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Posted:
1/7/2018
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Health Care Provider
Behavioral Health Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Dental Hygienist
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Family Health Centers | Okanogan, WA
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Behavioral Health Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Dental Hygienist

Family Health Centers seeking a Behavioral Health Specialist - Bridgeport, Certified Nurse Midwife - Tonasket, Dental Hygienist - Oroville. Working at Family Health Centers means providing vital services not only for our patients, but to our community. We are committed to the professional development of our employees and recognize that each and every person plays an important role in our ability to provide top quality healthcare. You would have the opportunity to work with the underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.


Family Health Centers is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination and/or harassment of district employees, job applicants, in educational programs and activities based on any legally protected characteristics, actual or perceived, including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression or association with any of the aforementioned protected group statuses. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonably accommodate any known disability. Family Health Centers prohibits sexual harassment and maintains a tobacco-free, drug-free environment.


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About Family Health Centers

Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is an organization rich in history and tradition. The small building located at 1809 National Avenue in San Diego has been a source of community services to the residents of Barrio Logan for nearly one hundred years. FHCSD's first health center, the Logan Heights Family Health Center, was founded on this site over three decades ago. South of San Diego's downtown core and East of the bay, Barrio Logan was originally a San Diegueno Indian rancheria. By the early 1900s the community's population included African-Americans, Native Americans, and various European ethnic groups. The San Diego Industrial School was built in 1911 on the site now occupied by the Logan Heights Family Health Center. When the Logan Heights Family Health Center was remodeled in 1986, a wall was torn down in the front reception area revealing a solid brass plaque which read, "The San Diego Industrial School". Later, the building became a settlement house and provided Barrio Logan's immigrant residents with social services such as language training, vocational skills, daycare services, and a milk bank center for children. Pictures dating back to 1922 show the building housing intermittent pediatric clinics and hosting garden parties for some of San Diego's most notable families who regularly provided fundraising support. The settlement house also appeared to be a cultural and religious focal point for the community. This neighborhood had its own community band/orchestra which played at the settlement house, and pageants were held there as well. Pictures of residents in elaborate costumes depicting the saints are found in the organization's scrapbooks. All pictures support a small, yet dynamic community center. By 1940 Barrio Logan had become one of the largest Mexican-American communities on the West Coast. In 1970, when campus and community activism predominated the scene of cultural change, Barrio Logan had three active movements of its own; the movement to establish Chicano Park under the Coronado Bay Bridge; the creation of the Chicano Federation; and the creation of the Chicano Free Clinic established at the 1809 National Avenue site. The Chicano Free Clinic, FHCSD's first incarnation, was formed by a group of community activists including Laura Rodriquez and others who sought to bring needed medical services to the Barrio. These individuals took over the Neighborhood House building and, after eight days of occupation, succeeded in establishing a free clinic. Negotiations occurred with the City of San Diego, the community, and Neighborhood House which led to the "gifting" of the building at 1809 National Avenue to the community of Barrio Logan. Medical care delivery began two evenings a week and the health center saw approximately 150 patients per month. The clinic incorporated in 1973 as Family Health Services Center. From its modest origins FHCSD has rapidly expanded into a federally funded network comprising numerous primary care clinics located throughout the County of San Diego, two mobile medical units delivering school-based health services and health care to the homeless, runaway and at-risk youth, and numerous other sites providing ancillary services. The FHCSD system of medical clinics offers adult medicine, pediatrics, women's health - including perinatal care and delivery, family planning, preventive screening and gynecological care; dentistry; optometry; child and family intervention services - including speech and language screening and therapy, physical therapy for ages 0-3 and audiology; mental health services; health education and prevention - including diabetes education and support, and cardiovascular risk reduction; laboratory, pharmacy, and other selected specialty care services. The recent history of the organization has been characterized by expansion of sites and services in an endeavor to continually bring health care to those who are medically underserved in the County. In 1990 the Beach Area Family Health Center was opened, serving San Diego's beach communities. In late 1994, FHCSD opened the North Park Family Health Center serving North Park, Hillcrest and Mid-City San Diego, and the Ciaccio Memorial Clinic, which is the largest freestanding HIV clinic in San Diego County. In 1995, the Beach Area Family Health Center was reconstructed and the Sherman Heights Family Health Center opened. In 1996, FHCSD reconstructed the Downtown Family Health Center on the eastern edge of the central city area. These clinic openings were followed in 1998 by construction of the Grossmont Spring Valley Family Health Center and the opening of the Chase Avenue Family Health Center in El Cajon. A new mobile medical unit (MMU) began service in 1998, bringing services to school and street-side locations. A stand alone Teen Health Center was opened as well as a Family Counseling Center, both in the Barrio. During the '90s, FHCSD also built an extensive network of school-based clinics. In early 2002, FHCSD rolled out its second mobile medical unit, the KidCare Express II, which is equipped to provide dental care in addition to basic health care services. Three Family Resource Centers followed later in 2002. Designed to ensure that children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten, services at the Family Resource Centers include developmental screenings, early intervention evaluations, speech therapy screening and referral, physical exams and immunizations (through the MMU), dental screenings, vision screenings, parent support groups, parent/child interaction groups, kindergarten readiness classes, and family-focused case management. During the past two years FHCSD has added dental clinics to its North Park Family Health Center and Grossmont Spring Valley Family Health Center. Both dental clinics provide a full range of basic dental care. Dental staff at the Spring Valley clinic site also work on educational programs with local schools, acting as a support mechanism for school nurses and other health professionals. In addition to the dental clinic, a mental health clinic was added to the new second floor of the Grossmont Spring Valley Family Health Center in response to the lack of mental health services having been identified by professionals as the number one unmet need in the East County community. The City Heights Family Health Center also opened in March, 2004 bringing comprehensive healthcare to the residents of City Heights and the surrounding areas. The common thread running through FHCSD's efforts is a desire to make each site, program, project and activity as accessible to community members as possible. FHCSD accomplishes this through hiring staff who reflect the communities they serve, through continuous activities to improve the quality of services provided, through the empowerment of community members to support program design and outreach, and through innovation married to the mission of serving those persons who face the most substantial barriers to health care access. The entire FHCSD network today provides over 300,000 annual patient visits to more than 70,000 individuals, most of whom are living below the poverty line. There are over 600,000 individuals without healthcare in San Diego County, 150,000 of which are children. As the numbers of uninsured and underserved continue to increase in San Diego and nationwide, Family Health Centers of San Diego will strive to expand its network of community clinics and mobile medical units and provide comprehensive, quality, affordable healthcare to as many of those individuals as possible.