Posts Tagged ‘Primary Care’

Health Outreach Coordinator

October 24th, 2014

Location:        Family Health Center of Harlem, East Harlem, New York

 Position Summary: The candidate will be a dynamic, experienced outreach coordinator to help improve the health of Latinos living in East Harlem. The outreach coordinator will help create and facilitate a community advisory board; coordinate and implement key informant interviews; increase individual knowledge about how to navigate the health care system and communicate with providers; reduce individual barriers to accessing health care and other needed services; and train health care providers/staff to address the health care needs of the Latino community.

 Responsibilities include and are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the development  and staffing of a  community advisory board.
  • Assist in conducting key informant interviews.
  • Assist in creating report to share findings from completed needs/assets assessment and key informant interviews.
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify Latino residents in East Harlem in need of health care services.
  • Develop and distribute a resource guide.
  • Outreach to and engage Latinos living in East Harlem in need of health care services and encourage/educate them to seek care.
  • Create and maintain partnerships with local service providers including, but not limited to primary care and specialty providers, mental health organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers.
  • Organize and conduct educational presentations for health care providers/staff about the health care needs of Latinos.
  • Track program deliverables, and assist with program evaluation activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution or significant experience in outreach coordination and community health.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience working with and outreaching to low-income, medically underserved Latinos in urban communities, preferably with prior experience working in East Harlem.

  • Knowledge of the complex, multi-faceted issues that influence how and where Latinos, particularly in East Harlem, access care.
  • Fluent proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.
  • Experience communicating with and/or training diverse groups on health care access and cultural competency, particularly related to the Latino population.
  • Experience collecting program evaluation data.
  • Experience facilitating meetings.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Proficient with major office computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and email software programs.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to: HR Department The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York 10011 Fax: (212) 620-0688 Email:


Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

October 14th, 2014

Location: Manhattan (Full Time)

Position Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the delivery of safe, quality patient care and services under the direction of Registered Nurse. The LPN is also a member of a designated care team and collaborates with team members in achieving goals. The LPN is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Organization. The LPN should demonstrate the following: the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative task, implement nursing care in accordance with the patient’s plan of care, demonstrate competency in performing treatments and procedures, perform therapeutic procedures and treatments, insert IV and maintain lines, assist patients with and reinforces the use of therapeutic equipment, knowledge of action, dosage and side effects of medication, assist in achieving respiratory needs, the ability to obtain and record pertinent data, collect specimens and documents, the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of patient.

Education Required: Certification of completion from a practical nurse course of study. Current New York State LPN license and registration. Current BCLS and Infection Control Certificate.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated clinical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to perform venipuncture and administer medications including immunizations.  Experience in Pediatrics and one year experience in Triage preferred.  Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.  Demonstrated basic computer skills including typing. Bi-lingual Spanish preferred and demonstrated experience working with diverse population. Demonstrated ability to organize care and activities of multiple patients. Previous LPN experience preferred.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to: HR Department – the Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011;  Fax: (212) 620-0688; E-mail:

Practice Administrator- Kingston, NY

September 22nd, 2014

The Institute for Family Health is seeking a Practice Administrator to work at their Kingston Family Practice.

Individual will manage primary care group practice including:

  • Hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, and evaluating front desk clerical staff
  • Managing provider scheduling,
  • Receiving and resolving patient complaints.
  • Analyze practice operations, identify deficiencies and develop and implement strategies for resolution.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of innovative patient care delivery models such as ACO and medical home team based care.
  • Work in a collaborative management team structure assuring optimization of processes and workflows

Knowledge of managed care and BA degree required. Masters preferred.

Min of Five (5) years of experience in healthcare with 3+ years of managerial experience in a supervisory role required.

Individual must have experience working with Article 28 Regulations and the NYS Dept of Health, JCAHO experience a plus.

Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Access required. Must be familiar with a practice management system. Bilingual Spanish a plus.

To be considered for this position please include a cover letter with your resume.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate and welcome diversity!

To apply for this Kingston, NY position: Internal applicants must submit transfer request, and updated resume with cover letter to: HR Department – @

Outside candidates: Please send resume with cover letter (with position of interest on the subject line) to: HR Department- E-mail:

Medical Director at Harlem Family Practice

September 8th, 2014

Location:  Manhattan

Position Summary: The Medical Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Family Practice, supervising the care of patients, the clinicians, the support staff, the department of medical records, the educational in-service program of the clinicians, and other clinical programs in the health center. The Medical Director also oversees the quality assurance program of the Family Practice, maintains an active clinical practice and participates in special projects and committees/teams.

Education: Graduate of an LCME accredited medical school and AGME accredited residency program.

Licenses/Certifications:         NY State Medical License, Board Certified in Family Medicine Current BCLS, DEA Certificate.  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum of (2) two years supervisory experience in a clinical setting preferred. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and conflict management skills; basic computer skills; demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, and ability to organize care/activities of multiple tasks simultaneously. T

o Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest) with salary requirements to: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Fax: (212) 620-0688, E-mail:

Family Nurse Practitioner

September 8th, 2014

FULL TIME/ TEMP/ OR TEMP TO PERM Location: Mutiple locations in NYC

Position Summary: The Family Nurse Practitioner insures delivery of comprehensive health care in accordance with the philosophy, standard of practice, objectives and policies of The Institute for Family Health. The FNP Splits time between the Institute’s School-Based Health Center high school locations, Washington Irving H.S./P.S. 57/H.S. Fashion Industries and the Phillips & Sidney Hillman Family Practice. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for diagnosis and treatment of common and chronic illness focusing on health promotion and disease prevention activities including patient education and counseling in School Based Health Center; the FNP is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Residency, the Department and the Organization. Participates in defining, maintaining and interpreting standards of nursing practice in SBHC.

  • Prescribes medications and treatments
  • Collaborates with other members of the team in the provision of regular health screening and other health promotion measures
  • Makes home/hospital visits to clients and/or takes calls
  • Participates in special projects and committees
  • Participates in BIMC/PACC committees, as directed by Director of School Based Health Program
  • Acts as preceptor for selected students and staff

Education: BSN and MSN Graduate from an accredited Nurse Practioner Program

License: Registered Nurse in New York State

Certification: Nurse Practitioner Certification & Registration, Certified or eligible for certification by recognized specialty organization, Current practice agreement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum 2 years or nursing experience and one year as a Nurse Practitioner. Demonstrated organizational, clinical, and interpersonal skills, as well as ability to problem solve using critical thinking; demonstrated basic computer skills including typing proficiency. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) Att: Human Resources Department, The Institute for Family Health, 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10011; Fax: (212) 620-0688; E-mail:

Internal Medicine – WeCare/ProCare

September 8th, 2014

We are currently recruiting a FULL TIME Physician for our Medical Assessment Unit The Institute for Family Health is seeking a Physician who will provide assessments for a special unit that is dedicated to returning people to work.   This position will report to the Medical Director and will collaborate with a full medical team. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • New York State Medical license
  • Graduate of an LCME accredited medical school and ACGME accredited residency program in internal medicine or family medicine.
  • Provide direct patient care in the assessment unit
  • Competitive salary
  • Full medical, dental, vision and prescription benefit plans
  • Paid time off and CME reimbursement
  • Profit Sharing & Annuity Plan

All Interested Candidates forward your CV to

Medical Office Assistant- Certified Medical Assistant

July 16th, 2014

Full Time: New Paltz and Ellenville, NY. The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) performs various duties as a member of the health team in the treatment and care of patients and their families and also assists with tasks to support the health center unit. The position works under the supervision of an LPN/RN/NP. The MOA must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of human growth and development over the lifespan, ability to recognize data reflective of the patient’s status and inform the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse/Nurse Practitioner of observations. The MOA is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Organization. Essential Job Functions:

  • Participates and supports the health team in the direct patient care under the supervision of an RN/LPN/NP
  • Takes and monitors vital signs including taking height/weight, performing phlebotomy and finger sticks, electrocardiograms, and vision/hearing tests
  • Maintains patient charts/records/clinic logs and database in health center
  • Performs routine maintenance/cleaning of equipment and instruments
  • Performs regular cleaning and restocking of patient rooms
  • Collects specimens and retrieves lab, pathology, and diagnostic data from outside laboratories
  • Schedules patient appointments including making reminders and “no show” calls and providing schedule information to the practice
  • Registers patient clinical, financial, and demographic information into computer system
  • Verifies patient insurance coverage
  • Demonstrates professional, courteous, and respectful attitude during interactions with patients, families, and the health care team

Position Requirements:

  • Certification as Medical Assistant
  • Current BCLS
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Medical Assistant
  • Minimum of one (1) year customer service experience required
  • Demonstrated competence in auditory testing, visual testing, EKP, venipuncture, and taking vitals
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately conduct and record a patient interview to obtain clinical, demographic, and financial information
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and to deal calmly with individuals under stress
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred
  • Demonstrated computer skills including typing

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for up to 8 hours a day
  • Must be able to bend without restrictions
  • Must be able to lift a minimun of 50 lbs
  • Must have excellent hand/eye coordination

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is celebrated and welcome! Please contact Helena Costakis, Human Resources Generalist, regarding interest for this Ellenville and New Paltz, NY positions. Please email your cover letter and resume to

Nurse Manager

February 12th, 2014

 Location: Bronx,  Manhattan

Position Summary:   The Nurse Manager is a Registered Nurse with accountability for clinical care of a designated patient care service area.  Responsible for assessing, identifying, planning, implementing and evaluating the processes, technology, personnel, and facility needs that are required to achieve patient outcomes safely in a patient centered environment, taking an active role in the teaching of residents in the clinical care setting,  and following the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and the Institute.  Two open positions one in Mt. Hope in the Bronx and the other in Manhattan.

Education:   BSN highly preferred;  ASN will be considered with at least 10 years of management experience

License:        Registered Nurse in New York State

Certification:   Current BCLS, Infection Control, Child Abuse

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Minimum 3 years experience in an Ambulatory/Medical Surgery/ER setting preferred; 2 years of nursing experience; excellent organizational, clinical and interpersonal skills; problem solving through critical thinking; basic computer and typing skills. Ability to perform venipuncture, administers medications and immunizations; handle telephone triage and diagnosis procedures, as well as direct other staff.

To Apply:     Please send a resume and cover letter (specifying the position of interest on the subject line) with salary requirements to:  HR Department – The Institute for Family Health 22 West 19th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY  10011; Fax:  (212) 620-0688; E-mail:

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August 2nd, 2011

Little, V, Hoffman, R.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2011 May;22(2):409-414.

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Trans-disciplinary care: Opportunities and challenges for behavioral health providers

August 2nd, 2011

Little, V.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2010 Nov;12(4):1103-1107.

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