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.

Health Care Administration Assistant

1-2 Positions

The Health Care 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.

General schedule is M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Referral Clinic Assistants

4 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.

General schedule is M-F, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with some Saturday mornings. Hours may be flexible depending on start time of specialty clinics.

Optometry Assistant 

1-2 Positions

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.

General schedule is M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Physical Rehabilitation Assistant

1-2 Positions

The purpose of the Physical Rehabilitation Assistant position is to perform thought-provoking work that 1) provides on-the-job education and opportunity for knowledge, skills & competency development in a health care, nonprofit administration, or community wellness professional field; and (2) provides service to uninsured people of Memphis and/or supports the programs that provide these services. Located at Crosstown Concourse, the Physical Rehabilitation Scholar will assist with the everyday functions of the Church Health Physical Rehabilitation department both clinical and administrative.

General schedule is M-Th, 7-7:30 a.m. to 4-5:30 p.m., and F, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Scholars need to be able to flex their schedule for this position. Hours are open to some negotiation.

Dental Assistant

2 Positions

The overall purpose of this position is to assist chair-side as well as assume responsibilities and specific tasks to various areas of the Church Health Dental Clinic designed by the Manager, including performing routine sterilization, assisting with impressions and minor denture repair.

General schedule is M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Medical Clinic Assistant

2 Positions

The Medical Clinic Scholar will report directly to the nurse manager. Duties may include assisting with medical clinics, 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.

General schedule is M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Well Assistants

2 Positions

The Well Scholar position acts as a liaison between our staff associates and leadership of The Well. Scholar(s) serve in the capacity of service to children ages 6 weeks-12 years old and their families; providing direct service, as well as working on individual meaningful projects to expand on the individual’s gifts and talents in conjunction with The Well program's needs. More specifically, Scholars have an opportunity to focus on desired projects in the ministry at Church Health and in the community pertaining to their future goals and shadow professionals in that field. Additionally, Scholars meet regularly together to learn collaboratively on different topics related to Church Health and fellowship through engaging activities and professional development opportunities.


General schedule is M,W,Th, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; T, 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Sat., 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Behavioral Health Assistant

1 Position

The Behavioral Health Assistant Scholar will support the daily activities of the Behavioral Health work area including support for patients, members, behavioral health team members and volunteer/contract providers. Strong computer and interpersonal skills required. Strong applications should have a demonstrated interest in psychiatry, psychology, social work or counseling.

General schedule is M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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