Contract: $236,678 - Department of Health and Human Services - Mar. 27, 2009
33% voted satisfied - 67% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The IDS project will be implemented in a manner that is both responsive and appropriate to the needs our target population, based on the knowledge we have gained during our long-term experience providing health care and other services to residents of the area, as well as through continual community input and patient feedback. Our plan is to strategically add or restore staffing lost in the economic downturn to accommodate the current and anticipated increase of patient volumes owing to the ever-worsening recession. Specifically, we plan to add a 1.0 FTE Physician (new), 2.0 FTE MAs (one new, one restored), a 1.0 FTE LVN (restored from 0.3 FTE to full), and a 1.0 FTE Outreach Worker (new). The LVN and MAs will be shared between our Family Practice and Urgent Care suites. These increases will work to expand access to medical services within the full spectrum of community services IBHS provides today: a primary health care clinic (including a satellite clinic located on the grounds of a public housing project), Project Home Again (for homeless patients), the outpatient substance abuse program, and the Wholeness and Enrichment Center, the agency?s mental health program. In 2008, IBHS achieved a long-term goal ? relocation of the majority of medical services to a new, state-of-the-art main clinic site in the downtown area. The enlarged capacity provided by this facility is what enables us to propose these additions today. The additional awareness created by the Outreach Worker will ensure that new and restored medical staffing and services are fully utilized. This individual will work in the community to educate families and individuals about available services, enabling IBHS to make contact with hard-to-reach populations. He or she will ensure that outreach is conducted continually in: SBUSD schools, neighborhood organizations, places where the homeless and/or substance abusers congregate, housing projects, houses of worship, Social Services offices, etc.
Project Description: During the reporting period, we maintained the new LVN position at 1.0 FTE and the one restored 1.0 FTE Medical Assistant. We have recruited an additional Medical Assistant to fill the remaining new MA position; she starts in October assisting in Family Practice and Urgent Care. We have also hired one 0.5 FTE Outreach Worker acting as a patient advocate and recruiter. She is conducting outreach to the community pediatric population and offering assistance in accessing integrated services and navigating their entrance into care. Our Outreach Coordinator has identified additional candidates to fill the remaining position which will be completed in the fall. We continue our efforts at recruiting a 1.0 FTE physician. We have begun the first round of candidate interviews and are still accepting applications for the position. We continue to post the open position in the local media, at local residency programs and through other various community clinic recruitment outlets. Additionally, we have completed and submitted our site application for the National Health Service Corps to assist us in our recruitment efforts. In the interim, we have recruited a physician to temporarily staff selected shifts to assist our existing providers in meeting the increased demand for services. She begins working with us in October for a term of three months.
Jobs Summary: Medical Assistant - Full-time Licensed Vocational Nurse - Full-time (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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