PHS Sexual and Reproductive Health Centers provide a full range of sexual health and related preventive health services at two centers located in Brooklyn, NY. Our sexual health services include prenatal care, contraceptive services, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and options counseling, basic infertility services, preconception health services, STI screening/treatment and HIV screening/linkage to care. We additionally provide screening for breast cancer, blood pressure, diabetes; nutritional counseling, Zika exposure screening, risk assessments (tobacco, alcohol and substance abuse, intimate partner, family and sexual violence; and depression), and a variety of other preventive health services.
Summary of Position:
PHS seeks a Temporary Patient Care Facilitator (PCF) for our Fort Greene Center to perform medical assistant functions, including directing operations by facilitating a smooth patient flow. The time frame for this temporary position is from 12/1/21 – 4/30/22.
Specifically, the Temporary Patient Care Facilitator (PCF) will:
Direct patients to the appropriate center areas (which may involve escorting patients when indicated) and facilitate a smooth clinic flow.
Orient patients to PHS services, including prenatal, family planning and GYN services, either individually or in groups.
Prepare and assist with the examination and treatment of the patient, providing concurrent support and reassurance to the patient, and facilitating communication between the patient and the provider of service, including translation as appropriate.
Maintain supplies, including inventory, unpacking, and storage in the patient care areas
Sterilize and store instruments and containers.
Ascertain that all pertinent information is included in the patient’s record and inform the appropriate nursing staff regarding any information pertinent to the care of the patient.
Participate in appropriate learning experiences designed to maintain competence in the role and to enhance and enrich the job experience.
Complete laboratory tests as requested by the medical provider including: drawing blood, urine dipstick, pregnancy tests, hematocrit, Ora-Quick, and glucose challenge and tolerance tests.
Conduct HIV pretest counseling.
Record laboratory tests processed and follow up on labs received/not received in electronic medical record.
Perform and record quality control test.
Assist with and take inventory as assigned.
Perform other related activities as shall be deemed appropriate by center management.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Graduation from a senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma issued by a local Board of Education or a State Education Department or possession of a G.E.D. Certificate issued by the Armed Forces.
One to two years of full-time experience as an assistant in a doctor’s office or in a hospital or any other acceptable health service
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, not required.
Experience using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Must be willing to travel to various locations that are accessible via public transportation.
NOTE: All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy. Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and veterans
About Public Health Solutions
Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.
As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to vulnerable low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about our work, please visit healthsolutions.org.