Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in health care? Camarena Health is actively seeking qualified health care professionals to help us serve the populations of Madera, Chowchilla and Oakhurst California. Camarena employees receive competitive pay and benefits, all while enjoying life in California’s great Central Valley—where housing prices are low and some of the world’s most desirable vacation destinations are just a few hours away.

Camarena Health is one of the largest employers in the City of Madera. Established in 1980, Camarena continues to be an employer of choice for the people living in the Madera/Fresno area who want a great career while knowing they make a difference in the community.

Camarena Health currently employs over 150 support staff members in diverse areas such as accounting, maintenance, human resources, security, reception, health educators, case specialists, and medical and dental assistants. Our staff is dedicated to providing quality health care for our patients and the community.

Camarena Health has a team focused atmosphere and a philosophy of learning and developing our staff to be the best in their respective fields. Our practice philosophy is patient wellness and chronic disease management. Camarena Health was one of the first community health centers and primary medical providers to implement electronic health records in the nation.

Our corporate culture revolves around the needs of those we serve. All professional staff members work hard to meet and exceed our commitment to patients and the community.

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Group Benefits

We provide a comprehensive health coverage program that includes:

  • Medical (PPO)
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Prescription Drugs

Staff members have a choice in selecting their Primary Care Provider (PCP) from Blue Cross of California, one of largest provider groups in the nation.

As a Camarena employee, you’ll have the option of covering all your dependents by paying a monthly low cost premium of $75. Included is a $50,000 life insurance policy for the employee (with spouse and dependent coverage of $5,000 and $2,500) and accidental death or dismemberment coverage. Camarena also offers long-term disability insurance with Camarena Health Centers paying the premium for this benefit.

Vision Plan

We provide staff members with an assisted optical plan that covers eye examinations, frames, and lenses. Staff members that elect for the plan pay a modest monthly premium, and coverage can be extended to include family members, at a low cost.

Flexible Cafeteria Benefits Plan

Employees may pay for specified health or dependent care expenses before federal, state, or Social Security taxes are calculated through this plan.

Savings – 403(b) Plan

The 403(b) Plan helps employees supplement retirement income. Employees may direct those funds into one of three savings options.

Vacations

Our vacation plan is designed to provide the opportunity to rest and get away from the everyday routine. As a regular full-time employee, vacation is accrued according to standards set forth in the Employee Handbook.

Holidays

Employees are eligible for 11 paid holidays each calendar year.

Sick Leave

Our sick leave plan is designed to provide staff with the ability to miss work due to illness and not have the illness affect their household income.

Employee Assistance Plan

This plan is a confidential, no-cost program for employees and their household members troubled by psychological, emotional or substance abuse problems.

Camarena Health operates eight locations, all in Madera County, California. Located in the geographic center of California, Madera County offers a relaxed pace of life with some of the lowest housing prices in the state. Largely rural, Madera County is home to a booming agricultural industry. In recent years, Madera has grown into a burgeoning wine region, with many successful family wineries receiving international acclaim. Thanks to our centralized location in the state, Madera County is just a few hours drive from some of the most attractive vacation destinations in the world. Breathtaking national parks such as Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia are in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains to our east. California’s famed Central Coast, including the communities of Monterey, Carmel, Pismo Beach and Morro Bayare just a few hours’ drive west. While we’re sure you’ll enjoy the quiet pace in Madera County, big cities are never far away. The metropolitan hub of Fresno/Clovis is just 30 minutes south, while San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, and Los Angeles are all just a few hours away. If you have kids, you’ll be comforted to know that their health and educational needs will be met in Madera County. Children’s Hospital Central California, one of the largest comprehensive pediatric medical centers in the country, is located right here in Madera. Educational needs are served by the Madera Unified School District and the State Center Community College as well as nearby California State University Fresno.
To apply for a position at Camarena Health, please complete download and complete this online application. Applications can be printed then emailed, faxed or mailed. All applicants must complete an application to be considered for recruitment. Resumes alone will not be accepted. Professional staff (MD, DDS, etc.) may submit a CV for career consideration. As part of the credentialing process, a completed application must be completed prior to start date.

 

Camarena Health Centers will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to compete on an equal basis in the examination and/or interview process.

Camarena Health Centers is an equal opportunity employer.
Email Address

hr@camarenahealth.org

Mailing Address

Camarena Health Centers
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 299
Madera, CA 93639

Street Address

Camarena Health Centers
344 E. 6th Street
Madera, CA 93638
T. (559) 664-4000
F. (559) 675-5224

Question: I’d like to apply for several of the positions that are currently open. Do I need to fill out a separate application for each position that I am interested?
Answer: Yes. Every application is evaluated individually for the position for which you are interested and are applying. It is because of this that it becomes necessary to complete a separate application (indicating job title) for each position that you are interested.
Question: If I submit a resume, will Camarena keep it on file for future recruitment?
Answer: No. We ask that you continue to check our website for updated and current recruitment.
Question: Can I fax back my application materials to you?
Answer: Yes. We accept faxed materials from candidates. Our fax number is (559) 675-5224

Question: What type of benefits does Camarena Health offer?
Answer: The health center offers a number of staff member benefits.

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Career Opportunities

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Camarena Health (CH) Staff Physician cares for patients in the community clinic setting. This provider orders supportive care as needed and appropriately, and interacts positively with other members of the CH Staff. The staff physician also participates in hospitalization duties and will not exceed licensure parameters within scope of medical license.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule.
  • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary.
  • Participates in health center in-services, listening and respecting others’ ideas
  • Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of Camarena Health.
  • Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Delivery of Health Care Services:
  • 1. Deliver primary care to CH clients and order follow-up care; diagnose, treat, record, refer and review care within ambulatory and hospital setting.
  • 2. Prepare, supervise, and implement treatment plans. Review developed plans.
  • 3. Make and review referrals.
  • 4. Provide supervision to health center Mid-level practitioners, including consultations and review of charts.
  • 5. Participates in on-call schedules.
  1. Medical Records:
  • 1. Record/dictate, in timely fashion, notes for each patient visit using SOAP format.
  • 2. Will follow Medical Records guidelines for chart maintenance.
  • 3. Provide accurate date on encounter form. Read and sign off on all medical records, lab results, and other patient data, prior to being filed in patient chart.
  1. Teamwork Expectations:
  • 1. Participate in clinician peer review process.
  • 2. Participate in CQI: Quality Improvement Meetings and discussions as requested.
  • 3. Interact with and maintain referral resources.
  • 4. Will refer to support services (when appropriate) for counseling and education.
  • 5. Is responsible for providing in-put to Chief Medical Officer for resource development, staff, facility, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • 6. Meeting attendance at monthly General Staff Meeting and Monthly Departmental Clinician Meeting.
  • 7. Efficient productivity levels according to health center standards.

Minimum Requirements:

License:                              

  • Valid California Physician License

Certifications:

  • Must maintain current CPR/BLS certification

Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred
  • Interest in and willingness to promote individual acute, chronic and preventable care programs and concepts.
  • Ability to establish a genuine positive interaction with patients and staff
  • Agrees with and upholds the mission of the health center with patients and staff

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear adequately to auscultate B/P’s and be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
  • Must be able to have vision that is adequate to read increments of tuberculin/insulin syringe accurately, read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Camarena Health (CH) Staff Physician cares for patients in the community clinic setting. This provider orders supportive care as needed and appropriately, and interacts positively with other members of the CH Staff. The staff physician also participates in hospitalization duties and will not exceed licensure parameters within scope of medical license.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule.
  • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary.
  • Participates in health center in-services, listening and respecting others’ ideas
  • Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of Camarena Health.
  • Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.

 DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Delivery of Health Care Services:
  • 1. Deliver primary care to CH clients and order follow-up care; diagnose, treat, record, refer and review care within ambulatory and hospital setting.
  • 2. Prepare, supervise, and implement treatment plans. Review developed plans.
  • 3. Make and review referrals.
  • 4. Provide supervision to health center Mid-level practitioners, including consultations and review of charts.
  • 5. Participates in on-call schedules.
  1. Medical Records:
  • 1. Record/dictate, in timely fashion, notes for each patient visit using SOAP format.
  • 2. Will follow Medical Records guidelines for chart maintenance.
  • 3. Provide accurate date on encounter form. Read and sign off on all medical records, lab results, and other patient data, prior to being filed in patient chart.
  1. Teamwork Expectations:
  • 1. Participate in clinician peer review process.
  • 2. Participate in CQI: Quality Improvement Meetings and discussions as requested.
  • 3. Interact with and maintain referral resources.
  • 4. Will refer to support services (when appropriate) for counseling and education.
  • 5. Is responsible for providing in-put to Chief Medical Officer for resource development, staff, facility, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • 6. Meeting attendance at monthly General Staff Meeting and Monthly Departmental Clinician Meeting.
  • 7. Efficient productivity levels according to health center standards.

Minimum Requirements:

License:                              

  • Valid California Physician License

Certifications:

  • Must maintain current CPR/BLS certification

Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred
  • Interest in and willingness to promote individual acute, chronic and preventable care programs and concepts.
  • Ability to establish a genuine positive interaction with patients and staff
  • Agrees with and upholds the mission of the health center with patients and staff

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear adequately to auscultate B/P’s and be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
  • Must be able to have vision that is adequate to read increments of tuberculin/insulin syringe accurately, read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Physician’s Assistant has clinical responsibilities. These include preventative and therapeutic measures for patient health care, which includes referrals for more definitive care. The Physician Assistant reports to Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule.
  • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary
  • Participates in health center in-services, listening and respecting others’ ideas
  • Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of Camarena Health.
  • Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Health Care Services:
  • 1. Chart documentation according to clinic standards using SOAP charting, specific forms documentation, referrals and ordering specific tests. Documentation of acute and chronic problems with medication.
  • 2. Follow-up on specific disease categories and no show evaluations.
  • 3. Review laboratory, x-ray and referral documents prior to filing.
  • 4. Health Education coordination for patient follow-up for specific health education issues.
  • 5. Refer to approved medical protocols and/or guidelines for treatment.
  1. Consultation and Referrals:
  • 1. Consultations with Medical Director for problems beyond standardized procedures. Consult physicians as needed.
  • 2. Consultation with Medical Director for referrals.
  • 3. Referrals to other providers as indicated with Health Education referrals as indicated per protocols.
  1. Teamwork Expectations:
  • 1. Participate in clinician peer review process.
  • 2. Participate in CQI: Quality Improvement Meetings and discussions as requested.
  • 3. Interact with and maintain referral resources.
  • 4. Will refer to support services (when appropriate) for counseling and education.
  • 5. Is responsible for providing in-put to Chief Medical Officer for resource development, staff, facility, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • 6. Meeting attendance at monthly General Staff Meeting and Monthly Departmental Clinician Meeting.
  • 7. Efficient productivity levels according to health center standards.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:                         

  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program

License:                              

  • Valid California Physician Assistant License

 Certifications:

  • Must maintain current CPR/BLS certification

Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred
  • Interest in and willingness to promote individual acute, chronic and preventable care programs and concepts.
  • Ability to establish a genuine positive interaction with patients and staff
  • Agrees with and upholds the mission of the health center with patients and staff

Physical Requirements:               

  • Must be able to move up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear adequately to auscultate B/P’s and be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
  • Must be able to have vision that is adequate to read increments of tuberculin/insulin syringe accurately, read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Family Nurse Practitioner has clinical responsibilities. These include preventative and therapeutic measures for patient health care, which includes referrals for more definitive care. The Family Nurse Practitioner reports to Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule.
  • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary
  • Participates in health center in-services, listening and respecting others’ ideas
  • Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of Camarena Health.
  • Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Health Care Services:
  • 1. Chart documentation according to clinic standards using SOAP charting, specific forms documentation, referrals and ordering specific tests. Documentation of acute and chronic problems with medication.
  • 2. Follow-up on specific disease categories and no show evaluations.
  • 3. Review laboratory, x-ray and referral documents prior to filing.
  • 4. Health Education coordination for patient follow-up for specific health education issues.
  • 5. Refer to approved medical protocols and/or guidelines for treatment.
  1. Consultation and Referrals:
  • 1. Consultations with Medical Director for problems beyond standardized procedures. Consult physicians as needed.
  • 2. Consultation with Medical Director for referrals.
  • 3. Referrals to other providers as indicated with Health Education referrals as indicated per protocols.
  1. Teamwork Expectations:
  • 1. Participate in clinician peer review process.
  • 2. Participate in CQI: Quality Improvement Meetings and discussions as requested.
  • 3. Interact with and maintain referral resources.
  • 4. Will refer to support services (when appropriate) for counseling and education.
  • 5. Is responsible for providing in-put to Chief Medical Officer for resource development, staff, facility, equipment, supplies, etc.
  • 6. Meeting attendance at monthly General Staff Meeting and Monthly Departmental Clinician Meeting.
  • 7. Efficient productivity levels according to health center standards.

 Minimum Requirements:

Education:                         

  • Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program

License:                              

  • Valid California Nurse Practitioner License

Certifications:

  • Must maintain current CPR/BLS certification

Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred
  • Interest in and willingness to promote individual acute, chronic and preventable care programs and concepts.
  • Ability to establish a genuine positive interaction with patients and staff
  • Agrees with and upholds the mission of the health center with patients and staff

Physical Requirements:               

  • Must be able to move up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear adequately to auscultate B/P’s and be able to hear staff on the phone and

those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.

  • Must be able to have vision that is adequate to read increments of tuberculin/insulin syringe accurately, read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician shows genuine warmth with patients and has the ability to make them feel comfortable in the center while providing effective and technically competent nursing assistance to both patients and Camarena Health clinical providers. The Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician provides or facilitates the provision of information needed by both patients and clinicians, will receive instructions from doctors regarding the x-rays patients require.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule
  • Provides prompt medical support; promotes a smooth patient flow; collects and records data accurately; maintains order of exam rooms, equipment and supplies
  • Provides basic education and information to patients, making sure patients’ questions are answered and anxieties alleviated and interfaces with community-oriented activities and staff
  • Achieves the organizational mission to provide health care access for all the members of the community. S/he helps make sure patients and families get the care they need when they need it.
  • Consistently and openly communicates with supervisor and all staff
  • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary
  • Participates in health center in-services, listening and respecting others’ ideas
  • Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of Camarena Health.
  • Abides by Rules of Confidentiality
  • Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Focus on Patients: The Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician is responsible for getting clear imaging results, which requires proper use of the equipment and keeping patients calm and informed throughout the x-ray procedure. Complying with the safety regulations involving the use of radiation to protect yourself, patients and other staff members from over-exposure to radiation. Responds to and connects effectively with patients.  Listens to our customers, treats them with respect, gives them the quality they expect and deserve and responds immediately to their problems and needs.
  • 1. To lessen radiation risks, you will use a technique called patient-shielding, which involves placing lead shields or aprons on parts of a patient’s body that aren’t being photographed. Alternatively, you may adjust x-ray beams so they cover a limited area. You must also position the radiographic machinery so it is at a proper distance, angle and height from the patient. Other duties include keeping equipment in good working order, maintaining patient records and developing exposed radiographs.
  • 2. Furthermore, s/he insures a smooth and well-connected patient flow. The Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician reports to the Medical Assistant Lead & Back Support Supervisor for the Suite.
  • 3. Listens attentively to patients’ complaints and record all information (e.g. medication, last menstrual period, birth control method) in our Electronic Health Records computer system.
  • 4. Consistently secures and protects patient information: activates screen saver, minimizes screen, or log off when walking away from computers for any period of time.
  • 5. Insures that exam rooms are neat and set up appropriately for each patient exam.
  • 6. Performs specimen collection, preparation and maintains required logs
  • 7. Performs EKG’s, accu-checks, and other diagnostic procedures according to guidelines.
  • 8. Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician takes initiative to keep patient informed of upcoming procedures and requirements, to facilitate patient focus, involvement, and cooperation.
  • 9. Discharge patients smoothly from back office areas and checks for any last minute questions. Makes return appointments as appropriate.
  • 10. Relieves patients’ stress and anxiety with clear information
  • 11. Provides patients with required educational materials including; lifestyle brochures (LCB), Vaccine Information Statements (VIS), informs patients of content and answers any questions.
  • 12. Routes all formal patient complaints and grievances to Back Support Supervisor or Department Head. Solves what problems s/he can at “point of contact.”
  1. Focus on Patient Flow: Maintains effective smooth patient flow (within site or suite). Assists the MA’s at other pods as needed with patient work up or dismissal.  Is responsive to needs of patients, clinicians, and team members.
  • 1. Uses software locator consistently when rooming patients and uses scheduler to flow them out
  • 2. Utilizes software locator to monitor flow simultaneously at all sites; take the initiative to cover as needed
  • 3. Maintains open communication with the Receptionist, routinely checks status of patients waiting to be registered and relays status to the clinicians. Communicates with Back Support Supervisor to help resolve when necessary.
  • 4. Dismisses patients effectively (e.g., complete lab requisition; administer injections and immunizations according to guidelines, giving appointment, double check paperwork).
  1. Focus on Clinicians: Maintains effective assistance to, guidance of, and communication with providers.
  • 1. Works in conjunction with the Patient Services Advisor for walk-in patient (i.e., obtains and documents patient chief complaint and presents to provider to determine if patient is to be seen or needs to be referred out).
  • 2. Helps the providers maintain pace by keeping them informed of patients that are ready.
  • 3. Prepares and sets up patients for exams according to providers’ expectations
  • 4. Forewarns clinicians of possible complicated visits.
  • 5. Assists providers when assistance is needed (i.e., chaperoning, translation, etc.)
  • 6. Helps patients by providing basic knowledge of types of services provided by outside facilities.
  1. Focus on Communication:
    • 1. Practices effective telephone etiquette (e.g., think before you dial, make notes before you call, put a patient on hold courteously, replace calls with e-mail whenever suitable, leave precise messages)
    • 2. Maintains good open communication with Supervisor and staff.
    • 3. Communicates any delays or changes of schedule to Front Support, Health Ed., and Clinicians
    • 4. Communicates room availability with each other, including providers
    • 5. Utilizes e-mail to communicate with staff members and checks messages on a regular basis (i.e., Outlook, Healthport, etc.)
    • 6. As a team member of Camarena Health the Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician respects and protects information regarding patients and other team members and abides by the rules of the Confidentiality Protocol.
    • 7. Maintains good rapport with outside doctor offices and facilities
  2. Focus on Teamwork: Shows consideration through consistent participation: ready at work on time and consistently prepared. Fully and clearly discloses key information to any team member in order to facilitate getting work done, problems solved, decisions made, etc.  Maintains confidentiality in essential matters; such as patient information, and personal issues.
    • 1. Employees are expected to work as a team, and be flexible to work at our other facilities as needed.
    • 2. Works flexible or extended hours where necessary
    • 3. Demonstrates self-initiative & self-motivation to help the team with work flow; good team player. Acquires and maintains the knowledge and skill necessary to work in all service pods.
    • 4. Demonstrates consistent support and cooperation with all staff members, regardless of unit, department, or level.
    • 5. Consistently reports to work on time. Internalizes attendance policies and makes effective and workable decisions for self, families and service delivery.
    • 6. Promotes mutual respect and allows others to get their work done by limiting interruptions.
    • 7. Fits in well with team, gets along well with peers.
    • 8. Demonstrates integrity and honesty
    • 9. Participates in health center in-services; listens to and respects others’ ideas
    • 10. Demonstrates good problem solving skills, offer input/ideas when generating solutions.
    • 11. Various other duties as assigned by supervisor. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally either verbally or in writing.
  3. Focus on Infection control and maintenance of medical equipment:
    • 1. Practices universal precaution per protocol and keeps work areas clean and clutter free
    • 2. Disinfects, sterilizes, and autoclaves medical equipment according to guidelines
    • 3. Cleans & disinfects rooms for next patient
    • 4. Maintains daily log upkeep (dx test machines, refrigerator, etc.)
    • 5. Initiates work request for any malfunctions of equipment, then obtain Supervisor’s approval

Minimum Requirements:

 Education:                                         

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Certification as Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician or prior experience

Prior Experience:                            

  • Previous experience in a health care setting as a Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician, or health care aid

Skills:

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred
  • Quickly builds and maintains rapport with patients, providers, and staff of differing backgrounds; team player
  • Flexible: learns to function at all facilities
  • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates or develops intermediate computer skills
  • Telephone courtesy
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Proficient with modern office practices and procedures including email
  • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
  • Able to handle multiple tasks with perseverance and patience

Physical Requirements:               

  • Must be able to move up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear adequately to auscultate B/P’s and be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
  • Must be able to have vision that is adequate to read increments of tuberculin/insulin syringe accurately, read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). The LCSW will provide behavioral health services to individuals and in-group settings, on a wide range of topics to include but not limited to psychosocial assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, short-term, evidence-based counseling, and crisis intervention.  The LCSW will support the expansion and enhancement of our Behavioral Health Program; and will function within a team environment that includes ongoing assessment, identification and implementation, of varied Mental Health needs of the patients of Camarena Health.  Additionally, the LCSW provides in-service trainings to Camarena staff and works closely with the Chief Operations Officer (COO) to provide administrative support.  This non-exempt position requires someone who can work flexible hours and is team oriented.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

1.0          Focus on Behavioral Health of Camarena Patients:

  • 1. Provide direct care to Camarena patients with behavioral health problems or social service needs.
  • 2. Focuses on patient support by actively listening to patient issues and requests, recording pertinent information accurately and remains responsive at all times to the needs of patients, clinicians, and other team members.
  • 3. Monitoring and documentation of patient compliance with behavioral health education plan/problem list, with appropriate follow-up and documentation of missed appointments.
  • 4. Provides mental health screenings and initial assessments to patients.
  • 5. Coordinate in collaboration with the primary care providers to improve health outcomes.
  • 6. Verbal and written communication to appropriate medical providers regarding evidence of identified high-risk medical or behavioral health issues.
  • 7. Maintains accurate and timely records of activities, case management notes, and services provided to each client.
  • 8. Provides clinical therapeutic services; including individual therapy and coordination of treatment for participants with co-occurring disorders.
  • 9. Provides clinical support as a Health Coach to encourage each patient, as determined by the care team, to establish a care plan, which identifies self-management goals, address barriers, provides educational needs concerning self-care disease management.
  • 10. Utilizes Behavioral Health Guidelines during each session.
  • 11. Conducts, and/or assists in individual and group education sessions for various preventive and health maintenance topics, utilizing established lesson plans, policies, and procedures.
  • 12. Works to meet patient needs effectively to resolve individual barriers through follow-up, advocacy and collaboration with Camarena staff and other community service providers.
  • 13. Assists with program development through creation and revision of departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • 14. Facilitate referrals to other services (e.g. substance abuse treatment, specialty care and community resources) as needed.
  • 15. Utilizes computer to access and obtain labs, appointments, patient information, medication, and clinical notes when necessary.
  • 16. Other duties as assigned by Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Minimum Requirements:

 

Education:         

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Certification of Marriage, Family, Child counseling a plus.
  • Current LCSW license in the State of California

Prior Experience:                            

  • One to three years of experience in medical social work or community mental healthcare setting

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). The ASW will provide social services to patients facing substantial and often challenging medical issues. The ASW will provide behavioral health services to individuals recovering from illness or trauma that may become psychologically, emotionally, and socially destabilized; and will address problems related to their illness, which can include substance abuse or domestic conflict on an individual or group setting. The Associate Clinical Social Worker will provide counseling on a wide range of topics to include but not limited to psychosocial assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, short-term, evidence-based counseling, and crisis intervention.  The ASW will help enhance the interaction between patients and healthcare providers, thereby ensuring that the best interests of the patient are being met. The ASW will support the expansion and enhancement of our Behavioral Health Program; and will function within a team environment that includes ongoing assessment, identification and implementation, of varied Mental Health needs of the patients of Camarena Health.  Additionally, the ASW provides in-service trainings to Camarena staff and works closely with the Chief Operations Officer (COO) to provide administrative support.  This non-exempt position requires someone who can work flexible hours and is team oriented.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

1.0          Focus on Behavioral Health of Camarena Patients:

  • 1. Provide direct care to Camarena patients with behavioral health problems or social service needs.
  • 2. Interviews clients and their families and coordinates and plans programs and activities to meet their social and emotional needs.
  • 3. Focuses on patient support by actively listening to patient issues and requests, recording pertinent information accurately and remains responsive at all times to the needs of patients, clinicians, and other team members.
  • 4. Monitoring and documentation of patient compliance with behavioral health education plan/problem list, with appropriate follow-up and documentation of missed appointments.
  • 5. Provides mental health screenings and initial assessments to patients.
  • 6. Coordinate in collaboration with the primary care providers to improve health outcomes.
  • 7. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle.
  • 8. Counsel patients on how to overcome their conditions and avoid dependencies as they recuperate from their illness.
  • 9. Provides clinical therapeutic services; including individual therapy and coordination of treatment for participants with co-occurring disorders.
  • 10. Verbal and written communication to appropriate medical providers regarding evidence of identified high-risk medical or behavioral health issues.
  • 11. Maintains accurate and timely records of activities, case management notes, and services provided to each client.
  • 12. Conducts, and/or assists in individual and group education sessions for various preventive and health maintenance topics, utilizing established lesson plans, policies, and procedures.
  • 13. Works to meet patient needs effectively to resolve individual barriers through follow-up, advocacy and collaboration with Camarena staff and other community service providers.
  • 14. Assists with program development through creation and revision of departmental policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • 15. Facilitate referrals to other services (e.g. substance abuse treatment, specialty care and community resources) as needed.
  • 16. Utilizes computer to access and obtain labs, appointments, patient information, medication, and clinical notes when necessary.
  • 17. Other duties as assigned by Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Minimum Requirements:

Education:            

  • Masters of Science in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field required,
  • Certification of Marriage, Family, Child counseling a plus.
  • Current LCSW license in the State of California

Prior Experience:                

  • Two to three years of experience in associate clinical social work or community mental healthcare setting

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Medical Assistant shows genuine warmth with patients and has the ability to make them feel comfortable in the center while providing effective and technically competent nursing assistance to both patients and Camarena Health clinical providers.  The Medical Assistant provides or facilitates the provision of information needed by both patients and clinicians.  Furthermore, s/he ensures a smooth and well-connected patient flow.  The Medical Assistant reports to the Medical Assistant Lead & Back Support Supervisor for the Suite.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Focus on Patients: Responds to and connects effectively with patients. Listens to our customers, treats them with respect, gives them the quality they expect and deserve and responds immediately to their problems and needs.
  • 1. Properly identifies patients’ and listens attentively to patients’ visit complaints, record all data accurately and with the highest quality (e.g. medication, last menstrual period, birth control method) in the Electronic Health Records computer system.
  • 2. Consistently secures and protects patient information: activates screen saver, minimizes screen, or log off when walking away from computers for any period of time.
  • 3. Assumes the role of a Health Coach by interviewing each patient, as determined by the care team, to establish self-management goals, provides educational needs concerning self-care and disease management and pre and post visit care.
  • 4. Utilizes evidence based Health Education Guidelines during each session
  • 5. Ensures exam rooms are neat and set up appropriately for each patient exam.
  • 6. Performs specimen collection, preparation and maintains required logs
  • 7. Performs EKG’s, accu-checks, and other diagnostic procedures according to guidelines.
  • 8. Medical Assistant takes initiative to keep patient informed of upcoming procedures and requirements, to facilitate patient focus, involvement, and cooperation.
  • 9. Discharge patients smoothly from back office areas and checks for any last minute questions. Makes return appointments as appropriate.
  • 10. Relieves patients’ stress and anxiety with clear information
  • 11. Provides patients with required educational materials including; lifestyle brochures (LCB), Vaccine Information Statements (VIS), informs patients of content and answers any questions.
  • 12. Routes all formal patient complaints and grievances to Back Support Supervisor or Department Head. Solves what problems s/he can at “point of contact.”
  1. Focus on Patient Flow: Maintains effective smooth patient flow (within site or suite). Assists the MA’s at other pods as needed with patient work up or dismissal.  Is responsive to needs of patients, clinicians, and team members.
  • 1. Uses software locator consistently when rooming patients and uses scheduler to flow them out
  • 2. Utilizes software locator to monitor flow simultaneously at all sites; take the initiative to cover as needed
  • 3. Maintains open communication with the Receptionist, routinely checks status of patients waiting to be registered and relays status to the clinicians. Communicates with Back Support Supervisor to help resolve when necessary.
  • 4. Dismisses patients effectively (e.g., complete lab requisition; administer injections and immunizations according to guidelines, giving appointment, double check paperwork).

Minimum Requirements:

Education:                                         

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Certification as Medical Assistant or prior experience

Prior Experience:                            

  • Previous experience in a health care setting as a Medical Assistant, or Health Care Aid

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The Registered Dental Assistant provides or facilitates the provision of information needed by both patients and clinicians to ensure a smooth and well-connected patient flow.  S/he also adheres to current infection control procedures “Universal Precautions.”  The Registered Dental Assistant must have the ability to make the patients feel comfortable during their visit while providing effective and technically competent dental assistance to both patients and Camarena Health dental providers.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Focus on Patient Flow: Maintains effective smooth patient flow (within site or suite). Provides assistance as needed with patient work up or dismissal.  Is responsive to needs of patients, clinicians, and team members
    • Maintain smooth, effective patient flow by communicating room availability with other team members and dental providers.
    • Keep dental providers updated on any changes regarding patient flow (i.e., how many patients, type of visit, clarify unknowns, etc.).
    • Communicate with Dental Services Manager when help is need on the floor.
    • Communicate any delays or changes of schedule to front support, health educator, and dental providers.
    • Ensure that operatory rooms are neatly prepared and set up appropriately.
    • Assist providers with dental exams, dental procedures, referrals, and translations.

 

  • Focus on Patient Customer Service: Responds to and connects effectively with patients. Listens to our customers, treats them with respect, gives them the quality they expect and deserve and responds immediately to their problems and needs
    • Listen attentively to patients’ complaints and/or concerns regarding their dental visit.
    • Retrieve and maintain all information regarding patient (i.e., medication, update medical/dental history, allergies, etc.) into Dentrix.
    • Check with patients and clarify questions regarding any instructions during patient work up or patient prescriptions.
    • Route all patient complaints and/or grievances to site manager and/or supervisor.
    • Provide patients with required oral health education material including brochures and inform patients of content.
  • Focus on Support System and Materials:
    • Follow radiation safety guidelines and take digital x-rays per protocol.
    • Adhere to Universal Precautions and General Office Safety measures.
    • Registered Dental Assistant duties as defined in “Table of Permitted Duties.”
    • Inform supervisor of any maintenance needed on equipment and initiate work request.
    • Stock operatories with necessary dental supplies and keep all work areas clean and clutter free.
    • Perform Coronal Polish and Sealants as needed.
    • Disinfect, sterilize, and autoclave instruments according to guidelines.
    • Perform sterilization biological monitoring, housekeeping schedules, and maintain the logs.
    • Assist provider with filling out lab slips, communicate with lab, and follow up with lab cases.
    • Utilize computer to access and obtain patients electronic clinical chart, x-rays, appointments, patient information, and medication.
  • Focus on Infection control and maintenance of dental equipment:
    • Practices universal precaution per protocol and keeps work areas clean and clutter free
    • Disinfects, sterilizes, and autoclaves dental equipment according to guidelines
    • Cleans & disinfects rooms for next patient
    • Maintains daily log upkeep
    • Initiates work request for any malfunctions of equipment, then obtain Supervisor’s approval

Education:                         

  • High School Diploma or GED

 

Certification:

  • Registered Dental Assistant Certificate
  • Radiation Safety Certificate
  • CPR/BLS Certificate
  • Coronal Polishing Certificate
  • Sealant Certificate

 

Prior Experience:                            

  • Minimum of one (1) year prior experience in a dental setting or externship at Camarena Health facility may be substituted for the one (1) year of prior experience.

Please send your CV to hr@camarenahealth.org

SUMMARY:

The CMO is responsible for overseeing and delivery of primary care services, including supervision of physicians and mid-level practitioners.  The CMO oversees support services directly related to the delivery of primary care, including pharmacy, referral system, laboratory services, and health education.  The CMO leads and supervises Medical Staff and their delivery of medical care according to established Health Center policies, targets and guidelines.  The CMO is responsible for service delivery compliance with licensure and medical funding requirements.  The CMO also directs medical interface with the community; including maintenance of call and hospital privileges, assuring the interaction of the Health Center and its services with the community and direct patient needs.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule.
  • Develop and implement health care services
  • Oversight of standards and protocols for medical staff and delivery of medical and medically related care
  • Leads, supervises, motivates and evaluates the medical professional staff and mid-level practitioners involved in delivery of health care
  • Produces and analyses productivity and other management reports
  • Serves as Medical Advisor to CEO and Board of Directors
  • Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Health Care Services:
  • 1. Oversees development and implementation of health care services, including medical records, triage and scheduling, patient flow, health care services, lab, x-ray, pharmacy, patient referral, patient education, and community health services in accordance with patient needs, appropriate medical and funding standards, and provider requirement; participates as provider in primary care delivery on site.
  • 2. Serves as Medical Advisor to CEO and Board of Directors. Makes policy recommendations to CEO for effectiveness of implementation of services, effective means of compliance and team work at the Health Center.
  • 3. Responsible for development and oversight of standards and protocols for medical staff and other departments as they relate to the delivery of medical and medically related care.
  • 4. Leads, supervises, motivates and evaluates the medical professional staff of physicians and mid-level practitioners as to the delivery of health care and related services.
  • 5. Assists in medical staff recruitment.
  • 6. Reviews productivity reports, compliance guidelines, and budgeting processes needing for implementation of service delivery.
  • 7. Presents reports as needed and appropriate at Board Meetings.
  • 8. Oversees, reviews and participates in call, hospitalization and direct services.
  1. Quality Improvement and Teamwork:
  • 1. Works with the Director of Quality Improvement in overseeing implementation of all medical and medically related aspects of continuous quality improvement.
  • 2. Involved in the creation of reports regarding continuous quality improvement for the Board of Directors.
  • 3. Participates in staff meetings to facilitate action delivery of services.
  • 4. Facilitates creative and innovative methods and use of resources to solve problems.
  1. Community Outreach:
  • 1. Represents the health center by participating in appropriate clinic, regional and Federal committee events.
  • 2. Review compliance of health center provider staff regarding requirements for privileges at local hospitals.
  • 3. Assures participation in appropriate community oriented primary care services.

Minimum Requirements:

 Education:                         

  • Valid California Physician’s License in primary care medicine
  • Board-eligible primary care designation, Family Practice preferred

Experience:                       

  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • In ambulatory setting preferred
  • Job stability

Skills:

  • Strong business and medical sense; able to maintain productivity according to health center targets and performance levels
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to establish a genuine positive interaction with patients and staff
  • Agrees with and upholds the mission of the health center with patients and staff