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1st Choice Healthcare will be offering FREE COVID-19 testing at all clinics Wednesday, May 20th from 1 pm to 4 pm.

  • Testing is available to anyone with or without symptoms while supplies last.
  • You must arrive in a personal vehicle.
  • You must bring a photo ID.
  • Patients will be contacted when test results are available, generally within 2 – 5 days.

Things to consider:

  • There are no bathrooms
  • Each person who needs testing must be seated next to a working window
  • All passengers much stay INSIDE the vehicle from arrival to departure
  • Try to limit the people in your vehicle to those needing testing
  • There may be significant wait times

Testing will be at all 6 clinic locations.


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April 20, 2020 Clinic NewsCOVID

To our patients who use Samsung Android cell phones: If you are seeing a provider using Telehealth, you must use Chrome as your default browser for the program to work properly.

To change these settings, please follow these instructions:
Go to Settings: Choose Browser App: then choose Chrome OR Settings: Choose Apps: then choose Chrome.

If you have any questions, please call the clinic. Thank you!!


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April 2, 2020 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications through April 15, 2020, for Medical Receptionist in Paragould.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Computer/phone skills
  • Medical knowledge a plus!

You can apply online, or mail your letter of interest, resume, and references to:

1st Choice Healthcare
Attn: Human Resource Manager
PO BOX 83
Corning, AR 72422


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March 24, 2020 Clinic NewsCOVID

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $100 million to 1,381 health centers across the country with funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.  HRSA-funded health centers may use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies and boost telehealth capacity in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 1st Choice Healthcare, Inc. was awarded $65,732.

 

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March 20, 2020 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications through April 10, 2020, for Part-time custodian in Corning, AR.

The custodian is responsible for assuring the building is clean inside and out using proper chemicals provided. Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting items up to 50 pounds unassisted, bending, standing, climbing, and walking. Able to run the buffing machine. Must be able to work nights and weekends. This is a safety-sensitive position.

You can apply online, or mail your letter of interest, resume, and references to:

1st Choice Healthcare
Attn: Human Resource Manager
PO BOX 83
Corning, AR 72422


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March 1, 2020 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications through March 6, 2020, for Data Manager in Corning, AR.

1st Choice Healthcare, Inc. is looking for a passionate Healthcare Data Manager who can manage competing priorities, as an energetic, self-starter, problem solver who works with determination to accomplish goals and meet end-user needs in a timely manner. The Data Manager must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.

The Data Manager is responsible for providing support to multi-users (clinical, support and administrative staff) to improve and enhance patient data and clinical operations. The Data Manager will also deliver electronic health systems support and troubleshooting to identify opportunities for end-users and IT serves (i.e. analytics, decision support, and workflow support)

The Data Manager must be able to effectively and comfortably communicate (verbally and written) with all groups and individuals, including physicians, healthcare providers and key members of the organization.

The Data Manager will foster reporting resources and analysis, as part of monitoring organizational performance and clinical quality measures to identify improvement areas.

The successful candidate will turn data into knowledge, knowledge into awareness and awareness into decisions.

Responsibilities

  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to accurately collect, organize, analyze, and distribute sizable amounts of information with great attention to detail.
  • Produce various reports accurately and on time (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.)
  • Reactively produce ad hoc reports on a short timeline
  • Strong technical understanding of application processes and procedures
  • Supports initiative for data integrity and standardization
  • Stays up-to-date on reporting requirements for multiple reporting agencies
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Filter and scrub data by assessing output and performance indicators to locate and remedy problems
  • Understand and work with data utilization, validation, and visualization on single and multiple systems
  • Ability to execute systems and applications, including software (exe and web-based), planning, process analysis, and staff training
  • Ability to attend, participate or lead meetings; presenting data to others in a clear format
  • Troubleshoots software problems as needed for reporting database environment, reports, electronic health systems, and various other applications
  • Assists in staff training on new reports/dashboards and of various software and system updates in a multi-facility environment
  • May analyze existing daily operations as they relate to reporting/system build decisions. May assist in the analyses of workflows, data collection and report details to help shape report building decisions
  • Work with management to prioritize healthcare data needs
  • Ability to quickly learn new programs when required

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, Associate degree, License, Certificate, or equivalent combination of related education and/or experience in Information Systems, Healthcare or related field(s).
  • Strong knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing data (Excel), is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of database management system (Access) and SQL
  • Direct experience with the use and support of electronic health systems, a plus

You can apply online, or mail your letter of interest, resume, and references to:

1st Choice Healthcare
Attn: Human Resource Manager
PO BOX 83
Corning, AR 72422


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February 25, 2020 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications through March 13, 2020, for Physician and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for our Ash Flat clinic. This is a clinic-only position.

The position would include

  • patient care
  • charting through an EMR system
  • basic case management of the patient population
  • prescriptive authority
  • provide follow-up care of patients
  • referrals and laboratory results
  • create care plans for complex patients
  • work as a member of a complete health team
  • all other quality control measures per 1st Choice Quality Insurance Plan
  • other duties assigned

You can apply online, or mail your letter of interest, resume, and references to:

1st Choice Healthcare
Attn: Human Resource Manager
PO BOX 83
Corning, AR 72422


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February 24, 2020 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications through March 6, 2020, for Community Health Worker – Pocahontas/Walnut Ridge.

The position assists with appropriate health insurance enrollment including Medicaid, ARKids, Marketplace, Medical Savings Program, SNAP, DHS Address Changes, Etc. This worker will distribute outreach material to consumers/communities to increase awareness for services and health coverage options. Will require travel to events and sites as needed. Will attend relevant state training programs.

Qualifications

  • At least one year experience working in a similar client base position is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Travel required and must have reliable transportation.

You can apply online, or mail your letter of interest, resume, and references to:

1st Choice Healthcare
Attn: Human Resource Manager
PO BOX 83
Corning, AR 72422


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February 14, 2020 Education

If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Research shows you can lower your risk, particularly if you team up with family, friends or co-workers. This kind of social support may be the key to your success.

To mark American Heart Month, NHLBI, one of the National Institutes of Health, is inviting people across the country to team up and join #OurHearts, a national heart health initiative that encourages people to improve heart health together.

“Studies show that having positive, close relationships and feeling connected to others benefits overall health, blood pressure, weight and more,” said NHLBI’s Dr. David Goff, director of cardiovascular sciences.

Consider these five tips that can help lower your risk of heart disease:

Risk: Inactivity

Solution: Move more throughout your day. Aim for at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity. Build up to activity that gets your heart beating faster and leaves you a little breathless. If you’re busy, try breaking your daily activity into 10-minute chunks.

Stay motivated: Make walking dates. Join a pickup soccer or basketball game. Join a fitness class with your neighbor. Grab a loved one and dance in your kitchen.

Risk: An unhealthy diet

Solution: Consider an option like NHLBI’s Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, which is free and scientifically proven to lower high blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels.

Stay motivated: Invite friends to cook up heart-healthy recipes together. Start a lunch club at work and trade recipe ideas.

Risk: Smoking, even occasionally

Solution: Quitting can be beneficial to your overall health, even if you’ve smoked for years. Set a quit date and let those close to you know. If you’ve tried quitting in the past, consider what helped and what made it harder.

Stay motivated: Ask your family and friends for support or join a support group. Find resources and connect with a trained counselor at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or smokefree.gov.

Risk: Inadequate or poor-quality sleep

Solution: Sleeping 7-8 hours each night helps improve heart health. Try going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. Getting a 30-minute daily dose of sunlight may also improve sleep.

Stay motivated: Resist that late afternoon nap. Turn off all screens at a set time nightly. Relax by listening to music, reading or taking a bath.

Risk: Uncontrolled stress

Solution: To help manage stress, try relaxation therapy and increase physical activity. Talk to a qualified mental health provider or someone you trust. De-stressing may also help improve sleep.

Stay motivated: Join a friend or family member in a relaxing activity like walking, yoga or meditation every day.

Learn about heart health and heart-healthy activities in your community at nhlbi.nih.gov/ourhearts. Use #OurHearts on social media to share how you and your friends, colleagues or family members are being heart-healthy together.


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