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Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Responsible for the integration of behavioral health into primary care with the specific aim of increasing access to care, reducing morbidity of both mental and physical disorders, and strengthening the treatment of mental health disorders in primary care.

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PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • LCSW will be part of a team focused on integrating behavioral health treatment into primary care.
  • Work directly with nursing, primary care physicians and behavioral health staff treating depression and anxiety in an outpatient collaborative care model.
  • Conduct initial screening, evaluation and diagnosing underlying mental illness.
  • Provide short-term psychotherapeutic methods to children ages 5 and above, adolescents, adults, families and couples with familiarity using supportive therapy, motivational interviewing, PST, CBT.
  • Employ crisis intervention and serve as a consultant to primary care physicians and nursing staff.
  • Participate in daily huddles in family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.
  • Attend behavioral health team rounds, weekly group supervision and present complex and new cases.
  • Document in EMR in a timely manner.
  • Maintain daily tracking log and submit on a monthly basis.
  • Promote awareness of behavioral health through outreach.
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Adhere to center policies, treating patients, visitors, and co-workers in a professional manner, exercising courtesy and tact. Effectively communicate with patients and others about UCHC services in their area of expertise or responsibility and ensure that concerns, questions or issue reach the right person (s) in UCHC in a timely fashion.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Licensure required Valid NY Stated LCSW
  • Experience working in primary care setting preferred
  • Strong Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • English/ Spanish fluency is required
  • Sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues.

Department: Behavioral Health
Position type: Full Time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Mildred Casiano, LCSW-R, M.P.H
Director of Behavioral Health
Union Community Health Center
mcasiano@uchcbronx.org

Bilingual LCSW with substance abuse background/ and or CASAC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) and or CASAC with a background in substance abuse, to provide a bridge for chronic opioid users in primary care to behavioral health and treatment programs as needed.

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PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • LCSW will assure primary care physicians identifies patients that have been high utilizers of opioid drugs for chronic non-cancer pain.
  • Patients identified by primary care physicians will then be referred to the specialized LCSW for evaluation to remove any bias.
  • LCSW will evaluate and screen patients utilizing DAST-10 evidence based screening tool to assess risk level.
  • LCSW will counsel and refer patients to specialty treatment services as needed.
  • After counseling, if patient declines referral he/she will be referred back to primary care physician by LCSW.
  • LCSW will verify that the patient understands the referral process.
  • LCSW will monitor patient for a maximum of 3 visits until referral is secured.
  • Work directly with nursing, primary care physicians and behavioral health staff
  • Conduct initial screening, evaluation and diagnosing underlying mental illness.
  • Employ crisis intervention and serve as a consultant to primary care physicians and nursing staff.
  • Participate in daily huddles in family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.
  • Attend behavioral health team rounds, weekly group supervision and present complex and new cases.
  • Document in EMR in a timely manner.
  • Maintain daily tracking log and submit on a monthly basis.
  • Promote awareness of behavioral health through outreach.
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Adhere to center policies, treating patients, visitors, and co-workers in a professional manner, exercising courtesy and tact. Effectively communicate with patients and others about UCHC services in their area of expertise or responsibility and ensure that concerns, questions or issue reach the right person (s) in UCHC in a timely fashion.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Licensure required Valid NY Stated LCSW
  • Substance Abuse background and or CASAC
  • Experience working in primary care setting preferred
  • Strong Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • English/ Spanish fluency is required
  • Sensitivity to cultural, religious, racial, disability and gender issues.

Department: Behavioral Health
Position type: Full Time

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Mildred Casiano, LCSW-R, M.P.H
Director of Behavioral Health
Union Community Health Center
mcasiano@uchcbronx.org

Optometric Assistant | Tech

Union Community Health Center, one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers, in New York State, with six location in Bronx NY, is seeking a dentist with community dental health interest to head up a new mobile dental unit outreach program. 

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Principal mission:

Grounded in the belief that understanding and addressing the specific cultural, social and economic conditions that affect patient health is at the core of community wellness, Union Community Health Center (UCHC) stands firmly on its mission to provide cost-effective, innovative, and quality outcome-oriented health care services.

Operating uninterrupted for over 100 years, UCHC has emerged as one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in New York State. With 6 sites located throughout the Bronx and a mobile health center, UCHC reaches far into the community, addressing social determinants of health and improving the overall wellness and quality of life of those we serve.

Principal duties & responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the

  • Perform pre-exam testing to include (but not be limited to) visual acuity assessment, including pinhole, corrected and uncorrected, confrontational visual field testing, assess extraocular muscles, pupillary evaluation, tonometry (eye pressure check), assess the anatomical angles of the eyes (will be trained), pupillary dilation and all other patient services as requested by the optometrist.  These may include but not be limited to special tests such as color vision screening and stereopsis.
  • Perform lensometry and specialized testing such as visual fields, ophthalmic photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • Complete requests for copies of eyeglasses prescriptions, patient educational materials. Conduct inventory of ophthalmic supplies, including pharmaceuticals, instruments and other materials needed for patient care. Check expiration dates of pharmaceuticals and sterile supplies. Assist in patient referrals to outside providers and with pre-authorization requests for medications.
  • Assist with any basic maintenance of clinical equipment (eg bulbs replacement). Have foreign body/epilation removal tools sterilized when needed by the dental service. Ensure exam lanes are properly shut down, with equipment covered.
  • Follow safety procedures as per guidelines.

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • One year of ophthalmic experience is desirable and or experience in the medical field (will train upon hiring)
  • Position requires excellent interpersonal skills, professional appearance, initiative and flexibility to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must comply by state/national guideline to maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Salary commensurate with experience and education.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send Cover Letter and CV to:
Dr. Renee Yearwood
Union Community Health Center
260 East 188th Street Bronx, New York 10458
718-618-8111 fax
ryearwood@uchcbronx.org

Patient Access Representative

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Patient Access Representative

  • Greets patients and their caregivers and records pertinent information into a computer database
  • Records insurance information and obtains pre-approval for treatment if needed
  • Relays information between patients and other staff members, and provides them with updates as needed
  • Prioritizes the order of care so that the most critical patients are seen first
  • Keeps paper and electronic medical records, and updates these records as needed
  • Provides information to insurance companies in order to assist with billing
  • Assists patients during checkout, and ensures they have post-treatment instructions and follow-up if required
  • Schedule/Refers individuals to internal and outside specialty clinics
  • Calculates and collect payment information, accepts funds, and credits accounts accordingly
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Listens well and devotes full attention to patients and medical professionals alike
  • Must have computer knowledge, Excel, Word, etc….
  • Is compassionate and caring, as the job involves dealing with people who are injured or sick
  • Has the ability to remain calm, even under the most stressful of situations
  • Communicates well, both orally and in writing
  • Is able to switch priorities based upon patient need
  • Possesses a basic understanding of medical terminology and procedures
  • Is able to maintain confidentiality (HIPAA)
  • Has a professional appearance and demeanor in order to make others feel more at ease
  • Must be bilingual – English and Spanish

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Vincenzo Ferraro, VP of Operations
vferraro@uchcbronx.org

Staff Physical Therapist

A licensed physical therapist with the knowledge and skills required for physical therapy evaluations, program planning and implementation of treatment programs according to physician’s prescription as permitted by theNew York State Licensing Board and in accordance with the Code of Ethics of theAmerican Physical Therapy Association.

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PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform and document a concise initial exam, evaluate data to identify problems and determine a rehab diagnosis prior to intervention according to patient’s diagnosis and dysfunction.  Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Test and measure patient’s strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional test/capacity, and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • Develop treatment plans, including long and short term goals, and methods to achieve identified goals. Identify and document anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent patient dysfunction. Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained or poor patient compliance and provide appropriate follow up care or referrals.
  • Coordinate treatment plan with patient, family and/or primary caretaker, and other rehab team
  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using exercise equipment, moist packs, cold laser, biofeedback and ultrasound.
  • Administer therapeutic exercises and manual therapy to help relieve pain, increase patient’s strength, and decrease or prevent physical dysfunction in a safe and effective manner. Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures and appropriate home programs to maintain/enhance patient’s performance in their own environment. Properly document exercise program provided and a follow with the programs.
  • Review physician’s referral and patient’s medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Evaluate need for splints, ambulation devices and/or adaptive equipment as indicated.  Recommends or issues equipment necessary to promote patient’s functional independence
  • Supervise physical therapist assistants, aides, students and volunteers. Teach physical therapy students as well as other health professions.
  • Implement plan directly or supervise treatment by a physical therapist assistant.
  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and reasonable alternatives.
  • Complete all required documentation for departmental purposes in a timely manner.
  • Direct and supervise supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication.
  • Maintains daily caseload of ascribed number of patients.
  • Maintains department facilities and equipment according to environmental safety and infection control guidelines as set forth by the UCHC and Department of Health.
  • Attend continuing education conferences related to designated job rotation and departmental needs. Demonstrate clinical competence and provide guidance to staff therapists in development of treatment plan and fabrication of splints.  Contributes to the development of new specialty program; provides in-service on therapy courses, related articles, and case studies.  Attends all staff in-services and meetings.
  • Performs all other duties as directed by supervisor(s) / director.
  • Organizes/manages time and work schedule effectively and efficiently and maintain departmental productivity standard.
  • Abides by the professional standards set forth by the New York State Board ofProfessional Services, JCAHO, APTA and other accrediting agencies.

Daily Tasks:

  • Provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, and patients
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Provide information to supervisors, co-workers thru e-mail or in person on things which require necessary attention.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise physical therapist assistants, aides, students and volunteers. Teach physical therapy students as well as other health professions.
  • Implement plan directly or supervise treatment by a physical therapist assistant.

Qualifications:

  • Education and/or experience required: A Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapy program (Bachelor, Masters or Doctor in Physical Therapy) is required.
  • License(s) Required:  New York State license and current registration.
  • Experience/Skills Required: 
  1. One year experience in physical therapy outpatient setting.
  2. Must have experience in evaluating and treating patient in one of thespecialty area such pediatric, pelvic floor dysfunction (men and women),headache, vestibular, early mobilization, and lymphedema.
  3. Ability to grow and manage a specialty program.
  4. Excellent communication skills to develop and foster patient andreferring physician relationships.
  5. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the team.
  6. High energy and ability to take initiative.
  7. Desire and self-reliance to implement a shared mission statement of apatient centered PT practice
  8. Administer therapeutic exercises and manual therapy to help relievepain, increase patient’s strength, and decrease or prevent physical dysfunctionin a safe and effective manner
  9. Provide therapy in accordance with evidence based management.
  10. Keep up- to-date technically, and with new treatment rehab tools withability to apply new knowledge safely and effectively.
  11. Ability to perform thorough evaluation and provide appropriatetreatment one of the specialty area such pediatric, vestibular, lymphedema,pelvic floor dysfunction (men and women), headache, early mobilization and anyother specialty program.
  12. Proficient in the use of computer for basic entry of scheduling andplanning information.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter and resume to:

Josephine S. Dolera, PT, DPT
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Union Community Health Center
4487 3rd Ave -7th Floor
Bronx, NY 10457
Email : jdolera@uchcbronx.org