Career Opportunities at the Community Health Center

Community Health Physician

The Community Health Center in Cowley County is currently seeking a full-time Family Practice Physician. Federally Qualified Health Center designated. National Health Service Corps student loan forgiveness program available. Clinic setting. Highly collaborative environment. Regular daytime schedule. Benefits include: health, dental and retirement. Must be a M.D. or D.O. from an accredited educational institution. Send CV attention to CHCCC Chief Executive Officer, P.O. Box 643, Winfield, KS, 67156 or email dbrazil@cowleyhealthcenter.org. Position open until filled. EOE.

Community Health Physician Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY  Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Physician in this position provides direct and appropriate clinical care and treatment to patients in specialty areas as assigned. The employee in this position is responsible for and held accountable for maintaining patient/client confidentiality. PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILTIES Achieve Results

  1. Directly affect improvements in patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis and delivery of relevant, high quality medical care.  Ensure the delivery of competent, accurate, medical care and treatment to all patients as assigned.
  2. Provide leadership and direction to non-physician clinic staff.  Effect overall clinic results.  Meet or exceed all measurable standards of care, including overall clinical, quality, and productivity goals.
  3. Ensure accuracy, efficiency, and appropriate confidentiality with patient charting and related recordkeeping and administrative functions as assigned.
  4. Participates in the organization’s quality improvement initiatives.  Collaborates to ensure metrics for clinical outcomes are consistently reviewed, and that the organization is provided clear guidance and direction affecting ongoing improvements in the quality of care.  Preforms various duties to support patient centered medical home transformation.

Operational Excellence

  1. Ensure the delivery of all medical treatment and care is consistent with all regulatory, accreditation, and professional standards, including clinical policies and quality initiatives.
  2. Understand and ensure all practices and procedures related to the delivery of medical services are consistent with contracted protocols and procedures.

Relationship Management

  1. Develop and ensure favorable relationships with all patients and their families.  Achieve commitments from patients to adhere to an effective plan of care, and ensure all patient services are delivered in a caring and professional manner.
  2. Develop and ensure favorable relationships with vendors, contractors and payor sources.
  3. Develop and ensure ongoing, positive relationships and collaboration with other physicians, nurses, administrative and clinic operations staff.  Ensure the success of each clinic operation through collaborative support and working relationships with all clinic operations staff.

Professionalism & Stewardship

  1. Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times.
  2. Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.

 PRIMARY TASKS & DUTIES

  1. Comprehensive physical assessment; evaluating, diagnosing, and treating new and existing patient’s medical conditions.
  2. Initiating and interpreting labs and x-ray studies including CTs & MRIs.
  3. Performing medical procedures.
  4. Prescribing and referring patients for specialized consultation.
  5. Write/Dictate progress notes on patients’ charts indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed.
  6. Conducting follow-up patient care.
  7. Providing health education to patients and families.
  8. Supervising and/or coordinating the activities of patient care and support staff within the clinic.
  9. Teaching and training illness prevention.
  10. Actively participate in community health education.
  11. Performing emergency life-saving procedures in cases such as cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, massive hemorrhage, or similar emergencies.
  12. Are among front line medical providers in emergency disaster services.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrate a high level of skill at building relationships and customer service.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
  • Demonstrate high degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements.
  • Requisite skills and ability to perform certain medical tasks as assigned
  • Demonstrate a high level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to implement, and evaluate operational and administrative processes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS Education

  • M.D. or D.O. from an accredited educational institution.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in Kansas as assigned.

Professional

  • Demonstrated expertise in relevant medical practices, protocol, trends and best practices in clinical areas assigned.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and success in effecting overall clinical operations.
  • Experience/Knowledge of JCAHO accreditation process and requirements, as well as all federal, state and local regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a community health center environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully
  • Proficiency in knowledge of office management, use of computer, software packages, and office machines

Physical/Environmental

  • Occasional lifting of 40 – 50 lbs and pushing of 5-20 lbs
  • Sitting, standing and walking approximately 80% of the time
  • A medium to high level of manual dexterity required
  • Bending and reaching approximately 20% of the time
  • Normal accessibility and mobility throughout the region required
  • Normal overtime/extended work hours

Additional Requirements Additional Requirements

  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License; use of personal automobile and certificate of liability insurance from automobile insurer.

Registered Nurse

The Community Health Center in Cowley County has a full-time opening for a Registered Nurse. Bilingual in Spanish Preferred. Primary Care setting. Consistent daytime schedule. Highly collaborative environment. Case management and telehealth responsibilities. Benefits include: health, dental and retirement. Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing and have a valid Kansas Nursing License. Send resume attention to Chief Executive Officer, P.O. Box 643, Winfield, KS, 67156 or email dbrazil@cowleyhealthcenter.org. Position Open until filled. EOE.

Community Health Registered Nurse Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer and the Chief Medical Officer, the Registered Nurse in this position preforms duties in various programs and provides direct clinical support to the Physician and PA/NP. The nurse in this position is distinguished by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned and by the independence of action taken. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned clinical duties. The purpose of this position is to provide general nursing care and leadership, working collaboratively with physicians and multidisciplinary team members. The R.N. will promote and restore patient’s health as they prescribe, provide, delegate, evaluate and coordinate comprehensive professional nursing care through the use of the nursing process for patients of all ages, gender, cultures, and background; provide physical and psycho-social support to patients, friends, and families. The nurse may be from time to time responsible for the coordination of student nursing staff and clinic volunteers. The employee in this position is responsible for and held accountable for maintaining patient/client confidentiality.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – NOT ALL ITEMS MAY BE PERFORMED BY ANY GIVEN INCUMBENT)

  • Participates in health clinics; KAN Be Healthy Assessments, Prenatal Risk Reduction Assessments, school screening services; coordinates the prevention and control of communicable disease,; perform diagnostic screening tests including collection of lab specimens; give prescribed treatments and immunizations; lead assessments; chart patient information; maintain clinic log; make referrals; provide breast feeding education and promotion; assist individuals and families in carrying out recommendations made by their physicians.
  • Schedules and directs the activities of student nursing staff.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends Quality Assurance program policy and procedures to Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Assists in assuring that all standing orders are kept current;
  • Assess, plan, direct and evaluate total nursing care as determined by the patient’s age related physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures of the Community Health Center.
  • Provides case management by being a patient advocate, resource and contact person for patients.
  • Provides basic education information to patients and family, focusing on self-care appropriate to their age and identified learning considerations and needs.
  • Performs assessment data collection and documents subjective data (chief complaint and allergies) and objective data (vital signs/weight/etc.). Reviews basic health history information for patients; focusing on environmental, self-care and clinic discharge planning.
  • Administers medications and intravenous solutions skillfully and correctly, and performs lab/diagnostic testing as ordered by provider and reports all critical lab values immediately.
  • Demonstrates an ability to remain calm, perform effectively and professionally during peak periods of activity and emergency situations.
  • Anticipates and prepares examination room with equipment and supplies required for the visit. Assists provider with examination and procedures per request.
  • Utilizes universal precautions in obtaining specimens (venipuncture, cultures, etc.) and in delivery of patient care. Performs lab testing (i.e. urine dip, pregnancy test, strep screen, hemacue) including quality controls and maintains all laboratory/diagnostic test logs.
  • Performs efficiently in stressful situations, seeking guidance, informing appropriate persons and documenting events.
  • Assures all clinic equipment is maintained in a safe and functioning manner;
  • Assures safety of biologicals by maintaining temperature logs on refrigerator;
  • Assure accuracy of test results by running appropriate controls as needed;
  • Assists in assuring compliance with OSHA’s Occupational Exposure to Blood borne pathogen standards;
  • Assures adequate supply of nursing supplies, lab supplies, and clean linens are all on hand for delivery of services; informs the Chief Financial Officer of supply needs;
  • Serves as liaison to the public health department for reportable communicable diseases;
  • Participates in educational activities by attending conferences, meetings and workshops to keep informed in all FQHC programs and procedures with the approval of the  Chief Medical Officer; when appropriate;
  • Provides up-dated information received at meetings and workshops to all applicable staff (not attending) as soon as possible;
  • Participates in the hiring of nursing staff; performs training and evaluation of nursing staff per agency policies and procedures.
  • Preforms duties in various programs including participation in quality assurance and improvement program, and patient centered medical home transformation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

STAFF NURSE, POSITION REQUIREMENTS

EXPERIENCE:  Previous appropriate experience is a factor in selection of the Registered Nurse. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job satisfactorily after probationary period.

EDUCATION:  A Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) degree or academic public health preparation is preferred, however, prior experience may be considered.

SKILLS:  Thorough knowledge of all program operations and procedures. Good management skills. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage emotions and anxiety. Ability to operate all equipment used in performing nursing services. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

PROBLEM SOLVING:  Problem solving is a factor in this position. Problems include student nursing staff management and scheduling, recommending program policies and procedures for student nursing staff guidance and equipment malfunctions.

DECISION MAKING:  Decision making is a factor in this position. Decisions include determine program policies and procedures, student nursing staff scheduling and making decision of referral to help with client needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible to assess nursing supply and equipment needs and bring them to the attention of the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Employee is responsible for reading, knowing and following policies, procedures and protocols for the Health Center and guidelines in manuals dealing with specific programs as assigned.

Private Health Information: Protected Health Information or PHI means any information (including demographic information collected from an individual), whether oral or recorded in any form or medium.

This position requires regular access to protected health information. The Registered Nurse in this position requires complete access to all PHI that is necessary to carry out vital job functions as outlined in this description. The nurse is obligated to divulge the minimum necessary PHI to carry out essential functions of the position.

This position requires the employee to sign a confidentiality agreement as all programs under the Community Health Center are required to be HIPAA compliant.

PERSONAL RELATIONS:  Continual contact with other county agencies, state health department staff, local medical professionals, and the general public. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the community and fellow employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Adverse weather, infectious wastes and possible exposure to communicable diseases are factors in this position. Physical effort is required. The employee in this position must be able to meet deadlines under excess pressure.

PHYSICAL ABILITY:  Ability to walk, bend, stoop, reach, lift fifty (50) pounds and access steps to porches and second stories when providing services to clients of all ages in the community. Ability to express or exchange thoughts and ideas by means of verbal communication. Conveying and receiving detailed important verbal instruction to and from other workers and the general public. Ability to operate personal automobile, due to services being provided at various sites in the county, as well as, the need to attend job-related in-services and workshops held throughout the state.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Valid Kansas Drivers License, use of personal automobile and certificate of liability insurance from automobile insurer.

Medical Assistant

The Community Health Center in Cowley County has a full-time opening for a Medical Assistant. Bilingual in Spanish Preferred. Certification Preferred. Consistent daytime schedule. Highly collaborative environment. Clinic setting. Benefits include: health, dental and retirement. Send resume attention to Chief Executive Officer, P.O. Box 643, Winfield, KS, 67156 or email dbrazil@cowleyhealthcenter.org. Position open until filled. EOE.

Medical Assistant Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer, the Medical Assistant performs duties in various programs of the Community Health Center. The Medical Assistant will perform routine clerical tasks and follow prescribed clinical procedures.  The work experience is of an independent complex nature.  Duties involve careful analysis and interpretation of data for the purpose of planning, developing and problem solving. Decision making is controlled by established guidelines set forth by the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer.  The employee in this position is responsible for and held accountable for maintaining patient/client confidentiality.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITES

Achieve Results

  1. Ensure the safe, productive, and efficient operation of the clinic assigned through timely and attentive administrative and clinical support (as authorized or licensed).
  2. Ensure all patients enjoy a positive experience, treated with the care and compassion expected.
  3. Ensure all patient records and related documents are managed and maintained timely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPAA and related regulations and requirements.

Operational Excellence

  1. Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes, and related duties complies with all regulatory and accreditation standards, as well as clinic policies and procedures.

Relationships  

  1. Develop favorable relationships with all patients.  Instruct patients and their family members training and /or information related to in-home care as appropriate.
  2. Establish favorable working relationships with all staff members associated with center operations, including administration, nurses, physicians and related staff.

Stewardship and Professionalism

  1. Uphold and consistently represent the values and mission of the organization at all times.  Represent the organization in a highly professional manner at all times.
  2. Ensure compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures.

PRIMARY TASKS AND DUTIES

  1. Prepares patient’s chart prior to clinical exam.
  2. Prepares patient for clinical exam/visit, including the collection of typical patient vital metrics (blood pressure, temperature, height, weight etc.).
  3. Assists provider with clinical visit.
  4. Follows through with post-visit duties.
  5. Assists with office duties as assigned.
  6. Provides service in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age; demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Read, write, and maintain patient records and related administrative documentation
  • Knowledge and ability to use requisite tools, systems, technology and equipment in the collection of patient data
  • Utilize computers in the collection, management, and reporting of patient records
  • Ability to work with a diverse, sometimes difficult and demanding patient population

POSITION REQUIRMENTS

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a medical terminology course.
  • Certification in office practice or enrollment in such a program is desired.

Experience

  • Demonstrated success with clear thinking and ability to reorganize as needed.
  • Demonstrated success in working independently, prioritization and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated success in organization abilities.
  • Demonstrated success in computer skills including ability to use computer for scheduling, word documents and reasonable keyboard skills.
  • Demonstrated success in customer service/patient services or working with the general public, preferably in a medical care facility.
  • Demonstrated success in managing difficult customer situations
  • Significant knowledge of medical practices and procedures in a primary care environment.
  • Demonstrated success and experience with direct patient services (e.g. phlebotomy) and the proper knowledge and use of medical devices and equipment.

 

Working Conditions (Check one or all depending on the working conditions of the position)

__ __   Normal hospital working environment.  Requires good verbal and written communication skills.  Must be able to speak and read the English language.

_ __     Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of fifty (50) pounds without assistance.

____    Work is primarily facility based in an outpatient behavioral health setting and/or correctional facility.

____    Some work may occur in a community setting and may include contacts in a high crime area and in extremes of temperature.

 

Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure (Please Check One)

_____  Category I:  Job classification includes ALL employees who have occupational exposure* to blood borne pathogens* (blood or body fluids) while performing their job duties.

_____  Category II:  Job classification includes employees who are likely to have SOME occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens because Category I tasks may occasionally be required.

_____  Category III:  Job Classification includes those employees who perform jobs and tasks where NO CONTACT with blood borne pathogens occurs and Category I and Category II tasks ARE NOT a condition of employment.

SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION

  • Clerical staff in this job description have shown competency in their duties and are able to perform independently with minimum supervision.
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of all Health Center procedures and policies and are capable of performing all functions accurately.
  • Assists and ensures balances of money receipts at end of each working day and transfers to Reception Manager.
  • Maintains Electronic Health Record computer program.
  • Provides assistance to Chief Medical Officer, Administrative Support Coordinator and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Assists the Quality Assurance Team by preforming duties in various improvement programs including participation in quality assurance and improvement program, and patient centered medical home transformation.
  • Prepare, review, and coordinate information for charts.  Check records and schedules for accuracy.  See that deadlines are met.
  • Assists with clerical and medical duties for various clinics, as assigned.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 ACCOUNTABILITY:

Employee is not responsible for budgetary control of the agency and does not participate in the budget process.  Employee is responsible for reading, knowing, and following policies, procedures, and protocols for the Health Center.  The employee is responsible for reading, knowing, and following guidelines in manuals dealing with specific programs, as assigned.  The employee in this position is forbidden to offer ANY medical advice to the general public while acting as or perceived as an agent of the Health Center.

Private Health Information:

Protected Health Information or PHI means any information (including demographic information collected from an individual), whether oral or recorded in any form or medium. This position requires regular access to protected health information. The Medical Assistant position requires some limited access to PHI that is necessary to carry out vital job functions as outlined in this description. The Medical Assistant is obligated to divulge the minimum necessary PHI to carry out essential functions of the position. This position requires the employee to sign a confidentiality agreement as all programs under the Health Center are required to be HIPAA compliant.

PERSONAL RELATIONS:

Continual contact with other community agencies, state health department staff, local medical professionals, and the general public.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Valid Kansas drivers license, use of personal automobile and certificate of liability insurance from automobile insurer.

Bookkeeper Position

The Community Health Center in Cowley County has a part-time opening for a Bookkeeper. Under the direction of the CFO, Essential Functions include: record cash receipts and bank deposits, monthly reconciliation, process payroll, and analyze account fund reports. Send resume attention to Chief Executive Officer, P.O. Box 643, Winfield, KS, 67156 or email dbrazil@cowleyhealthcenter.org. Position Open until filled. EOE.

Bookkeeper Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Bookkeeper serves in various capacities. This is highly specialized diverse administrative work with latitude to establish and accomplish the goals of a unit/program. The bookkeeper position creates financial transactions and generates reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.  The employee in this position assists the Chief Financial Officer in the administration and delivery of Agency programs and services. The employee in this position is responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Operations Officer in the organizational maintenance of Medicaid, Medicare, Managed Care Organizations and third party payer service records and billing. The employee in this position is responsible for and held accountable for maintaining patient/client confidentiality. The employee in this position is responsible for and held accountable for sensitive organizational management information confidentiality. An employee in this class is responsible as liaison between management, FQHC programming and service assignments which include staff and top-level management.

EXAMPLES OF WORK (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS) 

  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
  • Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account
  • Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
  • Maintain the petty cash fund
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Process payroll in a timely manner
  • Maintain the organization’s 403(b) plan, including preparation of annual 5500 filing.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
  • Maintain personnel payroll files as well as benefits changes and enrollments.
  • Follow accounting policies and procedures
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested
  • Provide information to the CFO who creates the company’s financial statements
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Create and analyze account fund reports.
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit
  • Assists the Quality Assurance Manager and preforms duties in various improvement programs including participation in quality assurance and improvement program, and patient centered medical home transformation.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 EXPERIENCE:  Knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles.  Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of accounting software package. Should be very detail oriented.  Previous appropriate experience is a factor in selection of the Bookkeeper. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job satisfactorily after probationary period.

EDUCATION:  The bookkeeper candidate with an Associate’s degree in accounting or business administration is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is preferred. Must complete continuing education requirements.

SKILLS:  Thorough knowledge of all program operations and procedures. Good management skills including excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Has the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and calculate figures. Has the ability to analyze financial results from operations, complete financial and cash flow forecasts. Has the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to manage emotions and anxiety. Ability to operate all clerical equipment used in performing administrative services.

PROBLEM SOLVING:  Problem solving is a factor in this position. Problems include office management, data reporting and program compliance.

DECISION MAKING:  Decision making is a factor in this position. Decisions include to determine program policies and procedures for maintenance of program requirements and documentation.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible to assess office supply and equipment needs and bring them to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Financial Officer.  Employee assists the Chief Financial Officer in purchasing and billing. Employee is responsible for reading, knowing and following policies, procedures and protocols for the FQHC Program and guidelines in manuals dealing with specific programs as assigned.

Private Health Information: Protected Health Information or PHI means any information (including demographic information collected from an individual), whether oral or recorded in any form or medium.

This position requires regular access to protected health information. The Bookkeeper position requires complete access to all PHI that is necessary to carry out vital job functions as outlined in this description. The Bookkeeper is obligated to divulge the minimum necessary PHI to carry out essential functions of the position.

This position requires the employee to sign a confidentiality agreement as all programs under the Community Health Center in Cowley County, Inc. are required to be HIPAA compliant.

PERSONAL RELATIONS:  Continual contact with other agencies, state primary care agencies, staff, local medical professionals, and the general public. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the community, the Board of Directors, and fellow employees.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Adverse weather, infectious wastes and possible exposure to communicable diseases are factors in this position. Physical effort is required. The employee in this position must be able to meet deadlines under excess pressure.

PHYSICAL ABILITY:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. Ability to walk, bend, stoop, reach, and lift fifty (50) pounds is required. Ability to express or exchange thoughts and ideas by means of written and verbal communication is required. Conveying and receiving detailed important verbal instruction to and from other workers and the general public is necessary. Ability to operate personal automobile, due to services being provided at various sites in the county, as well as, the need to attend job-related in-services and workshops held throughout the state. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Valid Kansas Driver’s License, use of personal automobile and certificate of liability insurance from automobile insurer.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Bookkeeper does not have supervisory responsibilities. Reports to Chief Financial Officer.

ATTENDANCE STANDARDS

  • Consistently be at work and communicate appropriately any attendance issues with the CFO as per
  • Consistently at their work station at the appropriately scheduled
  • Does not abuse breaks and/or departure