Purchasing Assistant-Dunkirk 

Description: Part-time, potentially future full-time position


Purpose:  The Purchasing Assistant is primarily responsible for ensuring that all purchasing functions are completed following internal policies with accuracy, timeliness and confidentiality.  Including all other assigned duties by the Chief Financial Officer.

Job Duties:
·       Carries out the mission of the organization
·       Assures all vendors experience a welcoming greeting and helpful conclusion to each encounter
·       Adhere to all guidelines set forth in the Procurement policies
·       Adheres to standard procedures at The Chautauqua Center
·       Maintain good working relationship with staff and Vendors
·       Attend meetings as directed
·       Availability to work variable hours including evening or Saturdays as needed

Purchasing Agent/Assistant
·       Maintain strong working relationships with our vendors
·       Review purchasing agreements with vendors and maintain open lines of communications with those vendors
·       Develop an active process for measuring supply inventory and determining purchasing needs based on quarterly and annual numbers
·       Stay up to date with industry trends and establish long-term purchasing arrangements with vendors when it is beneficial to the company
·       Compare product deliveries with issued purchase orders and contact vendors when there are discrepancies; track and resolve incomplete or open purchase orders
·       Data entry for Purchase Orders in purchasing system or accounting system
·       Obtaining competing quotes for purchases
·       Verify vendors and contractors are not on the excluded lists for all state, local and federal governments, including OIG and SAMS and maintain listings.
·       Enforcing procurement guidelines and contract agreements
·       Assisting in training and working with Procurement staff and Billing Staff and other staff
·       Adhering to Budget guidelines and expenditures by departments
·       All other duties assigned by Chief Financial Officer, or person designated by CFO

Education/Skills/Qualifications:
·       High school diploma or equivalent is required, Associates Degree preferred.
·       3-5 years of Purchasing and office experience preferred.
·       Knowledge of procurement process
·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
·       Leadership and organizational skills essential
·       Computer skills in Microsoft products preferred
·       Phone Skills – Proper phone etiquette is necessary since phone conversations with vendors and staff will be frequent.
·       Knowledge of medical office practices, procedures and equipment
·       Knowledge of problem-oriented record keeping
·       Correct English usage, spelling and grammar
·       Knowledge of community resources
·       Must continue to develop as a professional through in-services and education seminars
·       Must be willing to work at all sites
·       Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity and the ability to work effectively with personnel and support agencies
·       Must be able to work as a member of a team and independently
·       Must be able to lift and carry 10 pounds regularly, more occasionally
·       Must be able to walk, sit, stand, bend, twist intermittently throughout the work day
·       Subject to employer medical exam, drug testing, reference check and criminal background check
·       Valid Driver’s license is preferred



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, affection 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 Facilities Maintenance Worker 

Description: County Wide Position

Purpose: The Facilities Maintenance Worker helps maintains cleanliness and upkeep of the facility.

Job Brief:
We are looking for a skilled Maintenance worker to perform upkeep tasks such as repairs and cleaning. You will be responsible for applying basic fixes to equipment and building systems and ensure facilities are tidy and functional.
Being reliable with a keen eye for detail is the first step to getting this job. The ideal candidate will have experience and solid technical knowledge. You must also possess manual dexterity and physical stamina.

Responsibilities:
  Perform cleaning activities such as dusting, mopping etc.
  Perform minor fixes such as repairing broken locks, filling gaps on walls etc.
  Check control panels and electrical wiring to identify issues
  Install appliances and equipment
  Green space upkeep by mowing lawn, collecting trash, shoveling during winter etc.
  Conduct maintenance tasks such as replacing light bulbs
  Inspect and troubleshoot equipment and systems (e.g. ventilation)
  Check functionality of safety systems (e.g. fire alarm)
  Collaborate with workers and other professionals for daily maintenance requests
  Report to supervisor for issues

Requirements:
  Basic knowledge of HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems
  Experience using hand and electrical tools
  Ability to read technical manuals and drawings
  Very good communication and interpersonal skills
  Physical stamina and dexterity
  High school diploma or equivalent


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.

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.
 

Medication Delivery Driver-Dunkirk 

Position: Part-Time Medication Delivery Driver

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.

Job Description/Duties
- Daily delivery of medications from Dunkirk office to patient homes
- Occasional travel to Buffalo, NY and to Jamestown, NY
- Distribute medications to patients in clinic
- Documentation of all deliveries within EHR
- Take refill requests from patients
- Take payments from patients
- Communicating patient needs to pharmacist or medical provider
- Communicating with patients and coordinating delivery
- Maintains contact with other departments, medical staff, and nursing staff to determine needs, resolve problems
- Adhere to all guidelines set forth in the pharmacy policies
- Adheres to standard procedures at The Chautauqua Center
- Attend meetings as directed
- Availability to work variable hours including evening or Saturdays as needed
- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience
- Must be organized and able to work independently under direction of Pharmacy Director.
- Must exhibit a high degree of professional excellence, initiative, and a high standard of ethics.
- Must be physically able to stand for a long period of time and lift moderate weights.
- Pharmacy technician experience is preferred
- Exceptional networking and negotiations skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
- Fluency in Spanish/English highly desirable
- Ability to utilize sound judgment and independent thinking
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Maintain confidentiality and comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships
- Maintain project plans with high-level of accuracy in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and pharmacy software systems
- Ability to drive and current NYS driver’s license

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.

Medical Scribe-Dunkirk & Jamestown

Type: Full-Time

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.
  • FINGERING: 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.
 

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.

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

 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.
 

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/