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General Dentist


POSITION TITLE: General Dentist
REPORTS TO: Dental Director
STATUS OF POSITION: Full Time

Summary
Responsible for the care of dental patients. Such care includes correct diagnosis of the present etiology, informing the patient of the existing state of health of his/her oral cavity, followed by a discussion of the various treatment modalities available, including a discussion of what would follow with treatment and without. Based on this information, a tentative treatment plan, which is acceptable to the patient, will be established. The performance of the agreed upon procedures will be at the highest level of quality within the dentist’s capability.

Position Benefits
• Competitive salary plus excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403b retirement plan, paid disability and life insurance, paid malpractice, relocation, paid CDE, salary incentive, and excellent vacation package.
• Loan repayment available through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
• Shared on call schedule
• First shift schedule; four (4) 10 hour days per week
• Single, robust EDR (NextGen)
• Additional compensation provided for patient services provided on weekends
• J-1/H-1 Visa Sponsorship
Requirements/Qualifications
Qualified applicant must be DMD/DDS with a current Pennsylvania Dental License and DEA License. Knowledge of Electronic Dental Records preferred. Ability to provide quality, comprehensive dental care in a compassionate matter.

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to our patients. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


POSITION TITLE: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
REPORTS TO: Medical Director
STATUS OF POSITION: Full Time

Summary
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner provides primary care to Behavioral Health patients within an integrated care model. These services include but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care and health maintenance.

Essential Functions:
• Practices under the standard procedure established for the Nurse Practitioner role consistent with Community Health Net policy and in accordance with requirement set forth by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing.
• Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including history taking and physical examination consistent with department protocol.
• Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status, patient/family education, family involvement, and patient advocacy.
• Consults with supervising physician or other clinicians as dictated by patient need and assessment findings.
• Participates with physicians and other clinicians in the department to assure effective patient care consistent with quality indicators for patients cared for in the designated service.
• Reviews medical record for follow up or ordering of diagnostic studies under established protocols.
• Establishes and maintains communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care.
• Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.
• Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track and convey information.
• Perform other related duties as necessary.

Position Benefits
• Competitive salary plus excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403b retirement plan, paid disability and life insurance, paid malpractice, relocation, paid CME, salary incentive, and excellent vacation package.
• Loan repayment available through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
• Shared on call schedule
• First shift schedule; five (5) 8-hour days per week
• Single, robust EHR (NextGen)
• Additional compensation provided for patient services provided on weekends
Requirements/Qualifications
Qualified applicant must possess a valid and current Pennsylvania Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse License. Master’s degree in Nursing. Completion of master’s program in Adult NP, Family Practice NP, Acute Care NP or Psych/Mental Health NP required. One (1) year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner in an inpatient or outpatient psychiatric care facility, including the provision of treatment and crisis intervention for members with acute or chronic psychiatric disorders. Current DEA License preferred. Must successfully complete the required credentialing process. Must have an NPI and meet Medicare requirements for PTAN (Provider Transaction Account Number). Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred. Ability to provide quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate matter.

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to our patients. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Behavioral Health Consultant

POSITION TITLE: Behavioral Health Consultant
REPORTS TO: Behavioral Health Coordinator
POSITION LOCATION: Daniel S. Snow, MD Health Center
STATUS OF POSITION: Full Time

Summary:

Provides consultation to primary care team, including the patients’ medical, dental, and psychiatric providers. Responsible for supporting and coordinating the mental and physical health care of Community Health Net patients’ medical provider and consulting psychiatrist.

Job duties include:

• Perform Behavioral Health consultation for primary care providers by providing brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques.
• Conduct screenings and assessment of Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse patients.
• Coordinate patient care and refer to external providers for additional treatment as needed.
• Systematically track treatment response and monitor patients for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
• Support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.
• Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments as clinically indicated.
• Collaborate with patients’ medical provider to develop individualized treatment plans.
• Participate in regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s medical provider.
• Triage patients to determine where their needs can be best met.
• Document and update patient’s chart in electronic health record as per Community Health Net Clinical Policies and Procedures.
• Meet productivity and quality standards set forth by Community Health Net.
• Performs other job duties as assigned.

Education/Development
Required
• Master’s Degree in Healthcare, Human Services or related field.
• Valid and current Pennsylvania (PA) License as a: LCSW, LPC, and LMFT
• Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in a behavioral health or social service setting.

Desired
• Experience working with underserved patient populations and safety net providers.
• Experience working with Pennsylvania and Federal programs.

Requirements/Qualifications
• Recognizes the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors and understands the importance of sensitivity.
• Previous healthcare delivery experience in an integrated behavioral care setting.
• Ability to work with individuals with diverse educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
• Familiarity with brief, structured counseling techniques (i.e. motivational interviewing, screening brief intervention referral treatment (SBIRT), and behavioral activation).
• Basic knowledge of psychopharmacology for common mental health disorders that is within the appropriate scope of practice.
• Experience with evidence-based counseling techniques.
• Ability to multi-task with exceptional communication, time management, and organizational skills.
• Maintains and advances educational and skill level to perform functions of position. Complies with required and recommended internal and external competencies. Attends continuing education and staff meetings to improve job performance.
• Participates in educational programs, reads current literature, attends in-service meetings and workshops as necessary.
• Demonstrated competency with computers and health information technology, including Microsoft and electronic health records.
Community Health Net provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to all. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com. EOE/M/F/D/V

Licensed Practical Nurse


REPORTS TO: Medical Services Coordinator
POSITION LOCATION: Daniel S. Snow, MD Health Center
STATUS OF POSITION: Full-Time

SUMMARY

The important role of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is to support the Physician.   This position is responsible for prompt and courteous assistance to all patients of CHN.  Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of patient’s clinical records.  Prepares reviews, evaluates, interprets, and records vital statistics and other data affecting patient care. Coordinates referrals to other health and social service agencies; establishes and maintains a cooperative relationship with patients.  Supports the Physician by facilitating patient flow, providing timely telephone and walk-in triage, including but not limited to, requests for lab results, inquiries regarding current condition, chief compliant and communicating all information to attending physician. Supports the primary care office activities of registration, discharge, medical records, phone reception and scheduling as needed.

Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Practical Nursing
  • Current license to practice nursing within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • CPR Certification
  • Have one (1) year to two (2) years preferred experience in outpatient medical office
  • Provide prompt and courteous assistance to all patients of CHN

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to all. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Float Medical Assistant


REPORTS TO: Medical Services Coordinator
POSITION LOCATION: Various Medical Sites (Float)
STATUS OF POSITION: Full-Time

SUMMARY

Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the clinical function of the office with patient screening, stocking of supplies and equipment.  The Medical Assistant is also expected to support office activities of registration, discharge, referrals, medical records, phone reception, and scheduling as needed.

Requirements

Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited institution with equivalent experience required.  Must be able to give injections, triage patients and have strong, proven assessment skills, and an ability to work closely with a provider. A successful candidate must be comfortable and competent in working with all populations from pediatric to geriatric. A basic knowledge of the computer keyboarding, excellent communication skills, and an ability to multitask are necessary.  It is also essential to relate well to a diverse patient population and to exercise tact, courtesy, and professionalism at all times. Discretion is expected in handling confidential information.  Reliable transportation to all CHN medical sites is required.

Hours of Work

Flexible Work Hours, which total a minimum of 40 hours per week, Monday through Saturday.  Hours of work and days may be adjusted to meet operational needs of the department.

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to all. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.


Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program Nurse


POSITION TITLE: Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program Nurse
REPORTS TO: HCH Program Coordinator
POSITION LOCATION: Daniel S. Snow, MD Health Center
STATUS OF POSITION: Full-time

Summary:
Provides quality healthcare services for Community Health Net’s (CHN) Homeless Program patient population by providing a complete health history and initial health screening to accurately determine the patient’s health care and social needs, establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with patient, shelter’s staff, coordinating referrals to other health and/or social agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Complies with duties and responsibilities of CHN’s Nurse Job Description.
• Conduct new patient intakes for HCH Program.
• Provide case management for HCH Program patients.
• Coordinates health care and social services by scheduling initial appointments or referrals for medical, dental, OB/GYN, eye exams, HIV and STD testing, etc.
• Obtains complete health history to include substance abuse, sexual history, and nutritional intake.
• Provides assistance and referrals for crisis situations and service providers
• In cooperation with the HCH Provider, promotes, maintains, and restores the well-being of the client in a professional manner.
• Completes required grant and health care documentation for each patient.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Current Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license to practice in Pennsylvania is required. Proven success with minimal supervision, proven interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with diverse populations. Ability to make community contacts to meet goals of the program. Problem solving skills required. Community Outreach experience preferred. A minimum of two (2) years related experience preferred.

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, pharmacy, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to all. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Medical Office Assistant

POSITION TITLE: Medical Office Assistant
REPORTS TO:Front Office Supervisor
POSITION LOCATION:1202 State Street
STATUS OF POSITION:Full-time
Summary
Under the direction of the Front Office Supervisor, the Office Assistant is responsible for all billing records, patient registration/discharge, medical records, referrals, and clerical activities that support the functions of the medical practice. Other related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Greets patients in a customer friendly manner and maintains positive, friendly, interpersonal relationships throughout entire visit.
• Assists patients in a professional and compassionate manner, in order to, quickly resolve patient concerns. Directs appropriate concerns to Supervisor.
• Accurately and efficiently performs registration/discharge process by confirming spelling, accurate demographic information, and insurance information. Maintains and updates patient information on the computer system.
• Works to ensure smooth office flow by supporting entire medical practice to include but not be limited to, cross training in medical records, referrals and any other office function needed to assist office/patient flow.
• Prepares encounter forms for pick up, ensures information on encounter forms are accurate, completed and resolved.
• Prepares cash deposit and maintains log, as per policy and procedure.
• Adheres to Finance Department Policies and Procedures, including but not limited to, accurate compilation of data into computer system, collection of payment for services rendered, and insurance validation.
• Ensures that messages taken are accurate and complete in accordance with message taking procedure.
• Assists Medical Records Clerk in ensuring that patient charts are prepared for office staff and providers prior to the patient appointment.
• Assist Medical Records Clerk in obtaining chart numbers and information to make charts/patient information available for provider review.
Requirements/Qualifications
Certified Medical Secretary Certification preferred or equivalent medical office experience/training required. Proven exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Proven organizational and time management skills required. Confidentiality in handling patient and organizational information mandatory. PC knowledge, keyboarding skills required. Some understanding of medical terminology preferred. Bi-lingual skills preferred.

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to our patients. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.


Pediatric Nurse-LPN


POSITION TITLE: Pediatric Nurse-LPN
REPORTS TO: Medical Services Coordinator
STATUS OF POSITION: Full-Time

Summary
Responsible for the delivery of quality healthcare for clients of Community Health Net. Primary duties include providing a complete health history and accurately determining client’s medical condition. In cooperation with the medical provider, promotes, maintains, and restores the well- being of the patient in a professional manner. Coordinates referrals to other health and social agencies; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with clients, families, providers, and coworkers. Maintains an awareness of medical equipment and supplies in a cost effective and safe manner. All nursing duties assigned are pending training and successfully passing competencies. Supports office activities of registration, discharge, medical records, and scheduling, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Assumes responsibility for acquiring and documenting a complete health history by utilizing interviewing and assessment skills.
• Demonstrates a basic knowledge of pathology, treatment, and implications for patient education.
• Demonstrates ability to set priorities based on nursing assessment and displays strong organizational skills.
• In cooperation with the Provider, promotes, maintains and/or restores the well being of the client in professional manner.
• Facilitates patient flow by assisting providers and providing timely telephone and walk-in triage. Including but not limited to; requests for lab results, inquiries regarding current condition, chief complaint, and determines the need for a visit or a request to speak with the Provider.
• Coordinates and document referrals to physicians and other medical or social agencies.
• Consistently provides and documents health education for client/family and follow up based on individual needs assessment.
• Maintains an awareness of medical equipment and supplies in a cost effective, safe manner.
• Adheres to Community Health Net, JCAHO, and OSHA policies related to infection control practices.
• Collects specimens to assist in diagnosis determination, including but not limited to, venous blood draw, sputum, urine, stool, etc.
• Maintain appropriate documentation, quality control testing, and practices in compliance with the Community Health Net Health Care Plan.
• Maintains an awareness of differences in insurance plans and how this impacts patient care.
• Maintains current knowledge of nursing practice issues consistent with scope and licensure.
• Float as needed to Community Health Net sites to cover nursing.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements
• GED or high school diploma required.
• Current and valid Pennsylvania LPN license and CPR certification required.
• Ability to use computers and Windows based software to enter data and develop reports as needed.
• Must be responsible, precise, and organized.
• Knowledge of medical terminology required.
• May be required to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays based upon operational need.

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, and vision services to the general public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to our patients. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact humanr@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.


Credentialing/Accounting Assistant


POSITION TITLE: Credentialing/Accounting Assistant
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer
POSITION LOCATION: Daniel S. Snow, MD Health Center
STATUS OF POSITION: Full Time

Summary
The Credentialing/ Accounting Assistant will perform credentialing, billing, and accounting support activities. They will coordinate and communicate with numerous parties (internal and external) including but not limited to patients, third-party payers, clinical teams, patient support staff, finance, and billing team.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for completion and submission of all third-party payer applications with necessary documentation to ensure provider participation in the various plans, including new providers, maintenance of existing providers and related CAQH updates.
• Maintains database of credentialing data including, but not limited to payer requirements, provider credentials, participant information, pertinent dates, and document submission.
• Collaborates with other departments and staff as needed to ensure all necessary provider licenses and credentials are verified and updated.
• Reviews state and federal credentialing regulations, to ensure compliance with facility-specific rules and maintain participation for the facility and/ or various sites.
• Coordinates reporting needs for the credentialing/ billing team and other parties, as necessary.
• Participates in recurring meetings with the credentialing/ billing and finance teams, provides meeting minutes and updates on the resolution of outstanding items.
• Supports DHS wraparound reconciliation and denial review with the billing team to ensure that credentialing activities support timely payment.
• Creates and maintains various financial and administrative reports, spreadsheets, documents, and correspondence.
• Maintains electronic filing system along with the processing of incoming mail and scanning of correspondence.
• Uses various computer applications and systems including, but not limited to, electronic health record and practice management software, database management, word, and spreadsheet processing.
• Provides coverage for other accounting and finance duties, as necessary.
• Completes ongoing training and research to implement best practices and maintain credentialing knowledge.
• Performs other job duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications
• High school diploma (or GED equivalent) with two (2) years applicable experience or Associate/ Bachelor’s degree.
• Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software (i.e. Microsoft Office).
• Demonstrated ability to create reports and spreadsheets.
• Demonstrated ability to respond to inquiries in a tactful and courteous manner.
• Demonstrated ability to perform duties independently with minimal supervision and to exercise proper judgment

Community Health Net provides medical, dental, and vision services to the public including the underserved. We believe in providing extraordinary care to our patients. Those interested in being considered for this need can contact Tyler Monin, HR Generalist by email at tmonin@community-healthnet.com or mail cover letter/resume/cv to Community Health Net, P.O. Box 369, Erie, PA 16512. Community Health Net is Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/Disability/Veteran.