Our Mission

The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center is to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations in Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional primary care, preventive health services, and social services.

Hours of Operation

Mon -- Thursday
8:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m
Friday
8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.

Building Healthier Communities Since 1972

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0044 889 555 432

Opening times

Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00

For Appointments

Call (617) 296-0061

Opening times

Mon - Thur 8.00 - 8.00

Fri & Sat Hours

Fri 8.30 - 5.00 -- Sat 9.00 - 1.00

Employment

Currently Seeking: Primary Care/Family Medicine Physicians

Medical, Dental, and Clinical Health Services 
Currently Seeking: Primary Care/Family Medicine Physicians

Primary Care/Family Medicine Physicians: Urban community health center seeks BE/BC physicians to provide health care for an underserved population in a growing diverse community.

The Health Center provides comprehensive health care to diverse populations in an underserved community in a five-year-old, environmentally friendly, state of the art building. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations in Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional primary care, preventive health services, and social services.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bilingual skills in French/Creole or Spanish are a plus but not necessary.

The Health Center Offers positions that are salaried with competitive benefits, including a primary care physician loan repayment program for eligible physicians, paid malpractice coverage, and group insurance.

Please, direct cover letter, CV, and inquiries to councils@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126. Thank you.

| 08.11.2018 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Dynamic Dental Director

Medical, Dental, and Clinical Health Services 
Currently Seeking: Dynamic Dental Director

Responsibilities: The new Dental Director will report to the CEO and provide LEADERSHIP and management to the Dental team of dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists. This is a high-visibility position, with responsibilities to include: all administrative and management activities related to the delivery of dental care to Health Center patients assuring excellence in the delivery of dental services, monitoring provider coverage and productivity, directing integration with primary care services, overseeing the development of dentists and dental staff in a state of art facility, managing the recruitment of dentists and other dental staff, and implementing quality improvement plans.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position must have: a Massachusetts license, at least five years of experience in both dental and administrative leadership, an understanding of and commitment to the mission of a Federally Qualified Health Center. Experience in a community health center environment is highly desirable. The candidate must be outgoing and personable, committed to working with a diverse patient population, a caring clinician, a problem solver, and a collaborative, communicative leader.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to: councils@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource. EEOE

| 06.13.2018 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Nurse Case Manager

Professional, Administrative, and Clerical Services
Currently Seeking: Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Nurse Case Manager

Clinical Health Services:

Job Summary: The Opioid Based Registered Nurse works collaboratively with team members on the OBAT team to provide quality care and medication-assisted therapy for patients with substance use disorders in an outpatient integrated setting at Mattapan Community Health Center.

Responsibilities (1): Clinical Care (90%)

  • Conduct initial assessment and intake obtaining social, medical, mental health, substance abuse and medication history.
  • Provides direct patient care to patients with opioid and substance use disorders, screening and telephone triage, performing intakes, supervising initial buprenorphine induction, and providing counseling on medication-assisted therapies for substance use disorder.
  • Responsible for improving the care of our patient population across health, substance use and mental health treatment, promoting patient activation and empowerment for shared decision-making in treatment, and encouraging healthy behaviors, self-management of health, mental health and substance use conditions. Monitor the health status, treatment progress, and medication adherence of the OBAT patient panel.
  • Review intake assessment with the team and establish an appropriate plan of care for the patient.
  • Revise the patient plan of care with the OBAT treatment team, as needed, to address patient needs and issues.
  • Directly support our medical specialty providers and behavioral health specialists during clinical sessions.
  • Communicates and collaborates with care team providers including PCP, specialists, behavioral health providers, Psychiatric nurse practitioner, caseworker and other team members as deemed appropriate.
  • Responsible for the ongoing primary care, assistance with maintenance and relapse management.
  • Co-facilitate a group in collaboration with BH team members to help support wellness and recovery; while reducing stigma and focusing on treating the patient as a whole.

Patient Contracts and Care Management

  • Review consents and treatment contracts with patients and significant others, obtaining signatures and giving the patient a copy and leaving a hard copy in the patient paper chart.
  • Facilitates referrals and serves as the central contact for patients and their families, BH providers, specialists when needed. Assists with
  • Manage patients receiving opioid treatment medications on an ongoing basis.

Patient Education and Communication

  • Educate and assess patients looking to access both behavioral health, and OBAT services at Mattapan Community Health Center.
  • Facilitate and track referrals and linkage to outside community and hospital services, as needed.
  • Assessment of signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal using the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal scale. Monitoring of patients in the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of treatment.
  • Ongoing education and support of patients in all phases of substance use treatment including; nursing visits scheduled and unscheduled, urine toxicology screens, routine labs and as needed, medication teaching, monitoring, pill counts, observed dosing, and medication refills.
  • Follow State and Federal guidelines in providing care to opioid-dependent patients.
  • Complete appropriate documentation with excellent record keeping.
  • Conduct ongoing primary care of patients referred to the OBAT and behavioral health program.

Care Collaboration, Data Management, and Reporting

  • Collect pertinent data using appropriate assessment techniques.
  • Prioritize data according to the patient’s immediate conditions and needs.
  • Involve the patient, significant others and appropriate health care providers in the collection of data when appropriate.
  • Use clear concise and effective communication written/oral and comply with departmental policies when sharing/documenting relevant patient care data.
  • Provide follow up care in person and via telephone when needed.
  • Works with the pharmacy and the OBAT team in obtaining medication orders, prescriptions, refills, and communication as needed.
  • Collaborate as needed with physicians, social worker, and specialty care physicians to whom the patient has been referred.
  • Obtain access to the Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program online portal and regularly review/look-up patient data.
  • Collaborate and coordinate care with BH team members around psychiatric emergencies or crisis-related clinical concerns.

Responsibilities (2): Quality Improvement (10%)

  • Attend weekly OBAT Team meetings.
  • Monitor all clinical utilization and reports this to the Quality Improvement Committee, as needed.
  • Regularly update substance use disorder patient registry and produce reports as needed.
  • Use efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve work processes.
  • Commit to a focus on continuous improvement of workflow processes and procedures.
  • Assume other responsibilities, as directed.

Must cooperate fully with MCHC’s Corporate Compliance Program and performs all tasks as assigned by the Director and/or CEO.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Licensed to practice professional nursing as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required.
  • Mental illness or SUD experience required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience preferred.
  • Certified Addiction RN (CARN) preferred.
  • Experience in an ambulatory setting is preferred.
  • Familiarity with multicultural groups, previous work experience in a multicultural setting and willingness to remain current in field of focus is preferred.
  • Ability to diffuse tense situations related to patient care.
  • Leadership experience with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Knowledge of community, and health resources, particularly substance use related resources and supports.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with a variety of people, both on a one-on-one basis and in meetings and group presentations; must be able to relate to and work with ill, emotionally upset, and sometimes hostile people.
  • Ability to anticipate and react calmly to emergency situations.
  • Values cultural diversity and other individual differences in the workforce, ensuring that the organization builds on these differences.
  • Bilingual in English and Haitian-Creole or Spanish is a plus.

Please, direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to nyensuahr@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Assistant.

| 07.16.2018 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Behavioral Health Integrated Clinician

Professional, Administrative, and Clerical Services
Currently Seeking: Behavioral Health Integrated Clinician

Department: Behavioral Health Services

Job Summary: We are currently seeking a mission-driven Behavioral Health Integrated Clinician to be an integral part of our behavioral health and medical team. The clinician in this role is responsible for delivery of integrated behavioral health and case management services to our medical department. Provide therapeutic evaluations and interventions utilizing a variety of short-term treatment approaches in working with a culturally diverse patient population.

Responsibilites: Clinical Care (60%)

  • Provide Behavioral Health services in the primary care setting. More specifically can provide: initial assessment, crisis intervention, psychoeducation and/or short term (1-3 sessions) intervention for both primary care patients and patients seeking treatment as a walk-in. Performs assessments to include identification and evaluation of complex risk factors, and assigns diagnosis (when appropriate). Develops and implements short term interventions. Triage patients’ needs and arranges appropriate services for patients either with the clinic’s Behavioral Health outpatient team or at an affiliated hospitals and clinics.
  • The BHI clinician will respond to same day visits, warm hand offs, consultation, or crisis related interventions.
  • Provides consultation to health center medical staff, affiliated programs and/or the community as requested. Plans and conducts formal didactic teaching and in-service education programs for primary care and behavioral health staff.
  • Train and orients clinical staff and/or students within area of responsibility.
  • Respond, log, and track all incoming BH referrals and process accordingly for initial visits and follow-up to assess level of readiness to commit or engage in long term treatment.
  • Respond to urgent or emergent crisis as requested by the medical staff (51-A or Section 12).
  • BHI clinician will be responsible for case assignment following review of case, insurance verification, and short term treatment.
  • Identifies, develops, evaluates, and recommends new interventions as appropriate.
  • Records assessments and interventions in patient medical records according to established clinical documentation standards.
  • Meets weekly with BH Director or senior clinician to review cases to determine appropriate disposition of cases.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement projects within program area as needed.
  • As a member of the BH team support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by both our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.

Case Management/Care Coordination (40%)

  • The BHI Clinician will verify insurance for appropriate case-assignment.
  • BHI clinician will be responsible for case assignment following review of case, insurance verification, and short term treatment.
  • Provide patient with external community resources pertaining to BH services beyond the scope of practice at MCHC.
  • Work collaboratively with OBOT team to coordinate services for patients requesting SUD services.
  • Prepare patient reports, correspondence, referrals and other materials for community agencies, schools, legal proceeding and others as needed.
  • Provide clinical case management, outreach, follow up and linkages to services as indicated for patients’ care plans.
  • Document telephone contacts via EMR (EPIC).
  • Maintain and complete in a timely manner all appropriate clinical paperwork and documentation in compliance with the
  • Behavioral Health department policy and procedures, including use of the EHR and use of DSM 5 coding as needed.
  • Attend Behavioral Health team meetings, routine staff meetings, and other team meetings for integrated care.
  • Assist BH director with tracking treatment response and monitor patients (in person or by telephone) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.
  • Perform other duties as required by the position or as assigned by the BH Director. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties and / or responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change due to organization’s needs at any time with or without previous notice.

Must cooperate fully with MCHC’s Corporate Compliance Program and performs all tasks as assigned by the Director and/or CEO.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master’s level Social work or Counseling/Psychology degree.
  • Licensed preferred: LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, and/or LMFT. Current, valid, and unrestricted licensure to practice in MA.
  • Minimum of one to two years relevant clinical experience.
  • Bilingual/bicultural in Haitian Creole or Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Good communication skills with staff and patients.
  • Experience in working with diverse culture preferred.
  • Excel, outlook, and EMR experience preferred.
  • Values cultural diversity and other individual differences in the workforce, ensuring that the organization builds on these differences.
  • Bilingual in English and Haitian-Creole or Spanish is a plus.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to: nyensuahr@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Assistant.

| 08.10.2018 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Behavioral Health Care Navigator

Professional, Administrative, and Clerical Services
Currently Seeking: Behavioral Health Care Navigator

Department: Behavioral Health Services

Job Summary: We are seeking a professional and efficient administrative and case manager for our mental health agency. The objective for this position is to welcome our patient with a friendly and polite demeanor while assisting them with tasks such as scheduling appointments, rescheduling and canceling appointments and answering and redirecting phone calls; while adhering to the handling of sensitive health information. This individual will serve as the central navigator of the day to day happenings of behavioral health. The behavioral health care navigator will also provide case management to our patients in helping to address basic and concrete needs for our diverse patient population. It is imperative that this individual possess impeccable customer service skills, is capable of maintaining a high level of confidentiality, and exudes a passion for helping others.

Responsibilites: Administrative (50%)

  • Provide direct administrative assistance to both the BH director and providers in the department.
  • Assist BH Director and BH providers with administrative functions, which includes scheduling, re-scheduling, canceling appointments, and other related administrative task as identified by the BH director.
  • Assist BHI clinician in rescheduling no show appointments to help patients engage in treatment and reduce no-show rate.
  • Answer telephones and greet guests in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Take messages and ensure that the respective BH Clinician receives them.
  • Assist BHI Clinician with BH referral process, as needed.
  • Assist BHI Clinician in performing insurance eligibility and service limit checks in a timely manner.
  • Works as a liaison between BH clinician and patients to help identify appropriate services.
  • Attends BH bi-weekly meetings.
  • Other tasks as determined important to the overall efficiency, growth, and well-being of the department and the health center as a whole.

Case Management/Care Coordination (50%)

  • Work with patients receiving active care from Behavioral Health to provide support around basic and concrete needs.
  • Provide empowerment and advocacy to individuals and families to ensure that patients are engaging in treatment.
  • Work in partnership with BH and other team members to help identify social determinants of health for MCHC patients.
  • Provide community resources to active patients receiving BH services at the health center.
  • Networks with local and surrounding agencies in the community to exchange information and resources and provide referral and information to direct patients to needed services.
  • Explore barriers to treatment with high-risk patients in an effort to ensure compliance and adherence to health (Medical/Behavioral Health) care goals.
  • Helps parents navigate through the system to ensure that medical, behavioral health and social needs are being addressed though assisting families in completing non-medical forms as needed.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with community organizations to coordinate access to testing and care for our high risk patient population.
  • Maintains records and documentation of all patient contact activity and client data in an accurate and timely manner. Keeps tracking of referrals from BH providers.
  • Assist BHI clinician in rescheduling no show appointments to help patients engage in treatment while targeting to reduce no-show rate.
  • Participates in training programs that assist and promote effective patient services, as deemed appropriate by BH Director.
  • Participate in bi-weekly Behavioral Health team meetings.
  • Participate in other collaborative learning initiatives, as deemed appropriate by BH Director.
  • Assume other responsibilities, as directed.

Must cooperate fully with MCHC’s Corporate Compliance Program and performs all tasks as assigned by the Director and/or CEO.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Associates degree in a human service related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Mental illness or addiction experience helpful.
  • One-year experience in patient care and care coordination experience preferred.
  • At minimum one year of experience with case management/community outreach.
  • Bilingual/bicultural in Haitian Creole or Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Good communication skills with staff and patients.
  • Experience in working with diverse culture preferred.
  • Excel, outlook and EMR experience preferred.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to: nyensuahr@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Assistant.

| 08.10.2018 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Certified Medical Assistant

Medical, Dental, and Clinical Health Services
Currently Seeking: Certified Medical Assistant

Certified Medical Assistant: Under the direction of the Nurse Supervisor, the Certified Medical Assistant performs a variety of direct patient care services, including but not limited to vital sign and may assist in patient preparation for procedures as well as chaperone the providers and will work closely with other offices, internal and external departments and programs, to assure coordinated services. Clerical duties associated with this position are complete forms, and lab requisitions, answer the telephone and send DNKA cards. If the Medical Assistant possesses special language skills, he/she will provide translation support as needed.

Qualifications: Possess a certification of completion from an accredited Medical Assistant Program and a current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The ideal candidate must have one year of recent clinical experience in a hospital or community health care setting, must be flexible, organized and culturally/ethnically sensitive. Bilingual ability preferred but not necessary.

Please direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to councils@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource.

| 02.22.2017 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Certified Dental Assistant

Professional, Administrative, and Clerical Services
Currently Seeking: Certified Dental Assistant

Direct Patient Services:

Job Description:

  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by seating and draping patient and providing an explanation of the procedures to be performed.
  • Review Health History and prepare instruments, materials and all other supplies needed for the procedure to be done.
  • At the chair side, assists dentist during a procedure by passing instruments, adjusting lights and provide suction. May also take digital x-rays.*
  • Assists in cleaning up patients following the procedure, clearing workstation area of instruments, soiled barriers, draperies, and all other materials by following proper sterilization procedures and protocols, and prepares for the next patient.*
  • Assist in taking primary impressions, pour and prepare models for the external lab to process for the dental prosthesis.
  • Maintains and expands their current level of dental assistant skill and knowledge by periodically attending continuing education programs. *

Administrative Duties:

  • Greets and assist patients with scheduling appointments.
  • Maintain electronic dental records of procedures performed by the dentist.
  • Log and maintain records of lab cases.

Qualifications: Must possess proof of certification by the State of Massachusetts, High School education and/ or its equivalency or other specialized training beyond high school is required. Must possess the ability to chart and maintain electronic dental records. Must have the ability to understand written or oral instructions; and ability to work with a variety of personnel, patients and community groups.

Job Type: Full-time

Please direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to: nyensuahr@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Assistant.

| 07.16.2018 | E-mail | Print |