Job Description

Job Title:                       Program Coordinator, HIV and Hepatitis C  

Reports To:                   Manager of Public Health Programs

Job Summary:                     Coordinates HIV and Hepatitis C programming at Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc (CCHCI), including case management, identification of people living with HIV and Hepatitis C in Cochise County, infectious disease screening, collection and analysis of program surveillance data


Qualifications and Requirements:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The job duties may be modified at any time due to business needs.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Coordinate HIV and Hepatitis C Programming
  • Identifies people living with HIV and Hepatitis C throughout Cochise County, AZ
  • Links patients to comprehensive care at CCHCI
  • Provides case management to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C, including clinical and social needs
  • Collaborates with CCHCI providers, Infectious Disease Program team, Community Health Worker team, and other departments to ensure access to HIV and Hepatitis C treatment and care, assists with processing of prior authorizations as needed
  • Works with Public Health Programs leadership to identify and address barriers to care for patients, including social determinants of health
  • Participates in community-based field work as pertinent to programming
  • Implements prevention education efforts
  • Conducts home visits to ensure effective care coordination for patients
  • Assists with surveillance and program data pertaining to infectious disease, and participates in program development and growth as directed by data
  • Assists with community screening of infectious diseases
  • Assists with grant management and deliverables, including but not limited to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program


Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in community health, infectious disease, or related field
  • Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card required.
  • Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement or driving a CCHCI vehicle.


Preferred Qualifications – Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, or related field
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Registered Nurse (RN), with active Arizona license
  • Two years of experience in clinical setting is preferred



Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence, and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, other office machinery, and medical equipment.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
  • Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult and pediatric patients.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments with little or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Knowledge of the responsibilities associated with the VFC program, the reporting requirements with the State of Arizona, and CCHCI protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to build effective teams.


Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work occasionally involves use of needles and other medical equipment with proximity to electrical current, and exposure to moving mechanical parts and some hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires reliable transportation as position requires frequent travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.