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Medical Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; reviewing and/or recording medical history; taking vital signs; obtaining height and weight measurements; confirming purpose of visit or treatment.
  • Prepares patients for the health care visit by accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes as needed; helping them to position themselves for the examination and/or treatment; arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment; assists Provider during exams as needed
  • Prepares and administers medications, immunizations and therapeutic injections as ordered and directed by the Provider while following 340b and ADAP guidelines; explain ordered procedures or treatments to patients.
  • Assists Provider (s), with refilling medications, reviewing lab results, facilitating referrals and prior authorizations with appropriate documentation.
  • Review daily charts with providers to address patient preventive healthcare maintenance, immunization schedule, potential risk factors and CDSS alerts.
  • Make, track, and complete referrals to area specialists.
  • Performs Echocardiogram testing
  • Report any significant patient reactions to medications or procedures immediately to the provider or supervisor.
  • Provide coverage for late clinic as scheduled by supervisor.
    Assist in the evaluation of patient encounters in regards to coding in the EMR for procedures to optimize billing.
  • Notify patient of lab results, procedure results and referral appointments.
  • Assist SW staff with required medication refills for ADAP, PAP or Curant programs and distributes medications accordingly.
  • Input patient data into eClinicalWorks, CareWare and other appropriate computer applications.
  • Sanitize exam rooms and restock supplies used as needed.
  • Set up AV equipment for Telemedicine and assist Provider(s) in seeing patients via Telemedicine.
  • Participate in team/staff meetings.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement projects as directed by the Quality Manager.
  • Maintain active CPR certification.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential in compliance with HIPAA laws
  • Other responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality requirements and commitment to safeguarding client information.

  • Knowledge of HIV and STI transmission, prevention, treatment, and disease processes

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Basic computer literacy skills including but not limited to EMR, MS, Excel and CAREWare.

  • Ability to prioritize needs and plan work assignments accordingly.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations including patients, their families and caregivers, and staff

  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with others.

  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds, sit for extended periods of time, and walk between office buildings.

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office
  • eClinicalWorks
  • CAREWare

Minimum Qualifications and Required Certifications

  • Certification as a Medical Assistant or as a Certified Clinical
  • Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Health Career Association (NAH).
  • A Certificate, Diploma or Associates degree in Medical Assistant
  • CPR Certification
  • Bilingual preferred

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

Family Practice Physician - PT

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will be a part of the collaborative team with the other physicians, nurse practitioners and ancillary staff to provide primary healthcare services and comprehensive health and the coordination of all services necessary for health promotion, maintenance, rehabilitation and the prevention of disease and disability.  This is a part time position working 2 or 3 days a week.

  • Provide comprehensive primary care to adolescents and adults, primarily, and pediatrics patients, occasionally.
  • HPI, physical exam, orders for testing, consultations, outside referrals and other necessary data should be documented and appropriate to each diagnosis being addressed according to Evidence Based Medicine as recommended by the American Board of Family Medicine, American Cancer Society, USPSTF, and up to date.
  • Serve as a collaborating physician for mid-level practitioners according to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners standards.
  • Document all findings and pertinent data in EMR.
  • Serve on rotation for after-hours answering service (i.e. “on call” for remote phone calls; no in house call).
  • Close out all charts in a time frame determined by the CFO, COO, and CMO.
  • Ensure that treatment orders are carried out.
  • Screen and refer clients to other community service providers as appropriate.
  • Lead patient-care team meetings.
  • Provide minor office based surgical procedures including minor I&D, suturing, simple biopsies and removal of minor lesions, EKG review, and possible bedside/point of care ultrasound use.
  • Utilize data from all sources to support a diagnosis or differential diagnosis.
  • Utilize evidence based medicine to guide choice of appropriate treatment for the diagnosis.
  • Work collaboratively with Chief Medical Officer to review and treat complex patients and/or refer patients if not within your scope to appropriate specialist.
  • Assist in precepting all medical students and residents as needed.
  • Ensure clinic’s objectives regarding documentation, billing, patient engagement, and healthcare quality are met.
  • Promote clinic’s services to patients and the local community.
  • Assist in developing health care protocols, procedures and forms as appropriate in order to standardize and improve care.
  • Maintain continuing education as required by the American Medical Association and American Board of Family Medicine to ensure continued licensure and employment.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement Committee and QI projects as assigned.
  • 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 Family Medicine and primary care.
  • Knowledge base for managing HIV and Hepatitis C or willingness to acquire this knowledge under direction of Chief Medical Officer.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients about their disease to establish patient understanding and commitment to care.
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationship with patients to encourage compliance during care.
  • Ability to work with patients, significant others and staff from diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients.
  • Ability to effectively and cooperatively communicate with staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to organize, present, and offer education and training programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other healthcare personnel and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine (AOBFM)                                                
  • M.D. or D.O. with a specialty in family or general practice medicine with at least 2 to 4 years of experience preferred
Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner will be a part of the collaborative team with the physician and ancillary staff to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services using evidence-based medicine to include health promotion, maintenance, family planning, and preventive health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive primary care to patients to include the development of comprehensive medicine plans of care, order laboratory, radiological and diagnostic studies appropriate for complaint, age, race, sex, and physical condition of patient.
  • Travel weekly to Florence satellite clinic to provide patient care and as needed to Albertville clinic to provide patient care.
  • Complete intake, sexual history, provide testing and offer appropriate treatment in alignment with nationally and locally recognized recommendations.
  • Work collaboratively with team of practitioners and clinical team to achieve an evidence based practice, while creating an open and mutually supportive atmosphere for exchange of knowledge and information.
  • Document all findings and pertinent data in EMR.
  • Share in an on-call rotation for after-hours answering service and daytime clinic point of contact
  • Close out all charts in a time frame determined by the CFO.
  • Review lab results, ensure treatment completed, and ensure appropriate follow up is scheduled.
  • Ensure that treatment orders carried out.
  • Screen and refer clients to other community service providers as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with Chief Medical Officer to review and treat complex patients and promote the highest standard of care.
  • Develop appropriate, patient-specific interventions for risk reduction behaviors based on standard of care.
  • Assist the team to find ways to maximize practice efficiency by reducing waste and promoting quality and process improvement. 
  • Work with medical providers to develop healthcare protocols, procedures, forms, and standing orders as appropriate in order to standardize and improve care.
  • Be prepared to educate staff, patients and community on prevention, treatment and interventions.
  • Assist in precepting medical, nursing, and dietetic students and residents as needed.
  • Support the health center’s goals and objectives including patient engagement and healthcare quality.
  • Promote the company’s services to patients and to local community
  • Adhere to all Thrive Alabama policies and procedures including grant and funding requirements.
  • Maintain continuing education as required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to ensure continued licensure and employment.
  • Utilize and promote use of telemedicine to provide quality medical care to patients in the rural and underserved areas across North Alabama.  
  • Participate in Quality Improvement Committee and QI projects as assigned.
  • Serve as backup to Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
  • Work with the collaborating physician to review quality of care based on evidence based and/or medically validated clinical practices as well as completeness of care.
  • 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 generally considered part of primary care.
  • Knowledge base for managing HIV, Hepatitis C and STI’s or willingness to acquire this knowledge under direction of Chief Medical Officer.
  • 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 about their disease to establish patient understanding and commitment to care.
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationship with patients to encourage compliance during care.
  • Ability to work with patients, significant others and staff of diverse sexual orientations, cultures, and race
  • Ability to effectively, respectfully, and professionally communicate with staff.
  • Knowledge of  nurse practitioner principles, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to organize, present, and offer education and training programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other healthcare personnel and the public.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office
  • eClinical Works

Training and Experience or Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified or certification-eligible Family Nurse Practitioner in compliance with Alabama Board of Nursing
  • Obtain and maintain Collaborative Practice Agreement
  • BLS certified
Nurse Manager

The incumbent in this position will assist the Director of Nursing with the daily supervision of all clinical functions. This position will lead a team of nurses, medical assistants and lab staff. He or she reports directly to the Director of Nursing while working collaboratively with members of Senior Leadership, Providers and other staff to provide quality primary care to persons living across North Alabama.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision to clinical support staff to ensure that all triage management, referrals to external providers, completion of physician orders, documentation of findings, and creation of a mutually developed plan of patient care, clinical coverage and in-office procedures (time sheets and PTO requests) are carried out in an appropriate and efficient manner.
  • Oversee and coordinate all day-to-day patient care activities and operations and identify opportunities for improvement in conjunction with advice from Director of Nursing.
  • Provide assistance in supervision to clinical support in satellite clinics, lab and wellness clinic.
  • Manage and coordinate clinical services adhering to federal guidelines, state guidelines, clinical standards and funding requirements.
  • Provide supervision for clinical staff during extended clinic hours on a rotating schedule.
  • Collaborate with assigned clinical staff to maintain the in-house 340b medication orders and inventory to ensure the resources are allocated appropriately.
  • Serve as a backup to employee health nurse to ensure that staff participates in the employee health program (i.e., infection control), including exposure control plans, annual screenings and vaccinations.
  • Serve as Immprint officer for Vaccine for Children Program and any ADPH Adult vaccine programs.
  • Order VFC vaccines from CDC as needed.
  • Serve as backup for clinical support staff when needed
  • Assist with hiring and the performance evaluation clinic support staff.
  • Train and supervise assigned clinical staff to include orientation, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Ensure nurses and medical assistants adhere to all policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.
  • Provide medical education to clinical support staff, as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, assist in developing and implementing all clinical policies and procedures.
  • Precept students at Bachelor level or below
  • Conduct performance evaluations and develop annual goals and measurable objectives for your assigned clinic staff.
  • Maintain active CPR certification.
  • Complete all other tasks and duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of concepts and principles of infectious disease in adult patients living with HIV.
  • Knowledge of concepts and principles of primary care
  • Knowledge of concepts and principles of sexually transmitted diseases
  • Knowledge of concepts and principles of pediatric care
  • Knowledge of clinical policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Office and other database use.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients.
  • Ability to prioritize needs and plan work assignments accordingly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with people from diverse ethno-cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds, sit for extended periods of time, and walk between office buildings.

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office

  • eClinical Works

  • CAREWare

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Alabama and one of the following: (1) bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) with three years of nursing management experience; or (2) an associate's degree in nursing (ADN) with five years of nursing management experience. 

 This position is considered a management position and requires a 4 week notice of resignation to qualify for full payment of accrued PTO up to 80 hours.

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.

Registered Clinical Dietitian

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will be responsible for providing current medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, and education to Thrive Alabama patients. RDN will be responsible for formulating plan of care in collaboration with the medical team in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process, current disease state guidelines, and appropriate scope of practice for dietitian. Along with clinical duties, the RDN will also support other departments in nutrition-related projects and serve as a preceptor for dietetic interns and other students as needed.

  • Meet with patients to assess nutritional status, develop a plan of care and follow-up to assess success of the plan and document in EMR.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and nutrition counseling to all primary care and HIV+ clients consistent with current guidelines and scope of practice for registered dietitian (RD).
  • Develops a plan of care for Thrive Alabama clients while utilizing the nutrition care process, assess nutritional status and progress, determine nutrition diagnoses, and provides continued monitoring and evaluation as well as implementing changes as necessary throughout the course of treatment within scope of the referral and treatment.
  • Provides diabetes specific MNT, counseling, and education with diabetes self-management education upon referral from Thrive medical provider in compliance with current guidelines, RDN scope of practice, and current treatment.
  • Maintain RD presence at satellite clinics in-person as well as availability with telemedicine to provide the same level of care in regards to nutrition services.
  • Collaborate and coordinates all nutrition care with medical team, serves as the nutrition expert, contributes current nutrition information in team meetings and maintains effective relationships with social work department. 
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with social work and nursing departments in all clinics for collaborative patient care.
  • Participates in evaluation and/ or development of education materials for all clinics
  • Evaluates scientific literature and applies information to clinical practice
  • Serves as preceptor for dietetic interns and provides appropriate nutrition-specific education to nursing, medical, and other students or interns.
  • Document fully and completely in EMR in compliance with clinic policy.
  • Maintains all scheduling responsibilities to ensure timely patient appointments and follow-up.
  • Provides up to date nutrition and wellness presentations/ educations for clinical and other departments as well as support groups.
  • Maintains effective relationship with Development Department and provides current and relevant media links (recipes, articles, etc) for social media distribution as well as supporting development projects by providing accurate, nutrition-related writing and information intended for distribution in Thrive Clinics and the community
  • Supports employee wellness efforts with education and facilitation of events as needed.
  • Maintains up-to-date continuing education hours for state licensure renewal as well as CDE credential (if applicable)
  • Maintains current and up-to-date state licensure, good standing with Commission on Dietetic Registration, and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics membership as well as other relevant credentials.
  • Collaborates with social work department to provide recommendations for food pantry
  • Provide coverage for late clinic as scheduled by supervisor.
  • Supports and/ or participates in Clinical Department goals and Quality Improvement activities
  • Develop and review educational materials for staff and patients and their support network.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities as directed by the Quality Manager.
  • Maintain active CPR certification.
  • Assumes additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality requirements and commitment to safeguarding client information. 
  • Knowledge of nutritional concepts and principals and its application to specific disease processes.
  • Knowledge of Ryan White and other funding requirements.
  • Counseling process with skills in motivational interviewing, theoretical approaches to behavior change, and patient empowerment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and prioritize work load
  • Basic computer literacy skills including but not limited to EMR, MS, Excel and CAREWare.
  • Ability to prioritize needs and plan work assignments accordingly.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including patients, their families and caregivers, and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain working relationships with others.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds, sit for extended periods of time, and walk between office buildings. 

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office
  • eClinical Works
  • CAREWare

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed or License-eligible in the state of Alabama.
  • Certified Diabetes Education Certification
  • CPR Certification
Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Coordinator-Albertville

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Health Education to plan and implement project tasks including the coordination of Ending the HIV Epidemic activities throughout Thrive Alabama’s service area.

  • Under the direction of the Director of Health Education, manage, coordinate and deliver Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) grant activities, community projects, forums, reports and formal presentations.
  • Provide health educational expertise in the forms of presentations, informational table events and overall outreach in the community.
  • Readily available to engage and educate the community on chronic and infectious disease, not limited to HIV and STD’s.
  • Recruit, screen, and refer individuals for Health Education programs and services, including HIV and viral hepatitis C rapid testing, PrEP, and other prevention services.
  • Conduct HIV and viral hepatitis C rapid testing.
  • Coordinates with other Thrive Alabama departments and community resources to facilitate linkage to confirmatory testing and HIV medical care for HIV-positive clients.
  • Assist in the development of outreach and marketing materials to promote HIV testing, integrated screenings for STDs and viral hepatitis C, PrEP and other Thrive Alabama services.
  • Provide tailored and culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate educational materials for youth, minorities, people who use drugs, and the LGTBQ+ community.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Health Education to identify and establish memoranda of agreement (MOA) and memoranda of understanding (MOU) among the Health Education department and community partners.
  • Submit all required data entry into CAREWare, HADIS, eClinicalWorks and other data collection tools as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with all grant objectives.
  • Participate in agency Program Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities and initiatives.
  • Attend local, regional, and state HIV planning meetings, trainings and conferences.
  • Complete and submit monthly/quarterly reports to the Director of Health Education. 
  • Attend regular Health Education and staff development meetings.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development and current knowledge on trends in program and HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis C, STIs, PrEP, and other related topics.
  • Communicate with direct supervisor and regional office manager regarding daily and weekly goals and schedule of activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HIV transmission, prevention and disease process.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other community organizations and the public.

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office
  • CAREWare
  • HADIS
  • eClinicalWorks

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or other related field and two (2) years’ experience in the field of study or HIV prevention, treatment and care.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Knowledge of HIV and experience in HIV education and testing preferred.

Special Note:  Must maintain a current Alabama Driver’s License.  Some evening and weekend will be expected.

 

 

 

Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) Coordinator-Florence

Duties and Responsibilities

This position is responsible for working with the Director of Health Education to plan and implement project tasks including the coordination of Ending the HIV Epidemic activities throughout Thrive Alabama’s service area.

  • Under the direction of the Director of Health Education, manage, coordinate and deliver Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) grant activities, community projects, forums, reports and formal presentations.
  • Provide health educational expertise in the forms of presentations, informational table events and overall outreach in the community.
  • Readily available to engage and educate the community on chronic and infectious disease, not limited to HIV and STD’s.
  • Recruit, screen, and refer individuals for Health Education programs and services, including HIV and viral hepatitis C rapid testing, PrEP, and other prevention services.
  • Conduct HIV and viral hepatitis C rapid testing.
  • Coordinates with other Thrive Alabama departments and community resources to facilitate linkage to confirmatory testing and HIV medical care for HIV-positive clients.
  • Assist in the development of outreach and marketing materials to promote HIV testing, integrated screenings for STDs and viral hepatitis C, PrEP and other Thrive Alabama services.
  • Provide tailored and culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate educational materials for youth, minorities, people who use drugs, and the LGTBQ+ community.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Health Education to identify and establish memoranda of agreement (MOA) and memoranda of understanding (MOU) among the Health Education department and community partners.
  • Submit all required data entry into CAREWare, HADIS, eClinicalWorks and other data collection tools as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with all grant objectives.
  • Participate in agency Program Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance activities and initiatives.
  • Attend local, regional, and state HIV planning meetings, trainings and conferences.
  • Complete and submit monthly/quarterly reports to the Director of Health Education. 
  • Attend regular Health Education and staff development meetings.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development and current knowledge on trends in program and HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis C, STIs, PrEP, and other related topics.
  • Communicate with direct supervisor and regional office manager regarding daily and weekly goals and schedule of activities.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HIV transmission, prevention and disease process.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients from diverse populations.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective team relationships with other community organizations and the public.

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office
  • CAREWare
  • HADIS
  • eClinicalWorks

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or other related field and two (2) years’ experience in the field of study or HIV prevention, treatment and care.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Knowledge of HIV and experience in HIV education and testing preferred.

Special Note:  Must maintain a current Alabama Driver’s License.  Some evening and weekend will be expected.

 

 

 

Mental Health Counselor

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide individual and group mental health counseling to persons living with or at risk for HIV, including HIV-negative persons referred through Thrive Alabama's substance abuse and co-occurring disorders treatment program, along with individuals who are newly diagnosed with HIV. 
  • Provide individual and group mental health counseling to individuals with substance use disorders, mental illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders.
  • Provide individual and group counseling to individuals who identify as LGBTQ, including individuals receiving Gender Affirming Treatments.
  • Use a variety of evidence-based therapies on behalf of Department clients, dependent upon clients’ assessed needs and progress, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, behaviorism, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
  • Collaborate with mental health providers, case managers/social workers, substance abuse providers, Den staff, nurses, laboratory technicians, health education staff, medical providers, housing, transportation, directors, and senior leadership as needed to ensure quality client care.
  • Plan and facilitate therapeutic supports groups in Huntsville, Florence and Albertville for people living with HIV, when there is an appropriate number of people for group who express a commitment to participate in group.
  • Plan and facilitate support groups in Huntsville, Florence and Albertville for people who have a loved one who is HIV positive, when there is an appropriate number of people who express an interest and commitment to participate in group.
  • Provide individual counseling at all satellite clinics either face-to-face or through telemedicine equipment.
  • Provide clinical supervision of interns if assigned by Director of Behavioral Health.
  • Coordinate and integrate mental health services with other Thrive Alabama services by actively participating in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings (ITM) when ITM’s are re-established.
  • Communicate with Program Support Specialist to develop a system of scheduling clients for individual sessions.
  • Document sessions and other contacts in a timely manner using eCW electronic medical documentation software and any other documentation assigned by the Department Director.
  • Ability to create and implement individualized treatment plans, based on a biopsychosocial assessment of an individual client.
  • Maintain LPC or LICSW and PIP licenses in accordance with Alabama law.
  • Complete monthly, biannual, and/or other requested reports in a timely manner.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as assigned by Director of Behavioral Health. 
  • In consultation with the Director of Behavioral Health, update appropriate mental health forms for use with clients, in accordance with agency policies, laws, and ethics. These will include Informed Consent, Treatment Plan, Safety Contract, and Intimate Partner Violence Safety Plan.
  • When assigned by the Department Director or when appropriate, provide presentations to the local, regional and national communities regarding best practices in behavioral health, including with clients who are HIV positive, LGBTQ, racial/ethnic minorities, rural populations, and vulnerable adults.
  • Ability to attend outreach events and field trips with Department and/ agency and its clients, when assigned by Director of Behavioral Health in advance.
  • When assigned, collaborate with the Director of Behavioral Health and the Performance Improvement Committee for quality enhancement of Department activities.
  • Perform duties consistent with agency, department, state of Alabama, and federal policies, procedures and statutes.
  • All other duties as assigned by Director of Behavioral Health.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the concepts and principles of mental health treatment, including evidence-based techniques, to provide appropriate care for clients with mental health needs, including co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, and trauma recovery.
  • Strong knowledge of ethics and legal duties regarding mental health counseling with individual, families and groups.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding provision of evidence-based individual and group therapy.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding diversity, cultural competency and cultural humility,
  • Knowledge and skills regarding human development, family life cycles, stages of group development.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding crisis intervention, suicide prevention and violence prevention.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding human behavior across the lifespan, from cradle to grave.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding effective and ethical delivery of telehealth services.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding trauma-informed care for individual survivors of trauma and violence.
  • Knowledge and skills regarding effective and ethical use of telehealth services in behavioral health.
  • Ability to operate a vehicle and willingness to travel to Florence and Albertville as needed.   
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients and families from diverse populations.
  • Strong desire to work with minority populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), persons living with HIV/AIDS, and persons identifying as LGBTQ.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with team members, other healthcare professionals, Thrive stake holders, and the public.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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 or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Certificates in Trauma, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse not required but preferred. Spanish or American Sign Language preferred.

Procurement Specialist

This position is responsible for overseeing the purchase of all consumable and non-consumable items for the agency, recommending and implementing policies and procedures, assisting in negotiating and maintaining all contractual documents including Business Associate Agreements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for acquisition of goods and services to include bulk agency consumables
  • Manages and coordinates the procurement of goods and services including developing and preparing specifications, drafting, leading, issuing and managing formal and informal solicitations
  • Facilitates public meetings such as pre-bid or pre-proposal conferences, site visits, bid openings and evaluation committee meetings
  • Performs research and analysis to ensure best value and practices are achieved in the purchase
  • Negotiates vendor terms and conditions to ensure compliance with agency policies and procedures
  • Processes purchase orders, requisitions and other purchasing documents
  • Custodian of the agency’s general use credit card for checking in and out, logging receipts and reconciliation  
  • Coordinates returns, credits and refusals
  • Resolves concerns regarding purchases, bid solicitations, contract awards and contract performance
  • Maintains all agency contracts, memoranda of understanding, and Business Associate Agreements. Also maintains vendor database, vendor files and vendor contracts
  • Maintains established contracts and agreements
  • Facilitates contract and agreement amendments, extensions, and terminations in accordance with agency  policies and procedures
  • Assists in developing purchasing policies and procedures
  • Utilizes document management systems to properly save and index internal purchasing documents
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to use critical thinking to perform duties and accomplish goals
  • Knowledge of general office procedures and practices
  • Ability to compile and review data for accuracy
  • Ability to prepare reports and correspondence
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work activities
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Software Access

  • Microsoft Office
  • Financial Edge- Accounting Level I
  • Cabinet
  • Docuware
  • Acrobat Pro

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or related degree and three (3) years of related experience preferably in a healthcare setting, or five (5) yeas experience in related field.

Medical Providers
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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.

Clinic Locations
Huntsville
600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 3
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-536-4700
Huntsville: Wellness Clinic
600 St. Clair Avenue SW
Building 7 Suite 18
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-382-5696
Florence
112 S. Pine Street SW
Suite 202
Florence, AL 35630
256-764-0492
Albertville
201 E. McKinney Avenue
Suite A
Albertville, AL 35950
256-660-5127
Our Mission
Thrive Alabama empowers our patients to create a healthy community by providing compassionate, accessible, affordable, comprehensive care.

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After Hours info

If you have a medical emergency after clinic hours, call 911 immediately or go to nearest emergency room.
For after-hours medical concerns that need immediate attention please call 256-536-4700 and press zero to be connected to the answering service.
For after-hours non-medical emergency questions or requests please call 256-536-4700 to leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned the next business day.

Si nuestra oficina está cerrada y tiene una emergencia llame al 911 o vaya a su sala de emergencias local.
Para inquietudes médicas fuera del horario de atención que requieren atención inmediata, llame al 256-536-4700 y presione cero para conectarse al servicio de contestador.
Para preguntas o solicitudes de emergencia no médicas fuera del horario de atención, llame al 256-536-4700 para dejar un correo de voz. Su llamada será devuelta el siguiente día hábil.

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