Open positions within Desert Sage Health Centers:
New** Quality and Risk Management Coordinator
Certified or Registered Medical Assistant or License Practical Nurse
Desert Sage Health centers has a current opening for a Quality and Risk Management Coordinator based at our Mountain Home site. This position is responsible for identifying risk areas that will possibly effect patient care and service and put practices into place to overcome them. Making sure the Desert Sage quality of service to patients and staff remains at a high level through training. The right candidate will be able to work alone and with a team. Below are the minimum qualifications and key responsibilities, if you fit these please send a cover letter, resume and application found below to email@example.com
- Demonstrated background in risk management, quality improvement, and emergency preparedness.
- LPN, MA, DA or other clinical practice certification
- Experience with presenting, training, and coaching others
- Demonstrated support, engagement, and active participation in Lean changes and improvement efforts
Key Job Responsibilities (this list is not exhaustive, but includes the highlights):
- Risk management including responding to and processing incident reports, researching adverse events, creating action plans
- Respiratory protection plan administration and maintenance
- Advise and guide clinic in best practices in infection control
- Completes the risk management and quality sections of the annual malpractice coverage application
- Conducts regular risk and facility hazard assessments
- Employee health program oversight
- Lead and coach teams in clinical quality improvement efforts, lean standards and methods, daily management systems, etc.
- Compliance with and leadership of CMS Emergency Preparedness requirements
- Assistance with grant-funded clinical quality improvement efforts including grant reporting, defining goals, etc.
- Writes and manages policies and procedures around risk management, patient safety, event response, and emergency preparedness.
- Training of staff in all the areas above, annual clinical competencies, etc.
New** Clinical Support Staff
Certified or Registered Medical Assistant or License Practical Nurse
Desert Sage Health Centers is currently hiring clinical support staff in Mountain Home and recruiting a clinical support staff member who can work in Mountain Home, Glenn’s Ferry and Grand View when needed, LPN, CMA or RMA to be part of our team. The positions provides medical services to patients and support for medical professionals in patient examinations and procedures.
Experience in primary care preferred but not required; must have High School education or equivalent with technical education and training of 7 to 24 months. Bilingual in Spanish is needed, benefits include paid holidays, vacation, and health insurance. Pay D.O.E. and credentials.
If you are self-motivated, compassionate, and ready to give back to your community, we are looking for you. If you are qualified for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and application found below to firstname.lastname@example.org
New** Patient Registration
A full time Bilingual Patient Registration team member who is self-motivated, energetic, customer service with a smile first, for our front desk patient registration department. The right person must be bilingual in Spanish/English, able to multi task, schedule patient appointments by phone and in person, maintain files, tracking systems and data collection activities. We will train the right person. If you are interested please send a cover letter, resume and application found below to email@example.com
New**Community Health Worker
Desert Sage Health Centers (DSHC) is looking for the right full-time candidate to assist in bridging the gap between our communities and the health and social services systems in Elmore County. The selected candidate will be not only dynamic and outgoing, but strong in cultural knowledge and competence; comfortable with change; hold the ability to connect and empathize with community members; and possess the energy and passion for serving the community they live in regardless of socioeconomic status. Below are the responsibilities and requirements for the position, let us know if you are the right candidate by sending a cover letter, resume and application found below to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Educate community members about how to use health and social services systems:
- Build relationships and interact professionally with local community partners, health, and social service providers
- Educate the health and social services systems about community needs
- Serve as the primary point of connection and referral between the patient and community resources
- Connect patients with Patient Resource Coordinator to be screened for additional program and services when indicated
- Promote patient wellness by creating stronger connections between DSHC healthcare teams (medical, dental, and behavioral health) and patients in the community:
- Function as an integral member of the clinic’s care teams by collaboratively working with providers and care coordinators to identify patients who need outreach, and coordinating those services and visits
- Help patients to manage chronic conditions through education about their treatment plan and working with the provider to ensure the plan is acceptable to the patient.
- Follow up with patients who have frequent healthcare needs such as frequent ER visits, hospital admissions, specialty care, home care, behavioral health needs
- Ensure a strong connection to the patient’s care team by communicating frequently through documentation and collaboration with care teams.
- Improve quality of care by aiding communication between provider and patient to clarify goals, patient self-management skills, needed resources, assist with connecting patients with telehealth where recommended and required, etc.
- Alert providers or other appropriate agencies with concerns regarding patient health or safety.
- Provide direct services (at clinic, patient’s homes, or other places in the community) including:
- Lifestyle and survey assessments, including screenings for social determinants of health; document these assessments in patient’s chart
- Increase patient self-efficacy to achieve wellness
- Educate patients on maintaining wellness and managing chronic conditions; identify and help patient to overcome barriers to screening
- Assessments of patient’s skills, home environment, care plan progress, etc., and work with care teams to better serve the patient based on these assessments
- Demonstrate effectiveness of these activities by logging, tracking, and documenting patient contact, outcomes, barriers identified, referrals made, etc.
- Assist patients to medical, dental, or behavioral health appointments
- Safely operate DSHC patient transportation van
- Load, unload, secure and transport patients safely to destination
- Accurately log patient trips and identified issues/incidents, and fill out all paperwork
- Inspect and clean van before and after trips; maintain vehicle cleanliness throughout
- Maintain HIPAA compliance in documentation and during patient transports
- Make ongoing recommendations for improvement to DSHC’s van program including scheduling, incidents, patient communication, etc.
- Maintain a professional image and attitude toward patients, visitors and co-workers.
- Must have strong community connections and reputation
- Behavioral health or medical background a plus, but not required
- Must be comfortable providing care in patients’ homes
- Must have a valid driver’s license, and clean driving record as demonstrated by Idaho DMV report; no infractions in the past 5 years
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
- Spanish/English bilingual strongly preferred
- Must be able to accurately complete patient transport logs and incident logs
- Must be able to understand and operate GPS devices and cell phones
- Must be physically able to step up and down steps, safely secure patients for transport, lift up to 50 lbs., and transport wheelchair patients on paved and unpaved surfaces.
- Must be able to understand and operate a computer and associated business applications including the electronic health record, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Must be able to clearly and accurately document patient interactions