STI Prevention Specialist

The STI Prevention Specialist provides training + technical assistance to health centers by working directly with clinics on best practices in quality improvement, STI control and treatment, and patient management approaches to enhance the capacity of providers to integrate STI prevention and treatment guidelines and recommendations into their practices. This position also coordinates, conducts outreach, and provides training for health care and community-based partners working with populations at high risk for syphilis and other STI infections.

The position is based in Essential Access Health’s Los Angeles office.

Description of Duties
  • In collaboration with the Manager of STI Prevention Programs, support with implementing STI prevention interventions, including training and technical assistance to improve integration of quality sexual and reproductive health care in diverse health center settings.
  • Conduct STI prevention-related training, technical assistance, quality improvement, and evaluation activities to reduce rates of STIs and improve clinic systems and outcomes throughout Los Angeles County, with an emphasis on syphilis prevention and management.
  • Support the implementation of assessments and Technical Assistance (TA) for Title X Delegate Agencies, LAUSD wellness centers, health center and community partners who participate in STI Prevention Center activities.
  • Provide guidance and support to health centers by sharing best practices in clinical performance measures to improve and/or maintain high quality STI care (screening, testing and treatment).
  • Act as STI Prevention Center liaison to health centers and key partners. Cultivate and maintain effective communication with health center staff, community based organizations and other community stakeholders.
  • Identify and respond to on-site and remote technical assistance needs of health centers who participate in STI Prevention Center activities (EPT, public health detailing, STI control strategies, etc.).
  • Collaborate in planning the appropriate level of technical assistance for health center partners who participate in STI Prevention Center activities and effectively evaluate their STI prevention strategies.
  • Support, coordinate and implement special projects related to vulnerable populations (youth and young adults, people using drugs, people experiencing homelessness, people impacted by incarceration, etc.).
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years’ experience in health required, strong preference for public health/SRH training or education.
  • Must have strong communication skills, work well in a multidisciplinary team, and be able to work with a wide variety of people in a range of community and clinical settings.
  • Must possess a high degree of professionalism and the ability to handle confidential information at all times.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology, community health promotion, clinic systems and working with clinicians in a clinical setting
  • Knowledge in delivery of medical and educational services, preferably family planning and reproductive health services.
  • Knowledge of syphilis natural history, and best practices in syphilis prevention, management, and control (such as screening algorithms, staging, and congenital syphilis recommendations).
  • Proven ability to work successfully within a collaborative relationship.
  • Experience conducting project administration/program coordination in a community health and/or clinical setting
  • Experience with digital technology platforms and online tools
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning, organizing and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressured conditions, i.e. short deadlines, changing health care environment, multiple demands, grant funding environment.
  • Ability to use electronic communications systems.
  • Available to travel, including overnight, evenings, and some weekends.
  • Commitment to Essential Access Health’s mission of championing and promoting quality sexual + reproductive health care for all.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A current California Driver’s License, current registration and current automobile insurance coverage is required if you drive on company business.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The

employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 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.

Work Environment:

Essential Access Health’s mission is to champion and promote quality sexual + reproductive health care for all. All employees must be supportive of Essential Access Health mission and goals and be able to handle mature subject material about sexual and reproductive health in a confident and professional manner.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Essential Access offers a competitive salary + benefits. Essential Access is an M/F, Disabled, and Vet EEO/AA Employer.