Friday, July 31, 2020

COMC is Hiring a Medical Assistant for the Behavioral Health Department in Osage Beach!

We do our best to hire only those who really share our passion of "It's not just about what we do, here at COMC, but how we do it, that matters." That being said, our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to announce we are hiring a medical assistant for the Behavioral Health Department! Keep reading this week's blog for a complete job description.


Medical Assistant for the Behavioral Health Department
Osage Beach, MO • Behavioral Health

Description
Responsibilities:  The Medical Assistant works alongside physicians and are cross trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.

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

• Will render professional quality health care 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.
• Must be able to maintain medical records.
• Will collect and record defined data and prepare reports, as required.
• Places patients in exam rooms and records vital signs, current complaints and pertinent history.
• Assists the provider in treatment of patients.
• Provides patient education.
• Prepares exam rooms and instruments, as appropriate to anticipated utilization.
• Cleans and stocks supplies in treatment areas, as necessary.
• Assists in keeping inventory and preparing purchase requisitions for submission to Practice Manager for needed supplies.
• Assists in other ancillary duties, such as X-ray techniques, laboratory procedures, when necessary.

Requirements
Qualifications Requirements:  The 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 nursing and medical standards.  The Medical Assistant must possess and utilize tact and patience.  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:   GED or High School diploma.  Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program.  Medical Assistant experience is preferred.

Language Skills:  Medical Assistants 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 feel you or someone you know would be perfect for this position, please refer them to our website to apply or they can use the link listed above. Remember, here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, we truly value the patient experience. For quality healthcare, you can count on, call COMC.


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, July 24, 2020

COMC in Camdenton is Hiring a Nurse!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is constantly growing. Our staff is like family and we hire only the best. That being said, our health clinic in Camdenton is hiring a nurse. To learn more about this position and for a complete job description, please keep reading this week's blog. To apply, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


COMC in Camdenton is Hiring a 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 Registered 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.


Have any questions about this position? Please give us a call. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. To stay up to date on our latest announcements, 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

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Make Your Own Healthy Popsicles to Stay Cool this Summer!

Summer is in full swing and the weather is heating up! One of the best ways to enjoy a summertime treat is with some tasty popsicles! The downside -- many store-bought popsicles are LOADED with added sugar, preservatives, and dyes that make them not always the best choice for keeping kids and adults healthy. The upside -- you can make healthier versions at home that are just as delicious and a lot of fun to make! Read on to get a few recipes from our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Minty Watermelon Popsicles


3 cups watermelon slices, divided
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
1 ½ cups coconut water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
  1. In a blender, puree 2 ½ cups diced watermelon pieces, mint leaves, coconut water, lime juice, and honey. Cut the remaining ½ cup watermelon slices into ¼-inch cubes.
  2. Evenly divide the diced watermelon into the molds, tapping them down to the bottom.
  3. Stir the popsicle mixture then evenly divide it among the popsicle molds.
  4. Insert the popsicle sticks, if it does not stay in place use a piece of tape to hold them into place. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.


Fresh Fruit Popsicle

Ingredients


2 Kiwis
2 Peaches
1 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Raspberries
1/2 cup Blueberries
2 cups Apple Juice

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the kiwis and peaches into 1/4" slices. Slice the strawberries into thirds.
  2. Carefully press the strawberry, kiwi and peach slices against the sides and bottom of each mold. Add blueberries and raspberries to fill any gaps as you go.
  3. Use a popsicle stick to press the fruit against the sides of the mold. (So you'll be able to see it better when the juice freezes.)
  4. Add as much fruit as you can fit into the mold, continuing to press it against the sides
  5. Fill the molds with apple juice, leaving about 1/4" of space at the top for the juice to expand when it freezes.
  6. Insert a popsicle stick in the middle of each popsicle, between the 2 layers of fruit.
  7. Freeze the popsicles overnight (or a minimum of 4 to 6 hours).
  8. Run the molds under hot water to help the popsicles release.
RECIPE SOURCE




Tropical Fruit Pops

Ingredients

4 oz frozen mango
4 oz fresh pineapple
4 oz frozen strawberries
1/2 banana or 2-3 oz extra berry, mango, or pineapple
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (lemon or lime juice work great too)

Instructions

  1. Combine mango, pineapple, 1/2 cup almond milk, and 2 TBSP orange juice in you blender and blend until pureed.
  2. Pulse honey in at the end for best results
  3. Set mixture aside by pouring into in a measuring cup with a pourable spout, if you have one.
  4. Next, add strawberry and banana (or 2-3 extra ounces of your fruit of choice) to the blender with 1/2 cup almond milk and 2 TBSP orange juice and blend.
  5. Pulse in honey at the end and set aside.
  6. Using about half the mango-pineapple mixture, pour a little into each pop mold.
  7. Top with your strawberry layer then repeat with the remaining mango mixture.
  8. Insert a pop stick into each mixture and swirl together. You can also pop the mold into the freezer between each layer for a pretty striped pop. I go the easy swirl-y route, haha!
  9. Leave a little bit of empty space at the top of each pop mold, pops will expand when they freeze.
  10. Freeze until solid: Approx. 5 hours or overnight.

Central Ozarks Medical Center wishes you and your family a happy, safe, and healthy summer! Enjoy these tasty recipes and have fun making them with the family! If you need to make an appointment with us, feel free to give us a call. Our clinics are committed to the highest level of care for all patients!


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

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Health Tips To Keep In Mind While On Vacation

Do you have a big family vacation coming up soon? If so, congratulations! Family time can be the best! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks wish you a fun, but safe time. A huge part of being safe is staying HEALTHY. Keep reading this week's blog for a few health tips to keep in mind while on vacation. If you would like to get a health check-up at the Lake of the Ozarks scheduled BEFORE your vacation starts, just for some peace of mind, please call Central Ozarks Medical Center today. We have several locations throughout the Lake of the Ozarks and Richland areas. All phone numbers and addresses can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. Central Ozarks Medical Center - It's not just about WHAT we do, but HOW we do it that makes ALL the difference.


Health Tips To Keep In Mind While On Vacation


Walk, Walk, and Walk.
Walking can be a GREAT form of exercise. Also, who doesn't love to explore while they are on vacation? WALK to that special landmark you want to check out. WALK down the stairs instead of taking the elevator in your hotel. WALK whenever possible while on vacation and stretch your legs. You may even be surprised at how relaxing it is to walk more, when possible, versus driving. Really take this new place in. You're exercising, but having fun all at the same time!

Keep Drinking Plenty of Water.
Some vacations can feel like you're constantly on-the-go. You may end up drinking whatever is convenient, but you need to make a point to still drink plenty of water while you are vacation. Stay hydrated and give your body the water it needs. Just because there is a soda machine nearby, that doesn't mean you need to have one. Stay prepared, bring yourself a refillable water bottle. Water is usually FREE. Save that soda money and enjoy a refreshing drink of water!

Don't Forget to Sleep.
Sometimes, when your routine gets changed, and yes, that can happen while on vacation, your sleep may be affected. It's still important that you get your 7-8 hours of sleep each night, regardless if you are on vacation or not. Try a few breathing exercises before bed if you're struggling to fall asleep. Calm your body and get to a comfortable state of mind.


Have Peace of Mind Regarding Your Health Before You Go On Vacation With COMC!


Getting a health check-up and making sure you have nothing to worry about BEFORE you go on vacation can really give you that peace of mind that you're craving. If you are concerned about something, get your answers BEFORE you leave, so you best know how to prepare yourself. We can help with that. Call Central Ozarks Medical Center today. We serve patients of all ages and accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size. For all phone numbers and locations, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Healthy Habits to Make While Working Remotely

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies were forced to allow their employees to work from home. Some companies have even decided to make working from home a permanent change. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks want you to be healthy no matter what your work situation is. Keep reading this week's blog for a few healthy habits to make while working remotely. One healthy habit you can start right now if you haven't already is to make a yearly appointment with your Primary Healthcare Provider at the Lake of the Ozarks for a general check-up. If you don't have a Primary Healthcare Provider, we strongly urge you to choose one. For a complete list of the Primary Care Providers at Central Ozarks Medical Center, visit HERE.


Healthy Habits to Make While Working Remotely


Try to get some Vitamin-D at least once a workday.
Vitamin D is good for you for a NUMBER of reasons. Some of those reasons can include but are not limited to:

  • Weight Loss
  • Decreasing depression
  • Reduces your chances of getting the Flu
  • Reduces your risk for heart disease

One of the best ways you can get some Vitamin D while working from home is just to grab your laptop (if you have one) and go sit out on your porch or patio. You know you have a bunch of e-mails to check anyway, so why not go do that in the sunshine for awhile?

Take walks on your breaks.
Yes, it can be very easy to get caught up in your work and forget to give yourself breaks, but don't. Your body can start to ache if you sit too long without giving your muscles the chance to stretch out. Take a walk around the block, down your road, around the house, wherever is most convenient for you. Not only can walking be good for your physically, but mentally as well. Give yourself the chance to clear your mind throughout the day. You may be surprised at how many GREAT work-related ideas may come to you during a transitional period such as this.

Refrain from stress eating the WRONG foods.
One of the worst habits you can get into is stress eating. Let's be honest, work can cause stress, typically can't control that. However, you can control how you react to it. Stress eating doesn't solve your problem, it will likely just lead to weight gain and possibly even a lack of confidence. To help yourself refrain from stress-eating, try meal planning. If you know you've already went through the effort of preparing your healthy meals, you may be less inclined to go eat something unhealthy.


Have You Established Your Primary Healthcare Provider Yet?


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you found these tips helpful if you are now working remotely. You may have never foreseen yourself working from home and these circumstances may have caught you completely off guard. Again, we want you to be healthy no matter what your work situation is. Part of being healthy can involve making sure you are getting your yearly health check-ups completed. To schedule an annual health check-up with one of our Primary Healthcare Providers, you can call us at one of our phone numbers listed below, depending on the location you are trying to reach. To stay up to date on our latest announcements, 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, June 26, 2020

Healthy Habits To Get Your Kids Into This Summer

Summer 2020 has officially started! What does your family plan to do this summer? Are you going on a vacation or planning a STAYcation? Perhaps you will be spending a ton of time on the Lake of the Ozarks? Maybe your kids LOVE to read and they have started a summer reading list? Whatever your plans may be, our Lake of the Ozarks Health Center wishes you a very, fun, and happy summer! Central Ozarks Medical Center is here to give you a few healthy habits to get your kids into this summer. Don't forget that our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks serve everyone from newborns to the elderly. If you need to make an appointment for one of your children with an experienced Pediatrics Provider, please call Central Ozarks Medical Center. To know who our Pediatric Providers are and to call to schedule an appointment, please visit HERE.


Healthy Habits To Get Your Kids Into This Summer


BRING ON THE VEGGIES!
Start a garden this year with your kids. This activity can give your children the perfect combination of physical activity and healthy eating. While it takes some hard work to keep a garden going, it can all be worth it, in the end, to ensure your children are staying physical and getting to eat some healthy options once your garden starts producing some delicious vegetables.

FIND A SPORT YOUR KIDS LIKE AND MAKE IT A REGULAR PART OF THEIR ROUTINE THIS SUMMER.
Sports can be a great physical activity for your kids to enjoy. There are so many to choose from and you can even participate with your kids in the backyard when it comes to some sports. Here are a few examples of great summer sports you can get your kids involved in:
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Running
These are just a few examples, but the sky can be the limit here. Not only are these physical activities that can give your kids a healthy amount of exercise but it can give them the chance to spend some valuable time with others, such as siblings, friends, or you, their parents while having fun participating in a sport.

STAY HYDRATED AND LEARN TO LOVE SUNSCREEN.
Clearly, the sun can be really strong in this area during the summertime. Your kids should be drinking plenty of water each day. Sunscreen should be applied if they plan to stay outside for very long. If your kids aren't very fond of either of these options, you can make it a fun activity. Reward them for drinking water and applying sunscreen. For example, give them a fun sticker for doing these types of tasks.


All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope that you all enjoy your summer this year! Remember, if you need to make an appointment with one of our providers, all phone numbers and locations can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. You can also stay up to date on our latest announcements by following 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, June 19, 2020

COMC is Hiring a Dental Receptionist in Camdenton!

Central Ozarks Medical Center is still growing! We are hiring for a dental receptionist in Camdenton. Our team is like a family. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are so proud of the team we have and we take hiring the RIGHT people very seriously. For a complete job description of the dental receptionist position in Camdenton, please keep reading this week's blog. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. Our phone numbers can be found on the website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


Dental Receptionist

Camdenton, MO • Dental

Description
Responsibilities: The Dental Receptionist is responsible for basic clerical tasks such as answering phones, greeting patients and visitors, and scheduling appointments in a professional and timely manner.

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

• Registers new patients and updates existing patient demographics by collecting detailed patient information including personal and financial information using electronic medical record system.
• Verifies patient insurance.
• Facilitates patient flow by notifying the provider of patients' arrival using electronic medical record system.
• Protects patient confidentiality.
• Makes appointments and keeps accurate appointment schedules.
• Efficiently works in electronic medical record system, files and retrieves medical charts.
• Collects and records payments for services.
• Performs daily reconciliation tasks, balances and prepares deposit slip.
• Makes deposit at the end of each business day.
• Properly navigates incoming and outgoing faxes by assigning to appropriate staff.
• Scans and attaches patient documents to proper electronic chart location or assign to appropriate staff member.
• Welcomes and greets all patients and visitors, in person or over the phones.
• Answers the phone while maintaining a polite, consistent phone manner using proper telephone etiquette.
• Responsible for keeping the reception area clean and organized.
• Responds to patients', prospective patients, and visitor inquiries in a courteous manner.

Requirements
Qualifications Requirements:  The Dental Receptionist must have the ability to plan and organize assignments and be self-motivating. Must possess patience in dealing with all people. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with patients, co-workers, vendors and all members of the public. Must have computer experience.

Education and/or experience:   GED or High School diploma.  Previous experience in a dental office desirable. 

Language Skills:  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from all customers.

Mathematical Skills:  Balancing daily log and bank deposit slip. 

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, outstanding 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 35 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. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Want To Be a Part of This Amazing Team?


To apply for this position, please visit HERE. Again, if you have any questions, please give us a call. Here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, it's not just about WHAT we do, but HOW we do it that makes all the difference. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.


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