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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 News

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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January 22, 2020 Employment

1st Choice Healthcare is accepting applications through March 13, 2020, for Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for our Salem Clinic.

This position will be part of the healthcare team whose primary purpose is to work in conjunction with the health services within the health center in order to provide assessment diagnosis and treatment planning of behavioral health to children, adolescents, adults, and families in order to improve psychosocial functioning.

Qualifications

  • Master Degree (MSW) in social work from an accredited institution required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a healthcare setting required
  • Must have experience in the continuity of patient care planning
  • LCSW required
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Must be knowledgeable of short-term brief intervention therapies
  • Applicants must be willing to travel to clinic locations.

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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January 2, 2020 Clinic News

1st Choice Healthcare would like to welcome Brandi Mays, APRN. She will begin seeing patients at our Pocahontas clinic in January 2020.

Brandi is a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She provides primary medical care for patients of all ages, from pediatrics and adolescent care to adult care and geriatrics.


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November 16, 2019 CommunityEducation

Be Antibiotics Aware is a national effort to help fight antibiotic resistance and improve antibiotic prescribing and use.

Antibiotics save lives, but any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance. In U.S. doctors’ offices and emergency departments, at least 47 million antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary, which makes improving antibiotic prescribing and use a national priority.

Antibiotics only fight infections caused by bacteria. Like all drugs, they can be harmful and should only be used when necessary. Taking antibiotics when you have a virus can do more harm than good: you will still feel sick and the antibiotic could give you a skin rash, diarrhea, a yeast infection, or worse.

Antibiotics also give bacteria a chance to become more resistant to them. This can make future infections harder to treat. It means that antibiotics might not work when you really do need them. Becauseof this, it is important that you only use an antibiotic when it is necessary to treat your illness.

How can you help? When you have a cough, sore throat, or other illness, tell your doctor you only want an antibiotic if it is really necessary. If you are not prescribed an antibiotic, ask what you can do to feel better and get relief from your symptoms.

Your health is important to us. As your healthcare providers, we promise to provide the best possible treatment for your condition. If an antibiotic is not needed, we will explain this to you and will offer a treatment plan that will help. We are dedicated to prescribing antibiotics only when they are needed, and we will avoid giving you antibiotics when they might do more harm than good.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.


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