Career Opportunities

Open Positions

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


Morris Heights Health Center’s employment interviews are held telephonically and in person. MHHC does not ask for any personal financial information during the interview. If you need verification of our hiring process, please contact our Human Resources Department at (718) 716-4400 Ext. 2332.

Senior Social Worker

Summary

Morris Heights Health Center (MHHC) 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.

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.

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.

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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