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Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Medical Doctor/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

 

The Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic provides primary care services to people in need free of charge. The Volunteer Clinic is open Thursdays from 8:00AM-4:30PM. More weekdays will be added as volunteers join. The clinic serves primarily Spanish speaking patients, but interpreters are available. 

 

Volunteer Medical Professionals are needed to provide primary and specialized healthcare to clients at our Volunteer Medical Clinic in Washington, D.C. This vital care helps those in need in our community. 

 

Doctors will be responsible for:

  • Providing primary and specialty healthcare to clients
  • Documenting patient care in the electronic medical record (eClinicalWorks/eCW)

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Licensed medical professional in DC (or currently in good standing in another state) 
  • Able to speak Spanish (not required as interpreters are available)

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must have an active professional license or credentials
  • Not an appropriate volunteer role for medical students

Volunteer Benefits:

  • An opportunity to provide direct patient care to those most in need in our community
  • Serve as part of a volunteer team
  • Impact the lives of those who would otherwise not have access to care

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers at the Volunteer Medical Clinic are needed during regular business hours (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) for 4-hour shifts twice per month
  • Time commitment will vary depending on the professional’s availability 
  • Volunteers are asked to serve for at least 1 year or 80 hours or more

Location: Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinic, 1618 Monroe St., NW Washington, DC 20010

  • Limited street parking is available in front of the facility or in the lot on a case by case basis
  • Also accessible via the DC Metro Columbia Heights station (green line)

Next Steps:

  • Due Jan 3: Fill in an application
  • 1-2 weeks after applying: Matching Expectations Conversation with Catholic Charities' staff; complete credentialing and privileging documents
  • Jan. 20 - Feb 8: Attend Volunteer Orientation, complete volunteer screenings, participate in role-specific training
  • Early February: Begin volunteering!

Volunteer Mental Health Counselor

Volunteer Mental Health Counselor

 

The Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic provides primary care services to people in need free of charge. The clinic serves primarily Spanish speaking patients. 

 

Volunteer Mental Health Professionals are needed to provide psychosocial evaluations, individual therapy, and crisis intervention services to adults via the HIPPA compliant Doxy.me and coordinate with primary care physicians regarding medication management Malpractice insurance will be provided by the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). 

 

The Volunteer Medical Clinic on Monroe Street in DC is committed to providing quality integrated health and behavioral care to our low-income patient population. The volunteer’s work will be integral to this mission.

 

Volunteers will be responsible for:

  • Providing psychosocial evaluations and individual therapy via telehealth
  • Documenting services provided within 24-48 hours of the services being provided  
  • Providing crisis intervention as needed.  
  • Linking consumers to resources in the community as needed. 
  • Coordinating treatment with primary care providers and other involved staff members regarding consumer’s progress and /or concerns, particularly regarding medication management. 

Qualifications:

  • Possesses a Ph.D, Psy.D, LPC, LMFT, LICSW or similar credentials
  • Is licensed and in good standing with their licensing board in Washington, D.C.
  • Spanish and English-speaking ability is required
  • Ability to learn telehealth and electronic medical records system (eClinicalWorks)

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics:

  • Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English and Spanish 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills Assessment/analytical skills 
  • PC competency 
  • Team player 
  • Commitment and personal responsibility 
  • Fully embrace the Catholic Charities Culture of Caring 
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural responsiveness 
  • Mission Driven 

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Volunteer work experience  
  • Satisfaction of providing services needed by our patient population 
  • Become part of a volunteer team to provide necessary mental health support to our neighbors in need 

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers at the Volunteer Medical Clinic are needed during regular business hours (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) for 4-hour shifts twice per month
  • Time commitment will vary depending on the professional’s availability 
  • Volunteers are asked to serve a 4 hour shift twice per month
  • A 1 year commitment is requested (February 2021 - February 2022) 

Location: Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinic, 1618 Monroe St., NW Washington, DC 20010

  • Limited street parking is available in front of the facility or in the lot on a case by case basis
  • Also accessible via the DC Metro Columbia Heights station (green line)

Next Steps:

  • Due Jan 3: Fill in an application
  • 1-2 weeks after applying: Matching Expectations Conversation with Catholic Charities' staff; complete credentialing and privileging documents
  • Jan. 20 - Feb 8: Attend Volunteer Orientation, complete volunteer screenings, participate in role-specific training
  • Early February: Begin volunteering!

Healthcare Portal Assistant

Healthcare Portal Assistant 

 

The Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic provides primary care services to people in need free of charge. The Volunteer Clinic is open Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00AM - 4:30PM, though the Portal assistant will work from home and has the flexibility of working other hours. The clinic serves primarily Spanish speaking patients. 

 

The Portal assistant will help patients set up and connect to their healthcare portal, HEALOW, so they can access their lab results, health history, and set up appointments online. The Volunteer Medical Clinic is committed to providing quality health care to our low-income patient population. The volunteer’s work will be integral to this mission. 

 

Volunteers will:  

  • Help patients set up and use their Healow healthcare portal remotely to assist them with accessing their lab results and making payments or appointments online. 

Volunteer Qualifications: 

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Spanish proficiency on the phone 
  • Use of a personal computer and phone from home
  • Commitment and personal responsibility
  • Fully embrace the Catholic Charities Culture of Caring

Time Commitment: 

  • 8+ hours/mo.
  • 1 year commitment requested (February 2021 - February 2022)

Volunteer Benefits: 

  • Volunteer and make a difference from the comfort and safety of your home
  • The satisfaction of providing patients access to their healthcare record for those most in need in our community

Location: Volunteers can be trained and work remotely

Next Steps:

  • Due Jan. 3: Fill in an application
  • 1-2 weeks after applying: Matching Expectations Conversation with Catholic Charities' staff
  • Jan 20 - Feb 8: Attend Volunteer Orientation, complete volunteer screenings, participate in role-specific training
  • Early February: Begin volunteering!

Medical Safety Officer & Patient Guide

Medical Safety Officer and Patient Guide  

The Spanish Catholic Center serves the needs of our clients providing medical, dental, social, and legal services. The building hours are 8:00AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday with evening hours until 7:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. The Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic provides primary care services to people in need free of charge. The clinic serves primarily Spanish speaking patients. 

The Medical Safety Officer and Patient Guide welcomes each patient as they enter the building, performs COVID-19 screening tests, and helps guide the patient throughout the clinic. The generous contribution of time and talent from volunteers enables us to offer a higher level of quality service to those in need while keeping all persons in the building safe.

Volunteers are responsible for: 

  • Ensuring all COVID-19 protocols are followed for every patient and visitor – including the proper wearing of face masks, taking temperatures, and asking COVID-19 screening questions, including documenting all responses
  • Being the face of Catholic Charities and welcoming visitors to the building 
  • Checking temperature and screening all individuals for COVID-19 symptoms while documenting responses
  • Reminding visitors to comply with health safety practices
  • If a patient is symptomatic for COVID-19, directing them to return home or to their car and arranging for a televisit or rescheduling of the appointment 
  • Directing patients or visitors to the correct service location of check in
  • Following up with patients to assure compliance of safety protocols
  • Disinfecting the station, pens, and other frequently touched items regularly

Qualifications: 

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Proficient in English and Spanish
  • Basic knowledge of computer and data entry
  • Pleasant demeanor, patient, problem-solving ability, dependability

Desired Skills, Experience & Characteristics: 

  • Friendly, professional demeanor that puts patients at ease
  • Latino cultural competency
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Volunteer Benefits: 

  • Be a part of a volunteer team serving those most in need in our community 
  • Satisfaction of helping others obtain necessary healthcare services
  • Experience with customer support and healthcare services 
  • Broaden cultural knowledge and communication skills while meeting patients from different backgrounds 

Support: 

  • Volunteers wilparticipate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation
  • Volunteers wilreceive on-sittraining in clinioperatiopractices
  • Volunteers wilhavon-site supervision

Time Commitment: 

  • Volunteers will serve half days (4.5 hours) during clinic hours: M-F 8am-pm, and Monday or Thursday evening 4:30 - 9:00 pm
  • Volunteers may serve multiple shifts a week
  • Volunteers will commit to at least 6 months of service

Location: Catholic Charities Medical Clinic 1618 Monroe St NW Washington DC 20010 

  • Very limited parking available on the streets surrounding the clinic or in our lot on a case by case basis
  • Parking garages in the area, including at Target at 14th and Park Road
  • 4 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro (14th and Park Road)
  • 16th Street may have street parking from 9:30-4pm

Next Steps:

  • Due Jan. 3: Fill in an application
  • 1-2 weeks after applying: Matching Expectations Conversation with Catholic Charities' staff; complete credentialing and privileging documents
  • Jan. 20 - Feb 8: Attend Volunteer Orientation, complete volunteer screenings, participate in role-specific training
  • Early February: Begin volunteering!

Medical Interpreter and/or Scribe

Volunteer Medical Interpreter and Scribe

 

The Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic provides primary care services to people in need without charging them for office visits. The Volunteer Clinic is open Thursdays from 8:30AM-4:30PM. More weekdays will be added as volunteers join. The clinic serves primarily Spanish speaking patients.

 

Medical Interpreter/Scribes assist the healthcare team with interpretation during patient visits and/or documenting for clinicians in the electronic medical record (eClinicalWorks/eCW).

 

Medical Interpreter/Scribes will be responsible for:

  • Interpreting for the clinician
  • Documenting in the electronic medical record on behalf of the clinician
  • Assisting clinicians in navigating the electronic medical record

 

Desired Skills, Experience & characteristics:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish including medical terminology
  • Excellent computer skills. Familiarization with eCW (training will be provided).
  • Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or studying in healthcare field preferred or current medical student

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Opportunity to be present in individual medical sessions working directly with a clinician
  • Gain understanding of the needs of underserved people, especially the immigrant population
  • Learn standards of medical documentation
  • Be part of a volunteer team

 

Support:

  • Volunteers will participate in Catholic Charities Volunteer Orientation
  • Volunteers will receive electronic medical record training in eCW
  • Volunteers will receive on-site training in clinic operation practices
  • Volunteers will have on-site supervision

 

Time Commitment:

  • Volunteers will serve half-day shifts (4 hours) during clinic hours: M-W, F 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Volunteers may serve multiple shifts a week
  • Volunteers will be asked to commit to 100 hours/year or 12 months of volunteer service.

 

Location: Volunteer Medical Clinic 1618 Monroe St NW Washington DC 20010

  • Very limited parking is available on the streets surrounding the clinic or possibly in our lot on a case by case basis
  • Parking garages in the area, including at Target at 14th and Park Road
  • Four blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro (14th and Park Road)

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