Employment

Current Openings

Below are current employment opportunities with Family Health Services.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug and nicotine free workplace.

Dental Assistant

Summary/Objective

The Dental Assistant assists the dentist in many aspects of direct patient care and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision, including setting up and cleaning dental unit for timely turnover. The Dental Assistant will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information.

Essential Duties:

  1. Preparation and maintenance of dental instruments, supplies and equipment
  2. Collection and recording of patient health histories so the dental records accurately and completely reflect the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided
  3. Patient management during dental procedures
  4. Instrument transfer
  5. Dental procedure isolation techniques
  6. Preparation of dental materials, cements, amalgam, composite, impression materials, etc.
  7. Dental charting
  8. Prevention and management of dental medical emergencies and assistance in the oral health management of all clinic patients.
  9. Inventory control and management
  10. Taking dental x-rays
  11. Applying topical fluoride treatments
  12. Taking impressions and bite registrations
  13. Assisting in the maintenance of all Oral Health Department areas in compliance with department directives and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control, and safety issues
  14. Receiving and placing necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business, and patient care of the Oral Health Department
  15. Assisting with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits
  16. Ensuring the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Oral Health Department directive and center policy as well as state federal regulations(s)
  17. Complying in full with the center’s Exposure Control Plan.
  18. Traveling when necessary to meet operational needs
  19. As directed by a supervisor, performing other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives
  20. Bearing responsibility 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.
  21. Assisting the providers in the electronic transfer of data from paper to digital: scanning, data transfer, etc.

Education and/or Experience

Graduation from an approved dental assistant course; or graduation from high school and one year of on-the-job training as a dental assistant and current CPR (BLS) certification for this position and required x-ray training when needed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to be clinically fluent in Spanish or another second language is preferred.

Applicant must qualify to acquire an Ohio Dental Assisting License within 60 days of hire. Must have X-Ray license.

Job Type: Full-time with benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b)

Pay: $16.00 – $23.00 per hour

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter to Nicole Schafer, nicoles@familyhs.org or mail to his attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Director of Finance

Summary/Objective

The Director of Finance position is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. The director of finance also oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll and risk management.  

  1. Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  2. Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  3. Limits risk on cash by minimizing cash balances and provides oversight of investments ensuring maximum returns within its investment portfolio, appropriate to economic conditions and market changes over time.
  4. Manage cash flow within the organization, balancing the need to meet obligations in a timely manner and maximize the short-term return on available cash plus provide management anticipated cash flow needs three-years into the future based on strategic plan and economic conditions.
  5. Successfully manages operating results, financial reports, and administration of accounting practices and systems including reporting of monthly and annual financial performance to management and the Board of Directors.
  6. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by keeping well-informed of changes in government regulations, accounting practices, and healthcare industry trends while analyzing and understanding the impacts or opportunities these changes may provide the organization and proactively incorporates appropriate strategies into policies, procedures, and processes.
  7. Plan, organize and coordinate the annual compliance and/or financial audits with an external audit firm, where appropriate and ensure that the audit is completed in an efficient manner with no significant audit discrepancies or management issues.
  8. Organize and manage the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets. Define the methodology for the process and work with management effectively while ensuring the budget is accurate while simultaneously achieving goals established in the strategic plan.
  9. Analyzes and scrutinizes operating expenses to ensure monthly alignment to the approved budget while demonstrating the ability to cope with and manage variances to the budget when deviations arise.
  10. Manages and coordinates human resources including the hiring, training, development, supervision, and appraises all staff effectively to ensure quality services and promote positive employee relations. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
  11. Keeps up to date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
  12. Actively participates in the strategic planning process in conjunction with the CEO. Ensures goals and direction are communicated to staff and that budget processes align and support the goals of the organization.
  13. In conjunction with the CEO, identifies, evaluates, and follows through with continued strategic partnerships and collaboration opportunities to promote growth and development of the organization.
  14. Oversees the management of the federal Payment Management System (PMS) in conjunction with the CEO
  15. Continually works with external payors and organizations to ensure the organization is paid a competitive and fair rate for services provided. Actively negotiates new rates with payors where appropriate.
  16. Manages the charge master to maintain accurate and competitive commercial pricing while being within contractual limits. Ensures compliance with coding/billing regulations and that the organization is capturing accurate reimbursement for services provided.

Competencies

  • Financial Management.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Performance Management.
  • Ability to work independently under general direction with latitude for initiative and independent judgment
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels within the organization
  • Well organized with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Ability to manage time effectively in a dynamic environment
  • Meets productivity standards and achieves key outcomes
  • Dependable and keeps commitments
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit and treats others with respect
  • Maintains confidentiality of information and uses information appropriately
  • Exhibits sound judgment when making decisions and recommendations
  • Analyzes and interprets information accurately

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a business, financial or related field or equivalent work experience.
  2. Five or more years of experience in managing an accounting function in a medium- or large-size company.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in a business, financial or related field or equivalent work experience.
  2. Ten or more years of experience in managing an accounting function in a medium- or large-size company.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter to MarLana Binkley, marlanab@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Dietician

Summary/Objective

Assess patients’ and clients’ nutritional and health needs by educating patients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits. The dietician will develop meal and nutrition plans, taking both clients’ preferences and budgets into account as well as support patients while they are making lifestyle changes to better their diet.

Essential Functions

  • Completes dietetic diagnostic assessments.
  • Creates positive relationship with patients, their families, guardians or agency representatives.
  • Provides nutritional care plans for individuals who qualify for services.
  • Networks with local social service agencies to remain knowledgeable about available services and the referral process for services.
  • Provides complete care to all patients.
  • Frequent contact with staff of community agencies and the general public. Daily contact with agency staff. Must develop and maintain positive relationship with all of the above.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to the standards and policies of the Organizational Privacy/Security and Compliance Programs, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations (HIPAA, OSHA, OIG, guidelines, other State and Federal Laws). This also includes reporting to the Board of Directors, Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, supervisor, suggestion box, and any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts of practices.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of all available services provided at FHS, community resources, interpersonal communication strategies, and computer software.

Skill in communicating effectively in both written and verbal form, creating nutritional care plans, managing multiple priorities, effective time management practices, dietetic skills, problem-solving skills, and managing change and conflict.

Ability to manage time and deal with multiple priorities, problem solving, define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, make decisions, maintain information in confidential manner, listen well and make adjustments accordingly, maintain records and data, use the computer programs and communicate effectively including via the computer.

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Work Environment

This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the building. This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is moderately active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 20 pounds.

Expected Work Hours

Normal work hours are daytime between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.

Travel
Minimal, with possible occasional travel to other site locations within local area.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Must possess a state license and a board certificate. Knowledge of dietetic and nutritional needs and can develop clear care plans. Preferred experienced in working in a Federally Qualified Health Center. Preferred certification registration with American Dietetic Association.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume to Morgan Boswell, mboswell@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

IT Administrator

Summary/Objective

The IT Administrator will need to maintain a reliable, secure, and efficient data communications network. The ideal candidate will be able to deploy, configure, maintain, and monitor all computer, server, and network equipment to ensure smooth network operation. They will also provide technical advice and support to system users and be responsible for the ongoing management of information security policies, and procedures to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all organizational healthcare information systems.

  1. Identifies and procures the hardware and software needed to satisfy user requirements.
  2. Assists with the design, implementation, and ongoing support of new software.
  3. Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing software to meet users’ requirements.
  4. Provides telephone, in-person, and online support to end-users.
  5. Provides updates, status, and completion information to manager and/or users.
  6. Refers major hardware and network issues and/or concerns to the appropriate vendors or service providers for correction.
  7. Onboards users to the network by creating various required accounts and providing initial training in facilities and applications.
  8. Administers and manages e-mail, e-mail security, and anti-virus systems.
  9. Responsible for implementing, managing, and enforcing information security directives as mandated by HIPAA.
  10. Ensure the ongoing the integration of information security with business strategies and requirements.
  11. Ensure that the access control, disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, and risk management needs of the organization are properly addressed.
  12. Perform or initiate ongoing information risk assessments and audits to ensure the information systems are adequately protected and meet HIPAA certification requirements.
  13. Lead an incident response team to contain, investigate, and prevent future Computer Security breaches.
  14. Manage Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, file shares, and print services on a Windows Server environment.
  15. Participate in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the organization and ensure that system hardware, operating systems, and software systems are fully operational and allow for efficient productivity within the organization.
  16. Performs systems maintenance tasks, such as system back-up, recovery, and file maintenance. Schedules, installs, and tests system software upgrades and security patches.
  17. Configure, install, and monitor switches, routers, wireless access points, servers, firewalls, computers, printers, IP phones, and all other hardware located on the network.
  18. Maintains software licensing and maintenance agreements.
  19. Design and deploy networks to optimize performance and ensure security through access controls, intrusion prevention systems, backups, and user account & server share security.
  20. Maintain VPN Gateways and tunnels and troubleshoot any connectivity issues.
  21. Create and maintain network diagrams and documentation for design and planning of network communication systems.
  22. Install and terminate Cat 5e and Cat6 network cabling as necessary.
  23. Manage IP Phone System. Performs moves, adds, deletes and other changes for phone uses. Sets up calling features such as automatic call distribution (ACD) groups and voice mail. Provides phone support and training to new users and solves miscellaneous phone problems.
  24. Use knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, LAN and WAN to maintain server functionality.
  25. Maintain familiarity with Cisco products, SonicWALL products, Ubiquiti products, ASUS PCs, Lenovo PCs, Trend Micro Endpoint Security protection, Network Monitoring Tools, Windows Domain, Active Directory, DNS, Telnet, SSH, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Microsoft Exchange server.

Competencies

  • Technical Capacity
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Experienced in the management of both physical and logical information security systems
  • Strong technical skills (application and operating system hardening, vulnerability assessments, security audits, TCP/IP, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, etc.)
  • Understanding of interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must possess a high degree of integrity and trust along with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Ability to weigh business risks and enforce appropriate information security measures
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Goal-oriented team player with a focus on organization
  • Ability to think logically and take ownership of duties and responsibilities
  • Thoroughness
  • Resourceful
  • Time Management

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

Expected Work Hours

Normal work hours are daytime between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday – Friday. Flexibility is allowed based on duties and responsibilities as well as at the manager’s discretion. Some after-hours work may be needed to complete specific tasks and can be flexed if required number of work hours per week are met.

Travel

Minimal, with possible occasional travel to other site locations within local area.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum of an Associate degree in the technical field

Five or more years of relevant experience, familiarity of IT services in a health care setting and HIPAA regulations along with experience with helpdesk, IT support, and network and server management support strongly encouraged.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

-CompTIA A+ Certification Preferred

-Cisco CCENT Certification Preferred

-Microsoft 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012 Certification (or equivalent) Preferred

-C-Tech Certified Network Cabling Specialist Preferred

-Leviton Copper Cabling Installer Preferred

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume to Morgan Boswell, mboswell@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)

Summary/Objective

Meets with patients, their families, guardians or agency representatives and completes behavioral health diagnostic assessment. Provides psychotherapy for individuals who qualify for services on site.

Family Health Services is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved health care site. This Full-Time position allows for the LISW-S to apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, with a 2-year Full-Time Service Commitment.

Essential Functions

  1. Completes behavioral health diagnostic assessments.
  2. Creates positive relationship with patients, their families, guardians or agency representatives.
  3. Provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families who qualify for services on site.
  4. Advocates and refers individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse/addiction to community agencies for treatment.
  5. Networks with local social service agencies and educational agencies to remain knowledgeable about available services and the referral process for those services.
  6. Provides crisis intervention services on site, as needed.
  7. Frequent contact with staff of community agencies and the general public. Daily contact with agency staff. Must develop and maintain positive relationship with all of the above.
  8. If working in the outreach/school district setting, adhere to district policies and procedures for student referrals, release of student information, and receipt of information.
  9. Other duties as assigned.
  10. Adheres to the standards and policies of the Organizational Privacy/Security and Compliance Programs, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations (HIPAA, OSHA, OIG, guidelines, other State and Federal Laws). This also includes reporting to the Board of Directors, Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, supervisor, suggestion box, and any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts of practices.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of all available services provided at FHS, community resources, interpersonal communication strategies, and computer software.

Skill in communicating effectively in both written and verbal form, interviewing techniques, managing multiple priorities, effective time management practices, de-escalation skills, problem-solving skills, and managing change and conflict.

Ability to manage time and deal with multiple priorities, problem solving, exercise sound judgement, define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, make decisions, maintain information in confidential manner, listen well, maintain records and data, use the computer programs and communicate effectively including via the computer. Encourage staff to work towards their full potential and to provide excellent services to our patients and their fellow co-workers.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field with licensure and credentials per the State of Ohio.
  2. At least 2 years work-related experience in social service field.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Experience in a community health setting.
  2. Experience working with youth and adult populations.
  3. Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter to Katie Myerholtz, katiem@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Medical Assistant – FT/PRN

Summary/Objective

The Medical Assistant performs duties essential to the patient visit and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  1. General office skills.
  2. Disseminate information by telephone, mail service or e-mail.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.
  4. Triage responsibilities.
  5. Assist providers in patient diagnosis by gathering patient history, obtaining vital signs, chief complaints, verifying medications and allergies, ensuring patients are properly dressed/undressed for exam. Afterwards, review the chart for presence of information that the provider might need during the visit (labs, consults, ER reports).
  6. Must have an understanding of legal and ethical issues.
  7. Scheduling and managing patient appointments and referrals with required documentation.
  8. Clean, prepare, and sterilize instruments.
  9. Performs electrocardiograms, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures as directed by health care provider, including but not limited to pregnancy tests, strep tests, urine dips, hemoglobin, and blood sugar testing.
  10. Perform routine administrative and clinical tasks such as aerosol treatments ordered by a physician.
  11. Updating and filing patient’s medical records.
  12. Collect, prepare, and perform basic laboratory specimens and tests.
  13. Instruct patients about medications and special diets.
  14. Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  15. Telephone prescriptions to pharmacy.
  16. Ensure exam rooms are clean, stocked, and ready for patients.
  17. Remove sutures and change dressings.
  18. Observe and follow required safety protocols, including handling and disposal of sharps, use of personal protective equipment, exposure to blood borne pathogens, and general safety of employees and patients.
  19. Assist other team members as needed.
  20. Attends staff meetings.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Graduate of certified medical assistant program or equivalent
  2. Applicant must be organized and able to prioritize assignments
  3. Must be able to do multi-tasking, problem-solving, and have decision-making skills
  4. Follow detailed instructions with attention to detail
  5. Ability to work with a culturally diverse group of people
  6. Must be proficient in computer knowledge – Microsoft Office, Excel
  7. Excellent typing skills
  8. EMR experience a plus
  9. Knowledge of medical terminology
  10. Good customer relationship skills and a strong work ethic
  11. Applicant must possess independence and initiative

Work Environment

This job has frequent exposure to dust, constant noise, vibrations and hands in water. This job has occasional intermittent noise, outside exposure, excessive heat, cleaning agents, excessive cold, dampness, excessive humidity, dry atmospheric conditions, and animals.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include lifting up to 30 pounds daily, carrying up to 30 pounds daily, 1-2 hours of standing at a time, 5-10 minutes of walking at a time throughout the day, sitting 15-30 minutes at a time. Color distinction is necessary, and no greater loss of hearing than 40dB average for 500, 1000, 2000 H.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter to Lydia Brennan,lydiab@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Medical Receptionist

Summary/Objective

Performs duties essential to the patient visit and other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  1. Schedules patients for appointments according to policy.
  2. Receives and directs all questions from front desk.
  3. Receives and directs phone calls to appropriate personnel according to policy.
  4. Assists patients with completing medical information forms.
  5. Obtains signatures for consent according to policy.
  6. Completes return to work/school slips in coordination with nurse or provider.
  7. Documents phone calls/conversations in record as needed according to policy.
  8. Performs data entry.
  9. Assists in maintaining medical records according to policy.
  10. Assists in maintaining office equipment.
  11. Assists in maintaining the organization and cleanliness of the office.
  12. Assists other team members daily.
  13. Scanning.
  14. Basic knowledge of EMR, if applicable.
  15. Demonstrates effective communication skills.
  16. Responds to crisis situations according to policy.
  17. Maintains knowledge of clerical, personnel, medical policies and procedures.
  18. Receives and directs visitors and patients.
  19. Participates in continuing education.
  20. Participates in staff meetings.
  21. Participates in Performance Improvement Program.
  22. Utilizes supplies in a cost-effective manner.
  23. Adheres to the standards and policies of the Organizational Privacy/Security and Compliance Programs, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations (HIPAA, OSHA, OIG, guidelines, other State and Federal Laws). This also includes reporting to the Board of Directors, Compliance Officer, Privacy Officer, supervisor, suggestion box, and any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts of practices.
  24. Must be familiar with the operation of FHS office and be available to work varying hours as necessary.
  25. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma with a minimum one year of clerical experience, and knowledge of computers and data entry required.

Preferred Education and Experience

Graduate of a school of nursing accredited by Nation League of Nursing. Current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Ohio. Medication card from approved provider. One or two years of full-time experience as a License Practical Nurse. Must have reliable transportation, current driver’s license, and provide proof of valid auto insurance.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Ability to work as a team member. Ability to work with culturally diverse group of people. Must be willing to work flexible hours as required by position.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter to Yashica Brown, yashicab@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Summary/Objective

The Advance Practice Psychiatric Nurse will provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders and may provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.

Essential Functions

  1. Diagnoses psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions. Distinguishes between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and makes appropriate diagnoses.
  2. Assesses patients’ mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints. Conducts individual, group, and family psychotherapy for those with chronic or acute mental disorders.
  3. Documents patients’ medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, and outcomes. Writes prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements. Monitors patients’ medication usage and results.
  4. Evaluates patients’ behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments.
  5. Educates patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, and treatment plans.
  6. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members including psychiatrists, psychologists, and nursing staff, to develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to diagnose and treat simple and complex psychiatric and mental health problems from adjustment disorders to serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar illness, major depression, and anxiety disorders.
  • Strong skills to manage, coordinate, and evaluate the care and education of the patient and family along the health care process.
  • Ability to manage patients who need to be closely monitored.
  • Trained to adhere to medications and therapies with complex protocols.
  • Expertise in handling sophisticated medical equipment.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing and an advanced degree from an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing (APPN) graduate nursing program required. APPN graduate education must include the study of basic science, (i.e., pathophysiology, advanced health assessment, brain and behavioral correlates), advanced psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic techniques; followed by clinical rotations in outpatient mental health settings, hospitals, or residential care settings.
  • Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in psychiatric mental health advanced practice nursing as the area of specialization required.
  • Documented compliance with any state statutes and regulations governing advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

AAP/EEO Statement

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally‑recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform service member status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

In Ohio, the following also are a protected class: race; color; religion; sex; pregnancy, or any illness arising out of and occurring during the course of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; national origin; disability; age [40 or over], military status and ancestry.

To apply, please provide your resume and cover letter to Katie Myerholtz, katiem@familyhs.org or mail to her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.