Organizational Summary

San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, we strive for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated.

Our mission is to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and partnership.

Our strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are the foundation for its work and its employees:  Justice, Dignity, Courage, Leadership and Excellence. We need passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and practitioners of racial justice to join our fight.

Position Overview:
The Nurse Practitioner (NP II)  provides advanced sexual health care (including HIV/Hep C/STI testing, evaluation and treatment), and takes an active leadership role in clinical service provision with a focus on health care for people who use drugs and those experiencing homelessness.
 The NP works under a clinical scope of practice with the Director of Clinical Services, Medical Director, and VP of Medical Affairs. Clinical services are provided across three sites: at the Harm Reduction Center in SoMa, at 1035 Market in Mid-Market and at Strut in the Castro neighborhood. This is a full-time position working four (4) 10-hour, rotating shifts per week, including Saturdays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
  • Clinical Services: Serves as the primary interface with clients seeking screening for sexual health services, Hepatitis C treatment, HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) services, HIV Rapid initiation and re-engagement to care, wound care, and medication assisted treatment and counseling for opioid use. Provides direct clinical services as defined by Magnet’s protocols and treatment guidelines including obtaining medical history and physical, specimen collection, high-volume phlebotomy, administration of treatments, performing point of care lab tests, management of Hepatitis C, PrEP and nPEP care, HIV care, buprenorphine management, client counseling, and education. Works with Magnet staff and other volunteers to insure quality of care. Provides referrals as appropriate to outside providers. Serves as a clinical resource for a team of Registered Nurses (RNs).
  • Hepatitis C Care: Provides direct medical care to individuals living with Hep C.  Will be responsible for delivering Hep C diagnosis to individuals newly infected with Hep C, provide initiation of DAA therapy to newly diagnosed individuals ready to start treatment, review current DAA regimens for individuals previously diagnosed with Hep C seeking to re-engage in medical care, interpret and review laboratory findings with clients, and support primary care needs during treatment.
  • Medical Assisted Treatment (MAT): Provides direct medical care to individuals seeking treatment for opioid use disorder.  Will be responsible for prescribing treatment with Buprenorphine, developing an individualized treatment plan of care including time frame, monitoring adherence and managing side effects, and coordinating supportive mental health services.
  • HIV Care: Provides direct medical care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  Will be responsible for delivering HIV diagnosis to individuals newly infected with HIV, provide immediate initiation of ART therapy to newly diagnosed individuals ready to start treatment, review current ART regimens for individuals previously diagnosed with HIV/AIDS seeking to re-engage in medical care and make any necessary ART regimen adjustments, interpret and review laboratory findings with clients and adjusting ART regimens based on lab findings when appropriate.
  • Administration: Serves as a clinic leader and assists in the coordination of clinic operations, flow, and client care. Completes documentation of reports and clinical services provided with a high level of detail and thoroughness. Provides other professional or administrative duties as required.
  • Protocol Development: Assists the Clinic Director in developing, implementing and evaluating best practices, protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Public Health Reporting: Ensures Confidential Morbidity Reports are submitted to the Department of Public Health and addresses any submission issues.
  • Clinical Research: Serve as a clinical coordinator for various research protocols. Maintains regulatory compliance through proper documentation and implementation of research interventions.
  • Laboratory Testing Personnel: Perform moderate complexity lab testing, waived lab testing, and Provider Performed Microscopy per the laboratory guidelines under the supervision of the Laboratory Director.

Essential Qualifications:
 
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge: Possesses advanced technical knowledge in key areas relevant to the work of Magnet / SFAF, required to do the job
  • Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; can clearly explain reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in work duties and organizational structure
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works with others to solve complex problems
  • Customer Service: Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations, with sensitivity to issues concerning HIV and all disabilities. Responds efficiently and cordially to requests for service and assistance
  • Professionalism: Reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; follows through on commitments
  • Dependability: Completes tasks on time; takes responsibility for own actions; reliable
  • Computer Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and eClinical Works 
  • Management: Brings skills in team building and communication with team members
  • Professional Expectations: Demonstrated ability to fulfill the Foundation’s professional expectations of accountability, active collaboration, commitment, communication, diversity and professionalism

Supervision:  Responsible for supervising lab and nursing support staff.

Physical Requirements and Work Environments:
 
  • Skill in operating equipment such as a personal computer, copy machine and telephone system.  Ability to perform routine bending, stooping, twisting, and reaching. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to differentiate colors to interpret lab tests.
  • The position may have exposure to blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents.
  • Works directly with bio-hazardous materials and infectious wastes. Adhere to strict needle and “sharp” safety guidelines.

Education and Experience
  • 1+ years work experience in an ambulatory, community-based health care setting, or in family practice. REQUIRED
  • 1+ years work experience providing medical care to individuals experiencing homelessness and/or persons who inject drugs.  REQUIRED
  • 1+ years work experience providing medical care to individuals living with or those seeking treatment for HIV/AIDS. REQUIRED
  • 1+ years experience providing MAT specifically prescribing Buprenorphine.
  • Master’s degree in Nursing. REQUIRED
  • Current California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner license. Must have or obtain certification as a Nurse practitioner (NP) within 6 months of hire. REQUIRED
  • Employee must maintain an active Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner License with the California Board of Nursing. REQUIRED
  • DEA Buprenorphine waiver. REQUIRED
  • Current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. REQUIRED
  • Current California Certification as an HIV Counselor required or must be obtained within 6 months of hire. REQUIRED
  • Current DEA and California Furnishing license. REQUIRED
  • 1+ experience in outpatient sexual health clinic. PREFERRED.
  • At least one year’s experience in clinical research. PREFERRED
  • Bilingual English and Spanish. DESIRED
  • Current Certification with AAHIVM (American Academy of HIV Medicine). DESIRED
  • Training in Good Clinical Practices, research ethics, and IATA shipping. DESIRED

This position will have access to protected health information (PHI) and may only access, use or disclose the minimum information necessary to perform their designated role on behalf of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, regardless of the extent of access provided.

Work Environment:

This position is located at 1035 Market Street and 470 Castro Street, San Francisco, however it may occasionally require traveling to other office locations or off-site meetings as required by the job. Role may include evening and weekend coverage.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, women, LGBTQ individuals and people of color.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Application Process:

Please visit our careers page at:
http://www.sfaf.org/about-us/careers/

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
 

Department: Sexual Health
This is a full time position

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