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.

DENTIST

Summary/Objective

The Dentist is responsible for ensuring the provision of quality of dental services delivered by the staff of Family Health Services (FHS). The Dental Director has chosen to delegate specific responsibilities of the position, aside from dental physician peer review and discipline to the Dentist. This position will assume responsibility for the delivery, coordination and supervision of dental services provided at FHS, and abides by FQHC policies, federal, state, and local regulations within the Dental Department. The person provides direct dental care.

FHS is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved health care site. This allows the dental provider (DDS/DMD) to be eligible to apply for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program with an award amount up to $50,000 for Full-Time status employees and a 2-year Service Commitment.

Essential Functions

  • Routinely meetings with Dental Director to review dental operations.
  • Assists the Dental Director in carrying out the dental care plan.
  • Meet with patients to discuss and treat dental concerns, performing regular cleanings and other preventative procedures, and establish a plan for better dental hygiene.
  • Performing dental procedures, such as extractions, root canals, and filling cavities.
  • Correcting bite issues and overcrowding.
  • Applying helpful agents to teeth, such as sealants or whiteners.
  • Prescribing medications for dental problems, such as pain medications or antibiotics.
  • Giving clients sedatives or anesthesia prior to administering treatments.
  • Ordering diagnostic measures, such as x-rays, models, etc.
  • Using tools, such as drills, probes, brushes, or mirrors, to examine and treat teeth and mouth.
  • Keeping records relating to the oral health of patients and the treatments given to them.
  • Managing and communicating with other staff members to provide care to patients.
  • Exhibits a caring, communicative, and positive interaction with patients and within the total organization.
  • Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces, promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.

General 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

Required Education/Experience

Must have a D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery or D.M.D., Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from an accredited college of dentistry. Must have an Ohio License.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clinic environment within a Federally Qualified Health Center. This role is routinely exposed to common health care conditions, smells, and noises. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $140,000.00 – $150,000.00 per year

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 her attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

Dental Hygienist

Summary/Objective

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the direct delivery of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of the center. The Dental Hygienist will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information to FHS participants and staff, including outreach events.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in the oral health management of all clinic patients.
  2. Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.
  3. 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.
  4. Provides oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients.
  5. 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. Works with Dentist to assist in coordination of care and referral for patients receiving preventive services.
  6. Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Oral Health Department protocol and directive.
  7. Assists 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.
  8. Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Oral Health Department.
  9. Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits.
  10. Ensures 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 regulation(s).
  11. Complies in full with the center’s Exposure Control Plan.
  12. Travels when necessary to meet operational needs.
  13. As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives.
  14. 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:

  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Computer Competency
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Organizational Support
  • Professionalism
  • Safety and Security
  • Attendance/Punctuality
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility

Education and/or Experience

Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene is required. Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges is required. Must have unrestricted license to practice Oral Hygiene in Ohio and current CPR (BLS) certification for this position.

Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of oral hygiene care in outpatient settings. Knowledge of the principles and practice of modern oral hygiene and periodontal patient care is necessary. The Dental Hygienist must be cognizant of the public health, social and economic factors which impact on the overall health, and more specifically the oral health of their patients. The 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. The ability to creatively solve problems through individual and/or programmatic action is an important part of this 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 Nicole Schafer, nicoles@familyhs.org or mail to his attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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.

IT Administrator

Summary/Objective

The IT Administrator under direct supervision, installs, maintains, tests, and repairs systems and networks. Utilizes basic technical knowledge to support IT initiatives and provide first-level technical information systems support to the organization. Resolves routine technical problems.

Essential Functions

  1. Performs basic problem solving and assistance on various software applications and hardware systems for department users and/or the organization.
  2. Provide individual instruction and/or training to users on new or updated technologies.
  3. Performs routine technical assistance and maintenance duties.
  4. Maintains and updates record keeping system; may document projects and maintain user instructions.
  5. Assists with tracking inventory levels of equipment and materials; performs data entry and maintenance of records such as, but not limited to, project documents, user instructions, general reports and/or systems errors.
  6. Performs routine technological systems support, maintenance, and testing for proper upkeep of systems; troubleshoots and resolves general system hardware, software, and network failures and conflicts.
  7. Assists with the review, evaluation and recommendation of solutions relating to hardware and software acquisitions and/or network updates.
  8. Assists with research and development initiatives and in the implementation of new technologies.
  9. Assists with the implementation of technology projects with moderate scope and impact.
  10. Assists with the installation, configuration and maintenance of computers, workstations and/or other related equipment and devices.
  11. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to technology, equipment, applicable laws, regulations, standards and/or systems.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Technical Capacity
  • Thoroughness
  • Time Management
  • Communication Proficiency

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma with a minimum two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Associate’s degree in technical field, five years of relevant experience, familiarity of IT services in a health care setting and HIPAA regulations.

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 David Tatro, davidt@familyhs.org or mail to his 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.

Licensed Practical Nurse – PRN

Summary/Objective

Perform patient centered nursing services utilizing the nursing process under the direction of the provider.

Essential Functions

  1. Performs patient observations utilizing the nursing process.
  2. Documents all care provided according to policy.
  3. Follows plan of care formulated by the RN, NP, or Physician.
  4. Administers medications as prescribed by the Physician.
  5. Follows protocols as presented by the Physician.
  6. Follows universal precautions.
  7. Performs treatments, procedures as prescribed by the Physician.
  8. Performs technical skills.
  9. Responds to patient/family/caregiver needs.
  10. Responds to crisis situations according to policy.
  11. Utilizes supplies in a cost-effective manner.
  12. Performs clinic and outreach related tasks.
  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. Pre-visit planning, pull out all relevant data.
  18. Attends staff meetings.
  19. Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, personnel, nursing, medical and clerical policies and procedures.
  20. Assists other team members.
  21. Performs room setup and equipment and maintenance. Cleans room between each patient visit.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned.
  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.

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

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.

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 Assistant – 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.

Van Driver

Summary/Objective

The Van Driver will operate FHS vans which are equipped to provide nonemergency transport of mobility-impaired individuals by accommodating wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers and offering safe custom transportation to FHS medical/dental/behavioral health appointments and treatments.

Essential Functions

  1. Picks up patients at home or other facility. Provides the assistance required to safely board patients and caregivers.
  2. Ensures wheelchairs and passengers are properly secured before starting van. Depending on route, may pick up several patients for a common destination.
  3. On arrival at FHS site, assists patients in exiting the van and reaching the proper offices or treatment areas.
  4. Checks the van to ensure that no personal items are left behind.
  5. Provides first-aid or CPR if required during patient transport. Immediately notifies emergency staff and dispatcher if skilled assistance is required.
  6. Completes reports at the end of a shift.
  7. Immediately reports traffic accidents to dispatcher, requesting police or ambulance service as needed. Assists injured persons from first-aid kit until these services arrive. Completes company accident reports.

Competencies

  • Possession of the patience and tact necessary for contacts with patients, both adult and children, and their caregivers.
  • Must be reliable and capable of working independently and remaining calm in case of emergency.

Education/Experience

Must hold a currently valid driver’s license and have an excellent driving record. High school diploma or equivalent. Depending on assigned area, knowledge of Spanish would be helpful. Satisfactory completion of a company training program in passenger assistance techniques, sensitivity training, and map reading, or demonstrated competence based on previous employment experience. Satisfactory completion of CPR, first-aid, and seizure training provided by a local emergency medical training facility or a certificate indicating prior successful completion of such training.

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 David Tatro, davidt@familyhs.org or mail to his attention at 1912 Hayes Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.