Posts Tagged ‘Primary Care’

School-Based Health Center Registered Nurse

July 25th, 2014

Location:     (Manhattan)   WIHS Campus School-Based Health Center

Position Summary:   Reporting to the SBHC Nurse Administrator, the Registered Nurse (RN) provides and coordinates the care of patients in the School-Based Health Center (SBHC) setting by assessing, diagnosing, planning and intervening in actual or potential health problems. Additional responsibilities include patient education and health maintenance strategies specifically aimed at improving health outcomes of children and adolescents. The RN is a member of a designated health care team and collaborates, coordinates and guides team members in planning patient care and achieving goals. The SBHC RN is responsible for responding to emergencies outside the SBHC location in the school campus, reconciling Department of Education school health records with the SBHC EMR and coordinating with schools to get all students in compliance with health requirements, and working collaboratively with the School-Based Health Program leadership team.

The Registered Nurse demonstrates knowledge of the principles of human growth and development over the life span and the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described by standards and policy and procedures. Will need to be cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and Organization.

Education:   AAS/BS in Nursing or equivalent

Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Registered Nurse in New York State, Current RN Registration

  • Current RN Registration Certificate
  • Current BCLS
  • Current Infection Control Certificate
  • Current Child Abuse Certificate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum of one (1) year experience in an Ambulatory/Medical Surgery/ER setting; Fluency in Spanish highly preferred; demonstrated ability to plan, make decisions, organize, and direct the work of others; minimum of two (2) years nursing experience; demonstrated ability to perform venipuncture and administer medications including immunizations; clinical, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to problem solve using critical thinking; and posess basic computer skills including typing.

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; email: Hresource@institute2000.org.

 

Family Nurse Practitioner

July 24th, 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: hresource@institute2000.org

Medical Director at Harlem Family Practice

July 17th, 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.

To 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: hresource@institute2000.org

Medical Office Assistant- Certified Medical Assistant

July 16th, 2014

Full Time Kingston, 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 Kingston, NY position. Please email your cover letter and resume to kaponte@institute2000.org

Licensed Practical Nurse

June 26th, 2014

Location:  Bronx, New York

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.

Education Required:   Certificate of completion from a practical nurse course of study. Licenses/Certificate:

  • Current New York State LPN license and registration.
  • Current BCLS.
  • Current Infection Control Certificate.
  • Current Child Abuse Certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated clinical, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform venipuncture and administer medications including immunizations.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills including typing.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize care and activities of multiple patients.
  • Previous LPN experience highly preferred.
  • Candidate must be fluent in Spanish

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:  hresource@institute2000.org

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:  hresource@institute2000.org

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