Careers

Current Positions Open

Please submit inquiries for positions listed below to Heidi@hccnetwork.org
 

Physician

Salary Range: $90,000-$130,000
Position will be offered by 10/1/15 with a start date of 1/1/16 based on credentialing.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Physician is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered by the Health Centers.  The Physician provides diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency primary care services to patients; works collaboratively with primary care hygienists and support staff; and, ensures services meet standards of best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduation from an accredited MD/DO program.
• Prefer previous experience providing care at a community health center or similar environment.
• Current Missouri license to practice Medicine.
• Obtain a valid Missouri B.N.D.D. and Federal D.E.A license.
• Ability to relate well with patients and other health care personnel.
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
• Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency primary care services to patients including but not limited to:
• Review all medical histories at every visit.
• Chart pathologic conditions and report these to the patient.
• Develop written treatment plan with all options explained to patient.
• Discuss informed consent with all patients prior to initiating any treatment. 
• Explain planned procedure and any alternative procedures, disclosure of any significant material risks associated with any alternative, and responding to patient questions.
• Document the informed consent in the patient’s chart.
• Identify the approximate number of visits and the time needed to complete the care will be noted on the treatment plan.
• Treat patients first for pain and infection.
• Recommends referrals to specialists when appropriate.
• Enters and signs all treatment provided on treatment page.
• Meets clinical standards of practice as described in the quality assurance program.
• Recommends revisions in the quality assurance program to the Network.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually or as directed by the Primary care Manger of Clinical Operations as an evaluator.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually as one who is assessed.
• Refers patient grievances that cannot be resolved to the Primary care Manger of Clinical Operations.
• Supervises care delivered by primary care hygienists and assistants including but not limited to:
• Instructs assigned primary care assistants in chair side, laboratory, sterilization and radiology procedures.
• Oversees maintenance and cleanliness of primary care operatories.
• Partners with the Primary care Manger of Clinical Operations in scheduled evaluations of staff.
• Conducts community development activities including outreach in regional schools and represents the Network at various community functions.
• Any additional duties as determined by the Network

Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases:
• Refers patients to the primary care hygienist as necessary.
• Discusses home care status and techniques with patients who demonstrate sub optimal plaque control.
• Provides consultation for primary care hygienists when requested.
• Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child.
• Explains importance of maintaining appointments sequence to every patient.
• Explains the need for maintenance of oral conditions as a priority to fixed prosthodontics treatment.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Flexible, versatile and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
• Act as a principal steward of the organization’s resources.
• Ability to balance the needs of the client with the realities of the organization.
• Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times. 
• Values assessment and measurement in order to improve quality, efficiencies and effectiveness of programs and staff.
• Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient- and employee-base.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

• Physical – moving, walking, balancing, kneeling, crouching, stooping, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling and lifting.
• Mental – forecasting, analyzing, synthesizing, explaining, adapting, comprehending, interpreting data, organizational skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening skills, and flexibility.
• Sensory – full vision and hearing acuity.
 

Registered Nurse

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Registered Nurse
SALARY RANGE: $16-$20 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY

The Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care under the supervision of a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
• Licensed as a RN or BSN by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
• BCLS certification required, ACLS certification preferred.
• Current licensure by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
• Successful completion of state approved intravenous therapy course.
• IV certification required.
• One year of experience as a RN or BSN in physician office setting highly desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assists the Physician and/or Nurse Practitioner with patient exams.
• Gathers patient history.
• Sets up and administers IV fluids and performs special procedures as requested.
• Provides patient education and counseling as needed

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

• Flexible, versatile and comfortable in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
• Uphold the mission, values, and principles of the organization at all times.
• Understands how to work with people of various socio-economic statuses with dignity.

ESSENTIAL ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS

• Physical – moving, walking, balancing, kneeling, crouching, stooping, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling and lifting.
• Mental – forecasting, analyzing, synthesizing, explaining, adapting, comprehending, interpreting data, organizational skills, public speaking, conflict resolution, active listening skills, and flexibility.
• Sensory – full vision and hearing acuity.

Dentist

Salary Range: $90,000-$130,000
Position will be offered by 10/1/15 with a start date of 1/1/16 based on credentialing.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Dentist is responsible for the overall quality of care delivered by the Health Centers.  The Dentist provides diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency dental services to patients; works collaboratively with dental hygienists and support staff; and, ensures services meet standards of best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS
•         Graduation from an accredited DDS/DMD program.
•         Prefer previous experience providing care at a community health center or similar environment.
•         Current Missouri license to practice Dentistry.
•         Obtain a valid Missouri B.N.D.D. and Federal D.E.A license.
•         Ability to relate well with patients and other health care personnel.
•         Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
•         Willingness to educate patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of the health care team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency dental services to patients including but not limited to:
• Review all medical histories at every visit.
• Chart pathologic conditions and report these to the patient.
• Develop written treatment plan with all options explained to patient.
• Discuss informed consent with all patients prior to initiating any treatment. 
• Explain planned procedure and any alternative procedures, disclosure of any significant material risks associated with any alternative, and responding to patient questions.
• Document the informed consent in the patient’s chart.
• Identify the approximate number of visits and the time needed to complete the care will be noted on the treatment plan.
• Treat patients first for pain and infection.
• Recommends referrals to specialists when appropriate.
• Enters and signs all treatment provided on treatment page.
• Meets clinical standards of practice as described in the quality assurance program.
• Recommends revisions in the quality assurance program to the Network.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually or as directed by the Dental Clinic Manager as an evaluator.
• Participates in the quality assurance program at least bi-annually as one who is assessed.
• Refers patient grievances that cannot be resolved to the Dental Clinic Manager.
• Supervises care delivered by dental hygienists and assistants including but not limited to:
• Instructs assigned dental assistants in chair side, laboratory, sterilization and radiology procedures.
• Oversees maintenance and cleanliness of dental operatories.
• Partners with the Dental Clinic Manager in scheduled evaluations of staff.
• Conducts community development activities including outreach in regional schools and represents the Network at various community functions.
• Any additional duties as determined by the Network

Assures integration of patient education into all treatment phases:
• Refers patients to the dental hygienist as necessary.
• Discusses home care status and techniques with patients who demonstrate sub optimal plaque control.
• Provides consultation for dental hygienists when requested.
• Incorporates parent/guardian into education regime for every child.
• Explains importance of maintaining appointments sequence to every patient.
• Explains the need for maintenance of oral conditions as a priority to fixed prosthodontics treatment.


 

Nurse Practitioner

Salary Range: $80,000-$105,000
Position will be offered by 10/1/15 with a start date of 1/1/16 based on credentialing.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for direct delivery of patient care services; directing and guiding patient and family education; and, the activities of ancillary personnel.  The Nurse Practitioner is also responsible for ensuring standards of professional nursing are maintained at all times in the Health Centers; assisting in the development of policies and procedures; and, participating in program evaluations.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing.
• Current licensure by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
• Licensed as a FNP by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. 
• BCLS certification.
• Experience practicing in rural clinic setting highly desired.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Demonstrated abilities to be self-directed, self-motivated, and able to work independently.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to lead a team of professionals, para-professionals, and support staff.
• Demonstrated organization and time management skills.
• Basic technology skills including MS Office.
• Available for emergency calls as needed.