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1. Department: Hepatitis C (Pittsburgh)

Title:  Medical Assistant

Description: The role of this Medical Assistant is to travel each day to different facilities and patient homes to test and treat for Hepatitis C. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Traveling each day to a different Addiction Recovery facility in Ohio & PA to offer Hepatitis C, HIV and STD point of care testing & linkage to care services.  
  • Be a self-motivated individual eager to talk and engage with all addiction recovery patients and staff at each facility.
  • Educating staff & patients on the importance of being tested and cured for Hepatitis C and treated for HIV & STD’s.
  • Complete the necessary paperwork (consent forms, etc.) with each patient before testing
  • Excellent phlebotomy skills are essential.
  • Draw labs through phlebotomy as ordered, properly labeling samples, and delivering labs to office or a local drop off facility each day. 
  • Attempt to test all patients in the facility each visit, this is done by education, and engagement of all patients and staff each day.
  • Obtain Vitals Including Height, Weight, BP, Pulse, RR, etc.
  • Chart a description of each encounter in the EMR system
  • Facilitate a telemedicine visit between the patient and a nurse practitioner
  • Electronically track patients being tested for Hepatitis C in Microsoft and offer follow up services to get them cured!
  • Continue to be in contact with all patients until SVR12
  • Self-directed research & visits to addiction recovery facilities that we are currently not testing in, to offering our free mobile testing & linkage to care services. Building relationships with these clinics, owners, directors, physicians, and medical staff. Then following up with phone calls and emails to facilitate new clinic growth.

Requirements:

  • Clean PA driving record and valid PA driver’s license for 3 years.
  • Work flexible hours, not your typical 9-5, every day, based on clinic hours of operations, will vary.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Friendly, outgoing personality with the ability to make people comfortable enough with you to be tested.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based care including CRNP and Hepatitis C Outreach & Linkage to care coordinators
  • Excellent phlebotomy skills are a must.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, Excel, Word and how to use Electronic Medical Records
  • Experience with patient-centered care
  • Punctuality and impeccable attendance
  • Strong communication skills with both professionals and patients from all demographics
  • Non-judgmental approach to patient care
  • Technical skills with required office equipment
  • Patience and great attention to detail
  • Completely understand the healthcare privacy laws as outlined in HIPAA
  • LGBTQ+ cultural competency
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based care 
  • Ability to adapt to a work environment that is constantly changing and not always structured 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and, at times, excited atmosphere
  • Maintain a professional attitude and demeanor
  • Ability to multi-task

Job Type: Full-Time

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2. Department: Mental Health (North Shore clinic)

Title: Psychiatrist

Description:The primary role of the Psychiatrist will be to provide trauma-informed, patient-centered, culturally competent and affirming care to a diverse patient population within an LGBTQ+ health center. The Psychiatrist will be an integral part of a mental health team embedded in a physical health center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively in a team-based environment with other mental health clinicians, staff, and primary care providers
  • Assess patients by conducting psychiatric evaluations
  • Analyze data and results of screening tools to assist in diagnosing patients and evaluating treatment response
  • Diagnose mental health disorders, provide recommendations for treatment, and prescribe medications when indicated
  • Provide follow-up for monitoring symptoms and treatment response
  • Monitor for medication side effects
  • Collaborate with patients in developing treatment plans that address their mental health concerns and psychosocial needs
  • Collaborate with patients in creating safety plans
  • Routinely assess patient safety and refer to a higher level of care when indicated
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed
  • Collaborate with physicians, nurses, therapists, and case managers in the practice to monitor symptoms and address whole-patients needs
  • Collaborate with outside physicians, therapists, service coordinators, and/or other clinical professionals to address treatment goals, clinical progress, and other patient needs
  • Gather and maintain patient information and records in the EMR, including medical history, medication history, and psychosocial history obtained from patients
  • Gather information from primary supports and/or other professionals when clinically indicated or requested by patients
  • Provide information to family/primary supports when requested by patients and make sure an ROI has been signed
  • Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Participate in weekly Collaborative Care team meetings
  • Collaborate with PCPs and Collaborative Care Manager to assist in the management of mental health disorders treated in the primary care clinic
  • Improve staff competence by providing training and education regarding the interrelationship between psychiatric disorders, physical illness, psychosocial concerns, and medications
  • Keep up-to-date on clinical care by participating in continuing medical educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations

Licensure and Clearances:

  • Current and valid board certification, or pending initial certification, in Psychiatry
  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school and completion of an approved psychiatric residency
  • Active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania
  • Active and unrestricted DEA licensure. 
  • Successful passing of Child Abuse and FBI Clearances.

Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of current DSM diagnoses, criteria, and treatment standards
  • Strong working knowledge of general psychiatric principles and practices
  • Strong communication and people skills. 
  • Experience with patient-centered, trauma-informed care.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing difficult situations utilizing de-escalation techniques and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based care. 
  • Strong LGBTQ+ cultural competency, including being gender-sensitive and pronoun aware
  • Experience working in community mental healthcare.
  • Understanding of the relationship between physical health, mental health, and social determinants of health.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality care to historically underserved populations. 
  • Knowledge and comfort working with patients with drug and alcohol use disorders. 
  • Knowledge and comfort using evidence-based treatment modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, brief interventions, CBT, DBT and other psychotherapeutic techniques.
  • Understanding of how to navigate medical systems.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, Excel, Word, and how to use Electronic Medical Records.
  • Punctuality and impeccable attendance
  • Non-judgmental approach to patient care
  • Patience and great attention to detail
  • Completely understand the healthcare privacy laws as outlined in HIPAA
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and, at times, excited atmosphere

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3. Department: Medical Clinic (North Shore)

Title: Medical Assistant

Description: The role of the medical assistant is to assist providers in implementing patient care and provide patient-centered and culturally competent care at Central Outreach Wellness Center.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Chart short description of each visit for Provider, or MA visit
  • Obtain Vitals including height, weight, BP, pain level, pulse, and respiratory rate
  • Obtain Labs as ordered, and properly label samples with first initial, last name and birthdate as confirmed with patient
  • Collect samples including urine, throat swab, and rectal swab as ordered.
  • Properly log patient information into EKG, and perform EKG successfully 
  • Administer and properly chart for vaccines under the guidance of providers, and bill for patient vaccines in EMR system properly.
  • Properly chart any given medications in the chief complaint with proper dosage, concentration, administration route and site.
  • Assist providers with any medical task as requested
  • Disinfect exam rooms between patient visits.
  • Stock all bathrooms and exam rooms with gloves, appointment slips, etc.
  • Properly dispose of sharps and bio-hazardous materials, maintain safe environment  
  • Answering phones and routing the caller to where they need to go.

Requirements:

  • Should be aware the Medical Assistant is one of the first impressions to each patient.
  • Need to make sure each patient is comfortable with their care.
  • Need to be culturally competent while working, including being gender-sensitive and pronoun-aware.
  • Be able to work with a team of medical assistants, providers, and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, Excel, Word and how to use Electronic Medical Records
  • Experience with patient-centered care
  • Punctuality and impeccable attendance
  • Strong communication skills with both professionals and patients from all demographics
  • Non-judgmental approach to patient care
  • Technical skills with required office equipment
  • Patience and great attention to detail
  • Completely understand the healthcare privacy laws as outlined in HIPAA
  • LGBTQ+ cultural competency
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team-based care 
  • Ability to adapt to a work environment that is constantly changing and not always structured 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and, at times, excited atmosphere
  • Maintain a professional attitude and demeanor
  • Ability to multi-task

Job Type: Full-time

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