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Nurse Manager - School Based Health Center

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking an energetic and experienced Registered Nurse with administrative experience, to manage the nursing staff in a dynamic and expanding School Based Health Program.

The Administrative Nursing Manager is part of the leadership team of the School Based Health (SBH) Program. He/she will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, staffing and clinical supervision of the nurses and medical assistants in the SBH program. The Administrative Nurse Manager will be involved in data collection and performance improvement activities. He/she will participate in the opening of new SBH Centers as our program expands. Duties will include occasionally providing direct clinical care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. Masters in Nursing or Health Administration preferred. Minimum of five (5) years clinical nursing experience required - pediatric ambulatory care experience preferred. NYS Registered Professional Nurse license is required. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.

Internist

SUMMARY

MHHC is seeking a dynamic Internal Medicine Physician (Internist) to join our expanding Health Center in the Bronx.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Examines patients, orders or performs appropriate diagnostic tests, formulates diagnosis, directs or performs appropriate therapeutic treatment, and counsels patients
  • Counsels patients on diet, hygiene and preventive health care with accountability for clinical outcomes.
  • Provides patient medical follow-up and assists specialist in providing treatment for such patients.
  • Consult with appropriate medical specialist when necessary; refer patient to subspecialists when indicated
  • Ensure performance improvement initiatives are supported with timely and accurate data and consistent actions
  • Provides medical supervision to assigned staff or nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistants, medical residents, students and other paraprofessionals.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • The position requires a medical degree from a medical college approved by the AMA along with experience in patient care in a large primary care environment.
  • Completed internship and residency training from an approved medical facility
  • Board certified or board eligible by specialty board
  • Must have strong focus on wellness and prevention, effective communication skills, compassion for engaging patients and EMR experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Focused on collaborative team-based care
  • Comfortable working in a high accountability environment and receiving and providing constructive feedback
  • Passionate about providing high quality care to low-income, underserved residents and those lacking access to health care
  • Spanish and/or Bengali language skills are very useful

MHHC is an approved site for the National Health Service Corp Loan Forgiveness Program www.nhsc.org

RN Supervisor

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking experienced Registered Nurses to be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of RNs, LPNs and MA’s in our busy, outpatient clinics. The RN Supervisor will collaborate with the Practice Manager to manage patient flow, ensure adequate staffing levels to meet changing workload needs and monitor quality assurance activities. The RN Supervisor will lead the nursing staff in delivering optimal patient care.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare unit for patient flow by organizing daily huddle
  • Perform patient triage - obtain/review vital signs, obtain chief complaint, performs problem-focused assessment and determines proper level of care (immediate access, urgent care, hospital, etc); Provides direct patient care as needed; acts as a patient advocate
  • Provides direct supervision to Nurses and Medical Assistants ensuring appropriate assessment and treatment of patient health; serves as key problem-solving resource for staff on patient issues
  • Ensures unit staff follow-up abnormal labs and imaging results
  • Provide health teaching and re-enforce instructions to patient from provider; administers treatment and assists provider with procedures
  • Participates in multidisciplinary teams to improve patient care processes and outcomes; collects quality assurance data for performance improvement activities
  • Collaborates with Practice Manager on orienting/training, and evaluating nursing staff
  • Enforces safety measures, maintains hand hygiene and all infection control practices; takes corrective action as necessary

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Baccalaureate degree in nursing or health administration preferred; The successful candidate will have at least three (3) years clinical nursing experience in an outpatient clinic; at least one (1) year Supervisory-level experience;. NYS RN license and CPR certification required; Bilingual English/Spanish is highly preferred.

Senior Care Coordinator - HIV Services

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking a dynamic individual with superior knowledge on care coordination in a clinical setting. The Senior CARE Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day running and supervision of Ryan White Medical Case Managers in accordance with all program goals, targets, and performance outcomes and related Program policies, procedures, and protocols. The incumbent will be responsible for performing quality improvement & assurance activities, ensuring case managers are meeting monthly benchmarks to ensure clinical outcomes are achieved. The candidate must be a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded individual with experience in scaling up programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordination:

  • Coordinates the delivery of care coordination services to HIV positive patients, which includes:
    • Supervising Medical Case Managers, coordinating appropriate division of caseload
    • Working closely with the Medical & Program Directors and Data Manager in assessing patient and programmatic needs to develop programmatic structure and tools to meet those needs, including in areas of treatment adherence education, prevention education, support group, and general case management
    • Establishing productivity goals for MCM staff and submits monthly Case Management activities report
    • Participating in HIV Primary Care QA process, assuming leadership where appropriate in the development and implementation of QA activities

Case Management/ Counseling:

  • Provides comprehensive case management services including:
    • Conducting intakes and psychosocial assessments of new HIV clients, and assumes responsibility for ensuring that an initial service plan is developed with the client, to include psychosocial needs and referrals, health education, and coordination of initial appointments with the Morris Heights HIV Specialist
    • Working with the Clinicians and patients to develop a comprehensive plan for medical treatment
    • Conducting educational sessions on medications, and treatment adherence, for new patients, patients who are changing regimens, and others who may need treatment education and support, as dictated by the standards of care recommended by the AIDS Institute and HRSA Guidelines
    • Providing ongoing coaching with MCM staff to ensure staff counsel patients in facilitating meaningful service plan with patients, upcoming appointments, including specialty, medical, and nutritional, partner notification with clients and the option of PreP;
    • Providing comprehensive case management including application for HASA, ADAP, SNPand other benefits; escort if necessary; referral for legal, mental health, housing, substance abuse services; etc.
    • Provides supportive mental health counseling for clients who are in need of services immediately (in crisis) mental health needs.
    • Establishes and maintains linkages with social service agencies including internal services to MHHC's Health Home,

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • LMSW required; LCSW preferred;
  • A minimum of three years supervisory experience working with HIV positive clients required; At least two years post Master’s clinical experience preferred.
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds;
  • Excellent computer and data management skills;
  • Ability to interface with electronic health record system;
  • Strong verbal and written communication;
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws specific to HIV testing and confidentiality;
  • Strong knowledge of New York based community resources for Persons living with HIV;
  • Experience in implementing quality improvement strategies;
  • Proficient in Word and Excel; ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, think strategically and utilize superior judgment in making decisions. Bi-lingual, Spanish speaking, preferred.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Qualified applicants submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@mhhc.org.

MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities.

Data Coordinator - HIV Services

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking a dynamic individual with superior knowledge of data management in a clinical setting. The Data Coordinator will be responsible for generating HIV clinical data reports and analysis; Coordinate with MIS/CI team to ensure data integrity of clinical indicators entered in EClinical Works for Part A and FOCUS funded service activities; Develop and maintain HIV clinical databases; perform data upload to NY AIDS Institute (Eshare); Supports Ryan White Care activities by providing data to CARE service and PI teams; assist in providing clinical evaluation and provider performance based aggregate data reports on a monthly, and/or as needed basis; Reviews clinical deficiencies to improve quality assurance; Responsible for supporting the submission of annual RSR.

Must be able a critical thinker, strong detail to analysis; must be detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated, able to work independently and in groups, meet project deadlines, and possess strong problem solving skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Input Part A related data in the Eshare (NYS web-data base)
  • Performs evaluation and analysis of data; prepares routine reports documenting results of findings; creates reports using MS Access, Excel, Word, or PowerPoint; participate in formal & informal presentation of findings.
  • Support Data Manager in preparing NYS and HRSA funded programs (HIV QUAL and RSR);
  • Prepares and submits reports for Part A and FOCUS funded activities (HIV, Hepatitis, B & C Screening)
  • Provides technical assistance and training to Providers on proper documentation in EMR; Designs and maintains summary reports for staff use and/or for federal and state funders.
  • Performs chart reviews and reviews findings with providers and other applicable clinical staff;
  • Reviews program reporting requirements and current data collection systems in order to ensure efficiency; design source and output documents; develops schedules; provides training for staff members and providers when new procedures are implemented.
  • Reviews procedures for the reporting of data by providers; institutes methods of monitoring information received in regard to timeliness, completeness and accuracy; designs and implements procedures to update information.
  • Collaborate and interface with IT and CI teams to maintain accurate reporting of HIV related services in the EMR.
  • Abstract census and other socio-demographic data for program development and planning purposes.
  • Provide analysis of HIV related data entered in the EMR; Assist Program Manager in preparing grant related reports.
  • Prepare monthly and annual data reports for review by the Department.
  • Analyze clinical end-user feedback and workflow;
  • Analyze existing data to map new forms and make improvements where necessary;
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SPSS, & SAS

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Informatics or related filed;
  • Two years of experience as a programmer &/or IT Support Technician; experience in healthcare preferred
  • Experience using E-clinical Works EMR-EHR and VFE / MEL programming preferred
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Office, SPSS, & SAS, SQL

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Qualified applicants submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@mhhc.org.

MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities

General Dentist

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking a full-time Dentist to join our fast-paced, patient focused dental practice delivering personalized dental care to the patients of our health center. The Dentist will be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of dental and oral health conditions, planning of treatment and promotion of good oral health habits.

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates will be a graduate of an accredited Dental School with DDS or DMD degree. GPR or AEGD completion preferred. Will have a minimum of (1) year of post residency experience and a strong interest in providing services largely geared to underserved populations. Valid, current New York State license in Dentistry required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

ABOUT US:

Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has had a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to Morris Heights and its surrounding areas in the Bronx. We've provided quality primary healthcare services to all members of the community, including the medically, socially and economically disadvantaged - from medical and dental services to counseling.

Morris Heights Health Center offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families. Our benefits coverage includes medical insurance, dental insurance, a prescription-drug plan, flexible spending accounts, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time-off, and tuition reimbursement. In addition to the non-contributory profit-sharing plan, employees are encouraged to participate in our pre-tax savings plan.

MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Qualified applicants submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@mhhc.org.

MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities.

Dietician

DIETICIAN

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking a Registered Dietician to join our Health Education Department. The incumbent will develop and implement a plan of care based on the assessment of nutritional needs for patients with issues including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, weight management and HIV.

RESPONSIBILITES:

· Works collaboratively with the primary care teams and counsels individuals, families and community residents in nutritional principles, dietary plans, food selection and economics bearing in mind the individuals’ cultural background and lifestyle.

· Documents dietary history, assessment and nutritional goal setting in patients records.

· Works and collaborates with the chronic disease management team in planning, organizing and implementing group education sessions on diabetes, hypertension and any other programs as needed.

· Compiles materials on proper nutrition and keeps patients, staff and community residents aware of the ongoing education programs.

· Keeps abreast of available funds for the development of nutritional programs.

· Prepares the required data reports needed monthly by the granting agency.

· Participates in education and outreach efforts to the community as requested by the supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition Sciences, Community Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition or Dietetics from an accredited College or University. Should have a minimum of two years of experience as a Nutritionist, preferably in a WIC program. Registered Dietician (RD) and Certified Dietician and Nutritionist (CDN) certifications are required. Bilingual English/Spanish is highly preferred. Must be flexible to work some evenings and some Saturday

Physical Therapist

SUMMARY
Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking an experienced Physical Therapist to provide direct care and treatment to those patients who need physical therapy services to improve their activities of daily living.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit
  • Administer manual exercises, massage and/or traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient's strength, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling
  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record data
  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, and ultrasound machines
  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's electronic medical record
  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions
  • Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
  • Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals
  • Direct and supervise supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program
  • At least two years of experience as a Physical Therapist
  • Current NYS License
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a PLUS

ABOUT US:
Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has had a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to Morris Heights and its surrounding areas in the Bronx. We've provided quality primary healthcare services to all members of the community, including the medically, socially and economically disadvantaged - from medical and dental services to counseling.

Morris Heights Health Center offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families. Our benefits coverage includes medical insurance, dental insurance, a prescription-drug plan, flexible spending accounts, long-term and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid time-off, and tuition reimbursement. In addition to the non-contributory profit-sharing plan, employees are encouraged to participate in our pre-tax savings plan.
MHHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which MHHC has facilities. Visit our website: www.mhhc.org.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to provide nursing care to assigned patients under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) or Provider in meeting the needs of the patient. The LPN collects data through observation and communicates information to assist the RN and/or provider in patient assessment and care planning. The LPN delivers care in accordance with the patient care plan, policies and procedures of the organization and principles of relationship-based care. The LPN possesses excellent communication skills, is skillful in mentoring and teaching and participates on committees or projects.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform patient interview and intake; prepare patient for triage by RN
  • Obtain full set of vital signs and recognize and report results out of normal range
  • Collect specimens (urine, throat swabs, etc.)
  • Perform diagnostic point of care testing (blood glucose fingerstick, etc.)
  • Document care, including phone notes in the EMR
  • Follow up on abnormal labs and radiology results
  • Administer immunizations and medications according to acceptable standards for safety and infection control
  • Participate in patient and family education with documentation of teaching and patient response
  • Obtain prior approval for medical insurance and prescription refills
  • Maintain current American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) status
  • Actively participates in patient emergency events, including code blue
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and topics in professional practice through participation in continuing education programs
  • Maintain patient care equipment and report any malfunction to the Charge Nurse, Site Director and head of purchasing
  • Contribute to excellent patient satisfaction by maintaining professional communication with patients, family members and colleagues, and providing safe and quality care.
  • Other job duties as required

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an accredited school for Licensed Practical Nursing; Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience, preferably in an ambulatory care setting; Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required; Must be flexible, open to change and willing to participate in new initiatives in the department.

Family Nurse Practitioner (Full Time & Per Diem)

Provides comprehensive medical services for members of family, regardless of age or sex, on continuing basis by performing the following duties: Performing physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of Physician, ordering, interpreting, and evaluating diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients clinical problems and health care needs, recording physical findings, and formulating plan and prognosis, based on patients condition and submitting health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by Physician.

Qualifications: Graduated from an approved Nurse Practitioner Training Program; Two or more years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner is preferred; Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Family Physician (Full Time & Per Diem) Medical

Provides comprehensive medical services for members of family, regardless of age or sex, on continuing basis; Conducts a program of primary care responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients; Elicits history, examines patients, order, performs and interpret laboratory and x-ray examinations, diagnoses and performs or order necessary treatment; Participates in the developmental and implementation of the performance improvement program including the medical record, protocols for the medical management of health programs and an internal medical audit mechanism; Provides medical supervision to the assigned staff or nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistants, medical residents, student and other paraprofessionals.

Qualifications: Medical degree from a medical college approved by the American Medical Association; Completed internship and residency training from an approved medical facility; Two or more years of experience as a Family Practitioner is preferred; Board certified or board eligible by specialty board.

Medical Director - Internal Medicine (Full Time) Adult Medicine

The Medical Director will be responsible for the direction and coordination of clinical operations in a primary care setting. The incumbent will demonstrate proficiency in practice, planning and self-direction in building the Adult Medicine Practice. This position will be 80% clinical and 20% administrative. The Medical Director will participate in strategic and operational planning, establish productivity targets, and monitor performance measures. The Medical Director will demonstrate a high level of flexibility and commitment to meet the needs of a complex evolving patient care system and will advocate for quality patient care.

Qualifications: The position requires a NY State Board Certified Physician with previous management and leadership experience in a primary care setting; passionate about providing high quality care to low-income, underserved residents and those lacking access to health care;Spanish language skills are very useful.

Psychiatrist (Full Time) Behavioral Health

Diagnoses and treats patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders by performing the following job responsibilities.

  • Conducts psychiatric evaluations, including mental status exams on assigned patients.
  • Assesses need for and prescribes psychotropic medications with appropriate monitoring and follow-up on effectiveness, drug interactions, contraindications and side effects.
  • Collaborates with RN/BSW as needed re: patient medical, laboratory, prescription issues.
  • Reviews treatment plans and authorizes with signature; Provides clinical feedback to treating clinicians.
  • Consults with other mental health staff, medical and primary care providers as appropriate.
  • Conducts individual and/or group therapy as instructed.
  • Documents all evaluations and treatment of patients in a timely manner in accordance with MHHC Principles of Practice and Quality Improvement protocols.
  • Consults with Medical Director and or VP of Behavioral health as needed on high risk cases involving suicide, domestic violence, other types of imminent danger to patient or others, abuse and neglect and court/legal action.
  • Participates in departmental meetings and staff development accordingly

Qualifications: Medical Degree from a college/university approved by American Medical Association and /or ECFMG; Two or more years of post residency experience as a Psychiatrist is preferred; Board Certification is required.

Social Worker/ Psychotherapist (Full Time) Behavioral Health

Delivers direct patient care services to children, adolescents, adults and family. Follows practices according to Articles 28 and 31, School-Based Health Centers, Joint Commission, DOH and other regulatory requirements. Treatment modalities include individual, family and group counseling within short-term therapy framework.

Qualifications: NYS-licensed - LMSW, LCSW, PhD; Bilingual Spanish/English is required.

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