibility for a broad range of activities surrounding the implementation and maintenance of information technology and equipment. The CIS will report directly to the Director of Health Information Systems.The Clinical Informatics optimization specialist is a subject matter expert who assists with planning, design, development, testing, end user training, implementation support, and adoption of Electronic Health Record to achieve clinical transformation that results in improved patient care outcomes, end user efficiency and financial outcomes.The Clinical Informatics optimization specialist is a subject matter expert who assists with planning, design, development, testing, end user training, implementation support, and adoption of Electronic Health Record to achieve clinical transformation that results in improved patient care outcomes, end user efficiency and financial outcomes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Manage the day-to-day operations of the EMR system as the EMR Administrator: managing EMR usernames, password resets and employee lock outs.
    2. Responsible for adding/updating provider EMR license, demographics, signatures, billing data, laboratory interface and ERx registration.
    3. Collaborate with CMO, medical providers and counselors to develop, standardize, modify, and maintain templates, order sets and CDSS Alerts.
    4. Review HRSA UDS manual yearly.
    5. Address correct data mapping for UDS, Ryan White and other grant reporting.
    6. Collaboration with other departments to implement new EMR modules, devices, and product activation.
    7. Develop and maintain EMR policies and procedures.
    8. Actively manage security settings for all users in EMR.
    9. Collaborate with Human Resources and IT for employee onboarding and deactivation of staff members.
    10. Develop EMR training manual, manage access to training videos, train staff members and providers on the EMR system.
    11. Troubleshoot and manage EMR issues using KACE ticketing system and log help desk tickets with eCW as needed. Add and maintain necessary clinical interfaces in the EMR.
    12. Prepare Ad-Hoc and Quality reports as requested using EBO.
    13. Serve as Team Lead on special projects related to the EMR.
    14. Collaborate with compliance to ensure 340b compliance in the EMR.
    15. Be available to work on special projects outside working hours of the clinic.
    16. Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.
    17. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential in compliance with HIPAA laws.
    18. Recommends innovative ideas, processes, and/or procedures for enhancements, additions, and modifications to improve existing systems.
    19. Participate in team/staff meetings.
    20. Participate in monthly Quality Management meetings.
    21. Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality requirements and commitment to safeguarding client information. 
    2. Knowledge of HIV and STI transmission, prevention, treatment, and disease processes
    3. Knowledge of medications, side effects, and management of side effects.
    1. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    2. Strong computer literacy skills including but not limited to EMR, MS, Excel and CAREWare.
    3. Ability to prioritize needs and plan work assignments accordingly.
    4. Ability to work with diverse populations including patients, their families and caregivers, and staff.
    5. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with others.
    6. Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds, sit for extended periods of time.

     

    Software Access

    EClinicalWorks

    Microsoft Office

    CAREWare

    KACE

     

    Minimum Qualifications and Required Certifications

    • Registered Nurse (3 yrs. experience) or Licensed Practical Nurse (5-year experience) with current Alabama Licensure
    • 3 yrs. experience with eClinicalWorks
    • Bilingual preferred but not required

    BLS certification

    Outreach Specialist

    Department/Section:   Health Education
    Supervisor:   Director of Health Education
    Location:  Huntsville
    Level:  $30,630 - $43,170

    The Outreach Specialist is responsible for engaging and building trusting relationships with individuals affected by substance use, mental health disorders, HIV/AIDS and STIs, racial inequities and other risks. The Outreach Specialist recruits individuals at various community-based settings, conducts HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) rapid testing, and engages individuals through individual and group interventions to promote access to healthcare services including medical care for HIV/HCV and PrEP.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) rapid testing at assigned offices, on the Mobile Testing Unit and during community-based outreach for population(s) of focus.
    • Provide counseling and education to testing participants about risk reduction activities and support referrals for individuals with both positive and negative test results.
    • Assist clients with information about PrEP and how to receive services, coordinating with the PrEP Outreach Coordinator and/or PrEP Case Manager.
    • Develop and implement culturally relevant health education programs, materials, and events to teach people about HIV/HCV, PrEP and other health topics.
    • Plan and conduct innovative outreach events for rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing in nonclinical settings, community education, and HIV/HCV awareness.
    • Identify and build relationships with business, venues and agencies that provide services to persons at risk of HIV and Hepatitis C, to encourage referrals to Thrive Alabama programs.
    • Recruit, screen, and enroll individuals for health education programs.
    • Regular communication with other departments for continuity of care and referrals.
    • Expand the accessibility of testing services and a referral network through developing collaborative partnerships including with: nonprofit organizations, school systems, colleges and universities, churches and other gathering venues, community events, etc.
    • Readily available to engage and educate the community on chronic and infectious disease, not limited to HIV and STD’s.
    • Provide health educational expertise in the forms of presentations, informational table events and overall outreach in the community.
    • Provide tailored and culturally sensitive educational materials for youth, minorities and LGTBQ+ individuals.
    • Work collaboratively with other LGBTQ+ and allied agencies for outreach aimed at building organizational capacity.
    • Submit required forms within specified time frames and maintain accurate and up to date field notes and reports.
    • Submit program reports to Director as required.
    • Attend community-based meetings as assigned.
    • Attend regular Health Education and staff development meetings.
    • Works with supervisor on promotion of events and outreach materials.
    • Assist in other functions or duties in the department as needed.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement projects.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security rules.
    • Knowledge of the basics of HIV and Hepatitis C transmission, disease process and prevention.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to deliver public presentations.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to work with diverse populations.

    Software Access


    Microsoft Office
    CAREWare
    HADIS

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree and at least one year experience in community engagement, human services, education, public health, communication, or social work.

    OR

    At least one-year experience in Human Services field providing outreach and supportive case management services to at-risk and/or homeless population (advocacy, housing placement, etc.), preferably working with HIV+ population and/or population(s) at high risk for HIV infection.

    OR

    A person with lived experience with HIV/AIDS, HCV, other communicable diseases, homelessness, substance use disorder, and/or another group impacted by healthcare disparities, who will utilize their experiences and knowledge to help inform community members about available healthcare and health promotion opportunities coordinated by Thrive Alabama.

     

    Equivalent experience or credentials will be considered.

     

    Bilingual and Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

     

    Special Note:  Must maintain a current Alabama Driver’s License.  Evening and weekend work is required.

    Mental Health Counselor

    This position provides mental health counseling to Thrive Alabama clients who qualify.

     Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Provide evidence-based individual mental health counseling to adults receiving services at Thrive Alabama (TA), including those at risk of or living with HIV and other chronic diseases; the effects of trauma and violence; substance use; grief and loss; and life transitions.
    2. Provide evidence-based group treatment to individuals coping with similar life stressors (e.g. depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, HIV or GAT).
    3. Use a variety of evidence-based therapies in collaboration with clients, dependent upon clients’ assessed needs and progress, including cognitive-behavioral therapies, behavioral therapies, and trauma-focused therapies.
    4. Collaborate with mental health counselors, social workers, substance use counselors and staff, nurses, laboratory technicians, health education staff, medical providers, managers, and other staff, to ensure quality, comprehensive client care.
    5. Plan and facilitate treatment and/or support groups in Huntsville and satellite clinics when there is an appropriate number of people for who express a commitment to participate in a particular group (e.g., HIV, grief, and loss; trauma-recovery; coping with anxiety, GAT).
    6. Provide evidence-based individual counseling at all satellite clinics, as assigned, either face-to-face or through telehealth.
    7. MCoordinate and integrate mental health services with other agency services by actively participating in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings (ITM) as assigned.
    8. Document services and other contacts in a timely manner, per current policies and procedures, using electronic medical software and complete any reports assigned by the department director.
    9. Create, implement, and update individualized treatment plans, based on a biopsychosocial assessment of individual clients and discharge clients when treatment goals are met per policies and procedures.
    10. Complete daily, weekly, monthly, biannual, and/or other requested reports in a timely manner, including peer reviews of other counselors’ client documentation.
    11. Provide crisis intervention services as assigned by Director of Behavioral Health. 
    12. Assist the director with revision of counseling-related policies and procedures, forms, in accordance with agency, state and federal policies and counseling best practices.
    13. Collaborate with the Director of Behavioral Health on quality improvement or enhancement of department activities.
    14. Perform duties consistent with agency, state of Alabama, regulatory bodies, and federal policies, procedures, and statutes.
    15. Provide clinical supervision of interns if assigned by Director of Behavioral Health.
    16. Complete responsibilities associated with any assigned grant-funded activities.
    17. All other duties as assigned by Director of Behavioral Health.

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Knowledge of the concepts and principles of assessment and treatment in counseling and behavioral healthcare, including evidence-based techniques, to provide appropriate care for clients with identified mental health needs, including any related to trauma, grief and loss and substance use.
    2. Strong knowledge of ethics and legal duties regarding mental health counseling with individuals, families, and groups.
    3. Knowledge and skills regarding provision of evidence-based individual and group therapy.
    4. Knowledge and skills regarding diversity, cultural competency, and cultural humility.
    5. Knowledge and skills regarding human development, family life cycles, stages of group development.
    6. Knowledge and skills regarding crisis intervention, suicide prevention and intervention, and violence prevention.
    7. Knowledge and skills regarding human behavior across the lifespan, from cradle to grave.
    8. Knowledge and skills regarding trauma-informed care for survivors of trauma and violence.
    9. Knowledge and skills regarding effective and ethical use of telehealth services in behavioral health.
    10. Ability to interact effectively with clients and families from diverse populations.
    11. Strong desire to work with stigmatized populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), persons living with HIV/AIDS, and persons identifying as LGBTQ.
    12. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with team members, other healthcare professionals, Thrive stake holders, and the public.
    13. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    14. Ability to operate a vehicle and willingness to travel to satellite locations as needed.

     Software Access

    •       Microsoft Office
    •       eClinical Works (eCW)

     Minimum Qualifications

    •  Candidate must be a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), with Private Independent Practice (PIP) certification preferred,
    • or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
    • Certification(s) in trauma focused therapy, grief, and loss, and/or substance use preferred.
    • Spanish or American Sign Language preferred.
    • Maintain LPC or LICSW licensure in accordance with Alabama law.
    Medical Assistant I

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Perform triage of patients with documentation to include, but not limited to, HPI, medication reconciliation, medical history, family history, social history, vital signs and preventive medicine.
    2. Administers medications, immunizations and therapeutic injections as ordered by the provider while following 340b and ADAP guidelines.
    3. Assist Provider(s) with examinations, refilling medications, reviewing lab results, in house procedures, facilitating referrals and prior authorizations with appropriate documentation.
    4. Review daily charts with providers to address patient preventive healthcare maintenance, immunization schedule, potential risk factors and CDSS alerts.
    5. Report any significant patient conditions or reactions to medications or procedures immediately to the provider or supervisor.
    6. Provide coverage for late clinic as scheduled by supervisor.
    7. Assist in the evaluation of patient encounters in regards to coding in the EMR for procedures to optimize billing.
    8. Notify patient of lab results, procedure results and referral appointments.
    9. Explain ordered procedures or treatments to patients.
    10. Assist SW staff with required refills for ADAP, PAP or Curant programs.
    11. Input patient data into EClinicalWorks and Careware.
    12. Sanitize and restock supplies used in exam rooms as needed.
    13. Set up AV equipment for Telemedicine and assist Provider(s) in seeing patients via Telemedicine.
    14. Participate in team meetings.
    15. Participate in Quality Improvement projects as directed by the Quality Manager.
    16. Maintain active CPR certification.
    17. Other responsibilities assigned by Director of Nursing.

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of HIPAA laws.
    • Knowledge of HIV transmission, prevention and disease process
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Basic computer literacy skills including but not limited to EMR, MS, Excel and CAREWare.
    • Ability to work with patients, significant others and staff from diverse populations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and patients.

    Software Access

    •       Microsoft Office
    •       eClinical Works
    •       CAREWare

     Minimum Qualifications

    A Certificate, Diploma or Associates degree in Medical Assistant. Certification as a Medical Assistant or as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Health Career Association (NAH), 0-5 years of experience, bilingual preferred

     Special Note:  Every two years, successfully complete 10 C.E.U.s in medically related courses.

    Housing Social Worker

    Performs detailed case management services for individuals and families in need of homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance. 

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Complete intake and assessments to ensure all program participants meet enrollment requirements by verifying eligibility, housing status and income.
    2. Complete all documentation to comply with requirements from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
    3. Conduct monthly appointments to assist participants in achieving identified goals that are tenants in the Housing Programs (S+C, ARAP, & TBRA) according to the amount of required monthly encounters.
    4. Complete all Short-Term HOPWA (STRMU) Applications that are referred by a Clinic Social Worker to assist client’s housing needs.
    5. Assist the Primary Care clients with finding affordable housing options and referrals to organizations for financial assistance to assist with emergency housing needs.
    6. Perform housing searches, inspections, and rent reasonableness evaluations.
    7. Participate as the agency representative on NACH Community Resource Committee that meets monthly.
    8. Collaborate with other agencies or organizations to assist program participants in meeting their needs and building self-reliance.
    9. Prepare and make presentations to local community groups.
    10. Attend case management meetings, agency staff meetings, trainings, city council meetings, and other related events.
    11. Provide referrals to other community resources, as needed.
    12. Complete daily documentation in both the electronic health record (eClinicWorks).
    13. Submit monthly documentation and reports, including billing sheets, to the Director of Case Management Services, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer.
    14. Process referrals from Social Work staff to determine grant eligibility for clients. (S+C, HOPWA, RW EFA, ARAP or ALEG)
    15. Enter required client data into HMIS (Access) database for the required grants and housing programs.
    16. All other duties as assigned.

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Knowledge of the concepts and principles of case management.
    2. Ability to operate a vehicle and willingness to travel to neighboring counties on a weekly basis.  
    3. Ability to interact effectively with clients and families from diverse populations.
    4. Strong desire to work with homeless populations as well as transient individuals and families.
    5. Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other community organizations and the public.

    Software Access

    •       Microsoft Office
    •       HMIS
    •       Adobe Reader

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in social work (or other related field) or at least three years of case management experience.   

    Family Nurse Practitioner

    The Family Nurse Practitioner position will be part of a collaborative team with other physicians, nurse practitioners and ancillary staff to provide acute and chronic primary healthcare services, including comprehensive medical care to patients living with HIV. This is a full-time position.

     Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Provide high quality comprehensive medical care to adolescent and adult patients. Clinical care will include general primary care, including primary care for the LGBTQI+ community, as well as medical management of Hepatitis C, HIV, HIV prevention, and STI testing and treatment.
    2. Perform and document HPI, physical exam, diagnostic testing, consultations, outside referrals and other necessary evaluation for diagnosis and treatment based upon Evidence Based Medicine.
    3. Ensure that diagnostic testing results (labs, imaging, and procedures) and specialty consultation notes are reviewed in a timely manner, and appropriate treatment and follow-up is completed.
    4. Document all findings and pertinent data in EMR, and lock all charts in a period, determined by the CFO, COO, and CMO (or designee), not to exceed 72 hours after completion of encounter.
    5. Work collaboratively with team of providers and clinical staff to achieve an evidence-based practice, while creating an open and mutually supportive atmosphere for exchange of knowledge and information.
    6. Provide telemedicine services as needed to improve access to care and continuity of care within scope of applicable state and federal regulations.
    7. Travel to satellite clinics to provide patient care as needed.
    8. Provide minor office-based procedures and EKG review, as applicable, based upon privileging.
    9. Work with collaborating physician according to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and Alabama Board of Nursing standards and regulations. Work with the collaborating physician to review complex patients and quality of care based on evidence based and/or medically validated clinical practices as well as completeness of care.
    10. Work collaboratively with physician collaborator and/or appropriate specialist(s) to review and treat complex patients and/or refer patients if not within your scope.
    11. Share in an on-call rotation for after-hours answering service and daytime clinic point of contact.
    12. Screen and refer clients to other community service providers as appropriate.
    13. Lead patient care team meetings, including daily huddle.
    14. Assist the team to find ways to maximize practice efficiency by reducing waste and promoting quality and process improvement.
    15. Work with clinical leadership to develop healthcare protocols, procedures, forms, and standing orders as appropriate to standardize and improve care.
    16. Participate in Quality Improvement Committee and QI projects as assigned.
    17. Participate in Peer Review activities as assigned.
    18. Educate staff, patients and community on prevention, treatment, and interventions as it pertains to health conditions.
    19. Compliance with agency compliance standards, including Standards of Conduct, as well as compliance policies and procedures. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of regular performance evaluations.
    20. Assist in precepting students and residents as needed.
    21. Ensure Thrive Alabama’s objectives regarding quality, patient engagement, documentation, coding, and billing are met.
    22. Promote the company’s services to patients and to the local community.
    23. Adhere to all Thrive Alabama policies and procedures, including those related to grant and funding requirements.
    24. Maintain continuing education as required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to ensure continued licensure and employment.
    25. Maintain active BLS certification.
    26. Assume all other responsibilities that are assigned by Chief Medical Officer or Chief Operating Officer.

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    •  Knowledge base for the management of health issues generally considered part of primary care.
    • Knowledge base for managing HIV, Hepatitis C and STI’s or willingness to acquire this knowledge.
    • Knowledge of nurse practitioner principles, practices and techniques.
    • Ability to maintain a posture of continual learning, accommodation to new information, and investment in externally established standards of care.
    • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with patients about their health and develop a therapeutic relationship to encourage engagement in care.
    • Ability to work with patients, caregivers, and staff of diverse populations.
    • Ability to effectively, respectfully, and professionally communicate with management, staff, colleagues, and the public.
    • Ability to organize, present, and offer education and training programs.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other healthcare personnel (internal and external) and the public.
    • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

    Software Access

    •         Microsoft Office
    •         eClinical Works

     Training and Experience or Minimum Qualifications

    •  Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in compliance with Alabama Board of Nursing
    • Minimum experience of 2 years as an actively practicing nurse practitioner
    • Obtain and maintain Collaborative Practice Agreement
    • Eligible for DEA registration and Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate
    • BLS certified

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    About our community

    Huntsville, Alabama is a vibrant metropolitan area tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, with a welcoming laidback southern charm.

    Thinking about relocating? Reach for the stars in the community where the sky is not the limit. Military, space, telecommunications, biotechnology, diversified manufacturing, and a variety of emerging specialties provide challenging work in delightful surroundings. The area enjoys a favorable cost of living and quality of life. Mountains, lakes, woodlands, and the Tennessee River accommodate numerous recreational activities. A temperate climate enhances the season for outdoor sports, including world-class golf, hiking, biking, and fishing. Major concerts, Broadway and symphony performances, and extensive permanent collections and traveling exhibitions contribute to a wonderful way of life.

    We are only 5 hours away from the white pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, 2 hours from Music City Nashville, TN, and 4 hours from Atlanta.

    Locations
    Adult Primary Care

    3500 Memorial Parkway SW
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    Phone: 256-536-4700
    Fax: 256-536-4117

    Pediatrics

    3007 Memorial Parkway SW
    Suite C
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    Phone: 256-429-4500
    Fax: 256-517-8550

    Behavioral Health

    415 Church Street
    Building E, Suite 10
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    Phone: 256-536-4700
    Fax: 256-536-4117

    Health Education

    4825 University Square
    Suite 14
    Huntsville, AL 35816
    Phone: 256-536-4700
    Fax: 256-536-4117

    Florence

    112 S. Pine Street SW
    Suite 202
    Florence, AL 35630
    Phone: 256-764-0492
    Fax: 256-764-1670

    Albertville

    201 E. McKinney Avenue
    Suite A
    Albertville, AL 35950
    Phone: 256-660-5127
    Fax: 256-536-4117

    Our Mission

    Thrive Alabama empowers our community with compassionate, accessible, quality healthcare.

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