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Health Specialist

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Health and Nutrition Manager, the Health Specialist performs basic clerical, intake, and office support duties primarily related to health services, and responds to more specialized questions related to eligibility for health services and records requirements. The Health Specialist complete ancillary typing, record keeping, and billing transactions associated with students receiving health services, and potentially other program assistance; perform related duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Work in the community with families and infants/toddlers in an Early Head Start program.
  2. Keep accurate and timely records of all services rendered, including progress notes, assessments, correspondence, and documentation in ChildPlus.
  3. Understanding of medical terminology, testing procedures, billing processes and student eligibility standards.
  4. Oversees/assess student patient needs, administers prescribed medications upon receiving authorization from physical when needed, conduct home-visits, educates families, staff and pupils on health related issues and be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team.
  5. Answer telephone, electronic, and in-person queries regarding varied health and related programs, services, and applications procedures.
  6. Determine eligibility for services and obtains medical treatment consent forms.
  7. Serve as receptionist to personnel and the public.
  8. Plot height and weight twice yearly for children not identified as overweight; and monthly for children who have been identified as being overweight.
  9. Schedule tests and follows up on the status of appointments.
  10. Interview families to obtain health histories and set up and maintain health files, including medical exam data.
  11. Review student records for proper immunizations as per Health and Safety Codes.
  12. Alert parents of needed immunizations.
  13. Maintain communication until records of immunization are provided.
  14. Assists in LEA Medi-Cal billing by keeping up database files and other billing records, as indicated.
  15. Assist nurse in hemoglobin, urinalysis, immunization, and other laboratory activities.
  16. Weigh and measure children as requested, check students for head lice.
  17. Maintain records and inventories of office and health supplies.
  18. Process orders, receive, verify and store supplies.
  19. Assist nurse in monitoring fund records for health, medical and dental services and supplies.
  20. Process invoices received for payment to doctors, dentists and pharmacies.
  21. Input data for health reports.
  22. Bilingual English/Spanish
  23. Mandated reporter of child abuse and neglect.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s in health required (e.g., public health, nursing, health education, health administration, pediatrics, or maternal and child health).
  2. Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) preferred.
  3. Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  4. One year of experience of office and record keeping experience associated with health and nutrition services, and given understanding of medical terminology, testing procedures, billing processes and student eligibility standards is required.
  5. Experience working in the community.
  6. Early Head Start experience a plus
  7. Must possess and maintain a valid class C CA driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and driving record acceptable to agency’s insurance carrier.
  8. Education or training in health billing, intake, and record systems.
  9. One year of experience of office and record keeping experience associated with health and nutritional services and given understanding of medical terminology, testing procedures, billing processes, and student eligibility standards is required.
  10. Able to communicate effectively with both children and adults.
  11. St. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
  12. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant personal crises on a daily basis.  Employees must remain aware of any personal emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain professional.  As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.

HOW TO APPLY

Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email: resume@stannes.org

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!

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