Employment with Neighborhood Medical Center

We invite you to join the NMC family serving others in the Big Bend.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Neighborhood Medical Center. We are a family dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of patients in the Big Bend area, as well as serving one another in the workplace with excellence. Please click the link below to access and submit our online application. You may also print the application, fill it out completely, and deliver it to the front desk at our Richardson-Lewis Service Center location at 872 W. Orange Avenue, Tallahassee.

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Who We Are

Neighborhood Medical Center is your home for healthcare, providing Primary Care, Mental Health, and Dental services to all of our patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We are the Big Bend area Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) and a non-profit 501c3 organization. Neighborhood has all the care you need, right around the corner.

Available Positions

Position Summary:

The Screener/Ambassador employee is a company representative that patient or visitor meets before entering any Neighborhood Medical Center (NMC) facility. The purpose of this position is to greet, screen, in a welcoming and friendly manner, each patient and visitor that would like to enter an NMC facility to ensure the health and safety of patients, visitors and employees. Employee is expected to work 8 hours per day. The nature of this position may require assignment to various locations, longer hours and some weekend work.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Greet each NMC patient and visitor seeking entrance into the NMC facility as follows:

· Patient and visitors may be walk-up or drive-up.

· Each patient/visitor will be greeted by a Screener/Ambassador for screening and assistance as needed.

2. Ambassador Screening includes asking the following questions as appropriate:

· Do you have an appointment with NMC?

· Reason for visit?

– Pharmacy visit? Are you picking up RX? Are you asking for refills?

– Labs and/or XRAY?

– Optometry appointment

– Medical Appointment

· Screener/Ambassador asks patient screening questionnaire (see attachment)and completes screen, to be provided to patient/visitor for presentation to registration when patient called for appointment.

· Upon completion of screening Ambassador ensures each patient/visitor is provided or wearing a facemask.

· If patient/visitor answers “Yes” on screen questions indicating possible COVID-19 exposure, Ambassador will refer patient/visitor to a clinical representative for further screening.

3. Other tasks as needed to support the ongoing functioning of the organization.

 

SUPERVISION

Not Applicable

 

OTHER DUTIES

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities
and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Preferred Certified Medical Assistant (MA) or at least one year working hands on with clinical patients or in customer service.

Proficient in electronic/automated registration and information systems.

Strong communication and customer service skills.

Requires working at minimum for six (6) months in the position before eligible for position transfer and position transfer requires at least four (4) weeks notice of request to transfer from current position.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Experience working in a medical office/clinical setting or pharmacy

Experience working in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Demonstrates ability to problem solve and execute to achievement;

Demonstrates customer/client focus;

Skilled and able to demonstrate verbal and written proficiency in communications;

Proficient in multi-tasking and time management;

Proficient in Microsoft Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).

 

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Professional and business style that is results oriented, open and transparent;

Commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients in underserved communities;

Flexibility;

Unquestioned integrity;

Strong planning, organizational and change management skills;

Ability to work effectively in a team environment;

Clear, concise and persuasive writing, communication, listening and presentation skills;

An orientation and commitment to deadlines and details;

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at all levels;

Excellent and detailed research and analytical skills;

Able to interpret complex rules and regulations;

Decisive and exercises good judgment under pressure;

Ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload;

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;

Must have the demonstrated ability to deal with highly confidential information.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

This job operates in various environments which may include: office environment, mobile unit environment, assignment working out of doors in various weather conditions. This role requires the ability to use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The Ambassador may perform duties as a messenger/courier. The Ambassador will have direct contact with patients/visitors.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand up to 8 hours. Must be able to listen, ear, read, write and speak clearly in English.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS AND COMPETENCIES

Dignity & Respect. No matter the circumstance, we treat everyone with the utmost respect they deserve in a professional manner.

Quality. Our promise is to deliver uncompromising quality care and service to all our patients.

Compassion. We are caregivers first, serving the needs of our patients in a welcoming and positive environment.

Empowerment. We empower people to be proactive in their care and envision their own picture of health.

Community. Our responsibility to our community is what drives us forward.

Commitment. We are committed each and every day to bring our vision of a healthy community to life.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Job duties include, but are not limited to: *

  • Greets clients and visitors to clinic and assists with check in process.
  • Makes appointments and educates clients regarding documents they will need to provide at the time of service.
  • Answers phones and accurately direct calls.
  • Accurately enters, maintains and retrieves data on NMC’s computer system.
  • Uses and maintains electronic medical record, accurately assembling income documents, and ensuring client information is up to date and complete

 

Qualifications

  • Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent; college degree preferred
  • Least 1 year of recent work experience at medical front office or call center
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish/Creole is a plus.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

This is a full time job with benefits, job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of community resources and counseling and social work practices with high risk populations.
  • Knowledge of clinical terminology.
  • Experience working with persons in crisis
  • Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.
  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, non-judgmental, clear sense of boundaries.
  • Proficient in planning, teaching and relaying clinical information.
  • Comfortable working with computers and databases
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and effective manner.
  • Ability to interview well and listen effectively.
  • Ability to present patients with health education materials in a clear manner.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to work without supervision.

 

Job Qualifications

  • Possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree in social work, masters degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in case management preferred.
  • Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must clear a Level 2 Background Check.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Possess at minimum a high school diploma or its equivalent, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Previous experience in oral/dental health preferred.
  3. Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Must clear a Level 2 Background Check.
  5. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  6. Ability to function independently.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the dentist and dental staff with taking molds/dental impressions and take and develop x-rays
  2. Interact with and attend to patients before, during and after appointments
  3. Order supplies, answer phones and schedule appointments for dental services.
  4. Gathers and records the patient’s medical history
  5. Take and record vital signs during each visit
  6. Ensure that patients are comfortable and relaxed during the visit.
  7. Provides assistance to the dentist during procedures
  8. Utilize suction hoses as well as other dental equipment to keep the mouth of the patient dry.
  9. Teach patients about oral hygiene as instructed by the dentist.
  10. Enhances the patient/family/significant other(s) role by promoting healthy lifestyles.
  11. Selects, adapts, and individualizes patient education information for the patient/family by evaluating available brochures, printed materials, video tapes, and external resources in light of the age, culture, religious practices, and language of the patient/family/significant other(s).
  12. Documents patient care services by completing charting in patient and department records.
  13. Identifies future patient education requirements by maintaining rapport with potential and actual clients and other persons in a position to understand emerging patient education requirements; identifying community and other resources.
  14. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  15. Perform other duties as requested.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Knowledge of basic office procedures.
  3. Knowledge of clinical/dental terminology.
  4. Knowledge of biology and health sciences.
  5. Proficient in planning, teaching and relaying clinical information.
  6. Comfortable working with computers and databases
  7. Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and effective manner.
  8. Ability to interview well and listen effectively.
  9. Ability to present patients with health education materials in a clear manner.
  10. Ability to work as a team member.
  11. Ability to work without supervision.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:      

The position is responsible for providing primary care services to patients at Neighborhood Medical Center.  This classification provides holistic health care to a diverse population of patients in a primary care clinic setting. Within the individual specialty, the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for managing a broad range of personal health services. This includes: assessing and diagnosing problems; developing a plan; providing treatment, education, consultation and referral; evaluating efficacy of treatment; and serving as an advocate for the patient. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse r is limited to providing service to clients for which he/she is educationally and experientially prepared and for which competency has been maintained.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited Advanced Practice Registered Nurse program.
  • Licensed to practice in the Florida with prescriptive authority
  • Previous experience in community health preferred.
  • Must clear a Level 2 Background Check.
  • Must be professionally credentialed.
  • Team-oriented with good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gathers and records patient health history.
  • Examines, diagnoses and treats and advises patients on common medical problems.
  • Orders laboratory, x-ray, and other diagnostic studies as necessary for patient care.
  • Develops treatment plans and manages patient health problems according to Clinic standards.
  • Establish therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of patients, including low-income population groups and special-needs groups such as sexually abused children, incarcerated persons, etc.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to specialists and other caregivers.
  • Consults with supervising physician regarding patients with abnormal or unusual medical conditions.
  • Provides emergency treatment as needed.
  • Provides appropriate information and education to patient and family member regarding diagnoses, treatment, prevention, safety, etc.
  • Provides after-hours call coverage as scheduled.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities.
  • Maintains medical records according to established protocols.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:      

The position is responsible for providing or assisting with the provision of medical care for the uninsured, low income individuals in a walk in episode care clinic setting. An emphasis is placed on brief treatment of patients’ chief complaint(s). This position works under the direction of Registered Nurse and Chief Operations Officer.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduate from LPN Program with Licensure to practice nursing in the state of Florida
  • 2 to 5 years primary care experience
  • Ability and willingness to perform various nursing-related functions with high degree of autonomy.
  • Ability and willingness to provide limited instruction to student volunteers in training for health care professions.
  • Commitment to provide efficient and quality healthcare for the medically underserved population

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the MD and the ARNP during examination and treatment of patients.
  • Administer prescribed medications immunizations, perform and procedures such as B-12 injections.
  • Prepare and Utilize medical equipment to aid diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collaborate with RN and FAMU Pharmacy with management of Coumadin Clinic.
  • Assist with management of lab schedule.
  • Provide appropriate wound car and lab work.
  • Relay medical information between patients and MD/ARNP.
  • Perform physical assessment and take vital signs and report abnormal to the MD/ARNP
  • Observe, record and report patient condition and reaction to drugs and other treatments
  • Give appropriate education to patient/families with consideration to age specific needs and population served.
  • Keep current with nursing practice and patient care standards
  • Document in nurses notes appropriate procedures and treatment performed.
  • Assist with referrals to outside agencies (We Care, Vocational Rehab, Radiology Associates, Women’s Imaging and other specialists), in a timely manner.
  • Obtains prior authorizations for specialty visits, medication refills and radiologic exams as required.
  • Reviews medical records (labs, radiology exams, incoming consultation notes, Transition Center notes), and updates the medical records with all pertinent information.
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. Work in a collaborative collegial manner with FAMU Pharmacy and The Chronic Disease Management Program to provide care to all patients.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Ensure proper documentation is complete and accurate for clinical measures and UDS information.
  • Ensure patients are educated on the benefits of and are signed up to Patient Portal

 

HEDIS Duties and Responsibilities:

Measures address a broad range of important health issues. Among them are the following:

  • Asthma Medication Use
  • Persistence of Beta-Blocker Treatment after a Heart Attack
  • Controlling High Blood Pressure
  • Comprehensive Diabetes Care
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Antidepressant Medication Management
  • Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Status
  • Childhood and Adult Weight/BMI Assessment.
  • Maintain patient safety.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, or related field preferred.

2. Associate degree in Nursing, minimum qualification.

3. At least two (2) years in-patient experience preferred.

4. Previous experience in community health preferred.

5. Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

6. Must clear a Level 2 Background Check.

7. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

8. Ability to function independently.

9. Ability to work flexible hours.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Coordinate and direct the isolated patient’s care based on individual patient needs.

· Responsible for the independent management of the COVID-19 isolated patient population requiring the use of advanced assessment, teaching and decision-making skills.

· Ensuring that appropriate referrals to other services are made, interdisciplinary conferencing takes place regularly, and appropriate documentation is completed.

· Cares for a caseload of COVID-19 isolation patients by evaluating the patient for appropriateness of isolation and developing the care plan in conjunction with the physician or practitioner.

· Educates patients, potential family members, and community providers to safely adhere to isolation standards.

· Provides follow up by evaluating effectiveness of the care plan, and monitoring patient’s response to the plan.

· Identifies any necessary improvements related to COVID-19 isolation or standard of care initiatives and assists to design or implement changes needed to address emerging concerns with the providers.

· Maintains a working knowledge of CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 updates, infection control, and correct PPE use.

· Acts as a patient advocate. Focuses on individual, complex needs of patients in a supportive role.

· Maintains current knowledge of community resources in regards to the homeless population.

· Provides ongoing nursing assessment with the patient and living environment to determine pathological, physiologic or psychosocial risk.

· Documents all components of the nursing process in EHR.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Effective verbal and written communication skills.

2. Knowledge of basic office procedures.

3. Comfortable working with EHRs, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.

4. Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and effective manner.

5. Ability to work as a team member.

6. Ability to work without supervision.

7. Knowledge of current CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 and infection control.

8. Skill in appropriately donning and doffing PPE

9. Skill in assessing and interviewing patients to elicit thorough background and patient status.

10. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with providers, patients, staff, and the public.

 

Physical Demands

Requires standing, moving and sitting. Bending, stretching or lifting may be required. Contact with individuals with communicable diseases. Requires the ability to work under stressful conditions. Ability to document a physical assessment in EMR and use of telephone and other office equipment such as copier and fax. Requires ability to drive to patient location and to negotiate steps, walkways and housing generally not designed for handicap access. Will need to be dressed in full PPE (provided) while providing patient care.

 

Working Conditions

Patient living environment. Exposure to communicable diseases and other conditions in living environment. Will be provided with all necessary safety precautions including PPE and sanitization.

This is a full time job with benefits, job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Update and file patient medical record
  • Prepare exam rooms and maintain clinic exam room supplies and cleaning.
  • Arrange for clinical admission and laboratory services
  • Answer and return phone calls from patients
  • Assist in taking medical histories and recording this information into the EMR
  • Obtain vitals from patients and record in the EMR and report abnormalities to the provider immediately
  • Handle client screening (ex: height / weight measurements).
  • Check vision and hearing checks.
  • Prepare necessary instruments for sterilization and patient procedures
  • Handle medical prescriptions and referrals
  • Obtain blood samples from patients as ordered
  • Process all referrals to specialists and social service agencies
  • Enter medical information into EMR from outside providers
  • Confirm appointments for case management patients.
  • Ensure proper documentation is complete and accurate for clinical measures and UDS information.
  • Ensure patients are educated on the benefits of and are signed up to Patient Portal
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Qualifications

  • Medical Assistant Certification from a reputable institution High School Diploma / GED is required.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a Level 2 Background Check
  • 1+ years experience as a medical assistant
  • CPR certified in infants, children and adults.
  • Completion of PALS Training.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and effective manner
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must be able to multi-task.

This is a full time job with benefits, job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Update and file patient medical record Prepare exam rooms and maintain clinic exam room supplies and cleaning.
  • Arrange for clinical admission and laboratory services
  • Answer and return phone calls from patients
  • Assist in taking medical histories and recording this information into the EMR Obtain vitals from patients and record in the EMR and report abnormalities to the provider immediately Handle client screening (ex: height / weight measurements).
  • Check vision and hearing checks.
  • Prepare necessary instruments for sterilization and patient procedures
  • Handle medical prescriptions and referrals
  • Obtain blood samples from patients as ordered
  • Process all referrals to specialists and social service agencies
  • Enter medical information into EMR from outside providers
  • Confirm appointments for case management patients.
  • Ensure proper documentation is complete and accurate for clinical measures and UDS information.
  • Ensure patients are educated on the benefits of and are signed up to Patient Portal
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Qualifications

  • Medical Assistant Certification from a reputable institution High School Diploma / GED is required.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a Level 2 Background Check
  • 1+ years experience as a medical assistant
  • CPR certified in infants, children and adults.
  • Completion of PALS Training.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous, and effective manner
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Must have at least 1 year pediatric experience.

EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES:

Neighborhood Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity institution and does not discriminate against any person in employment or in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs and benefits on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, and ability to speak English, disability, sex, age or marital status. Persons alleging unequal treatment should contact the Executive Director.

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