Church Health Scholars

Available Positions

Scholars are assigned tasks specific to the various areas of Church Health including, but not limited to, Referrals, Clinical Assistants, Dental, and The Well.

Successful applicants should be actively preparing for medical school or further study in an associated field. People interested in these positions are typically interested in pursuing a future degree in various healthcare fields, such as medical school, public health, physician assistant, health administration, nursing, physical therapy and more.

Healthcare Administration Assistant

(1 Position)
The Healthcare Administration Assistant will be assigned tasks to specific areas of Church Health Integrated Health. Some of these tasks include, but are not limited to, working with the Methodist Outpatient Pharmacy, surgery clinic, data entry and mining, handling in and outgoing mail, as well as, faxes, assisting with note taking in meetings and functions as night clinic scribe. This position will also work closely with the social work, compliance and quality improvement and quality assurance areas. Applicant must be interested and up to date on public health and health administration principles.

Referral Clinic Assistants

(4-5 Positions)
Referral Clinic Assistants are responsible for managing on-site specialty care clinics and scheduling diagnostic tests for all Church Health patients. During clinic sessions, Referral Scholars work side-by-side with volunteer sub-specialty physicians. Referral Scholars carry out scribe functions including order entry in the electronic medical record, review of the patients’ histories, and finalizing clinic consult notes. Pre and post visit responsibilities include managing waitlists, scheduling appointments, and document entry in the electronic medical record. Referral Scholars also manage diagnostic test orders. This includes scheduling diagnostic tests, communicating appointment information/pre-test instruction, and reconciling orders by providing reports to the patient’s primary care provider.

Optometry Assistant Scholar

(1 Position)
The Optometry Assistant Scholar will support the daily activities of the optometry clinic by assisting in scheduling, answering inboxes, and calling and returning patient phone calls. The position will also provide support by helping with eye exams, tracking optometry data, and assisting with any quality improvement projects within the clinic. Interested applicants should be geared to applying for medical and/or optometry school.

Physical Rehabilitation Scholar

(1 Position)

The Physical Rehabilitation Scholar will assist patients with therapist-approved exercises in the gym or treatment area. Apply ice packs, hot packs, electronic muscle stimulation, and ultrasound as advised by therapist. They will assist in teaching a class called “Movement and Balance” on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additionally, they will schedule appointments for current and new patients, communicate with patients and offices of referring physicians, and manage and organize paperwork in accordance with HIPAA and departmental requirements. People interested in this position are typically interested in: Medical School, Public Health, Physical Therapy.

Dental Assistants

(1-2 Positions)

Dental Assistants are assigned tasks specific to the various areas of Church Health Dental Clinic. Successful applicants should be actively preparing for dental school or further study in another dental field.

Clinic Assistants

(2 Positions)
The Clinic Assistant will report directly to the nurse manager. Duties may include assisting with walk-in clinic, clerkship in the pharmacy, answering incoming calls, patient intakes, and scribing during night and Saturday clinics. There will also be administrative duties such as mail and fax distribution, scanning and data entry.

The Well Assistants

(2 Positions)
The Well Assistants will provide direct services to children and their families. They will help provide high quality programming by researching relevant topics for discussion, attending health fairs, and completing the work of special projects for all of the children the department serves on a daily basis. Successful applicants should have demonstrated experience working with children. People interested in this position are typically interested in: Child Development, Research, Education, Public Health.
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