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Jobs

If you are interested in joining Choptank Community Health’s dedicated team and working along side experienced staff providing services to a very full and dynamic range of patients from all stages of life: please see below for a list of our current openings and application form.

Our Joint Commission Accredited system includes six medical and four dental offices, staffed by over thirty healthcare professionals providing primary medical & dental services, behavioral health, school based wellness and migrant health programs.

Current Job Openings

PATIENT SERVICES SPECIALIST – Cambridge and Federalsburg

The Patient Services Specialist’s is often the first point of contact a patient has with CCHS and represents all the best qualities of CCHS by providing every patient with truly exceptional services. Only a special few truly have the internal drive to perform their job with the utmost care and compassion our patients deserve. While prior medical office experience is beneficial and preferred, we consider genuine customer service delivery and a work history which demonstrates reliability and tenure among our highest priorities.

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: • Greeting the patient and providing quality customer service in person and on the telephone. • Pre-registration, registration, appointment confirmation, scheduling. • Receives co-payments and gives appropriate receipts to patients • Post charges and payments to the practice management system. • Verifies insurance information, assists with enrollment in sliding fee and other benefit products. • Opens and distributes mail. • Scans patient related documents to electronic medical record.

Qualifications: • High School Diploma or equivalent. • Bilingual fluency (English/Spanish) • Demonstrated experience providing exceptional customer service. • Must have proficient in computer skills and basic math skills • Working knowledge of automated patient data systems preferred.

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Behavioral Health Clinician

LCSW

  • We are looking for a dynamic Behavioral Health Clinician committed to increasing access to behavioral health services on the Eastern Shore. The Behavioral Health Clinician will work collaboratively with a diverse team of providers, to help shape the new integrated Behavioral Health Program at Choptank Community Health. Under the direction of the Director of Behavioral Health, and as a part of a multidisciplinary team the Behavioral Health Clinician will be responsible for providing individual (children and adults), couple, family and group therapeutic services, Behavioral Health Consultations and Brief Interventions for patients referred by Choptank’s PCP’S and Dental Providers.
  • This position requires the candidate to hold a Master’ s degree from an accredited university and be licensed in Maryland as an LCSW.  In addition, successful candidates will have good interpersonal and communication skills and have experience working as part of team.  To better serve the needs of our diverse patient population bilingual and bicultural skills are valued.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with match, CEU time/funds, incentive plan, license & professional dues, and more). Plus, Behavioral Health Clinicians (LSCW/LPC) at Choptank are eligible for up to $50,000 in loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps.
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Medical Director, Behavioral Health

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The Medical Director of Behavioral Health contributes to the successful achievement of the Choptank Community Health System (CCHS) mission and strategic vision by providing clinical leadership and oversight of the Behavioral Health service line, including providing clinical supervision to all psychiatric medical providers, coordinating with CCHS’s other health service lines to ensure holistic patient-centered care, and helping to build a culture of clinical excellence and continuous performance improvement. The Medical Director of Behavioral Health will also participate in the assessment, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, and collaborate with other CCHS clinicians to discuss treatment plans and progress. This position requires clinical expertise in providing behavioral health services to indigent populations and working in community settings. The selected candidate she should also have strong management, problem-solving, and communication skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.                  Clinical Responsibilities: Leads and oversees the provision of medical behavioral health services.

  • Oversees medical behavioral health services provided to patients by the staff of CCHS
  • Performs direct medical services for patients

2.                  Administrative Responsibilities: Creates and maintains a culture of excellence and continual performance improvement in clinical care.

  • Fosters a culture of excellence and continuous performance improvement in clinical care
  • Helps establish a close working partnership between the behavioral health team and CCHS’s non-behavioral health providers
  • Fosters internal buy-in and positive cultural change around CCHS’s integration of behavioral health services
  • Creates strategies that provide for seamless integration of behavioral health services
  • Helps represent the behavioral health program on the CCHS senior management team
  • Assists in the hiring of behavioral health providers, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and behavioral health therapists

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.D. degree/completed an A.C.G.M.E. approved residency program in psychiatry
  • Board certified or board eligible
  • Valid license in Maryland to practice psychiatry
  • Buprenorphine prescription privileges (preferred)
  • At least five years of responsibility in providing behavioral health services with a non-profit behavioral health agency, FQHC, or outpatient medical facility
  • Experience in senior level/director position with supervisory responsibilities (preferred)
  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence-based practice
  • Bilingual in Spanish and or Creole (preferred)
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Dental Hygienist-Cambridge Dental

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Providing oral cancer screening, hygiene assessment, dental prophylaxis, periodontal services, local anesthesia and nitrous, if certified, fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Taking radiographs as instructed by the dentist. Active in the management of patient referrals and is a key link between medical providers, dentists, and patients. Assisting in maintaining dental equipment and supplies. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

EDUCATION

  • Licensed as a Dental Hygienist by the State of Maryland. SPECIFIC SKILLS
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills. Knowledge of Dentrix helpful.
  • Working knowledge of CDT coding and ICD-10 coding. EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of six months prior dental hygiene experience.
  • Preferred experience in various dental settings to include experience with pediatric dental patients.
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Maintenance Specialist I/Courier – ALL CCHS Locations

Note that the person in this position must be able to reach the CCHS service area within 30 minutes

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

This position has multiple responsibilities with the primary work responsibility being that of Courier:
Delivering documents, inter-office mail, supplies, and small equipment (under 25lbs) to designated locations within set timeframe (Courier).
Performing ground maintenance (cleaning up the grounds around the facilities, removing downed tree limbs, parking lot clean up)
Performing general/light maintenance at all CCHS facilities on an as-needed basis.
Maintaining the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database on an as-available basis.
Tag and inventory new equipment.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

High School diploma or equivalent
Valid driver’s license free from disqualifying violations per insurance standards
Basic mechanical aptitude
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
Understand and be able to use Microsoft Office products (Word, Power Point, Excel, and Access) and Outlook (mail and calendar management);
Time management skills and ability to work with minimal supervision

Experience:

Five (5) years driving experience
Basic knowledge of standard tools used for routine facility maintenance

Necessary Special Abilities:

Must be able to work flexible hours to include overtime, nights and weekends as needed;
Must be willing to be on call 24 hours per day for one-week periods on a rotating basis. This will require being able to reach the CCHS service area within 30 minutes and being available by phone during the on-call period.
Color vision
Hearing
Ability to push/roll 50 pounds and lift 25 pounds to a height of 36”.
Bending at the waist, sitting, walking, etc., as job may require.
Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.

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Pediatric Dentist/Pediatric Residency Director

Choptank Community Health System-Advance Education in Pediatric Dentistry invites applications for a full-time position as staff Pediatric Dentist and NYU Langone Pediatric Dental Residency Program Director. Choptank Health System, Inc. (CCHS) is a private, non-profit community health center providing primary health care services on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties and the surrounding areas.

CCHS dental sites are equipped with the state-of-the art dental equipment including digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), and Nitrous oxide sedation. We also conduct a hospital based Operating Room program in collaboration with a local hospital to provide comprehensive dental treatment to children under general anesthesia. Our Joint Commission Accredited system includes six medical and five dental offices, staffed by over forty medical and dental providers.

Choptank Community Health has been providing oral health, primary health services, behavioral health, school-based wellness, and migrant health programs to our communities since 1980. We offer our patients a full range of general dentistry and specialty care including pediatric dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, emergency care, and pediatric dental surgery. We are CODA approved and affiliated with the AEGD Program at NYU/ Lutheran Medical Center and regularly have two residents in yearly rotations. We are also a learning institution and have affiliations with the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) and the University of Maryland Dental School and have Dental students rotating and training yearly at our dental sites. We also have agreements with the local Community College enabling Dental Assistant students to rotate through our sites to get hands-on experience treating patients. Our latest agreement is with the University of Maryland Dental Hygiene program and currently we have Dental Hygienist students rotating through our dental sites.

Join Choptank Community Health’s dedicated, service-oriented team and work alongside our experienced support staff providing services to a very full and dynamic range of patients. We are looking for a full time licensed Pediatric Dentist to serve a dual role as a practicing Pediatric Dentist and will also oversee all aspects of CCHS’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program.The individual in this role will work five (5) days per week or an extended-hours schedule and will rotate between our established dental centers located in Goldsboro, Federalsburg, Cambridge, and Denton. This position requires rotational phone only call schedule.

The CCHS Pediatric Dental Residency Director contributes to the successful achievement of the Choptank Community Health System (CCHS) mission and strategic initiatives by providing establishment, leadership, oversight, evaluation, and direction for the CCHS Pediatric Dental Residency program as well as CCHS staff Dental providers as needed. Works in a dyad leadership role with the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) and the Associate dental Clinical Director and Lead of the CCHS AEGD Program.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Residency Program Responsibilities: a. Primary responsibilities include direct patient care and direct supervision of CCHS Pediatric dental residents in our onsite NYU/Langone Pediatric Dental Residency program. b. Direct Supervisor for all current CCHS Pediatric staff Dentists to ensure clinical skills, standard of care is provided and all current performance, access to care, productivity and quality goals are being met. c. Responsible for and assists with curriculum development, implementation, and oversight of CCHS Pediatric Dental Residency program. d. Serves as Primary Faculty for the residency program with faculty appointment to NYU /Langone Medical Center e. Coordinates with the residency program’s academic coordinator to ensure program requirements are met. f. Partners with NYU/Langone and arranges for continuing medical education opportunities for CCHS dental providers. g. Serve as a clinical and professional mentor to residents during each two-year applicant program rotation. h. Must work directly with CCHS AEGD and Medical residency directors in collaboration on rotations and educational sessions and interaction of staff and providers. i. Must have and apply mentorship skills with a desire to treat an underserved population.
  1. Clinical Responsibilities: Partners with the CDO and CCHS Associate Dental Clinical Director to ensure that services are provided to patients in conformity with clinic protocols and the code of ethics of the Maryland Board of Dentistry and all NYU/Langone residency program requirements. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local standards and contributes to the efficiency of health center operations. And, because we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Choptank’s Dentists are eligible scholar site or for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).
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Dental Assistant (Expanded Functions)

Our patient-focused team currently has an opening for a Dental Assistant (Expanded Functions)  to work at our dental centers in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot counties. Key responsibilities of Choptank’s Dental Assistant position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing chair side assistance to dentists and dental hygienists in the provision of clinical dental care, including operative, preventative, periodontal, endodontic, prosthetic, and/or oral surgery procedures.
  • Preparing, sterilizing, organizing, and setting up dental equipment, ensuring that all dental instruments are cleaned, dated, and processed according to established safety guidelines and standards.
  • Monitoring and maintaining dental equipment, such as compressors, evacuator, radiographic equipment, sterilizers, and light curing units, in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Taking diagnostic quality radiographic images in accordance with dentists’ orders, assisting in the monitoring and maintenance of radiation safety procedures and protocols.
  • Ordering and maintaining inventories of dental clinic supplies, equipment, and instruments.

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent & successful completion of an accredited dental assistant training program
  • Experience with Pediatric Dentistry
  • Dental radiography certification by the Dental Assistant National Board
  • Expanded Functions certification required.  Maryland Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or Maryland Qualified Dental Assistant (QDA) credential preferred.
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Registered Nurse (Primary Care, Physician practice setting)

Our patient-focused team currently has an openings for  Registered Nurses to work at our health centers located in Denton and Cambridge, Maryland.

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Direct patient care
Triage
Health promotion
Patient education
Patient advocacy
Coordination of services for patients throughout the health care system

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

Qualifications

Associates degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.

Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

CPR certification

Working knowledge of automated patient data systems.

Must be proficient in computer skills. Working knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding.

Must demonstrate the ability to use medical equipment and materials safely.

Must be proficient in venipuncture, telephone triage, calculating doses of medications, injections, EKG’s, nebulizer treatments, spirometry, pain screening, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens and performing basic laboratory tests.
Experience

Minimum six months nursing experience preferred.

Preferred experience in various medical settings to include family practice, pediatrics and women’s health.

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Lead LCSW-C (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides direct services to CCHS patients including individual (children and adults), couple, family and group therapeutic services, and will also provide clinical supervision for LMSW’s and interns when needed.
  • Addresses referrals from Choptank Health Medical and Dental providers, including referrals via warm hand-offs
  • Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to assess needs and coordinate services
  • Maintains weekly scheduled appointments in our electronic records system
  • Provide therapeutic services to patients and their families in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members including external partners
  • Completes required documentation and implementation in a timely manner.  Documentation includes intake paperwork, biopsychosocial assessment, diagnostic screens and assessments as necessary, treatment planning, discharge planning, satisfaction survey, and community referrals when needed.
  • Participates in our MAT program as part of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and commitment to our patients
  • Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy of the agency
  • Maintain an active client caseload, based on needs of program and in accordance with COMAR regulations
  • Participate in on-call activities for the Behavioral Health program as needed

To be considered for this position, candidates must have:

Education and Licensure:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited University
  • MD Licensed LCSW-C, with the ability to supervise LMSW’s and MSW interns.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience required.
  • Emergency Department, Urgent Care, or other fast-paced Family Practice experience preferred.

Specific skills:

  • Experience supervising unlicensed staff.
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to make routine decisions and determine proper action based on experience within the limits of policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrated oral/written skills in English; ability to speak Spanish and/or Creole a plus.
  • Experience documenting in an electronic medical record.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages and economic backgrounds in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and problem solve independently.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, written and customer service skills.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of MD Mental Health policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience with evidence-based practices, including trauma informed care framework.
  • Knowledge and experience working with co-occurring populations (chronic health conditions, mental health and substance use).
  • Strong clerical/administrative skills including personal computer skills (Microsoft Office software).
  • CPR Certification
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Medical/Dental Biller – (Denton Administration)

The Medical/Dental Biller is primarily responsible for timely submission of technical or professional medical/dental claims to insurance companies. This position will support the six health centers within CCHS and the School Based Health Centers.  The responsibilities include processing claims, posting charges/payments, follow-up on accounts, answering questions from patients and CCHS staff and management. Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing, reviewing, and transmitting claims using billing software, including electronic and paper claim processing
  • Following up on unpaid claims within standard billing cycle timeframe
  • Checking each insurance payment for accuracy and compliance with contract discount
  • Calling insurance companies regarding any discrepancy in payments if necessary
  • Obtaining pre-authorizations as required
  • Identifying and billing secondary or tertiary insurances
  • Reviewing accounts for insurance of patient follow-up
  • Researching and appealing denied claims
  • Checking eligibility and benefits verification for treatments and procedures
  • Reviewing patient bills for accuracy, completeness and obtain any missing information
  • Answering all patient or insurance telephone inquiries pertaining to assigned accounts
  • Setting up patient payment plans and work collection accounts
  • Updating cash spreadsheets and running collection reports

Qualifications:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience working as a medical biller in a medical or dental office, preferably in an FQHC environment
  • Knowledge of business and accounting processes preferred
  • Familiar with data entry and Practice Management Systems
  • Knowledge of CPT & ICD-10 coding
  • Must have working knowledge of medical terminology
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Medical Assistant – Denton Health Center

Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating principles focused on patient engagement in all interactions
  • Performing delegated clinical duties
  • Taking medical histories
  • Assisting during patient procedures/examinations
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens and venipuncture
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Performing various medical tasks such as; vital signs, administering injections, pain screening, EKG’s and nebulizer treatments.

Qualifications

  • Certification as a Medical Assistant (CMA, RMA, CCMA, or NCMA)
  • CPR certification
  • Prior experience in a family practice, or urgent care environment strongly preferred
  • Bilingual ability valued but not required
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Medical Assistant – FLOAT – Dorchester and Talbot Counties

Note: The Medical Assistant in this position will regularly float to any/all Choptank Community Health (CCHS) locations in Dorchester and Talbot Counties (including Cambridge, St. Michaels, and Easton), often on short notice.  The person in this role may also reasonably be required to work at other CCHS locations as operationally necessary.  It is imperative that the individual in this role has the flexibility to quickly adjust to variable scheduling needs and location changes.  When not needed to float to another site, the home location for this position will be Easton Pediatrics. Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating principles focused on patient engagement in all interactions
  • Performing delegated clinical duties
  • Taking medical histories
  • Assisting during patient procedures/examinations
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens and venipuncture
  • Performing basic laboratory tests
  • Performing various medical tasks such as; vital signs, administering injections, pain screening, EKG’s and nebulizer treatments.

Qualifications

  • Certification as a Medical Assistant (CMA, RMA, CCMA, or NCMA)
  • CPR certification
  • Pediatric experience as a Medical Assistant required
  • Prior experience in a family practice, or urgent care environment strongly preferred
  • Bilingual ability valued but not required
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Advance Practice Clinician – Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – School Bassed

CCHS currently has a full-time opportunity in Caroline County, Maryland for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our team as a critical component of our care model.  This School-Based Health Center position provides care in schools located in Caroline County and the provider would be expected to rotate between four schools.  This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week during the school year.  Our school-based providers may choose to work full time over the summer in our other Health Centers and Migrant Health program or may choose to take the summer off!

School-based health centers (SBHC) provide an effective means for students to access comprehensive health care services.  SBHCs provide care in a location that meets kids where they are: at school. Multiple studies have shown SBHCs to be a cost-effective investment in child and adolescent health by reducing the utilization of emergency rooms, improving health outcomes, and elevating school attendance and graduation.

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants provide comprehensive patient management in school-based clinic settings using leading edge technology, including EMR.  Our Providers are held to the highest quality standards.

This position requires each candidate to be a graduate of Accredited US NP or PA School (or equivalent), Board Certified or Board Eligible (must pass Boards within year of employment and recertify as required by Specialty Board) in a Primary Care specialty (Pediatrics, Family Practice, OB/GYN or Internal Medicine). Must have current NP or PA license in Maryland and maintain ongoing professional education as mandated by state regulation. Maryland CDS and DEA license and Basic Life Support is also required. To better serve the needs of our diverse patient compliment, bilingual and bicultural skills are valued.

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Family Practice Physician – Goldsboro, Maryland

Join Choptank Community Health’s dedicated team and work along side our experienced support staff providing services to a very full and dynamic range of patients from newborn to geriatrics. We are looking for a full time Primary Care Family Practice specialist with a current Maryland license. Applicant be eligible for CDS and DEA license and maintain ongoing professional education as mandated by state regulations. Approximately 25% of our patients are Hispanic and sites are staffed with full time in-house interpreters. Candidates with bilingual and bicultural skills are valued.

Choptank Community Health offers a competitive salary and pay for performance bonus package, malpractice insurance, CME support, 7 paid holidays, 29 days combined paid time off, medical and dental insurance along with full range of other employee benefits. And, because we are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), physicians are eligible for up to $50,000 in loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC).

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