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Program Director

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking an energetic and organized candidate for the position of “Program Director” for our growing School Based Health Program.

ABOUT US:

Since 1981, Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) has a record of distinction as the major provider of health care to Morris Heights and its surrounding areas in the Bronx. The MHHC School Based Health Program currently manages 20 medical clinics within public schools in the Bronx, offering medical, mental health, health education, dental and youth development services to low-income youth. The program is expanding and will be opening additional school clinics over the next year.

THE POSITION:

The Program Director is responsible for operational support (supplies, staffing, and equipment) for 10 School Based Health Clinics (SBHC), and is a member of the leadership team of the School Based Health Program. He/she must have knowledge of NYCDOE systems and have the ability to navigate the varying and complex rules and regulations governing SBHC. It is critical that the Program Director have strong communication skills, verbal and written, as it requires the ability to work well with diverse staff and community stakeholders including principals, teachers, students, paraprofessionals, as well as clear documentation in terms of reports and proposal writing. Supervisory experience is a must as the Program Director will have direct supervision of staff and projects. He/she will be engaged in the Performance Improvement Committee for SBHC and will be required to identify and in some cases lead collaborative and non-invasive research (includes organizing and arranging and evaluating processes & practices). The Program Director is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the SBHC Network Program, including all grant related tasks, reporting, budgeting, data collection & reporting, compliance with program goals & objectives and identification and pursuit of funding for sustainability. The SBHC Network Programs are funded by a variety of grants, NYSDOH, NYCDOH, and other funders and requires very strict program fidelity, reporting and evaluation.

BENEFITS AND SALARY:

Morris Heights Health Center offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families. Our benefits coverage includes medical, dental and vision 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-taxed savings plan.

REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or other related area. At least 2 years of experience in grants management, staff management and experience in planning and implementing programs. The ideal candidate is organized, detail-oriented, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Registered Nurse Manager Supervisor

REGISTERED NURSE CASE MANAGER SUPERVISOR

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking an experience Registered Nurse with Case Management experience to oversee Care Coordination services in our dynamic health center. This position is a critical member in the delivery of team based care. The RN Case Manager Supervisor will ensure that the medical and social need of patients are addressed and that the staff liaise with hospital ED/inpatient Navigators and/ Case Mangers. He/She will facilitate activities focused on the goals of enhancing self management of chronic medical conditions and decreasing hospitalizations. The RN Case Manager Supervisor will develop workflows for the medical home, collaborate with other clinicians to develop a standard of care with preventative services and chronic disease management. This Registered Nurse will provide educate and facilitate implementation of clinical best practices, acting as a clinical resource for the care management team.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In conjunction with leadership, develop quality outcome metrics around targeted chronic conditions; collect and analyze data designed to demonstrate program effectiveness and opportunities for improvement
  • Regularly meet with Care Coordination team to review cases, identify barriers to success and target possible staff education needs
  • Meet with individual case managers to review caseload, ensure compliance with all requirements, discuss participant issues and provide clinical guidance
  • Evaluate staff as per Morris Heights Health Center guidelines

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master’s degree in health related field preferred; The successful candidate will have at least 2-3 years case management and/or care coordination experience in a medical setting; must have care plan development skills or chronic disease management experience; 1-2 years supervisory experience. Knowledge of transitions of care workflows is helpful; Bilingual English/Spanish is highly preferred.

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.

Program Supervisor - Healthy Families

Morris Heights Health Center is seeking a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Supervisor to join our Healthy Families Home Visiting Program in the Bronx. The Healthy Families Morris Heights Program (HFMHP) is grant funded through a collaborative initiative of the Office of Children & Family Services, Department of Health, Prevent Child Abuse New York, and the Center for Human Services Research at the University at Albany. The services through this nationally accredited program offered to families are designed around the national Healthy Families America goals, its 12 researched-based critical elements, and NYS HF Best Practice Standards. This program provides voluntary home-based services to a targeted population in the Bronx, which consists of expectant parents and parents with an infant less than three months old who are considered to be at high risk for child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences. The program services aim to address the following goals: a) Supporting positive parent-child bonding and relationships; b) Promoting optimal child health and development; c) Enhancing parental self-sufficiency; and d) preventing child abuse and neglect.

The Healthy Families Program Supervisor will manage (5) Family Support Workers (FSW). The FSW is a trained para-professional who tailors direct services to each family through various intensive levels of persistent home visiting. The Healthy Families Program Supervisor ensures that the trainings offered to the FSW staff are incorporated into their work and conducts Transfer of Learning (TOL) sessions for professional growth. Working with overburdened families can be a highly stressful job, and as a result, the Supervisor has the critical role of offering guidance, emotional support and insight into the impact of the work on the worker. The Program Supervisor must be highly knowledgeable of the Bronx community and its resources, especially the social and healthcare system and should have the ability to develop intervention plans and provide clinical/administrative/reflective supervision. This position requires excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to prioritize and manage time. This data -driven program requires strong organizational skills, stress management/ self-care skills and the demonstration of strong leadership qualities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides regularly scheduled weekly supervision to all supervisees, and discusses/develops professional development plans. Actively strategizes with staff on reaching performance targets and expected work performance; manages supervisee’s work behavior, nurtures and holds staff accountable; addresses engagement and retention of families
  • Participate in Quality assurance activities; Ensure that service delivery is performed according to the organization’s mission, policies and procedures; track and monitor the progress of families and individuals receiving services; collect and apply data to improve client outcomes
  • Participates in hiring, orientation, training, staff meetings, events or workshops; assesses staff competency for continued training, completes competency based performance appraisals, and participates in program’s improvement planning.
  • Reviews and approves weekly paperwork submitted by staff and ensures Family Case Records are filed up-to-date; Completes thorough and accurate documentation on a timely basis and ensures productivity
  • When necessary Supervisor may carry a caseload or back up FSW with families

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services or in a field related to working with children and families; Bachelor’s degree in related field is acceptable along with 3 years of relevant experience
  • Must have previous experience supervising and counseling staff; must have the ability to provide leadership, set program goals and make difficult decisions; should empower those receiving supervision, offer criticism in a constructive manner
  • Knowledge of infant and child development, parent-child interactions / relationships or experience with family services that embrace the concepts of family-centered and strength-based service provision is preferred
  • Experience in home visiting with a strong background in prevention services to the 0-3 age population is a PLUS
  • Bilingual English / Spanish is REQUIRED
  • Program Supervisor must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of program participants

Grants & Contracts Administrator

The Grants Administrator is a critical role in a fast-changing and growing organization. Under the supervision of MHHC’s Senior Director of Planning, the Grants Administrator has two major responsibilities: 1) Oversee and manage grant compliance for 20+ grants already awarded to MHHC from federal, state, city and private sources. This includes ensuring accurate financial reporting and procedural compliance on all grants, including governmental grants. 2) Work closely with program staff and senior leaders to respond to funding opportunities by supporting, and in some cases, being the team lead on the development of grant proposals from major public and/or private sources.

The Grants Administrator works closely with program and development staff and senior leaders to manage a $20M grants portfolio, ensure organizational effectiveness and compliance, help set relevant policies and provide technical assistance as required.

We are seeking an individual with a strong track record of success and exceptional writing skills. This individual will have robust collaboration and problem-solving skills and will provide seasoned guidance on compliance issues as well as key financial and operational best practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants Compliance

  • Serve as the resident expert on grant compliance and interpretation of grant requirements and all applicable regulations, policies and procedures. Interpret applicable regulations and translate into operational policies as required, including developing tracking and monitoring systems that will allow quick access to grants data and current status of specific grants for reporting purposes and high profile presentations

  • Use the existing public grant management systems in place to monitor awards, provide grant reports, maintain grant compliance, and renew (competitively or non-competitively) existing grants. This includes learning the use of DHHS’s Grants.gov platform, HRSA’s Electronic Hand Book (EHB), New York State’s Grants Gateway, and Contract Management System, and New York City’s HHS Accelerator;

  • Provide on-going training to program staff as it relates to grant administration and organizational policies related to successful and accurate spend down of grant dollars

  • Work closely with program and finance staff to ensure regular reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports) are completed and accurately reflect the work done to meet program deliverables and contract requirements

  • Develop and maintain basic grant tracking systems and databases and communicate appropriately with department staff concerning policies and procedures and updates

  • Research grant funding opportunities on a weekly basis and assess organizational feasibility to apply for funds that align with the organization’s mission and strategic direction (as determined by the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership)

  • Serve as the primary administrator for new and current grants and forge positive relationships with funding sources (project officers, grant managers) such that the organization is always positioned as expert programmers and outstanding grant administrators

    Proposal Development

  • Work with the VP of Fund Development, Planning and External Affairs and Senior Director of Planning to plan, manage, and update the calendar of proposals and reports for the entire year (or established period of time) and initiate prospecting efforts to identify and research new opportunities

  • Lead groups of Program and Clinical colleagues to identify grant opportunities, define the needs that must be addressed from a variety of perspectives; establish priorities; plan and monitor the resulting work that must be completed

  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating our mission and programs to potential funders

  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, logic models, budgets and assorted attachments as required

  • Communicate effectively with public and private grant-making entities to respond to any questions or concerns with submitted proposals and provide quick and accurate responses to queries without jeopardizing the opportunity to be funded

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least (3) years of relevant experience in development, grant writing, project management and prospect research required
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly organized professional with the ability to work well under pressure and thrive in a fast-paced environment; Ability to think and problem-solve creatively

  • Excellent writing, analytical and prospect research skills are essential; A communicator with presence who can align and influence various stakeholders with the demonstrated ability to craft funding proposals in a succinct and compelling manner; Must have a clear understanding of budgets as they relate to grants.
  • A high level of computer literacy and experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).

  • Writing samples of successful grant or marketing proposals and a recap of demonstrated accomplishments must be provided for consideration

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s level degree highly desired

  • Government RFP writing experience a plus
  • Nonprofit or philanthropic experience
  • Ability to provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, training and experience

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.

Clinical Supervisor / Psychotherapist (Full Time) Behavioral Health

The Clinical Supervisor will coordinate and supervise the clinical services of Behavioral Health by participate in clinical staff development, supervision and performance improvement activities, delivering direct patient care services to children, adolescents and families following practices according to Articles 28 and 31, Joint Commission and DOH regulatory requirements. Will work with the Director of Behavioral Health to establish clinical procedures, review intakes, psychiatric evaluations on new patients and assign therapists as needed.

Qualifications: LCSW or PhD -Minimum 5 years clinical experience working with children and adults in hospital or mental health clinic, school and/or residential setting. Minimum 3 years clinical and administrative supervisory experience. Spanish language skills are highly preferred.

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.

Charge Registered Nurse (Full Time) Adult Medicine and Family Medicine

The Charge Registered Nurse performs both clinical and administrative functions, by providing high quality patient care and direction for optimal unit operations. The Charge RN is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of RNs, LPNs and MA’s in our busy, outpatient Adult Medicine and Family Medicine Clinics. The Charge RN 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 Charge RN promotes and supports the concept of teamwork by acting as a role model on the clinical unit.

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor’s degree in nursing or health administration preferred; Three (3) years clinical nursing experience, preferably in ambulatory care setting; at least one (1) year Supervisory-level experience; NYS Registered Professional Nurse; Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required; Bilingual English / Spanish highly preferred.

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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