SNAP Nutritionist-Dunkirk

Purpose: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention   Nutritionist  will primarily provide input into  planning for, and conducting  implementation of, public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Chautauqua County. This position may also assist in program development, assessment, evaluation, management and marketing.

This is a 1.0FTE grant-funded position. Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program is through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Federal Food and Nutrition Services (FNS).

Job Duties:
Program Planning (25%)
• Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to plan the recruitment, teaching and graduating of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program
• Plan the delivery of established short- and long-range educational programs within the Nutrition education subject area and based upon the association plan-of-work
• Plan the extension of subject matter resources to the staff, program participants and other groups, as they are identified.
• Plan the implementation of programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
• Coordinate with the Supervisor to address clientele needs and to select program materials.
• Under guidance of the supervisor, adapt curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
• Consult with TCC staff and other agency partners and collaborators in planning for program implementation and material selection.
• Collaborate with other organizations that serve target audiences in order to effectively plan and implement programs for impact.
• Using established parameters plan and implement the recruitment, selection, involvement and evaluation of volunteers as needed to help implement programs.
• Recruit and involve volunteers serving on program advisory committees or in an advisory capacity.
• Contribute actively to joint planning and implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and TCC activities.
• Assist in the development of marketing materials for educational events and assist in mass media efforts related to program.
• Assist in public awareness in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/ annual reports, or news releases.
• Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor necessary for successful implementation of the program.

Program Delivery (60%)
• Conduct creative educational programs, based on existing materials, to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods.
• Deliver program/lessons to individual/family homes and/or group locations, requiring the transportation of program materials and oneself to the locations.
• Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to implement the recruitment, teaching and graduating of the targeted number of adult and youth participants in the Nutrition Program.
• Extend subject matter resources to the staff, program participants and other groups, as they are identified.
• Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
• Serve as subject-matter resource to the staff and clientele and other groups, as they are identified.
• Inform participants of other TCC programs, community agencies, and services
• Represent TCC to the public, community leaders, and government officials in a professional manner.

Program Management (5%)
• Maintain extreme confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
• Maintain record of class participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
• Complete necessary written documentation as required by programs and funders.
• Perform routine data collection and entry into software system utilized by the program.
• Under guidance of Supervisor, support the involvement and evaluation of volunteers as needed to help implement programs.
• Coordinate short- and long-term work schedule for small team of peers or volunteers and keep supervisor informed of any necessary changes.
• Assist support staff and program colleagues by using TCC office procedures/policies for communication, documentation, work requests, and schedule availability.
• Assist Supervisor in the identification and preparation of proposals to secure additional program funding.
• Assist Supervisor in administrative and program management activities, as assigned.

Program Assessment and Evaluation (5%)
• Interact with program participants, advisory committees, program specialists, and county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
• Provide program evaluation data to Supervisor to assist in data analysis and make recommendations to supervisors for strengthening and improving programs. Implement program improvement initiatives as deemed appropriate.
• Help identify program needs with supervisors, advisory committee and program participants.
• Assist with reporting activities through written/oral presentations.

Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned (5%)
• In cooperation with the Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
• Pursue professional growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
• Participate in required orientation and in-service education programs as well as attend professional development opportunities related to responsibilities as required.
• Collaborate in activities that are in general support of The Chautauqua Center including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff and volunteers, general marketing of TCC programs and other duties as assigned.

EEO/EPO and Policy (applies to all duties and functions)
• Conduct all programs and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
• Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
• Assist the TCC system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
• Represent TCC to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
• Aware of, and adheres to, established TCC policies and procedures.
• Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.

Education/Skills/Qualifications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education and/or Public Health
• Minimum of 1 year of experience providing nutrition education to low-income and minority and/or bilingual individuals.
• Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, write proficiently) in English
• Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
• Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings, and occasional overnight travel.
• Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences (one-on-one and group) and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
• Must be able to purchase and prepare foods utilizing business expense account and pragmatic use of resources.
• Must be able to review and follow recipes and assure compliance to federal and state guidelines.
• Ability to carry supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods.
• Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
• Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
• Demonstrated experience with Microsoft products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Registered Dietician
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, write proficiently) in Spanish
    • Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community
    • Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
    • Knowledge of family budgeting and financial management and demonstrates a willingness to learn.
    • Ability to plan, organize, implement, teach and evaluate informal educational programs addressing diverse audiences.
    • Ability to identify, develop and support volunteer involvement.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities.
    • Ability to relate effectively and develop strong working relationships with co-workers and diverse audiences.
    • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
    • Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
    • Demonstrate initiative to pursue continuing education.
    • Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, texting, social media, etc.)

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.

Dental Assistant-Jamestown

Type: Part-Time

Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Job Duties:
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • 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.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • High School Graduate, Associates Degree or higher in health field preferred
  • Infection control required
  • Ability to work as part of a team required
  • Current CPR certification
  • One year ambulatory or public health experience is preferred
  • Strong assessment skills preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Leadership and organizational skills essential
  • Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred
  • Computer literate preferred
  • Knowledge of medical/dental office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of problem-oriented record keeping
  • Correct English usage, spelling and grammar
  • 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

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, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.

 

Dental Assistant-Dunkirk

Type: Part-Time

Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Job Duties:
  • Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
  • Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
  • Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
  • 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.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • High School Graduate, Associates Degree or higher in health field preferred
  • Infection control required
  • Ability to work as part of a team required
  • Current CPR certification
  • One year ambulatory or public health experience is preferred
  • Strong assessment skills preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Leadership and organizational skills essential
  • Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred
  • Computer literate preferred
  • Knowledge of medical/dental office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of problem-oriented record keeping
  • Correct English usage, spelling and grammar
  • 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

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, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.
 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Jamestown/Dunkirk

Type: Full-Time

SUMMARY:
Provide quality and cost effective primary care services to patient population, meeting their diverse health and social needs, under the supervision of a physician.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Clinical Perform complete examination of patients including children, infants, and adolescents
-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 P
-Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods -Helps provide triage services and treatment services during disaster, per protocol
-Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities. -
-Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
-Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
-Maintains hospital privileges as designated by TCC
-Shares a call schedule with other 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 CEO 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:        
 
  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Graduate of an Accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Licensed to work in the state of New York
  • 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 pediatric care clinic
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred
  • Sensitivity in the provision of services to people of various ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, education and lifestyle backgrounds
  • Computer literate in a Windows-based environment
  • 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.
 

Pediatrician-Jamestown/Dunkirk

Type: Full-Time

SUMMARY:
Provide medical care to infants, children, teenagers, and young adults for a variety of illnesses, diseases, and injuries, meeting 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 adolescence, 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:        
  • Requires BE/BC in Pediatrics and eligibility for New York State medical licensure
  • 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
Location: 319 Central Avenue, Dunkirk NY 14048

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 Bilingual Medical Assistants-Dunkirk and Jamestown

Purpose: The Medical Assistant, under the supervision of an appropriate licensed professional, helps patients and their families by providing information, services and assistance. This is accomplished by performing administrative duties and handling basic clinical tasks.


Job Duties:
 
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit
  • Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary
  • Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential
  • Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders and questions
  • Schedules appointments, as needed, with specialists by making arrangements; verifying times with patients; preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications
  • Serves and protects the practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements
  • Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • All other duties as assigned


Education/Skills/Qualifications:
 
  • High School Diploma, plus two years equivalent experience required
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete data input into the health record
  • Supply management skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Must be a self-motivator
  • Ability to work both as a team  member and independently 

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.

Bilingual Patient Registration Specialist-Jamestown 

Type: Full-Time

Purpose: The Specialist shall be the initial contact person when a patient or their family/caregiver present to the center.  The Specialist works effectively as a member of the office team and supports all ancillary departments such as lab, radiology, medical records, and all other areas to support the mission of the organization. This position expedites the check-in process, gives routine information to the public, greets the public, registers patients, maintains patient records, and assists with insurance information/application/updates/verifications. Specialist reports to the Office Manager/Assigned Team member ie. RN/Provider.

Job Duties:
  • Provide efficient and professional telephone services, transfer calls according to established protocols
  • Participates in daily “planned” discussions with other team members (provider, reception, fellow nurses) to be proactive in the patients care, anticipating their needs prior to a scheduled visit.  This meeting is also an opportunity to evaluate goals/discuss other items such as : no-show rates with action plans; acute care calls; additional goals; gaps in care measures; annual PE’s; preventive services
  • Educates the patient as to the date and time of this visit.
  • Performs clerical functions for provider within the sphere of responsibility.
  • Assure the readiness of the reception area for each working day, open the building at the designated time and have all front desk activities fully operational at the start of business hours
  • Secure the building at close of each working day, turn off or unplug any applicable appliances and machines according to agency protocol and lock all entrances
  • Respect and maintain privacy and dignity of agency patients, ensure patients/TCC guests confidentially at all times
  • Greet patients and agency visitors, direct all people to the appropriate location and services, be courteous, polite and helpful to the public, patient and staff
  • Schedules, registers and data enters pertinent patient information thoroughly and in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Performs financial intakes on self-pay/uninsured patients and calculates percent of poverty/eligibility for sliding fee scale
  • Determines insurance, Medicaid and Medicare eligibility; Verifies insurance on all scheduled patients daily
  • Maintains and builds on the general information and knowledge of available resources for patients within the community
  • Explains and assists individuals with new patient paperwork/packets and conduct a new patient orientation
  • Send Office Manager a weekly supply order
  • Maintain working relations and cooperatively with staff and public- Contact patients with referral or med information per clinical staff instruction
  • Recognize and maintain confidentiality of work materials as appropriate
  • Works independently in the absence of supervision;
  • Displays sensitivity to needs of patients, families and co-workers in a non-judgmental fashion.
  • Treats others with consideration, courtesy and respect.
  • Adheres to and implements daily the Chautauqua Centers OSHA Safety program including Blood Born Pathogen Standards, Hazard Communication Standard and TB Exposure Control Policy Plan.
  • Follow TCC’s policies and procedures
  • Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Remains calm and continues to work effectively in stressful situations.
  • Collect and post fees according to protocols, prepare and balance daily financial registers and submit all appropriate entities
  • Must plan one’s own work such that it is accomplished in the allocated time
  • Bilingual Staff: Translate for Clinical/Administrative Staff, front desk, and Center forms as needed
  • Identify outreach and financial opportunities within the community(ie, school, senior, employer)
  • On Occasion attends/conducts community/TCC events, forums, presentations;
  • Adheres to the Smoke Free Environment policy
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Education/Skills/Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have computer knowledge, Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Graduation from an accredited school is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • One year of work experience in an organization performing duties
  • 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
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds
  • Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Perform arithmetic calculations
  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA)
  • Ability to use sound judgment and independent thinking
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with co-workers, patients, providers, vendors, and community
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Understanding of Healthcare Market: ie Medicaid, Medicare and Marketplace

Understands and willing to support the Mission of The Chautauqua Center is “To deliver comprehensive high quality patient-centered health services in the Chautauqua region. Our patient-centered service principals are access, treatment, education, and prevention delivered by friendly and professional clinic and administrative teams”.

The above statements reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work required that may be inherent in the position

 Bilingual Care Coordinators-Dunkirk/Jamestown

Type: Full-Time

Purpose: The Care Coordinator will provide coordinated care to patients by developing, monitoring, and evaluating interdisciplinary care.

Job Duties:
Orients and educates patients and their families by meeting them; explaining the role of the patient care coordinator; initiating the care plan; providing educational information in conjunction with direct care providers related to treatments, procedures, medications, and continuing care requirements.
Develops interdisciplinary care plan and other case management tools by participating in meetings; coordinating information and care requirements with other care providers; resolving issues that could affect smooth care progression; fostering peer support; providing education to others regarding the case management process.
Evaluates outcomes of care with the interdisciplinary team by measuring intervention effectiveness with the team; implementing team recommendations.
Respects patients by recognizing their rights; maintaining confidentiality.
Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
Maintains patient care database by entering new information as it becomes available; verifying findings and reports; backing up data.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
Assists all patients through the healthcare system by acting as a patient advocate and navigator.
Participates in Patient Centered Medical Home team meetings and quality improvement initiatives.
Supports patient self-management of disease and behavior modification interventions.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned

Education/Skills/Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, and Behavioral Sciences preferred.
Bilingual-Spanish Language
Self-disciplined, energetic, passionate, innovative
One year ambulatory or public health experience is preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
Leadership and organizational skills essential
Bilingual especially in Spanish is preferred
Computer literate preferred
Demonstrate sound judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of medical office practices, procedures and equipment
Knowledge of problem-oriented record keeping
Correct English usage, spelling and grammar
Confidence to communicate and outreach to other community healthcare organizations and personnel
Knowledge of community resources

General Dentist- 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


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.
 

Behavioral Health Clinician-LMSW, LCSW or LCSW-R
Dunkirk, NY

He/she shall have primary responsibility for coordinating all psychosocial community services under the general direction of the Behavioral Health Supervisor. In accordance with policies, procedures and protocols established by TCC standards of practice and licensing and certificate and other regulatory agencies requirements. Responsible for implementing community educational programs, assessing problems and determining appropriate types and methods of treatment, and implementing intervention methodologies; acts as Program Consultant to staff members with or without professional training; functions in such areas as counseling, protective services, and family services.

Job Duties:
• Assist in the assessment, planning, arranging, and implementing of psychosocial programs.
• Responsible for the content of education and counseling programs for both individual patients or groups of patients and serves as liaison to community, individuals and groups as appropriate.
• Counsel patients and interpret to professional and lay groups the special psychosocial needs of patients by identifying psychosocial disorders.
• Conduct surveys and studies relating to psychosocial status and patterns of population groups as directed.
• Provide individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy for persons with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
• Participate in multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings.
• Conduct in house laboratory testing and analysis for routine drug and alcohol assessment (urinalysis and breathalyzer).
• Review and evaluate recent psychosocial health research and interpret it to professionals and patients.
• Perform short term counseling and crisis intervention as necessary.
• Assist in the implementation of community and social programs as a professional counselor in accordance with NHSI grants/contracts with federal, state, and local agencies and mandates of service requirements with those grants/contracts.
• Conduct report writing on a quarterly basis or as needed.
• Prepare psychosocial educational materials as needed or required.
• Coordinate with clinical, health education, community health and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provide referrals for services needed.
• Coordinate with other organizational entities involved in psychosocial and mental health services.
• Use tests, measurements, and measurement scale for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.
• Provide in-service presentations to staff as needed or required.
• Provide community service information as an outreach worker as required.
• Conduct health related educational presentations to both adults and teens in school and clinical settings.
• Assume other responsibilities as directed.

Qualifications, Education, and Experience:
• Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or an acceptable related field required
• Experience in an ambulatory health center preferred.
• Required NYS registration and license to practice.
• Self-starter, capable of managing staff and give directions to others and work under pressure in certain cases.
• Experience working on computers and electronic medical records.
• Knowledgeable of HIPAA and confidentiality policy and procedures.
• Requires someone familiar with and sensitive to Hispanic culture, family customs and child rearing practices.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
• Familiarity with multicultural groups, previous work experience in a multicultural setting and willingness to enroll language and multicultural coursework to supplement training if necessary.
• LCSW preferred, but not required.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Jamestown and Dunkirk

Type: Full-Time

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.

Psychiatrist-Jamestown/Dunkirk

Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:
The contractual psychiatrist is responsible for supporting behavioral health care provided in a primary care setting by a team comprised of primary care and behavioral health providers.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide regularly scheduled (weekly) caseload consultations to behavioral health social workers and primary care providers.  These consultations can be conducted onsite or by telephone and will focus on patients who are new to treatment or who are not improving as expected. Provide occasional telephonic consultation to the integrated team (both behavioral and primary care staff) as needed, focusing on the patients in the social workers caseloads. Work with assigned social workers to track and oversee their patient panels and clinical outcomes, using an electronic or other type of system capable of tracking clinical processes and patient outcomes. Suggest treatment plan changes, including medication recommendations for patients that are not improving as expected. Discuss patients who need referral for additional specialty mental health care and advise on treatment plans until patients are engaged in such care. Provide direct evaluation of patients, focusing on clients with diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient’s social worker or primary care provider.  To be provided onsite at primary care offices. Maintain professional cell phone and email accounts for contact during usual business hours. Respond to telephone calls from integrated team providers within one business day.  Respond to urgent telephone calls within one hour, if available. Check professional email account daily.  Respond to email questions/consultations within two business days, sooner if urgent.

Optional Activities:
Training: This may involve development and delivery of in-service training for primary care-based providers and staff regarding current understanding of best (evidence based) practices for the recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions in primary care setting. QA/QI: Participate in quality assurance practices to ensure compliance standards are met, and patient outcomes are frequently re-evaluated.

Requirements:
  • Licensed psychiatrist in New York State.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting.
  • Willingness to make treatment recommendations to primary care team for patients that psychiatrist does not see directly.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude.
  • Ability to quickly integrate medical and psychiatric data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations.

Desired:
  • Board-eligible (or approved) in psychiatry.
  • Experience with primary care psychiatry or consultation-liaison/contractual psychiatry.

 

Family Nurse Practitioner- Jamestown and Dunkirk, NY

SUMMARY:
Provide quality and cost effective primary care services to patient population, meeting their diverse health and social needs, under the supervision of a physician.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical
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
Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
Monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals.
Maintains hospital privileges as designated by TCC
Shares a call schedule with other 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 CEO
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:      

Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
Graduate of an Accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
Licensed to work in the state of New York
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
Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred
Sensitivity in the provision of services to people of various ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, education and lifestyle backgrounds
Computer literate in a Windows-based environment
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.
 

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/