Community Health Specialist

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
May 09, 2019
Closes
Jun 08, 2019
Job Function
Health / Medical
Focus Areas
Healthcare, Human Services
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School

Community Health Specialist      

             

PROGRAM:  Wellness Clinic

The Center for Black Women’s Wellness is a community-based nonprofit organization that is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of Black women and their families. The organization provides several comprehensive programs that are designed to educate, empower and inspire participants to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of their families.

POSITION OVERVIEW

CBWW offers women’s healthcare (GYN) through its Wellness clinic, which operates 3-4 days per week in a community-based setting.  Our healthcare services are comprehensive in nature, to address the myriad of health needs and concerns of our underserved population.  The Community Health Specialist is responsible for assisting the Nurse Practitioners in providing compassionate, quality health care to Wellness clinic patients.  This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Clinic Coordinator.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Stock and set-up examination room prior to clinic; clean exam room between patients
  • Assist Nurse Practitioners with physical examination(s), as needed
  • Obtain blood specimens by performing venipunctures and finger-sticks
  • Assist provider with patient office visits, which includes rooming patients, interviewing patients, recording vital signs including pulse rate, blood pressure, height and weight, and entering information in patient Electronic Health Records (EHR).
  • Prepare and review patient chart prior to patient’s appointment; review charts for completeness ensuring all required information is included; note any deficiencies and utilize all available resources (internal and external)
  • Organize exam rooms including general cleaning, upkeep, and re-stocking of supplies
  • Perform administrative tasks (prescription refills, referrals and provide patient educational material)
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies 
  • Track collected specimens and enter information into the lab logs and requisitions
  • Prepare results for patient letters and prepare for mailing
  • Maintain clinic inventory and order supplies, as needed
  • Assist providers with supervision of clinical students referred to CBWW for supervised clinical experience
  • Insert any lab results or prescription refills to be reviewed by the provider in appropriate patient file 
  • Scan patient results, referrals, and medical record requests into the EHR system for primary care patients
  • Responsible for assisting with chart transition to EHR system 
  • Attend scheduled department staff huddles and clinic meetings
  • Perform all duties and services in full compliance with CBWW’s excellence standards 
  • Attend training for certifications
  • Attend local health fairs to conduct community-based screenings (ex., blood pressure checks)and to increase awareness and promotion of services

EDUCATION and CERTIFICATION

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Prior administrative or clerical experience in a clinical or community-based setting highly preferred
  • Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomy is a requirement

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of one (1) year clinical work experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and EHR systems
  • Basic to intermediate computer knowledge and skills
  • Understands the importance of maintaining confidentiality; able to maintain confidentiality under HIPAA standards
  • Must have the ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and tact; excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be highly flexible; able and willing to handle a variety of tasks
  • Ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to work some Saturday’s (if needed)

BENEFITS

  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Paid holidays (to include office closed with pay December 24th – January 1st each year)
  • 401K Plan
  • 35-hour work week
  • Generous vacation and sick time

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Interested applicants please submit resume and cover letter by clicking on the "Apply" button.

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