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Registered Dental Hygienist

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Assists in the oral health management of all dental clinic patients. 
  • Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.  
  • Records patient-hygienist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.  
  • Provides oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients. 
  •  Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the center’s clinical protocols.  
  • Integrates appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patient’s health care management.  
  • Organizes and performs preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations.  
  • Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested.  
  • Participates in the QI program of the dental clinic. 
  • Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Clinic protocol and directive.  
  • Assists in the maintenance of all Dental Clinic areas in compliance with Dental Clinic directive and policies as well as Primary Care Center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues. 
  • Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Clinic.  
  • Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits.  
  • Ensures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Clinic directive and Primary Care Center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s). 
  • Complies in full with the center’s Exposure Control Plan. 
  • Recognizes the intraoral manifestations of HIV/AIDS and the oral side effects of medications commonly used for HIV+ patients 
  • As directed by Dental Director, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives. 
  • Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality.
COMPETENCIES: 

Knowledge of the principles and practice of oral hygiene and periodontal patient care is necessary. The Registered Dental Hygienist must be aware of the public health, social and economic factors which impact on the overall health, and more specifically the oral health of their patients. The Registered Dental Hygienist must be able to creatively work with other health care professionals from a variety of disciplines to achieve maximal program effectiveness and patient benefit. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 

Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene. Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with fellow healthcare providers. Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish preferred. Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required. Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Licensed as a Dental Hygienist in New York including required continuing education. Current CPR (BLS) certification. 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889


Medical Assistant (full-time position)

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Medical Assistant to work primarily at our Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. site located at 650 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Medical Assistant works with the LPN, RN, and Medical Director in performing all patient care activity of Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center Inc., In some cases the Medical Assistant will perform specific tasks such as phlebotomy and supervision of the Center's limited laboratory services.
  • Interviews patient and records significant patient care and family history data about existing and long-term health conditions and problems.  
  • Takes vital signs, height, weight, pulse and respiratory rate, blood pressure, temperature, etc.  
  • Performs EKG, vision and hearing screening.  
  • Records in the patient's medical record and reports to the appropriate clinical professional provider any information pertinent to the care of the patient/customer/client.    
  • Participate in referral and follow-up procedures appropriate to the health care of the patient.  
  • Reviews patient's medical record prior to and following the medical examination in order that the medical/nursing regimen can be implemented.  
  • Perform duties as delegated by the Nurse Manager or other authorized professional to meet the day-to-day requirements of the patient and of the Center.  
  • Manages the care of patients in collaboration with other health professionals and members of the health care team in order to make decisions about treatment and achieve goals. 

Laboratory Functions
 
  • Maintain lab space and facility in clean and safe working order consistent with all Health 
  • Department and Center for Disease Control regulations, if and when appropriate.  
  • Inform patients of procedure for drawing blood  
  • Explain the type of test being performed.  
  • Draw blood or collect urine specimen (as appropriate).  
  • Process specimens in computer. 
  • Process normal and abnormal pap smears. 
  • Ensure that specimens are picked up the contract laboratory.  
  • Perform on-site tests as applicable and appropriately directed. 
  • Perform all blood collection, blood preparations, urine specimen packaging and referrals to reference lab consistent with the Center's approved Limited Laboratory Policy and Procedures.  
  • Perform other limited functions as ordered by the provider and consistent with licensed supervision. 
  • Record and maintain appropriate files and journals as required by the New York City Department of Health and to assure accurate assessment and review of services performed.  
  • Assure the accurate accounting of lab services performed as required by Financial Services and to assist in making all corrections and update to the patient care profile maintained in the respective computer files of the Center and the reference lab. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  •  Graduation from a certified and accredited training program for medical assistants.  
  • A verified record of performing phlebotomy functions and related functions in a medical office, health care facility or other legally provider organization of medical and health care services. 
  •  One year of on the job experience is preferred.  
  • Bilingual or multilingual capability is preferred.  
  • A neat, clean and orderly appearance and a pleasing and flexible personality are of utmost importance.  
  • Certification in life support system must exist and or be obtained within 90 days of employment. 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889


Licensed Practical Nurse (full-time position)

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to work primarily at our Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. site located at 650 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager, the LPN will be responsible for performing nursing functions in the areas of triage, physical assessment, patient education, medical charting and the provision of ordered injections, consistent with the policies of the Center and appropriate regulations of New York State. This position will also assist the HIV Clinical Coordinator in appropriate clinical and chart review activities.

  • Assist in the implementation and monitoring of BPMC's Health Plan Objectives. Interview patients and record significant patient data including existing and potential health problems and related patient responses.  
  • Participate in referral and follow-up procedures appropriate to the health care of the patient. 
  • Administer prescribed medications and impart to the patient any necessary information regarding the medication. 
  • Counsel and instruct patients/customers individually and in groups as requested - health education. 
  • Maintain an environment in the examining room in which the patient can be cared for in comfort, safety and with dignity. 
  • Assist in the supervision of ancillary staff including Medical Assistants; under the direction of the Nurse Manager. 
  • Inform appropriate Clinical staff and /or case managers of the medical regimen in such a way as to assure its being carried out. 
  • Record in the patient’s file and report to appropriate professional personnel any information pertinent to the care of the patient. 
  • Review patient's records prior to and following the medical examination in order that the medical and nursing regimen is implemented.
  • Participate in referral and follow-up procedures appropriate to the health care of the patient with the appropriate referral clerk. 
  • Perform venipuncture, EKG, vision and hearing testing, measures weight, BIP and vital signs, administers immunizations, PPD's and ensure injections for HIV/AIDS patients.
  •  Perform duties as delegated by the Nurse Manager to meet the day-to-day requirements of the patients and of the Center. 
  • Maintain competence in practice through continuing education and other appropriate learning experiences designed to foster career development.  
  • Manages the care of patients in collaboration with other health professionals and members of the health care team in order to make decisions about treatment and achieve goals . 
  • Perform other Center duties as required. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a current and valid New York State License as a Practical Nurse, and evidence of appropriate education equivalent to the Associate Arts Degree in nursing. 
  • Previous experience in a licensed ambulatory health care facility and a minimum of two years of direct LPN experience preferable in primary care. Experience and knowledge of HIV/AIDS is essential. 
  • Demonstrated ability in performance as a Licensed Practical Nurse as evidence through work reference from previous employers. 
  • Culturally competent with skills/experience working with diverse populations. 
  • Ability and desire to provide service to all lifecycles consistent with New York State Health Department and the Bureau of Primary Health Care Program (Federal) Guidelines. 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889


Pediatrician (full-time position)

BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER, INC., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Pediatrician to work primarily at our Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. site located at 650 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Staff Physician provides medical care services including direct patient, chart documentation, and completion of other required documents, in accordance with the Center’s A Clinical Management Protocol and Principles of Practices with respect to their primary care medical discipline in the fields of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General Practice, and Obstetrics/Gynecology.  

Other related responsibilities include: assisting in the implementation and monitoring of BPMC’s Health Plan Objectives; Participating in referral and follow-up procedures appropriate to the health care of the patient; Administering prescribed medications and imparting to the patient any necessary information regarding the medication; Counseling and instructing patients/customers individually and in groups as requested; Maintaining an environment in the examining room in which the patient can be cared for in comfort, safety and with dignity. Performs other Center duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • To possess a current New York State License, DEA number, and disclosure of any state and other situation that may affect the practice of medicine.   
  • To provide medical care in accordance with the highest standards and ethics. 
  •   To serve as many people as possible without sacrificing high quality care, with a two sessions per day minimum number of 20 new and return patients.   
  • Culturally competent with skills/experience working with diverse populations. 
  • To participate in a Managed Medicaid Program as mandated by State law.   
  • To promote comprehensive care by developing cooperative arrangements and referrals with other health providers in the area.   
  • To support the goals of the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. (BPMC). 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889


Registered Nurse (full-time position)

BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER, INC., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a full-time Registered Nurseto work primarily at our Whitman-Ingersoll-Farragut site located at 297 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the supervision of the Medical Director, plans supervises, and coordinates nursing, laboratory, triage services, ordering of supplies, scheduling of staff, and assist in the reporting to the appropriate external health care officials.  

Develops and implements Nursing Policies and Procedures according to standards of the American Nursing Association and program expectations of the U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care and NYSDOH; Review provider appointment schedules periodically for adequacy and consistency in time increments for life cycles, appointment types etc. to facilitate patient flow; Supervise and train Nursing staff to implement BPMC Protocols for all life cycles; Assists with planning and conducting “mock codes” to insure the clinical staff are prepared in emergency medical situations as well as compliance with regulatory requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current New York State Nurse License; Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, and RN License.  
  • Minimum of five years of direct nursing experience preferably in primary care and recent experience (within last two years) working in a supervisory capacity.   
  • Experience in an outpatient setting and familiarity with Community Health Center operations.   
  • Current CPR/BLS certification.   
  • Culturally competent with skills/experience working with diverse populations.   
  • Order and maintain adequate medical supplies including emergency medications for patient care activity in conjunction with the Purchasing Coordinator.   
  • Ensure that all medical equipment is maintained for proper functioning in patient care in conjunction with the Facilities Director.   
  • Ensure clinical tracking and patient follow up for: abnormal laboratory, diagnostic and subspecialty test results, and Emergency Room visits through assigned staff. 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889

Billing Specialist (full-time position)  

BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER, INC., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Billing Specialist to work primarily at our Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center site located at 650 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the supervision of the Director of Financial Services, is responsible for the timely billing and posting for insurance activity and preparation of statistical reports. Will target primarily all self-pay customers and other third party payers-Medicare, fee for service commercial insurance, PCAP, and ADAP. 

Review and monitor all encounters for proper diagnosis codes (prior to billing); Assist Finance Director with special financial reports; Preparation of overrides thresholds for Medicaid prescriptions.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required. Associate Degree in Accounting is preferred.   
  • Minimum of five years of satisfactory office experience in a large organization, corporation or hospital setting.   
  • Demonstrated experience in an office management setting with basic bookkeeping, organizational skills and general knowledge of insurance billing. 
  •   Operational knowledge and use of PC’s and appropriate accounting software is essential.   
  • Culturally competent with skills/experience working with diverse populations. 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889

Physician Assistant (part-time position)  

BROOKLYN PLAZA MEDICAL CENTER, INC., a Federally Qualified Health Center located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Physician Assistantto work primarily at our Whitman-Ingersoll-Farragut site located at 297 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

In coordination with a licensed physician, the physician assistant is an independent provider, functioning in an expanded role at the Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. With appropriate medical supervision, the provider will assume a comprehensive and responsible urgent care function in this primary care setting for adolescents, young adults, and older persons, in accordance with established protocols and/or customary medical practices.  

Secure and record a complete health history including medical, surgical, family health, psychosocial, and assure an HIV/AIDS assessment; Become familiar with Health Plan Objectives and Health Center Program Expectations; Collaborate with the health team and other community agencies and resources through joint planning and coordination of activities in providing comprehensive care; Provide relevant health instructions to include nutrition, sexual counseling, and overall good health habits consistent with principles of health promotion and maintenance; Manage patient care activities for patients through proper diagnosis, treatment, consultation, specialty and hospital referrals, and patient tracking and follow-up.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a nationally recognized and approved Physician Assistant program.   
  • Certification by the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants.   
  • Experience in an outpatient setting and familiarity with Community Health Center operations.   
  • Current CPR/BLS certification.   
  • Culturally competent with skills/experience working with diverse populations. 
  •   At least two years of patient care experience in an appropriate health care setting. 

Interested Applicants may submit their CV/resume to:

Ms. Chime S. Richardson

Email: chrichardson@brooklynplaza.org 

Fax: 718.596.9889

Thank you for your interest in a career with Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. 

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. BPMC is also part of the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps programs, which supplies tuition assistance to eligible employees. 

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