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Asthma Outreach Educator

Non-Exempt, Full Time Position


Date Posted: November 2019

Department: Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Although Clinical experience is preferable, recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced Asthma Outreach Educator for a full time, 40-hour, opportunity in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine department. This position is located in Hartford, CT.  Reporting to the Nurse Manager, the Asthma Outreach Educator's primary function is to assist providers and nursing staff in providing patient care, specifically coordinating care of the pediatric and adolescent patients with asthma. The Clinical Director of the department is Dr. Zeev Harel, former Brown University Medical School Professor of Pediatrics. Levels of employees’ engagement and satisfaction in this department are well above national average.

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

The successful candidate will:
  • Possess a current medical assisting certification (CMA or RMA)

  • Professionally coordinate the care of pediatric and adolescent patients with asthma

  • Assist our providers in conducting spirometry and interpreting spirometry

  • Interact with CCMC/Easy Breathing program

  • Interact with Putting on Air program

  • Interact with school nurses regarding implementation of electronic asthma treatment plans

  • Conduct asthma education individually as well as group classes for patients/parents

  • Escort patients to exam room and assist in determining medical problems

  • Take vital signs (blood pressure, weight, pulse, and respiration)

  • Perform medication reconciliation and update allergies

  • Conduct CLIA-waived testing

  • Properly document results in a the EHR

  • Prepare exam rooms and instruments for examination and testing

  • Stock supplies in exam rooms

  • Ensure that lab reports, x-rays and other information are in patients records prior to their visit.

  • Assist providers and nurses with procedures and treatments as directed

  • Attend required meetings, and in-services, and participate in committees/team as requested

  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the immediate manager or practice manager

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Competitive Pay

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires all new employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting employment with CHS unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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