Friday, June 11, 2021

COMC is Looking to Hire an IT Support Specialist!

COMC is very excited to announce that we are growing again! Our health clinic in Richland, MO is looking to hire an IT Support Specialist to join our team. Keep reading this week's blog to learn more about the position and how to apply. If you know someone who would be PERFECT for this position, please refer them our way. 



IT Support Specialist

Richland, MO • Finance


Description

We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community!  Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a IT Support Specialist.  COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years with clinics located in Richland, Camdenton, and Osage Beach Missouri. COMC is looking for a team member who is comfortable working with patients from a diverse background.  Must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.  


Responsibilities: The IT support specialist position installs, modifies and makes minor repairs to personal computer hardware and software systems; manages contracted telephone system and fiber network; and provides technical advice, training, and support to system user. 


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

  • Serves as liaison with contracted IT company and various software support companies.
  • Installs hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboards, printers, and phones.
  • Loads appropriate software packages such as operating systems, networking components and office applications.
  • Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing programs to meet users’ requirements.
  • Provides telephone, in-person and online support to end-users.
  • Monitors and maintains end user help desk tickets.
  • Provides updates on status and completion information to manager and/or users, via voice mail, e-mail or in-person      communication.
  • Refers major hardware problems to IT Manager for correction.
  • Connects users to networks and provides initial training.
  • Administers e-mail and anti-virus systems.
  • Assists in research and procurement of computer accessories and supplies.
  • Manges email system, backups, and security.
  • Runs and maintains networking equipment and lines.
  • Assists in creation and follow-through of IT end-user training efforts.
  • Updates inventory management documentation.

Requirements

Competencies

  • Network Administration.
  • Server Management
  • Thoroughness.
  • Time Management.
  • Communication Proficiency.

Education and/or experience: 

  • Minimum of one year working in a technical operating capacity.
  • Previous experience working on help desk tickets or desktop support preferred.
  • Experience in a health/medical related environment preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively present information to IT Manager.

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. 

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. The employee must have a 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. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.



Do You Know Someone Who Would Be Right For This Position?


If so, please refer them to the following link to apply.

APPLY HERE

If you have any questions, please give us a call. We can be reached at 877-406-COMC. We take who we hire very seriously because our staff is like family! Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest job postings.


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

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, June 4, 2021

3 Healthy Summer Snack Recipes For Kids

Who's ready for summer? There are so many fun things to do with your family this time of year at the Lake of the Ozarks. While the temptation may be in the air, when it comes to food, with the BBQs and fish frys, but there are HEALTHY, delicious summer recipes out there for you that can keep you and your kiddos happy. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you 3 healthy summer snack recipes for kids, we found online, in this week's blog.


3 Healthy Summer Snack Recipes For Kids

Source: https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/4-ingredient-cheesy-carrot-crackers


1. 4 Ingredient Cheesy Carrot Crackers


Ingredients

1 1/2 cup grated carrot

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

2 large egg

1 cup flour, whole wheat


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the grated carrot and water in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and cook in high for 3 minutes.

Drain the carrots and then use a clean cloth to squeeze out the excess liquid.

Put the carrots, cheese and eggs in a food processor and pulse until well blended. You can process them more or less, depending on the texture you want. The more you do, they less obvious the carrot will be. 😉

Add the flour 1/4 cup at a time, pulsing in-between, just until you reach a dough consistency. You don’t want it to be too sticky, or too dry.

Lightly flour your work surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut to desired shapes. I just used a pizza cutter to cut long strips and then small 1 inch squares.

Put shapes on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Sprinkle with a little course sea salt (optional).

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are crispy and slightly brown on the edges.

Store leftovers in an airtight container.



Source: https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/quinoa-stuffed-mini-bell-nachos/


2. Quinoa Stuffed Mini Bell Nachos Recipe


Ingredients

1 lb mini bell peppers

1 cup quinoa

2 cups water

1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Toppings

olives

green onion

cilantro

tomatoes

cheddar cheese

plain Greek yogurt

salsa


Instructions

Rinse peppers, slice in half and scoop seeds out.

Lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat liner.

To cook quinoa, use this method. 

When cooked, fluff with a fork and add taco seasoning.

Stuff each pepper with quinoa.

Sprinkle desired toppings on the stuffed peppers.

Place in the oven heated to Broil for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Remove from the oven.

Place a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and salsa on each nacho.

Serve warm.



Source: http://blog.feelgreatin8.com/strawberry-salsa-baked-cinnamon-chips/


3. STRAWBERRY SALSA & BAKED CINNAMON CHIPS

 

Serves: 4 servings


INGREDIENTS

Strawberry Salsa

1 lb fresh strawberries, chopped

2 whole kiwi, peeled and chopped

½ a lime, juiced

Baked Cinnamon Chips

4 Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas

1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil, melted

2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon raw coconut sugar in shaker bottle


INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash and chop the fruit for the salsa, mix it together in a bowl, and add the lime juice. If it needs a little sweetness you can add a teaspoon of honey or pure maple syrup, but the fruit will usually be sweet enough on it's own.

Brush both sides of the tortillas with melted coconut oil. Then stack them all together and cut into 8 triangles.

Arrange the triangles in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with foil. If they overlap, they won't crisp as well.

Sprinkle each triangle lightly with the cinnamon mixture. Flip them over and sprinkle the other side too.

Bake in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through, and make sure you check the chips often so that they don't burn. They are finished when the edges get dry and crispy. The center will still be slightly flexible, but they will crisp even more as they cool.

Allow to cool slightly and test the texture. If they aren't quite crisp enough, return to the oven for 2-3 minutes.

Once they are mostly cool, remove from the pan and enjoy with your fresh salsa! Keep leftovers of salsa in the fridge and eat quickly, after about 24 hours the fruit will breakdown and get soupy. Keep leftover chips in a sealed ziplock bag.


Have A Happy, Healthy Summer!

All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope that you have a fun summer with your loved ones. Do you have an established family doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks yet? If not, consider Central Ozarks Medical Center. We have been providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979. To learn more about our services and physicians, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


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

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Summer Health Tips for Children

Summer is right around the corner! Summer officially starts Sunday, June 20th. What do you have planned for this summer? Do you have any special plans with your children? Maybe you plan to take a bunch of boating trips or go on an epic summer vacation somewhere. Whatever your plans may be, we hope that you all have a fun but safe summer. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few summer health tips for your children in this week's blog. If you're looking for a new pediatrician at the Lake of the Ozarks for your children, consider Central Ozarks Medical Center. From their first heartbeat, you want to give your children the best of everything…including the best medical care.



Summer Health Tips for Children


SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN

Did you know that over exposure to sunlight as a child can lead to melanoma in their future? This is not meant to be a scare tactic, just simply a tip. Protect your children from harmful sun rays when possible. Make sure your kids have sunscreen on before they go outside, 15 SPF or higher. Sunhats, sunglasses, and lightweight clothing that covers the skin aren't bad ideas either.


BE ALERT AT ALL TIMES.

Do your kids LOVE to swim? Do they love to be active and run around outside? If so, GREAT, those are both good forms of fun exercise. However, don't take your eyes off of them while doing activities like this. Put your cell phones down and if you're going to talk to other parents, do so in a way where you can still watch your kids. It only takes seconds for an accident to occur. Again, this is meant to be a scare tactic, just a helpful tip. Be present with your children this summer.


INVEST IN BUG SPRAY.

Be sure to check your kids for ticks this summer. They are so thick right now! If your child gets stung by an insect of some kind, monitor them for allergic reactions. If they do appear to have some sort of medical reaction be sure to take them to a doctor right away. When you spray your children with bug spray, keep it out of their eyes and re apply it idf happens to get washed off if they go swimming.


PREPARE HEALTHY SNACKS FOR ON-THE-GO AHEAD OF TIME.

A busy summer does NOT have to mean drive-thru food all the time. Meal plan! Chop of some vegetables and bring some ranch or whatever your child's favorite dipping sauce may be. Bring fruits and veggies to your cramping trips, sporting events, lake days, etc.



Pediatric Services at the Lake of the Ozarks

All of us here at COMC hope that you found this blog helpful. We wish you a fun but safe summer! If you're looking to book an appointment with a Lake of the Ozarks Pediatrician, consider COMC. COMC providers child-focused healthcare. Parent education is a goal of our providers at COMC, from birth to 18 years of age. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Well-child exams
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Follow-up of chronic problems
  • Immunizations
  • Sports Screenings
  • Evaluation and management of growth and health-maintenance.
  • Autism testing

To learn more, give us a call today. All phone numbers to our locations can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


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

Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties 

Friday, May 21, 2021

A Few Services You May Not Have Known COMC Provides

Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks aim to LEAD the way to healthier communities. Part of that means offering services this community can benefit from. Central Ozarks Medical Center offers so many services that there may be a few you didn't realize we offer. Keep reading this week's blog to learn about a few services that may surprise you. If you have any questions, please give us a call.



A Few Services You May Not Have Known COMC Provides


Chronic Care Management (CCM)

CCM is a care management initiative designed to support COMC patients with Medicare. Many of the diagnosis above apply to this program as well and allow patients the opportunity to access 20 minutes a month or more with a nurse or care team member participating on their care plan. At COMC, our goal is to make sure each of our patients has the right help to ensure the best health outcomes possible. 


Primary Care Health Home (PCHH)

A Medicaid-funded initiative to provide comprehensive case management to patients struggling with chronic health conditions. COMC Nurse Care Managers at each of our locations provide clinical care management that can help with managing chronic conditions between provider appointments. The COMC PCHH team includes the provider, nurses, nurse care manager, care coordinator, and you, the patient.

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • ADHD
  • Obesity
  • Tobacco use
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disabilities

If you qualify for PCHH, your Medicaid or Managed care will cover the cost of the program.


Community Health Workers

COMC Community Health Workers (CHW’s) are part of the Population Health Team and provide insurance assistance to patients by determining eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, and other insurance types. In addition, CHW’s work with patients affected by other social determinants of health besides insurance, to include food insecurity, transportation, medication cost and so much more.



Central Ozarks Medical Center: It's Not Just About What We Do, But How We Do It That Matters.

Did you know that we also offered those services? If you are needing to schedule an appointment with one of our health care providers at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call us today. You will find all the appropriate phone numbers on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. You can also stay up to date on the services we offer, jobs we are hiring for, and health tips we offer, 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, May 14, 2021

COMC is Looking To Hire A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)! **$1,000 Sign-On Bonus**

COMC is growing again! Woohoo! This is such a great place to work and our staff is truly like family. Our health clinic in Osage Beach is looking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse. We are offering a $1,000 Sign-On Bonus! To learn more about this job, please keep reading this week's blog. Central Ozarks Medical Center - We aim to LEAD the way to healthier communities. 



Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) **$1,000 Sign-On Bonus**
Osage Beach, MO • Medical


Description

We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community!  Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a LPN. COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years with clinics located in Richland, Camdenton, and Osage Beach Missouri. COMC is looking for a team member who is a comfortable working with patients from a diverse background.  Must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.  


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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Administers medications (oral, IM, SC, topical, and IV) as ordered.

· Administer immunizations as ordered by the provider for all ages (pediatrics/adolescent/adult).

· Assists the provider with procedures, doing set up of needed instruments and supplies.

· Assists with examination as requested within scope of practice.

· Documents chief complaint/visit reason and details according to provider preference.

· Documents patient care in the medical record completely and accurately. 

· Initiates, reviews, and updates patient’s medication and summary lists according to provider preference.

· Triage patient phone calls.

· Maintains optimum inventory of medications and supplies.

· Obtains patient weight and vital signs accurately.

· Performs point of care lab testing and obtains blood samples and other specimens for lab testing as ordered.

· Provides patient teaching and supportive services as directed. 

· Provides treatments as ordered.

· Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

· Other duties as assigned.

**$1,000 Sign-On Bonus after 90 Days of Employment**


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 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.




Are You The Right Person For This Job?

If you or someone you know sounds perfect for this position, please refer to the link below to apply!

APPLY HERE

Have any questions about the job? Please give us a call at the proper phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and job postings.



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, May 7, 2021

COMC is Looking to Hire a Credentialing Specialist!

Our Mid-Missouri health clinics are growing again! Central Ozarks Medical Center is excited to announce we are looking to hire a Credentialing Specialist! Keep reading this week's blog to learn all about this position and how to apply for it. If you end up having any questions, please give us a call. All our phone numbers can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.



Credentialing Specialist


Richland, MO • Finance/Billing

Description

We are expanding our team to serve the needs of our community!  Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Credentialing Specialist. COMC is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years with clinics located in Richland, Camdenton, and Osage Beach Missouri. COMC is looking for a team member who is comfortable working with patients from a diverse background.  Must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.  

Responsibilities: The Credentialing specialist maintains regular cooperation and compliance with all regulatory, accrediting, and membership-based organizations. They create and carry out various credentialing processes in relation to physicians, medical assistants, and various other healthcare professionals. They ensure that all personnel and services adhere to facility and staff policies, department guidelines, regulations, and government laws.

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

· Responsible for the credentialing process for all COMC providers

· Process applications and reappointment paperwork for providers

· Review all forms and applications for accuracy and completeness prior to submission

· Process internal and external requests for privileges

· Ensure appropriate follow-up within established timeframes, monitor the credentialing process for each provider.

· Maintain timely and accurate data; update provider files with education, CEU training, renewed licensure, certifications, Insurance contracts, etc.

· Track expirations of provider certifications and licenses

· Conduct sanctions and compliance monitoring and alert leadership of any undisclosed negative findings immediately

· Prepare organizational records for audits; maintain communication with providers to ensure records are up to date

· Regularly verify licensures for providers; ensure the organization is compliant with current licensing and certification requirements and current healthcare laws and regulations

· Ensure strict confidentiality at all times.

· Performs other administrative duties as required.


Requirements

Qualifications Requirements:  Strong organizational and critical thinking skills a must. High utilization and expertise in all Microsoft Office programs. Experience setting priorities and meeting deadlines while balancing the needs of competing obligations. Demonstrated effectiveness meeting deadlines and high attention to detail.  Must be able to work independently, analyze data, and conduct research with performing the duties of the job.  Excellent oral and written communication skills in an environment requiring confidentiality, diplomacy and judgment in managing interactions with individuals at all levels inside and outside of COMC. Experience with physician credentialing preferred. 

Education and/or experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Preferred: Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Healthcare, or related field.

Language Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to effectively present information to internal and external stakeholders. 

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 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 adherence to, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information and intellectual property is mandatory.


Ready To Apply and Possibly Become Part of the COMC Family?

You can apply for this position by visiting HERE and selecting the APPLY button. Know, if you're thinking of applying to work at COMC, our philosophy is it's not just about WHAT we do, but HOW we do it that matters. Our goal is to LEAD the way to healthier communities. If you have any questions, please call us, all our phone numbers can be found on our website listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements and job postings.



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, April 30, 2021

Looking For A New OB at the Lake of the Ozarks?

Finding the best OB at the Lake of the Ozarks to suit your needs can be challenging. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few factors to consider when searching for a new OB in this week's blog. You will also find some key information on the OB or Obstetrics services we provide here at Central Ozarks Medical Center below. 



Factors to Consider When Searching for a New OB


HOW LONG HAS THIS OB BEEN AN OB?

There are doctors with a high level of experience and there are doctors with little experience who may just be starting their careers. Then, there are doctors who are somewhere in the middle. This is important to know. This person is supposed to your guide throughout your entire pregnancy, so don't be afraid to ask about it when searching for a new OB.

HOW OFTEN WILL THIS OB BE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

When you are pregnant, it is likely that you will have many questions along the way, especially if this is your first pregnancy. You may not always think to ask these questions during your appointments so ask if the doctor is available for phone calls and how often that may be.

HOW FLEXIBLE IS THE OB WITH APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING?

Ask about how long you have to book an appointment ahead of time and what their hours of operation are. Are they open on Saturdays ever or no weekends at all?

WILL THE OB TAKE YOUR INSURANCE?

Here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, we accept patients with and without insurance and offer a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.


Obstetrics Services at Central Ozarks Medical Center

Knowledge and preparation are key to enjoying pregnancy. Our OB providers know that every birth is special and are honored that you have chosen them to guide you during your pregnancy and prenatal care. Their ultimate goal is for your continued good health and the delivery of a healthy newborn. COMC providers as well as their amazing staff of nurses will work to keep you informed and answer all of your questions from pregnancy confirmation to your post-partum check-up.




Looking For A New OB at the Lake of the Ozarks?

If so, we encourage you to call Central Ozarks Medical Center. We take great pride in our patient care. It's not just about what we do, but how we do it, that matters. Call the clinic nearest you to schedule an appointment. You can find our phone numbers on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. 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