HIV Treatment and Care Internship

Project Title HIV Treatment and Care Internship Opportunities Summary
UDOH Project Lead Tyler Fisher, Ryan White Part B Administrator
Email TFisher@Utah.gov Phone 801-538-6353
Work Location Utah Department of Health (288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City)
Ryan White Program Details

 

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, classified by Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, and amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-87, October 30, 2009) is the largest Federal program directed exclusively toward HIV/AIDS care. The Program is meant to help communities and states make it easier for those affected by HIV to get healthcare and supportive services. The Ryan White Part B Program administrated by the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) provides services to those living with and affected by HIV disease in Utah.
Internship

Activities

(50%)- Outreach Services:  Work closely with the HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care team to understand various HIV services and treatment opportunities.  Develop a strong knowledge of the Ryan White Part B Program, the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), and applicable case management services. Work closely with Ryan White Part B staff to develop and coordinate communication, including promotional materials/campaigns to inform clients and coordinate/oversee outreach activities for people living with HIV to engage them in health insurance enrollment decisions.

 

(30%)- Promote Health, Assess Needs, and Increase Capacity: Work closely with the HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care team to identify HIV service gaps particularly as they pertain to people living with HIV’s ability to enroll into and maintain health insurance with Ryan White Part B premium assistance. Design and maintain resource lists for staff and community partner for tracking and reporting of enrollment efforts. Organize and Facilitate community partner coordination of enrollment efforts.   

 

(20%)- Other duties as assigned: Complete other administrative duties as assigned.

Prerequisites ·         Current graduate or undergraduate student in public health or other related field.

·         Bilingual English/Spanish

·         Familiarity with HIV or an interest/willingness to learn about HIV.

·         Ability to communicate effectively (written, visual and verbal).

·         Strong organizational skills; detail oriented.

·         Ability to work independently.

Project Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 10-20 Total number of hours

 

Dependent upon the student’s availability and any internship requirements. Pay rate $15/hr
Other Details ·         Please send resume and email expressing interest to Tyler Fisher (TFisher@Utah.gov) by September 30, 2017

·         Must be available to work in Salt Lake City on site at the Utah Department of Health.

·         Must have occasional evening and weekend availability

Insurance Enrollment Assistor

Utah AIDS Foundation

Insurance Enrollment Assistor

Job Description

Job Summary

The Enrollment Assistor provides enrollment assistance to individuals that are living with HIV to enroll in a Ryan White Part B approved health insurance plan. This position is a full-time temporary position that is generally filled from October through December.

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain expertise in eligibility, enrollment, and program specifications to assist individuals in enrolling into a health plan that best suits their healthcare needs.
  2. Provide information and services in a fair, accurate, and impartial manner.
  3. Facilitate selection of a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) for individuals needing assistance in enrollment; Provide information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the needs of the population being served, including individuals with limited English proficiency;
  4. Collect and track select patient information for specific enrollment/retention interventions and communicate information back to patient’s case manager and the Ryan White Part B Program utilizing systems that protect patient privacy.
  5. Collect, track and assist in the preparation of progress reports and other reporting requirements
  6. Attend meetings as requested by the Programming Director, Chief Financial Officer or Executive Director, such as staff meetings, departmental meetings and other meetings as appropriate.

Accountable to: Programming Director

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or human services related field required OR equivalent experience.  
  • Ability to relate positively and sensitively to persons diverse in lifestyle, age, ethnicity, beliefs, socio-economic level and sexual orientation.
  • Must have reliable transportation for travel to client’s appointments and other statewide travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a health care related field.
  • Experience and understanding of health insurance industry, benefits selection, etc.
  • Experience and understanding of Medicaid and CHIP.
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English)

To Apply:

Fax or email cover letter and resume to Jared Hafen, Programming Director, 801-487-3978 or Jared@UtahAIDS.org.

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work Neuroscience and Clinical Research on Behavioral Health Interventions

Eric Garland, PhD, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Utah College of Social Work and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, is seeking clinically-trained social work PhD students for a fellowship in social work neuroscience and clinical research on behavioral health interventions. Pre-doctoral fellows will assist in Federally-funded research; faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work are currently conducting research projects funded by NIH -National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH-National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH-National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Justice, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Patient Center Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI).

Pre-doctoral fellows will support clinical biobehavioral research on mindfulness as a treatment for chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse at the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, which currently oversees more than $17 million in NIH, DOD, and PCORI funded grants. In particular, fellows will help conduct randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and mechanistic research of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), a manualized social work intervention for addiction, stress-related conditions, and chronic pain. For additional information on MORE and current research, see www.drericgarland.com.

Pre-doctoral fellows will assist with the following duties: a) manuscript preparation from existing datasets; b) implementing mindfulness and other behavioral interventions to study participants; c) clinical data collection; d) psychophysiological data collection (autonomic and fMRI measures); and e) data analysis. Pre-doctoral fellows will have opportunities to coauthor scientific articles from existing primary datasets, as well as to conduct new research studies, leveraging the resources and interdisciplinary connections of the College of Social Work, which extend into Psychiatry, Psychology, Oncology, Public Health, Anesthesiology, Neuroscience, Family Medicine, Law, and Nursing, among other departments.

The fellowship comes with a competitive stipend in addition to a graduate research assistantship.

Required Qualifications: Dr. Garland is seeking doctoral program applicants with a MSW, strong writing and analytical skills, and clinical experience working with persons suffering from mental health problems, addictive behaviors, and/or chronic pain and other health conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants with a LCSW, previous experience with mindfulness, quantitative data analysis, computer programming, psychophysiological data collection/analysis, and/or previous study coordination experience on Federally-funded studies will be given preference.

College, University, and Environment: As a major research and teaching university—and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education—the University of Utah strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship, professional practice and teaching are observed.  The University is located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, providing ready access to world class outdoor recreational opportunities. 

The University of Utah College of Social Work has a number of excellent research facilities, including the state-of-the-art Bridge Training Clinic, consisting of four therapy rooms with one-way mirrors and videotaping capacity for behavioral observation and coding, as well as a Social Work Neuroscience Laboratory for assessment of neurocognitive and neuroaffective mechanisms of therapeutic change.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will be open until filled. Applicants should provide cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, and published writing sample(s).

Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Eric Garland, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, at eric.garland@socwk.utah.edu, 801-581-3826. Applicants for the fellowship must also apply to the Ph.D program in Social Work; please contact Mirela Rankovic, Program Coordinator, at mirela.rankovic@socwk.utah.edu 801-585-5979, or Dr. Christina Gringeri, Ph.D. Director, at cgringeri@socwk.utah.edu, 801-581-4864.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://w3ww.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.

Paid Interns (Multiple Positions)

I would like to alert you to some wonderful opportunities opening up with Connect2Health starting this fall.  Connect2Health is a unique program that allows students to do meaningful work with under-served patient populations by connecting them with community resources.   

Connect2Health has a number of opportunities, both paid and volunteer, starting this Fall 2017. Applications are now open!  We are recruiting for:   

Intern with University of Utah Health Plans (UUHP)

o   Paid Position: 1year contract, 15-20 hours/week, $14/hour 

o   Located with UUHP in Murray. Work with UUHP members to conduct telephonic Health Risk Assessments and connect members with resources.

o  Apply Here!  Application due July 31. 

Pediatric Neurology- Intern

o   Paid Position: 6 month contract, 10-20 hours/week, $3750 + 50% off for graduate students 

o   Graduate student preferred, undergraduates may still apply

o   Located in Primary Children’s Outpatient Services.  Help oversee patient, clinical, and administrative tasks of Pediatric Neurology Team. 

o   Apply Here!  Application due July 31. 

AmeriCorps Member

o   $1,230 Education Award given after 300 hours of service- 6 hour/week 

o   Can serve at 4th Street, University Hospital or Pediatric Neurology 

o   Learn more here…

o   Indicate your interest in becoming an AmeriCorps member on the Volunteer Health Mentor Application here. Application due August 28. 

General Volunteer

o   General volunteers are required to serve 2 semesters, 3-4hours/week, and attend a meeting every other week 

o   We are recruiting for volunteers for 3 teams 

  • Fourth Street Clinic – working with patients who are homeless
  • Internal Medicine- University Hospital- working with adult patients
  • Pediatric Neurology- Primary Children’s- working with pediatric patients and parents

o   Apply here!  Application due August 28. 

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions! We look forward to reading applications! 

 

Kevin Yang 

Recruitment Chair

Connect2Health

C2HRecruitment@gmail.com

connect2health.org

I am in the process of recruiting for AmeriCorps positions that will start on September 5th, 2017. Please see the position description (2017-2018 Flyer).

Full time members serve for a full 12 months and focus on enhancing current services. Ideally, they become an integral part of staff, a link to the community serves and a trusted source for healthcare usage and implementation. They will provide direct service to clients or patients including, but not limited to:

  • DWS application assistance
  • Insurance enrollment assistance
  • Diabetes control education
  • Tobacco cessation classes/support
  • Healthy lifestyle choices education
  • Care coordination
  • Community referral specialist.

Full Time members must complete at least 1700 hours of service during their 12 month contract. For their service, they receive a modest living stipend, health insurance, child care benefits (if they qualify) and the Eli Segal Education award ($5815).

 

Mind-body Therapies Immediately Reduce Unmanageable Pain in Hospital Patients, New Study Finds

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

After participating in a single, 15-minute session of one of these mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This study is the first to compare the effects of mindfulness and hypnosis on acute pain in the hospital setting.

The yearlong study’s 244 participants were patients at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City who reported experiencing unmanageable pain as the result of illness, disease or surgical procedures. Willing patients were randomly assigned to receive a brief, scripted session in one of three interventions: mindfulness, hypnotic suggestion or pain coping education. Hospital social workers who completed basic training in each scripted method provided the interventions to patients.

While all three types of intervention reduced patients’ anxiety and increased their feelings of relaxation, patients who participated in the hypnotic suggestion intervention experienced a 29 percent reduction in pain, and patients who participated in the mindfulness intervention experienced a 23 percent reduction in pain. By comparison, those who participated in the pain coping intervention experienced a 9 percent reduction. Patients receiving the two mind-body therapies also reported a significant decrease in their perceived need for opioid medication.

“About a third of the study participants receiving one of the two mind-body therapies achieved close to a 30 percent reduction in pain intensity,” said Eric Garland, lead author of the study and director of the U’s Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development. “This clinically significant level of pain relief is roughly equivalent to the pain relief produced by 5 milligrams of oxycodone.”

Garland’s previous research has indicated that multi-week mindfulness training programs can be an effective way to reduce chronic pain symptoms and decrease prescription opioid misuse. This new study added a novel dimension to Garland’s work by revealing the promise of brief mind-body therapies for people suffering from acute pain.

“It was really exciting and quite amazing to see such dramatic results from a single mind-body session,” said Garland. “Given our nation’s current opioid epidemic, the implications of this study are potentially huge. These brief mind-body therapies could be cost-effectively and feasibly integrated into standard medical care as useful adjuncts to pain management.”

Garland and his interdisciplinary research team aim to continue studying mind-body therapies as non-opioid means of alleviating pain by conducting a national replication study in a sample of thousands of patients in multiple hospitals around the country.

Social Worker PRN – CSW or LCSW (Crisis Team) *Future Opportunities*

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

*University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics is accepting applications for future opportunities as a PRN Social Worker on the Crisis Team*

This position is works as part of a team of mental health professionals providing 24/7 crisis services for SLCo and the State of Utah. Services include the UNI CrisisLine, Mobile Outreach Teams, SafeUT Crisis Text app or Telecrisis. Our team provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information and referral, as well as, follow up services.”

Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) this position is responsible for integrating counseling services with overall patient care. The Social Worker assists patients in meeting their psychosocial needs to facilitate patient adjustment in treatment, hospitalization or transition into the community after therapy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients through interviews and psychosocial assessments in order to establish and develop treatment plans and treatment goals in conjunction with the licensed treatment team.
  • Administers approved counseling which involves social work assessments, counseling and/or treatment to patients, families or significant others.
  • Identifies and provides outreach in the form of information and referrals for community resources to patients and families such as shelter, transportation, future treatment plans and financial assistance.
  • Develops and provides stress management/wellness treatment plans for inpatient and outpatient populations.
  • May perform some Case Management duties.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.
  • Care is appropriate to the population served.
  • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.
  • Ability to identify and arrange community resources that provide individualized assistance for patients, which may involve post-treatment financial assistance, shelter and transportation.
  • Ability to make recommendations based upon experience regarding policy and delivery of service.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • One of the following
  • Current Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice.
  • Current license to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah.
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Crisis experience preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

Physical Requirements:

Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 24823

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type PRN

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Days, Evenings, Midnights, Weekends Etc.

Location Name 525 Plaza

Patient Care? Yes

City Salt Lake City

State UT

Department UNI ENT 93F CRISIS LINE & TEAM

Category Social Work

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/social-worker-prn-csw-or-lcsw-crisis-team-future-opportunities/8C15B264BA0A4D19B1432E7EAE978F4C/job/

Licensed Clinical Social Worker or CSW – Midnight Shifts

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides professional counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature through direct consultation with patients. Therapy activities include individual, group and couples counseling. The incumbent develops program criteria for area of specialization such as couples or addictive behavior counseling. This position may be responsible for supervising the work of Social Workers, Interns or other caseworkers.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements individualized treatment approach to meet the needs of each patient and their families.
  • Works in close collaboration with all members of the treatment team including medical doctors, to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors contributing to the patient’s well being.
  • Identifies appropriate outside resources, such as community agencies, to assist patients with resuming life in their own community and how to live with the patient’s limitations.
  • Assists in the development of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Oversees and supervises Social Worker Interns.
  • May perform Case Management duties.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to communicate verbally as well as in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and provide individual, group and couples counseling.
  • Ability to oversee the activities of Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers in their area.
  • Ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
  • Ability to assist patients and their families with post-treatment adjustments including but not limited to working closely with local, state and federal agencies to ensure the patient receives the appropriate assistance.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Required

  • Two years directly related experience.
  • Experience with conflict resolution when counseling individuals, couples and groups.

Licenses Required

  • Current Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice.
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

This is a unique position working both on our UNI CrisisLine and Mobile Outreach Teams (MCOT) providing crisis intervention services for SL County residents, as well as, working in the UNI assessment center.

Preferred

  • CSW candidates will be considered
  • Experience working with community resources, instructing and supervising Social Workers, Interns and other caseworkers.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

Physical Requirements:

Far Vision, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 25473

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule 10pm – 8am Wednesday – Saturday

Location Name Univ Neuropsychiatric Inst

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UNI ENT 93F CRISIS LINE & TEAM

Category Social Work

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply

http://employment.utah.edu/salt-lake-city-ut/licensed-clinical-social-worker-or-csw-midnight-shifts/EE75411DA4774953A123CD9E8D71556E/job/