Grant: $120,548 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Mar. 26, 2009
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Award Description: The purpose of this award is to expand access to needed primary health care services specifically by expanding services at existing health center sites in an underserved area or for an underserved population.
Project Description: We hired .40 FTE physicians, and 1 FTE nurse
Jobs Summary: This funding opportunity will allow the Vermillion-Parke Community Health Center to serve 400 new patients, 300 of which are expected to be uninsured. The health center will also complete 600 new visits as a result of the increased capacity that is being created for the health center. Through this funding opportunity, two (2) full-time equivalents will be added to the current staff of the health center. This is a 16% increase in the number of full-time equivalents that are employed by the clinic. There are no retained jobs. However, no current positions at the health center are expected to be eliminated. The two full-time equivalents will include a nurse (1.0 FTE), a part-time nurse practitioner (.25 FTE), a part-time family practice physician with obstetric abilities (.25 FTE), and a billing assistant (.5 FTE). The health center can also track those patients that are being seen by the new part-time nurse practitioner and the new family physician that will provide obstetric services. All of the patients seen by these two providers will be tracked and recorded as new patients and new visits as a result of the Increased Demand for Services funding opportunity. The nurse will enhance the productivity standards of the current providers. A billing assistant will strengthen the substantial viability of the health center by increasing the billing success rates of the clinic. (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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