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If you are interested in a position, please forward your resume in MS Word format to jobs@mhhc.org.

Nutritionist

Summary

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is looking for a enthusiastic Nutritionist to join the MHHC WIC department. This individual will possess in depth knowledge of nutrition principles and its application to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). They must be responsive to the identified needs and interests of the participants, especially those whose nutrition, or health concerns require an advanced level of expertise (High Risk) according to the core competencies associated with Participant Centered Nutrition Assessment (PCNA). They will be responsible for the overall coordination, planning, and development of the nutrition treatment plan for the participants in the WIC Program by performing the following:

  • All the duties of the Nutrition Assistant and CPA staff.
  • Develop and implement high risk care plans and oversee high risk care to all participants.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to CPA and Nutrition Assistant staff.
  • Coordinate nutrition education, including breastfeeding promotion and support that is responsive to the identified needs/interests of each high-risk participant.
  • Refer high-risk participants to other health-related and social services, as necessary.
  • Track high-risk participants' progress in improving their health and document for outcomes.
  • Ensure the efficient flow of the assessment and education processes.
  • Provide leadership in planning, conducting, and evaluating Participant Centered Nutrition Education services.
  • Provide leadership and assist in orienting, training and mentoring new local agency staff.
  • Provide leadership in developing, conducting and evaluating nutrition training for local agency staff in nutrition education topics.
  • Implement optional and required individual care plans for participants, especially participants whose nutrition or health concerns require an advanced level of nutrition expertise (high risk).

This individual will provide and document Participant Centered Nutrition Assessment (PCNA) core competencies during counseling which are as follows:

  • Utilize participant centered approach including open-ended questions, body language, affirmations, and reflective listening.
  • Collect relevant information from all sources, including anthropometric, hematological, clinical, lifestyle, breastfeeding, and visual observations.
  • Assist in the collection of onsite hematology according to OSHA and NYSDOH policy and procedure.
  • Assign and generates appropriate nutrition risk criteria.
  • Summarize the assessment by conveying pertinent risks to the participant/caretaker in a sensitive manner.
  • Work with participant to prioritize needs and concerns.

Qualification

The candidate will have a (minimum) Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, and a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RD/RDN).

Program Associate

Summary

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is looking for an energetic individual to join our team as a Program Associate for our WIC Department. The candidate will exhibit personal and professional accountability in all work task with excellent telephone, verbal and written communication skills. This position requires practical experience/knowledge of the policies and procedures of the clerical aspects of the daily operations of the NYSDOH WIC Program, so as to foster the overall integrity of the program within a WIC Clerical duties, which include the following:

  • Assist in screening participants for categorical, financial and residential eligibility and enter data in computer.
  • Answers incoming calls to the WIC Program and routes them appropriately.
  • Provide orientation to participants entering the WIC program including the rights and responsibilities and appropriate use of WIC benefits.
  • Screen participants application forms and schedules appointments appropriately in the computer.
  • Pre-screen participants via phone and walk-in.
  • Completes all clerical aspects of WICSIS during certification or nutrition education appointments.
  • Files charts and other pertinent documents belonging to participants such as proxies, Foster Care letters, etc.
  • Verify and distribute WIC checks to all active participants.
  • Participate in outreach activities.
  • Participate in program retention by calling no-shows and mailing reminder cards, etc.
  • Assist in intra/inter-state transfers.
  • Provide participants with designated proxies and appropriate referrals to health and social services.
  • Conduct orientation at certification.
  • Conduct on site hematology according to OSHA and NYSDOH policy and procedure.
  • Breastfeeding promotion on-site.
  • Assist in daily inventory of Manual checks and signature pads.
  • Issue food instruments.
  • Print computer checks when advised by nutritionists.
  • Call the Help Desk when necessary and update log the book.
  • Assist participants in completing forms pertinent to certification.
  • Complete voter registration forms (NVRA).
  • Request transfers and fax form to other WIC program.
  • Perform other duties as requested relative to the scope of the job. Participant Centered Service (PCNS) environment.

Qualification

The candidate will have a HS Diploma or Equivalent.

Social Worker

Summary

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking enthusiastic Licensed Social Workers to join our expanding School Based Health Center Program. This program is a partnership with a variety of schools in the community to improve the well-being of children and families by providing onsite access to healthcare, including mental health and health education services. Social Workers will provide evaluations, psychotherapy and social services to students and their families. Essential responsibilities include:

  • Completing screening and intake assessments
  • Conducting individual, family and group psychotherapy that is focused and goal oriented as clinically determined
  • Conducting crisis counseling as requested
  • Developing preventive interventions as needed for the specific student population at the site
  • Documenting all evaluations and treatment in accordance with MHHC protocols including regulatory requirements of JCAHO, DOH and DOE
  • Collaborating and consulting with School Based Health Center team members: Medical Provider, Health Educator and School Health Assistants; will also consult with DOE staff as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:
Successful candidates will have at least a LMSW in New York along with one year of post Master's clinical experience or equivalent experience preferred working with children, adolescents and adults in a mental health setting. Should be able to demonstrate Age Related Competency, knowledge of growth and developmental stages from childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

Senior Social Worker

Summary

Morris Heights Health Center is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as our Senior Social Worker. The candidate will be able to provide evaluations, psychotherapy and social services to individuals, couples, families and groups. They will participate in clinical staff development, supervision and performance improvement activities as a member of an interdisciplinary team. The individual may or may not supervise clinicians and/or interns, and they must have experience as a clinician.

They must be able to demonstrate leadership skills in staff meetings, project development, conducting staff development trainings, in-services, and be involved in departmental or organization wide special projects or program enhancement activities.

They will also provide clinical coverage of program site as required.

Qualifications

The individual joining our team must have a Master's Degree from an accredited graduate school program, they must have a minimum of 5 years post graduate clinical practice. Demonstrated clinical experience in mental health, inpatient and/or outpatient setting in clinical field of practice working with children, adolescents and adults.

Community Liaison

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is searching for an charismatic individual to to be part of the Planning, Development, and External Affairs department. This individual will be reporting to the Director of Marketing & Patient Resources, and they will provide support to the MHHC Marketing Department’s goals and responsibilities. This role is responsible for developing and administering public awareness and education surrounding all MHHC programs and services. This position will require working with stakeholders such as program managers/directors, partners and members of the public.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the MHHC marketing program to promote the Center’s business to the public at large with the major objectives of attracting & retaining patients, garnering community support, promoting a solid public image, establishing and maintaining goodwill while heightening public awareness of the organization’s business.
  • With the direction of the Director of Marketing & Patient Resources, develop and execute outreach strategies to support growth and patient retention.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community entities, and identify venues to conduct events
  • Identify and coordinate participation in community events; this includes liaising with MHHC’s departments to ensure participation and visibility.
  • Provide community/referral sources with information relative to services and programs offered at Morris Heights Health Center
  • Research new marketing opportunities
  • Attend community board meetings
  • Oversee the Patient Advisory Group and ensure our patients are informed of upcoming events
  • Serve as a member of the Marketing Outreach Team (MOT) Steering Committee.

Requirements

This individual will preferable have a Bachelor's degree, minimum a High School Diploma and experience or training in communications, public administration, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. They will have the ability to work in teams and collaborate across departments to complete assigned projects effectively and efficiently. The ability to prioritize and efficiently manage time, maintain accurate and organized records, adhere to a schedule, and manage multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously. They will be English and/or Spanish proficient, and have the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts. They also have to be able to lift up to 30 lbs. 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.

Construction Project Manager

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is looking for a dynamic individual to be part of the Planning, Development. and External Affairs department. The Construction Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and implementing project management skills and knowledge for assigned projects. Reporting to the Chief Planning and Development Officer, the Project Manager ensures that Morris Heights Health Center’s capital/construction projects and initiatives are executed judiciously and efficiently. The Project Manager will liaise with the Director of Facilities, Director of Grants and internal project leads to coordinate and track project activities including budgets, advising the project team on actions that will ensure successful completion. The Project Manager is tasked with keeping the project on-time and within scope and budget. Regular status and trend reports are prepared and delivered to the CPDO at appropriate intervals.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With guidance from the Chief Planning and Development Officer, develop plan construction project plans
  • Collaborating with the CDPO and the Director of Facilities prepare contracts and take an active role in negotiating revisions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Ensure the timely completion of capital construction projects by developing a construction plan, scope of work and timeline that identifies milestones in project completion
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations
  • Oversee and monitor construction and project expenditures to ensure project remains on budget and prevent delays in payment for materials and services
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Visit construction/project site frequently and oversee the work being done by the project team and evaluate completion of tasks and provide feedback to appropriate stakeholders
  • Report any delays, changes to the project scope, changes in project schedule and project costs, inclement weather or emergencies at construction site to the CPDO. Investigate damage, accidents, or delays at construction site(s) to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out
  • Provide assistance and follow-through on necessary permits and licenses
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Review, verify and validate project invoices, change orders, and/or statements for payment/reimbursement
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Successfully manage the relationship with all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Interface and coordinates with Information Technology and Clinical Informatics for appropriate project-related metrics baselines and tracking project progress.

REQUIREMENTS:

The desired candidate will have a Bachelors’ Degree preferablely in Construction Management. They will have 3-5 years of project management/construction management experience, preferably within the healthcare field, and a PMP certification is desired. Strong command of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, and knowledge of MS Project is desired. In addition, have strong sense of teamwork. Demonstrate integrity, flexibility, and a strong work ethic. Detailed-oriented, strong follow-through skills, ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently. Demonstrate analytical ability, with attention to detail and systems aptitude. Strong organizational skills are required. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), with, the ability to communicate across multiple functions and levels. Must have manual dexterity. Must be comfortable speaking in public

Grants and Contracts Administrator

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is in search of an enthusiastic individual to be the Planning, Development, and External Affairs's Grants and Contracts Administrator. The Grants and Contracts Administrator is a critical role in a fast-changing and growing organization. Under the supervision of MHHC’s Senior Director of Planning, the Grants and Contracts Administrator has two major responsibilities: First, they 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. Second, they 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 and Contracts 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. Because they are a vital connector for the finance, development, and program staff, the Grants and Contracts Administrator must possess the ability to see and understand all points of view.

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 FUNCTIONS

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;
  • Expertly 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 Chief 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;
  • Immediately inform supervisor and the VP of FDP&EA of proposal outcomes and granting decisions.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree and at least three 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.
  • 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).
  • Ability to think and problem-solve creatively
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Writing samples of successful grant or marketing proposals and a recap of demonstrated accomplishments must be provided for consideration.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALITIES

  • Master’s level degree highly desired
  • Government RFP writing experience a plus
  • Nonprofit or philanthropic experience
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Ability to set and revise policies and procedures while brokering buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Demonstrated capacity to frame complex situations and present options
  • Ability to provide guidance to people with a wide range of cultural backgrounds, training and experience

Medical Assistant

SUMMARY

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) is seeking an energetic and experienced Medical Assistant to join out Medical Team. The medical assistant would perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the clinic operating optimally, and perform patient care activities focused on preparing the patient for the visit with the provider. Some clinical responsibilities may include such tasks as taking medical histories from patients, recording their vital signs, height and weight, chief medical complaint and preparing patients for examinations, and providing assistance during exams. The administrative duties include answering telephones, scheduling appointments, following up with patients regarding missed appointments and abnormal labs, updating patient medical records, obtaining information from hospital admissions and/or appointments with providers outside of this organization. In addition, the Medical Assistant would provide outstanding customer service as their interaction with the patient is an integral aspect of patient’s clinic experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform patient interview and intake
  • Maintain proper hand hygiene and all other accepted infection control practices
  • Prepare exam rooms for clinical visit
  • Obtain vital signs, recognize values out of normal range, and report abnormal findings to the RN, LPN or provider
  • Collect specimens (urine, throat swabs, etc.)
  • Perform diagnostic testing including electrocardiograms, point of care testing, hearing and vision screening
  • Participate in all fire drills and other safety education sessions
  • Restock supply room and maintain need environment for supplies
  • Obtain HIV and Bronx RHIO consents
  • Maintain all patient care equipment and report any malfunction to the charge nurse, site director and head of purchasing
  • Attend unit, department and special meetings as scheduled
  • Comply with organizational dress code
  • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Contribute to excellent patient satisfaction by maintaining professional communication with patients, family members and colleague, and providing safe and quality care

Qualifications

The candidate will have a high school degree or GED, and be a graduate of a NYS approved school/college for medical assistant studies. The individual would have one (1) year Medical Assistant experience in Ambulatory setting is preferred, be proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills, and maintain professional communication and presence. They need to be able to comprehend routine activities and problem-solve with assistance form supervisor, be able to speak, read, write and comprehend English, and be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers, fractions and decimals.

In addition, they need to be able to walk, stand, and move, for a large part of the day. The medical assistant should be able to manipulate equipment, as well as lift and move objects, equipment and supplies. It is reasonable to anticipate lifting 20-25 pounds. Lifting up to 40-50 pounds may occasionally be required. The medical assistant may be expected to have sufficient manual dexterity in order to safely perform various skills and techniques. They would also be expected to have a level of visual and auditory acuity sufficient to meet the needs of their job tasks. The employee is frequently required to use hands to, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. Lastly, the candidate should be American Heart Association Basic Life support (BLS) certified.

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.

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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