Friday, September 18, 2020

COMC is Hiring a Certified X-Ray Tech/Medical Assistant!

COMC is hiring again! Check out this week's blog to learn all about the Certified X-Ray Tech/Medical Assistant we are hiring for in Richland. If you think you or someone you know would be perfect for this position, please check out the link listed below, after the job description, to apply. Central Ozarks Medical Center's mission is to LEAD the way to healthier communities and we feel it's not just about WHAT we do but how to do it that matters. We want to hire others who share that passion.



Certified X-Ray Tech/Medical Assistant

Richland, MO • Medical

Description

Responsibilities: The Certified X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant is responsible for all medical x-rays and DEXA scans; works with physicians and cross trained to perform clinical duties. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Completes patient intake process, taking patients' histories, and preparing and educating patients about the imaging procedure.

• Prepares exam rooms and instruments, as appropriate to anticipated utilization. 

• Reviews patients' charts and Doctors' notes prior to examination; maintains patients' records during and after imaging procedure.

• Preparing radiopharmaceuticals for contrast in the diagnostic images.

• Positioning patients and equipment to capture the correct area and produce clear images.

• Monitoring exposure of patients and staff to ensure their safety during imaging procedures.

• Calibrating the equipment to ensure clear, usable images are taken of the correct area, as specified by the Doctor.

• Logging and organizing image results, developing film, assisting with the interpretation of the radiograph results, and consulting with Radiologists to determine if other images need to be taken.

• Ensures the proper sterilization and storage of the equipment, 

• Maintains radiographic equipment and DEXA systems in all locations, and reports any equipment failures.

• Coordinates with the providers to schedule and complete radiographic procedures.

• Maintains up to date knowledge of current radiology practices and regulatory compliance requirements.

• Assists Providers in providing professional quality health care and education to patients.

• Must be aware of and comply with required services and data, according to the Health Care Plan and Quality Assurance Plan of Central Ozarks Medical Center.

• Must be able to gather adequate historical data and ensure patient comfort, flow and confidentiality.

• Will collect and record defined data and prepare reports, as required.

• Cleans and stocks supplies in treatment areas, as necessary.

• Assists in inventory tracking and preparing purchase requisitions for Management for needed supplies.

• Assists in other ancillary duties, laboratory procedures, when necessary. 

• Travels to all COMC clinics as required. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  The X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant must be motivated to serve the needs of patients and perform services to benefit people and Central Ozarks Medical Center and must possess a sense of discipline to work in accordance with accepted radiology, nursing, and medical standards.  Must possess and utilize tact and patience.  Must be certified in Radiology, Medical Assisting, BLS/CPR and maintain all current certifications throughout employment with COMC.  Must maintain CEUs as directed by COMC. 

Education and/or experience:   Must have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Radiology or Radiologic Technology.  Must have a current, unencumbered State licensure or certification as an X-Ray Technician.  Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program preferred. 

Language Skills:  Must possess reading and verbal skills necessary to understand and communicate, regarding medical records, procedures and medication orders.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with all accounting concepts.  

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  

Other Skills and Abilities:  Outgoing personality with strong phone etiquette skills and excellent customer service skills.  

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 50 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations may be required.  Employee should have valid Missouri driver’s license. 

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.

APPLY HERE



If you have any questions about the position described above, please feel free to call our Richland health clinic at the number listed below. Our staff is here is like family so we take who we hire seriously. If you are ready to join this amazing work family, please apply. We appreciate your consideration. To stay up to date on our latest job postings, please follow us on our social media channels listed below.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare

For Appointments Call

573.765.5141


Richland

573.302.7490


Osage Beach

573.346.4446


Camdenton

573.765.2510


Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, September 11, 2020

Where Can I Get A COVID-19 Test?

COVID-19 is still very real and the pandemic is still happening. Many have sought out to get tested. If you are feeling any sort of COVID-19 symptoms, such as shortness of breath, a fever, or dry cough for example, and are considering getting a test, but are not sure where to go, this is the blog for you! Keep reading this week's blog to learn where Central Ozarks Medical Center is offering FREE drive-thru COVID-19 testing. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (573) 836-7015.



Where Can I Get A COVID-19 Test?

Many have probably asked this question in the past.

We offer community testing through drive-thrus. Testing is FREE of charge and you don't need a physician's order to get one.

COMC is still offering testing weekly on the following days and locations:

Tuesday: 5-7pm Osage Beach

Osage Beach Medical 

3870 Columbia Ave 

Osage Beach, MO 

(573) 302-7490


Wednesday: 5-7pm Richland

Richland Medical & Dental

304 W. Washington Ave.

Richland, MO 65556

Medical (573) 765-5141

Dental (573) 765-2510


Thursday: 5-7pm Camdenton

Camdenton Medical & Dental

1652 Business Route 5

Camdenton, MO 65020

(573) 346-4446

If you have any questions regarding the Drive-Thru testing or would like our team to test on-site at another location, please contact: Ashley McDonnell at (573) 836-7015.



Central Ozarks Medical Center is Leading The Way To Healthier Communities!

We use the nasal swab COVID-19 test and are very quick and efficient about this process. If you are worried you may have COVID-19 and just wanted to get tested to get the answers you seek, come see us at one of the locations listed above. You shouldn't worry until you know for sure. If you have any questions, again please call Ashley McDonnell at (573) 836-7015. You can also stay updated on everything we have going on by visiting our website listed below. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

PLEASE REMEMBER:

All COMC locations are open! If you have a scheduled appointment, please call ahead if you have a fever, cough, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. COMC dental clinics are open and serving patients with dental emergencies. Call one of our locations to schedule your next in-person or telehealth visit.

Our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the health care status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller and Pulaski Counties.  Our belief is that it is not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call



573.765.5141


Richland

573.302.7490


Osage Beach

573.346.4446


Camdenton

573.765.2510


Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, September 4, 2020

COMC is Hiring a Pediatric License Practical Nurse!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is growing again! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are excited to announce that we are hiring a Pediatric License Practical Nurse at our Camdenton clinic. Keep reading this week's blog to learn all about the job description and how to apply. If you know someone who would be perfect for this position, please refer them to the link below. Remember at Central Ozarks Medical Center, it's not just about what we do, but how we do it that matters.


Pediatric License Practical Nurse

Camdenton, MO • Medical

Description

Responsibilities:  As designated by the Medical Director within the bounds of the licensing authority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Record vital signs, patient histories and subjective complaints.

• Prepare patient for examination, explain procedures to patient, and assist the provider with examinations and treatments as indicated.

• Perform lab work as required.

• Perform medical procedures as required.

• Administer medications and explain the dosage and possible side effects of the medication to the patient.

• Provide developmental assessments on infants and children.

• Orient new personnel and students as required.

• Ensure that required data forms are complete and accurate.

• Review patient charts for accurate documentation.

• Collect and maintain data for tracking systems, quality control audits, and special programs as required.

Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Must be CPR certified or become certified during probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment with COMC. Must maintain CEUs as directed by COMC.

Education and/or experience:   Must be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Missouri.  Experience with electronic health records preferred. 

Language Skills:  Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies.

Mathematical Skills:  Knowledge of fundamental math, adding machine, calculator, and Microsoft office.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  

Other Skills and Abilities:  Strong phone etiquette and excellent customer service skills.  

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 50 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations will be required.  Employee should have valid Missouri driver’s license. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required.  Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.

TO APPLY, VISIT HERE.


Central Ozarks Medical Center takes who we hire very seriously. We are like family here at our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks and Richland. To stay up to date on our latest announcements, please follow us on our social media channels listed below. Check our website at www.CentralOzarks.org to learn more about us as an organization.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call



573.765.5141


Richland

573.302.7490


Osage Beach

573.346.4446


Camdenton

573.765.2510


Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, August 28, 2020

Where Can I Book a Dental Appointment at the Lake of the Ozarks?

Propper dental care is such an important part of staying healthy physically. Often times, people may overlook the significance behind simply brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Bad oral care can not only lead to cavities or even gingivitis but in some cases heart disease. Having a regular bi-annual dental appointment at the Lake of the Ozarks booked is crucial. If you are looking for a new dentist in the Lake of the Ozarks area you can rely on, consider Central Ozarks Medical Center. Keep reading this week's blog to learn which COMC clinics you can receive dental care at and for some information on our dental providers.


Where Can I Book a Dental Appointment at the Lake of the Ozarks?


Richland Dental Center 

Services Offered:

Family Dentistry
Pediatric Dentistry
Dentures/Restorative
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.               

ADDRESS
304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO 65556

P: 573.765.2510
F: 573.765.2513

Camdenton Medical Center 

Services Offered:

Medical Services
Dental Services
Behavioral Health
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESS
1652 N. Business Route 5
PO Box 3050
Camdenton, MO 65020

P: 573.346.4446
F: 573.346.7501

Oral Health Providers



Evan Reynolds, DDS
Evan Reynolds is an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and the University of Tennessee-College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Reynolds joined Central Ozarks Dental Center in May of 2015.

Dr. Reynolds is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry as well as a member of the Central Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and American Dental Association and has a professional working proficiency in Spanish.

When he is not working in the clinic, Dr. Reynolds spends his time enjoying the many great fishing and hiking locations around the Ozarks, playing the piano and following his ill-fated Vanderbilt Commodore athletic teams.



Casey Page, RDH, CDA, EFDA
Casey Page joined the Central Ozarks Medical Center Dental clinic in February of 2018.
Casey attended Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO where she graduated with her Associates in Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting with expanded functions. She is passionate about caring for her patients and their oral health needs, bringing a comforting, gentle touch to her patient care.

Casey is an active member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and is currently serving as secretary on the Missouri Dental Hygienist’s Association state board. She is enjoying learning more about the professional organization and how she can be more involved.

Casey enjoys riding with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle and spending time with their four beautiful children, two of which are twin girls! She is a very busy and proud mother!

Our team here at Central Ozarks Medical Center is constantly growing and our list of dental providers may change as we grow. Check our website at www.CentralOzarks.org for the latest updates.

Are You Ready To Book Your Dental Appointment?


Consider contacting one of our locations listed above. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements. You can also check our website listed below to see the other MANY healthcare services we provide to our communities. Remember, it's not just about WHAT we do at COMC, but HOW we do it that matters!



Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call


573.765.5141

Richland

573.302.7490

Osage Beach

573.346.4446

Camdenton

573.765.2510

Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, August 21, 2020

COMC is Hiring a LPN Nurse in Camdenton!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is growing again! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are excited to announce that we are growing again. We take our hiring process seriously because our staff is fantastic. The people that make up our Mid Missouri Medical Center are AMAZING. Keep reading this week's blog for a full job description of the LPN Nurse position we are hiring for in Camdenton. Remember, at COMC, it's not just about what we do but HOW we do it that makes all the difference.


COMC is Hiring a LPN Nurse in Camdenton!


LPN Nurse
Camdenton, MO • Medical

Description

Responsibilities: As designated by the Medical Director within the bounds of the licensing authority.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Record vital signs, patient histories and subjective complaints.
• Prepare patient for examination, explain procedures to patient, and assist the provider with examinations and treatments as indicated.
• Perform lab work as required.
• Perform medical procedures as required.
• Administer medications and explain the dosage and possible side effects of the medication to the patient.
• Provide developmental assessments on infants and children.
• Orient new personnel and students as required.
• Ensure that required data forms are complete and accurate.
• Review patient charts for accurate documentation.
• Collect and maintain data for tracking systems, quality control audits, and special programs as required.

Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Must be CPR certified or become certified during probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment with COMC.  Must maintain CEUs as directed by COMC.

Education and/or experience:   Must be licensed as a LPN Nurse in Missouri.  Experience with electronic health records preferred.

Language Skills:  Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies.

Mathematical Skills:  Knowledge of fundamental math, adding machine, calculator, and Microsoft office.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

Other Skills and Abilities:  Strong phone etiquette and excellent customer service skills. 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 50 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations will be required.  Employee should have valid Missouri driver’s license. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.


If you or someone you know would be perfect for the this position, please send them to the following link:

APPLY HERE

If you have any questions, please give us a call. We are so happy to be growing like we are. You can also follow us on our social media platforms listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements. We are constantly posting job openings, health tips, healthy recipes, etc. Enjoy!


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call


573.765.5141

Richland

573.302.7490

Osage Beach

573.346.4446

Camdenton

573.765.2510

Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, August 14, 2020

Healthy After-School Snack Recipes

Your kids are going to back to school soon! Can you believe summer is coming to an end already? Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks understand how busy life can feel when your kids go back to school. So, we have compiled a few quick and easy, but HEALTHY back to school snack recipes for you in this week's blog.


Source: https://iambaker.net/apple-nachos/

Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter

INGREDIENTS
2 apples, cut into thin slices
1/3 creamy peanut butter, melted
1/4 cup peanut butter granola
1/4 cup peanut cut into small pieces

INSTRUCTIONS
Arrange apple slices on a plate.
Drizzle melted peanut butter over apple slices with a spoon, top with granola, and crushed peanuts. Use remaining peanut butter for dipping.

Source: https://www.food.com/recipe/easy-pita-bread-pizza-110067#activity-feed

EASY PITA BREAD PIZZA

INGREDIENTS

1 pita bread
2 tablespoons spaghetti or 2 tablespoons pizza sauce
1⁄4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
spices (oregano, basil, garlic powder) or dried herbs (oregano, basil, garlic powder)
olive oil (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Brush on a little olive oil on the pita.
Spread sauce on top of the pita.
Sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
Sprinkle on pinches of desired herbs and spices, and add any toppings you'd like.
Place on baking sheet, bake for 5-7 minutes at 400°, or until cheese is melted (times may vary).
Slice with pizza cutter and enjoy!

Source: https://www.averiecooks.com/parmesan-ranch-snack-mix/

Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix (no-bake)

INGREDIENTS

 2/3 cup canola, vegetable, or olive oil
 1 one-ounce packet ranch dip seasoning mix powder
 4 cups popcorn, popped (2 to 3 tablespoons unpopped kernels)
 3 1/2 cups pretzels
 3/4 cup peanuts, almonds, cashews, or favorite nuts or mixed nuts, optional
 3 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the oil, ranch mix, and stir to combine. Add the popcorn, pretzels, nuts, and optional ingredients (see below). Tip to make popcorn easily - add 2 to 3 tablespoons unpopped kernels to a brown paper lunch bag, fold the top down twice, and heat for about 90 seconds on high power - don't add oil, butter, or anything else, just the kernels.
Toss to evenly coat the mixture; it may seem a bit on the oily side, this is okay and it absorbs. Heat on high power for 2 minutes, stopping after 1 minute to toss the mixture because the oil has a tendency to pool at the bottom of the bowl. Add the Parmesan and toss to coat evenly. Serve mix immediately. Mix will keep for up to three days in an airtight container or large ziptop plastic bag; but is best enjoyed same day, noting that cheese has been added and some may wish to refrigerate the mix if storing it longer term.

Optional Variations - Can be added instead of or in combination with the other dry ingredients: Coarsely crushed saltines, oyster crackers, Club or Ritz crackers, rye crisps, Asian-style rice crackers, tortilla or potato chips, favorite gourmet or specialty crackers, cashews, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, pistachios. For a spicy version, add a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper, to taste.


Need a Sports Physical For Your Child?


Consider Central Ozarks Medical Center for your entire family's health care needs. To see where you can go for your child's sports physical, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. Follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest health tips.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call


573.765.5141

Richland

573.302.7490

Osage Beach

573.346.4446

Camdenton

573.765.2510

Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties

Friday, August 7, 2020

COMC is Hiring a Medical Billing Clerk!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is growing again. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks and Richland are made up of some of the best staff members. We take the hiring process seriously because the team here is like a family. Keep reading this week's blog to learn about the Medical Billing Clerk position we are hiring for.


Medical Billing Clerk
Richland, MO • Billing

Description
Responsibilities: Provide quality assurance for all revenue cycle processes of COMC in an efficient and effective manner, while following federal, state and private payor healthcare program requirements. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

• Uses coded data to produce and submit claims to insurance companies.
• Works directly with patients, healthcare insurance carriers and clinical staff to ensure revenue cycle integrity.
• Reviews and appeals unpaid or denied claims in a timely manner.
• Verifies patient insurance eligibility.
• Acts as a patient account representative.
• Handles collections and unpaid accounts
• Manages accounts receivable reporting.
• Manages month end procedures and processes.

Requirements
Qualifications Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Billing and coding certification or equivalent of two years’ experience in accounting. Must be able to operate a PC in a Windows environment. Able to type or keyboard 45 wpm preferred and ability to operate a calculator proficiently. Familiarity with CPT and ICD coding systems and medical terminology is desirable. 

Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies.  Ability to effectively present information to top management.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to work with accounting concepts such as income and expense statements, budgets, and controls on cash such as into and out of COMC for deposit to the bank.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions, follow federal, state and health care regulations. 

Other Skills and Abilities:  Able to read and interpret technical bulletins and software documentation. Must possess very strong communications and interpersonal skills, good telephone personality and must like working with people. Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Must have a willingness to learn, interpret and apply new skills and take direction from other team members. Able to organize information and manage time efficiently.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 35 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations may be required.  Employee must have valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle. 

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.



To apply for this position, please visit HERE. If you know someone who you think would be perfect for this position, please refer them to this blog. Remember, here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, it's not just about what we do, but how we do it that matters.


Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare


For Appointments Call


573.765.5141

Richland

573.302.7490

Osage Beach

573.346.4446

Camdenton

573.765.2510

Dental

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties