Data to Care Coordinator

MCD Global Health

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Position Type: Full Time

Level: Mid-level

Location: Augusta, Maine/Hybrid

MCD Global Health is a nonprofit global health organization recognized in the United States and around the world as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner.

Our Vision & Mission:
We envision a world in which all people have access to high quality and enduring solutions to improve and maintain their health and well-being. MCD aspires to be a premier partner of choice and an internationally recognized leader, innovator, and trusted partner in applied, cross-national public health solutions. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide through enduring, high-quality, cost-effective, and universally accessible public health solutions.

The Data to Care (D2C) Coordinator is responsible providing direct disease intervention services, including partner services, ensuring linkages to medical care, and enrollment into HIV related services to people living with HIV that are not in care in the state of Maine. The role provides (1) HIV linkage to care for clients lost to care; (2) collects information related to HIV treatment and testing outcomes through case investigation, record review, and other methods; (3) provides assistance for the coordination of medical care services and other social support services; and (4) maintains case management database for clients that are out of care to track progress. Work is performed under administrative direction.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide disease intervention services, including case investigations, interviewing infected patients, notifying possible contacts, and following up with health care providers and laboratories for all previously diagnosed HIV cases in Maine.
  • Prepare and disseminate technical reports for statewide and federal partners.
  • Provide case management for clients lost to care and ensure clients are linked to HIV Care, Ryan White Part B, and other support services.
  • Work in collaboration with the Ryan White Part B and HIV/STD Surveillance Programs to identify and engage HIV positive persons lost to care.
  • Maintain relationships with infectious disease providers, pharmacies, FQHCs, and urgent cares throughout the state to improve HIV treatment outcomes.
  • Collaborate with Infectious Disease Prevention Program staff, particularly the Linkage to Care Coordinator to drive program priorities.
  • Provide HIV antibody counseling, testing, and referral services.
  • Monitor, implement, and evaluate HIV treatment and reengagement outcomes.
  • Perform education and outreach activities and serve as the point of contact for D2C activities for local and federal agencies, medical providers, and members of the public.
  • Assist in the coordination of HIV outbreak and emergency response.
  • Coordinate and participate in consumer planning groups related to HIV, STD, and viral hepatitis prevention.
  • Collaborate with state-funded organizations, staff, and clinicians to improve HIV morbidity in the state.
  • Participate in and contribute to overall Infectious Disease Program planning and evaluation activities.
  • Review and evaluate integrated HIV, STD, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction data and interventions.
  • Attend relevant meetings, work sessions, and conferences.
  • Contribute to Infectious Disease Surveillance evaluation, performance improvement, outbreak preparedness, and response planning including but not limited to COVID 19
  • Assist in additional duties as reasonably assigned.

This position will be a hybrid position with at least two days physically onsite in the Augusta CDC office and will follow the State of Maine Tele-Work policy.

While this position is embedded at the Maine CDC, you will be a member of MCD Global Health. We are a public health non-profit organization recognized in the United States and internationally as a leader, innovator, and trusted partner in the design, implementation, and assessment of high quality, enduring programs in public health.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health Education, Public Administration, Education, or one of the Behavioral Sciences, and two (2) years’ experience in community or health education program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Directly related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred candidates will also have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, diagnostic, treatment, and prevention aspects of HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction
  • Ability to gather, synthesize, and summarize a variety of information for local and federal partners.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal, local, and state policies
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners and populations.
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

And the ability to:

  • Communicate complex health information and policies to many audiences.
  • Analyze data and high attention to detail.
  • Organize, disseminate, and report public health information.
  • Communicate with local and community partners.
  • Work independently, including being a “self-starter.”
  • Facilitate groups.
  • Speak publicly.
  • Possess an attitude that fosters a respectful, non-threatening workplace environment.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MCD strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, contractors, and other representatives.

MCD Global Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to access our career website or need other accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

MCD has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with its aims and objectives, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. MCD also adheres to strict child-safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.