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