Full-Time Medical Scribe-Dunkirk and Jamestown Locations

Purpose: Medical Scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a provider throughout their shift. The primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the physician. It will be the responsibility of the Medical Scribe to annotate any dictated or written information for the treatment of patients following all local, state and federal guidelines for documentation into the electronic health record system. The Medical Scribe will be responsible for clearly recording each patient's symptoms, history, physical exam and documenting the diagnosis. This position will have no direct involvement in patient care but has an interdepartmental role in assisting nursing and front office staff.

Job Duties:
  • The primary role of the Medical Scribe is to assist the clinician with documentation of each patient’s medical chart during his or her visit.
  • Accompanies the clinician into the patient examination area in order to transcribe a history and physical examination as given by the patient and physician.
  • Documents any procedures performed by the clinician or nurses, on the electronic medical chart.
  • Is an expert in the use of various templates and documentation techniques available in the EHR system, and use these tools efficiently so individual encounters can be well documented, as well as accurately congregate data collected for statistical reports.
  • Transcribes any consultations or discussions with family members and/or the clinician.
  • Completes the patient’s chart by transcribing results of any labs, x-rays, or other evaluations. In doing so, the scribe continuously checks on the progress of this data in order to get the patient’s workup complete so that the clinician is able to make his or her decisions regarding that patient.
  • Lists all proper diagnoses as well as any follow up instructions and prescriptions, as dictated by the clinician.
  • Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to read, write, understand and spell English and medical terminology correctly.
  • Basic Computer proficiency in Windows environment.
  • Typing 45 WPM.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Obtain Medical Scribe Certification and Aptitude Test (MSCAT) certification after 200 hours on the clinical floor.
PREFERRED Qualifications
  • Previous experience working in an outpatient clinic or doctor’s office.
  • Medical Transcriptionist experience.
  • Typing 55 WPM or greater.
  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology Coursework.
General Agency Duties
  • Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among all staff of SCHC.
  • Enforce clinic policies and procedures to ensure that the principles of SCHC are implemented.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patients, and employee information.
  • Inform manager or supervisor of matters of general interest and problem areas as such are determined or discovered.
  • Attend SCHC staff and organization meetings as requested.
Customer Service
  • Participate in customer service related issues. Adhere to the following customer service values created by SCHC.
  • We are committed to providing quality care and strive to continually improve.
  • We strive to treat patients and each other with respect, courtesy and compassion.
  • We believe that it is everyone's responsibility to identify problems, take ownership, and contribute to solutions.
  • We promote teamwork and cooperation to create an environment that maximizes efficiency and satisfaction.
  • We actively encourage open communication and mutual education.
Personal/Behavior
  • Displays ability to develop rapport across a broad range of personalities.
  • Displays cheerful demeanor and makes positive comments when on duty.
  • Refrains from participation in harmful gossip, dysfunctional group interactions and divisive behavior.
  • Displays courteous and professional behavior in all interactions with the public.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Displays flexibility in accepting, changing or carrying out assignments.
  • Adheres to dress code expectations, including fragrance-free requirements.
  • Displays sensitivity in a multicultural environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • STANDING/WALKING: Up to 50% of the workday consists of stand/walking on tile and cement floors while performing scribe duties.
  • SITTING: Up to 50% of the workday may be spent sitting operating an Ergotron or Laptop.
  • LIFTING: Lifting may include up to 10 lbs. in moving equipment. 5% of the day involves lifting requiring a full range of motion.
  • CARRYING: Up to 25% of the day may include carrying objects weighing up to 10 lbs., this may include carrying charts, equipment, and resource materials.
  • PUSHING/PULLING: Up to 5% of the day may require pushing or pulling equipment, drawers, carts etc.
  • CLIMBING: No more than 1% of the time may include climbing one flight of stairs.
  • STOOPING/KNEELING: Up to 5% of the workday are spent stooping or kneeling to open drawers and gathering equipment.
  • BENDING/CROUCHING: Up to 25% of the workday may be spent in bending at the waist picking up charts and assisting the clinician with procedures.
  • REACHING/STRETCHING: Up to 3% of the time may require reaching or stretching to retrieve equipment/materials on shelves.
  • HAND/WRIST: Hand and wrist movement is required 75% of the workday in holding charts and supplies.
  • MOTION OF THE FINGERS: Up to 75% of the workday involves data entry, receiving and sending messages, chart abstraction, and general data entry.
  • FEELING: Normal tactile feeling is required to perform all job duties, including taking pulses.
  • TWISTING: Up to 5% of the day may be required in retrieving supplies or equipment.
  • TALKING: Average ability is required in communicating with patients, staff, and outside agencies.
  • HEARING: Average ability is required for the ability to clearly hear clinician and patient comments.
  • SEEING: Average ability is required to read and follow instructions and assisting clinical team. 
The Chautauqua Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.

Full-Time IT Server Specialist-Dunkirk/Jamestown

Job Description: IT Systems Specialist
The Chautauqua Center (TCC)) is a 501(c)3 is a group of community health centers serving community, homeless, and migrant populations. TCC is a dynamic, team-oriented non-profit association and provides medical, behavioral health and dental services as a federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) including, other associated services in Chautauqua County.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The IT Systems Specialist (ITSS) will have responsibility for managing a growing agency and their Microsoft environment. You will be responsible for monitoring, supporting, patching and upgrading our network infrastructure as well as all types of devices connected to it for enabling our network users to maintain a high level of productivity by ensuring the technology they depend on to do their day-to-day work is operations.
You will also be responsible for managing, upgrading and general support of company phone systems and all other equipment upon assignment.
You will work with external business partners and IT Staff to improve the overall delivery of the company’s services and to ensure the stability and continuation of business operations. You will work with the IT staff on projects for managing access, configuration and access to all network infrastructure.
You will work with and under the guidance of the Chief Information Officer.
You will work to protect our patient’s personal health information (PHI) and all internal data within the company’s networks. Work to develop disaster recovery programs and be responsible for company security procedures and audits.
You will be involved in desktop and end user support as needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
System Administration & Security

 
  • Monitor and support of the company’s network infrastructure
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly tasks to ensure compliance with documented IT controls
  • Determine and make recommendations on changes to policies, procedures and systems to fulfill regulations, develop strategies for future compliance needs and address ongoing security threats
  • Collaborate with other IT staff to conduct on-going Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery exercises related to the development, upkeep, evaluation and testing of disaster recovery processes and procedures
  • Provide end user support and carry out Help Desk activities, including support of locally-installed software, cloud software, desktop PCs and mobile devices
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal end users and external partners to ensure our technology is meeting or exceeding their needs
  • Provide network planning, management and support for computer system
  • Provides support and recommendations for software systems
  • Ensures security of computer system and all electronic records
  • Develops, implements and administers approved HIPAA security plans/programs
  • Follows HIPAA regulations and ensures that the confidentiality of patients' medical, personal, financial records, employee records, and organizations records is maintained.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Must have at least two (2) years’ experience as a Windows Systems Admin, managing users in Active Directory, monitoring and managing system performance and providing desktop support
  • Must have a Bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems or related technology field, OR comparable work experience
  • Experience in the health care industry preferred
  • Windows Servers (2012 r2 Standard)
  • SQL Server (2012)
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Physical Requirements
Requires extended periods of sitting, keyboard use/repetitive hand motion, the ability to lift and carry equipment up to 50 pounds, as well as periods of bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, or reaching overhead or behind objects.

Benefits:
Competitive salary and benefits package, including paid medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as a generous 401k plan, among other benefits.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
EOE/M/F/Vet Disability

Job Type: Full-time

OFFICE LOCATION :
Due to multiple office sites – work site may vary within the Chautauqua County

Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse, Jamestown, NY

Purpose: Under RN supervision functions as a member of the nursing team. Responsible and accountable for providing direct and indirect patient care and has assignments in adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health/prenatal. Performs established outpatient nursing care services and procedures reflective of TCC mission and values.

Job Duties:
  • Prepares patients for examination:
a. Greets patients

b. Reviews symptoms, treatment, and past health/medical history

c. Takes B/P, weight, height, temperature, and other measurements such as peak, flow and/or vitals as appropriate to complete health assessment in clinical area

d. Performs vision, hearing screenings, EKG’s and spirometry if appropriate
 
  • Assists with provision of care that includes treatment, teaching and counseling
  • Assists with patient scheduling and encounter forms
  • Answers and triages telephone calls and callbacks as instructed by registered nurse, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and/or physician
  • Cleans and stocks examination rooms and maintains room cleaning schedule
  • Responsible for set-up, assisting and post-cleaning for special procedures
  • Maintains clinical records and logs for clinical area
  • Responsible for maintaining, inventory of medical, office, supplies for clinical area
  • Files charts, lab reports, patient forms and information in the medical records
  • Requests medical records from other health care provider.
  • Assists with chart flow/medical records in TCC and for other providers
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of programs for patients and families to increase awareness of relevant medical conditions, decrease risk-behaviors, and increase responsibility for self-care
  • Attends and participates in in-service education for staff, quality assurance program, and risk management programs
  • Relieves and substitutes for other staff as needed
  • Assists with recognizing the needs and concerns of people within their cultural framework, and maintains constructive relationships in dealing with them
  • Understands the TCC’s relationship with the community and maintains positive image and relationships
  • Identifies unsafe patient environment and intervenes responsibly.
  • Maintains open communication with the Medical Assistants, Dietitian, Social Worker, Registered Nurses, Medical Director, Nurse Practitioners, and other staff, reporting patient progress, abnormal diagnostic/assessment data, and notable health changes
  • Assists with coordinating care of patient, referring to appropriate community resources and TCC ancillary services when needed
  • Interprets TCC services and policies to patients and families
  • Assists patients and families in functioning at their optimum level
  • Deals with public and staff, both in person and over the telephone, in tactful and professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
     
Education/Skills/Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited program for practical nursing.
  • Current LPN license or must have taken state boards within 2 months after graduation. If has failed exam, must take the next exam on the first available date.
  • Bilingual Preferred
  • Current CPR certification
  • One year ambulatory or public health experience is preferred
  • Strong assessment skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Leadership and organizational skills essential.
  • Satisfactory completion of medication course.
  • Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred.
  • Computer literate preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of problem-oriented record keeping
  • Correct English usage, spelling and grammar.
  • Skilled nursing care and follow-up with thorough documentation
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Self-motivated and flexible to daily patient schedule and/or clinic needs

Full-Time Dental Hygienist-Jamestown, NY

Purpose: Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Job Duties:
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.
  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Education/Skills/Qualifications:
  • Licensed to work in the state of New York as a Dental Hygienist
  • Graduate of an accredited college of Dental Hygiene
  • CPR certified
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a dental care clinic
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Leadership and organizational skills essential
  • Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred
  • Computer literate preferred
  • Self-motivated and flexible to daily patient schedule and/or clinic needs

Full-Time General Dentists- Dunkirk and Jamestown, NY

Purpose: Diagnose and treat problems with a patient’s teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. Provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Job Duties:
  • Remove decay from teeth and fill cavities
  • Repair cracked or fractured teeth and remove teeth
  • Straight teeth to correct bite issues
  • Place sealants or whitening agents on teeth
  • Administer anesthetics to keep patients from feeling pain during procedures
  • Write prescriptions for antibiotics or other medications
  • Examine X-rays of teeth, gums, the jaw and nearby areas for problems
  • Make models and measurements for dental appliances, such as dentures, to fit patients
  • Teach patients about diet, flossing, use of fluoride, and other aspects of dental care
  • Utilize dental equipment efficiently and effectively
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
  • Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Deals with public and staff, both in person and over the telephone, in tactful and professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education/Skills/Qualifications:
  • Licensed to work in the state of New York as a Dentist
  • Graduate of an accredited college of Dental Medicine
  • CPR certified
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a primary care clinic
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • A valid State Driver’s license with clean records and access to insured automobile
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Leadership and organizational skills essential
  • Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred
  • Computer literate preferred
  • Self-motivated and flexible to daily patient schedule and/or clinic needs

Reports to: CMO and CEO
Hours: 18 hours/week



The Chautauqua Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.

 

Family Practice Physician- Either Jamestown, NY or Dunkirk, NY

POSITION:  Physician (Family Practice)

SUMMARY:
Provide quality and cost effective primary care services to patient population, meeting their diverse health and social needs.

The Chautauqua Center (TCC) expects all employees to respond and participate to emergency situation per emergency policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical
Per specialty, perform complete examination of patients including adults, children and infants
Assess and manage acute and chronic conditions and participate in disease registry
Screen all patients for health maintenance needs, including immunizations
Educates patients and family members in health promotion, disease prevention and birth control methods as appropriate
Assists in preparation and selection of patient education materials
Initiates diagnostic studies referring abnormal results of concern to Medical Director of specialist
Helps coordinate efficient flow of patients through the system of care
Helps monitor status of referrals
Obtain and review patient histories and develops patient care charts, ensuring completeness and accuracy
Helps facilitate creation and tracking of patient data, specimens and records
Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods
Helps provide triage services and treatment services during disaster, per protocol
Maintains hospital privileges as designated by TCC
Shares a call schedule with other providers
Other duties as assigned by TCC
Management
Provide a proportionate share of daily supervision and be able to act as mentor to PA/NP and co-sign their charts
Provide consultative support, including differential diagnosis to NP, PA, mid-level Providers, triage nurse and other Physicians
Participate in proctoring of new hire and newly graduated Providers
Other duties as assigned by TCC
Administrative
Provide trainings on procedures, risk management and emergency care
Participate in Quality Assurance, peer review and maintain confidentiality
Participate in quality improvement, chart audits, and process improvement programs both system wide and cluster specific
Participate in cluster specific meetings and administrative task as assigned by Medical Director or cluster lead Clinicians
Helps in recording of no-show visits and lab results/refills
Participates or collaborate with marketing and other health education staff on education and patient recruitment health fairs
Maintain current knowledge-base and appropriate licensure
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Other duties as assigned by TCC

QUALIFICATIONS:      

Licensed to work in the state of New York as a Medical Doctor
Board Certification
CPR certified
Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise
Minimum 1 year experience in a primary care clinic
Legal authorization to work in the United States
A valid State Driver’s license with clean records and access to insured automobile

The Chautauqua Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.
 

Accepting Applications for Social Workers and CASAC Certified Social Workers at our Dunkirk Location!

Will provide evidenced based counseling in a mental health program to patients with varied mental health concerns.  Complete assessments, provide brief interventions, consultations, crisis intervention, and documentation of services.  Must have a master’s degree in a mental health discipline, as well as the corresponding license from NYS to practice and have at minimum 2 years’ experience in a mental health program.  Be willing to work as a team member.  Bilingual preferred, but not required.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Jamestown and Dunkirk

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (APRN) functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and contributes to the team and applies to the treatment of client's the psychiatric and related skills acquired through the training and/or experience required for this position. S/he may provide services within one or more TCC’s program(s), and the relative concentration between and within programs may change with the needs of the Clinic.

Job Duties:
 
  • Conducts psychiatric evaluation and formulates accurate diagnoses in accordance with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM).  Manages prescribed medication, performs mental status examinations, develops and presents clear clinical impressions and recommendations that are specific and attainable.  Provides therapeutic interventions appropriate to specific problems.  Develops and documents clear clinical formulations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of psychopathology and other behavioral health concerns and effective modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention. Triages clinical emergencies and implements program specific safety and consultation protocols. Utilizes evidenced based best practice models where appropriate and adheres to model and program expectations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of internal and external levels of care, referral processes and resources. Makes clinically appropriate referrals for identified service needs in a timely manner.
  • Communicates in a positive, effective manner with client, family, and all internal and external providers. Attends any required meetings and supervision.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes, and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.
  • Documents all client related information in compliance with agency policy.
  • Attends and is prepared for scheduled supervision. Seeks additional supervision or consultation as needed and follows through with supervisory directives.
  • Provides service in the office and/or community settings outside of the office (e.g., homes, schools, hospitals, institutions, other community locations) as defined by the program.
  • Communicates in a professional, positive, and effective manner with all clients, families, and collaborating professionals. 
  • Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
  • Assume other responsibilities as directed.
    Qualifications, Education, and Experience:
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Licensed to practice as a NYS Nurse Practitioner with Certification as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Experience in an ambulatory health center preferred.

Internships-Behavioral Health

If you are interested in a social work internship, please fill out an online application.  Please be sure to note the semester or timeframe you need placement.  Thank you!

Loan Repayment Programs Available!

The Chautauqua Center is a NHSC-approved site.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers tax-free loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they’re most needed in the country.
See:
http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

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Patient Registrar/Administrative Assistant- Jamestown, NY

Description: Patient Registrar/Administrative Assistant

Purpose: The registrar/assistant position serves as the main point of contact for the community. This position expedites the check-in process, gives routine information to the public, greets the public, registers patients and maintains patient records.
Job Duties:
Greets public, staff, and others in a professional and courteous manner

Is a customer service champion

Registers new patients in accordance with policies and procedures

Performs financial intakes on all patients and calculates percent of poverty/eligibility for sliding fee scale

Determines insurance, Medicaid and Medicare eligibility

Maintains general information and knowledge of programs and referral agencies

Explains and assists individuals with applications

Maintains receptionist and scheduler supplies

Deal with the public, both in person and over telephone, in a tactful manner and under difficult situations

Maintain working relations with staff and public

Recognize and maintain confidentiality of work materials as appropriate

Works independently in the absence of supervision

Follow TCC’s policies and procedures

Must remain flexible and adaptable

Must plan one’s own work such that it is accomplished in the allocated time

Works daily with the public and patients for the purpose of giving and receiving factual information

Works in cooperation with other clinic staff and the public

Completes the encounter close out process (ie. billing and coding)

Willing to ask for assistance when needed

Performs other duties as assigned


Education/Skills/Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent

Graduation from an accredited business or technical school is helpful but not mandatory

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

One year of work experience in an organization performing duties comparable to appointment scheduler and/or general clerk preferred

Computer competency

Bilingual in Spanish helpful

Correct English usage, grammar, and spelling

Basic math skills

Operate office equipment.

Ability to learn office methods, rules and policies

Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions

Perform arithmetic calculations


The Chautauqua Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.