Employment

Current Openings

Below are current employment opportunities with Family Health Services. We are always accepting applications for caring individuals to join our growing team!

Family Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Summary/Objective

Family Health Services is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing quality, affordable health care to all. We offer primary care, behavioral health, and dental services at our clinics in Sandusky and Norwalk. We have the unique ability to offer medical services to people from all walks of life to afford high quality health care services.

The Certified Family Nurse Practitioner provides medical services to the patients of Family Health Services in acute care and the clinical office setting in a holistic approach. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including malpractice insurance coverage. Generous student loan repayment is also available through the NHSC Loan Repayment program, based on a 2-year full-time commitment.

This position works in a team-oriented flexible environment with a commitment to work/life balance.

Candidate must hold a diploma from an accredited School of Advanced Practice Nursing; licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Ohio with current Nurse Practitioner Certification and a desire to serve the community of patients we serve. Experience with EMR is preferred. Recent graduates and newly licensed providers are welcome.

Essential Functions

The Certified Family Nurse Practitioner provides medical services to the patients of Family Health Services in acute care and the clinical office setting in a holistic approach. Essential Functions

1. Completes patient history and physical.

2. Documents all patient care provided according to policy and Standard of Care Agreement.

3. Formulates and directs plan of care for the patient as according to Standard of Care Agreement.

4. Refers to other physicians, specialists as needed.

5. Prescribes medication in accordance with Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code and Formulary provided by the Advanced Practice Nursing laws.

6. Complies with State Advanced Practice Nursing Guidelines/Law on Practicing Medicine.

7. Responds to medical emergencies.

8. Directs patient education for health education, maintenance, emotional and physical needs.

9. Participates and provides care as according to the chronic disease model.

10. Participates in Medical Staff activities at FHS.

11. Participates in Performance Improvement/Risk Management Program.

12. Utilizes supplies in a cost-effective manner.

13. Demonstrates effective communication skills.

14. Establishes and maintains professional working relationship with other members of the health care team.

15. Participates in planning and problem solving.

16. Participates in continuing education and professional growth.

17. Attends provider’s meetings.

18. Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, personnel and medical, policies and procedures.

19. Assists other team members.

20. Assists with seasonal programs as needed.

21. Serves as a role model for clinical staff.

22. 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, any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.

Required Education and Experience

1. Must hold a diploma from an accredited School of Advanced Practice Nursing.

2. Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Ohio.

3. Current Nurse Practitioner Certification.

Preferred Education and Experience

1. Nursing experience in ambulatory care setting, community health setting is ideal.

2. Minimum 3 years’ experience in practice as a nurse practitioner.

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time

EMR Used: eClinicalWorks

Environment: Outpatient clinic

Education: Master’s (Preferred)

License/Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Qualifications: Certified FNP, Current BLS and State Nursing License

Employer type: Non Profit, Clinic

Shift Type: Day Shift

Patient Type: Pediatric, Adults, Geriatric

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability (rotational, as needed)

Work Location(s):

  • (1) Sandusky, Ohio
  • (1) Norwalk, 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 to HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org

Family Practice Physician

Summary/Objective

The Family Practice Physician’s primary role is to inspire and lead the clinical staff for our growing Health Center. The goal of the Family Practice Physician is to ensure timely access to high quality medical care for FHS patients through clinical system improvements, recruitment and retention of providers and medical support staff, supervision of clinical leadership, and oversight of the quality improvement initiatives. In addition, the Family Practice Physician provides clinical expertise and leadership in the design and implementation of new projects and innovations at the medical center.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including malpractice insurance coverage. Generous student loan repayment is also available through the NHSC Loan Repayment program, based on a 2-year full-time commitment.

Essential Functions

1. Provides leadership and expertise for FHS’s quality and clinical effectiveness. Evaluate and optimize the patient care flow throughout the practice including length of patient visit, process to assure appropriateness of medical care, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and ancillary resource utilization.

2. Provides an environment of quality and cost improvement that is data driven and develops systems to review utilization of resources and objectively measure outcomes of care. Monitors individual Provider and group patterns, presents data, analysis and interpretation to providers, staff and Board committees for review.

3. Assures that quality management programs are carried out in all clinical areas through the development and implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines. Review outcomes of new protocols to assure effectiveness.

4. Develops a performance database incorporating HRSA and other key quality indicators to provide leadership necessary to meet regulatory requirements and guidelines.

5. Partners and collaborates with the provider staff and management team, facilitating teamwork and shared goals. Help represent provider staff viewpoints to administration and relay administrative views to provider staff.

6. Provides on-going counsel and advice to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors on provider matters. Facilitates, intervenes and moderates all major provider-provider, provider­ patient, and provider-staff concerns in collaboration with other appropriate provider staff and executive team members.

7. Establishes and maintains an ongoing program to orient and develop expertise for provider staff members and other current/future Division Directors (example, Dental Director). Develops and prioritizes goals/objectives and work plans, including the definition and measurement of outcomes, which are consistent with the overall organizational strategy and mission.

8. Leads the Quality Performance Improvement Committee in achievement of clinical outcomes and achieving best practice goals. Work closely with the Nursing Director and CEO and/or COO to achieve effective care management processes and develop new initiatives to improve clinical quality.

9. Implements organizational structure which promote shared account ability, high achievement and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

10. Ensures provider staff development plans and programs are implemented and maintained as required by policy.

11. Integrates clinical care quality and management with nursing, operations and finance; partners with members of the senior management team in this endeavor.

12. Provides for the diagnosis and treatment of health center patients within the scope of his/her license to practice medicine.

13. Provides follow-up on patients seen including chart notations, lab review, and referrals to specialists.

14. Provides back-up for mid-level providers on site, or by phone during the day or after hours.

15. Participates in continuing education and professional development.

Required Education and Experience

1. Medical degree, either a M.D. or a D.O.

2. Board certified in Family Medicine

3. Five years of administrative experience in an administrative 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 HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org

Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

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 a candidate to apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, with a 2-year Full-Time Service Commitment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including malpractice insurance coverage.

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 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 HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org

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 to HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org

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 to HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Summary/Objective

Family Health Services is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing quality, affordable health care to all. We offer primary care, behavioral health, and dental services at our clinics in Sandusky and Norwalk. We have the unique ability to offer medical services to people from all walks of life to afford high quality health care services.

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.

Family Health Services is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved health care site. This Full-Time position allows a candidate to apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, with a 2-year Full-Time Service Commitment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including malpractice insurance coverage.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions. Distinguishes between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and makes appropriate diagnoses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evaluates patients’ behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments.
  • Educates patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, and treatment plans.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members including psychiatrists, psychologists, and nursing staff, to develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans.

Required Skills/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.

Job Description:

  • Expertise in handling sophisticated medical equipment.

Education/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.

FHS is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Signing bonus

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 to HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org

Psychiatrist

Summary/Objective

Family Health Services is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing quality, affordable health care to all. We offer primary care, behavioral health, and dental services at our clinics in Sandusky and Norwalk. We have the unique ability to offer medical services to people from all walks of life to afford high quality health care services.

The Psychiatrist will provide outpatient psychiatric, diagnostic, and therapeutic services in a primary care setting.

Family Health Services is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved health care site. This Full-Time position allows a candidate to apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, with a 2-year Full-Time Service Commitment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including malpractice insurance coverage.

Essential Functions

1. Conducts psychiatric examinations

2. Makes diagnoses and prescribes therapy

3. Administers and interprets projective tests

4. Conducts individual and group counseling and education

5. Participates in staff conferences and recommends appropriate treatment approaches

6. Assists in developing and organizing a program of clinic treatment

7. Directs case conferences and serves as a consultant to other staff

8. Confers with patients’ relatives regarding illness and treatment

9. Assists through consultation in establishing psychiatric programs and policies

10. Keeps medical records and prepares psychiatric reports

11. Completes other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of general medicine and psychiatry; current developments in the field of psychiatry and clinic organization, management and procedures
  • Ability to skillfully diagnose and treat severely and persistently mentally ill patients
  • Ability to analyze situation and adopt an effective course of action
  • Ability to prepare records and reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to maintain objectively and confidentiality

General Employee Expectations:

  • Adheres to all FHS Policies and Procedures
  • Conducts self in a manner that represents FHS’s core values at all times
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
  • Communicates regularly with direct reports about departmental and FHS concerns
  • Consistently reports to work prepared to perform the duties of the position
  • Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates

Education/Experience

  • Board certified or board eligible in Adult and Child Psychiatry
  • MD or DO license in the state of Ohio
  • DEA Certificate
  • At least 2 years’ experience

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Job Type: Full-time

Estimated Salary Range: $153,000.00 – $330,000.00 per year

Medical specialties: Psychiatry

Schedule: Monday to Friday

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 to HR Manager, Emily Windisch, ewindisch@familyhs.org