Our Mission

Improve the health and well-being of diverse populations in Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional comprehensive integrated health services.

Hours of Operation

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

Saturday & Sunday
Closed

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Mon thru Thurs - 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM, Fri 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM, Closed on Weekends

Employment

Currently Seeking: Patient Care Referral Coordinator

Professional, Administrative, and Clerical Services

Currently Seeking: Patient Care Referral Coordinator

Department: Clinical Health Services

Salary: $14.00 -- $17.00

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Health Director, the Patient Care Referral Coordinator will manage the health center’s referral and authorization process for all health center patients.

Responsibilities: 

Direct Patient Services (50%)

  • Ensure accurate and complete referral/admission and patient tracking information by initiating and following up on all internal and external referrals on behalf of the Health Centers patients.
  • Serve as an Ombudsman for the Health Centers patients and MCO’s or HMO’s regarding access to non-primary care services and coordinating the appeals process for denied services.

Administrative Duties (50%)

  • Keep detailed, accurate and complete records of referral activities to ensure appropriate visit frequencies as required for each payer per discipline.
  • Review utilization and referral reports from all payors, identifying trends and patterns to management and coordinating the distribution of such reports to identified stakeholders.
  • Maintain and make available to MCHC providers documented referral protocols, policies and procedures for all contracted MCO’s and HMO’s.
  • Participate in the Health Centers outreach and education activities geared towards attracting new members and retaining current membership

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

| 11.28.2023 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Registered Nurse (RN)

Medical, Dental, and Clinical Health Services
Currently Seeking: Registered Nurse

Department: Clinical Health Services

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Supervisor, the Staff Nurse will be responsible for performing a variety of patient care services, including patient triage and treatment for patient’s comfort and well-being. The position requires the performance of clerical duties as assigned.  This position will be part of the Department of Clinical Health Services.

Sign-on Bonus: New Graduates encouraged to apply

Responsibilities: Direct Patient Services (85%)Provides direct patient care, utilizing the nursing process

  • Assesses patients including vital signs, height, weight, BMI, allergies, medications, and reason for the visit
  • Performs procedures such as the administration of medications either orally or by injection and immunizations as ordered, PPDs, suture removal, wound care, dressing changes, ear irrigation, EKG’s, visual acuity screening, audiometry, O2 sats, blood glucose per Hemocue protocol,  peak flow, nebulizer treatments, etc.
  • Collects specimens from patients for laboratory tests and notifies requesting providers of abnormal results.
  • Perform lab testing such as urine pregnancy test, rapid strep, and routine urinalysis. and rapid strep test using correct protocols and procedures.
  • Triages patients by telephone or directly as walk-ins to identify urgency and level of care needed.  Makes appropriate referrals required for the management of patient care
  • Assists providers with procedures such as suctioning, I&D, IUD  insertion, endometrial biopsy, straight catheterization, Colposcopy, and suturing
  • Provides or arranges for patient education, such as instructing patients in the proper use of medical equipment, medication administration, diabetic teaching, and other nursing care regimens
  • Ensures that follow-up is made when patients miss scheduled appointments in order to determine the reason and reschedule
  • Assures appropriate scheduling and assists with patient flow
  • Provides translation as needed
  • Assist providers with calling patients regarding abnormal labs, sending medication refills, and paperwork at the request of the provider

Responsibilities Cont'd: Administrative and System Development (10%)

  • Records in the patient’s medical record all care provided and ensure that appropriate forms are properly completed for billing purposes
  • Monitors need for equipment repair/replacement and notify the nursing supervisor when the need arises.
  • Participates in individual or group teaching exercises.
  • Precepts nursing and medical assistant students as needed
  • Provides follow-up on patients seen in the ER, hospital and, patients with chronic diseases and abnormal labs
  • Works on special programs/projects as assigned
  • When assigned will work the telephone call center and Assigned to prescription drug line and call center per Nursing Supervisor
  • Assigned to work with an NP or MD and assist with paperwork, medication refills or other tasks asked to perform

Responsibilities Cont'd: Educational/In-service (5%)

  • Maintains current licensure through in-service education and obtaining CEU’s
  • Serves on committees as needed/assigned

Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements:

A graduate of an accredited School of Registered Nursing and current Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registration and two to three years of experience working with a diverse population in a health care setting is required.  The position also requires current certification in CPR. The ideal candidate must have excellent organizational skills, and Basic Computer operations skills such as Word, Excel, as well as demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Bilingual Haitian- Creole also a plus

Please, direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to baptistey@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Recruiter. Additionally, you may also apply by Clicking Here.

| 10.5.2023 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Behavioral Health Clinician (Haitian Creole Speaking)

Medical, Dental, and Clinical Health Services
Currently Seeking: Behavioral Health Clinician

Department: Behavioral Health Services

Job Summary: This position shall have primary responsibility for completing behavioral health services under the general direction of the Behavioral Health Clinical Service Manager in collaboration with the Director of Behavioral Health Services, in accordance with policies, procedures, and protocols established by Mattapan Community Health Center. In addition, the incumbent is required to follow all other appropriate standards of practice, licensing and certificate, and other regulatory agencies’ requirements.

Responsibilities:

1. Clinical Care (90%)

  • Perform appropriate psychosocial assessments and interventions.
  • Perform short- and long-term outpatient therapy. 
  • Create treatment plans and refer clients to appropriate services based on assessment and treatment plan needs.
  • Assist in the implementation of community and social programs as a professional clinician in accordance with Mattapan Community Health Center grants/contracts with federal, state, and local agencies and mandates of service requirements with those grants/contracts.
  • Support medical providers with connecting clients to appropriate behavioral health services.
  • Perform crisis assessment and crisis intervention and review high-risk situations with clinical supervisor.
  • Prepare appropriate transfer, discharge plans, and assist clients in a therapeutic transition from services.
  • Prepare psychosocial educational materials for clients, as needed, or required.
  • Engage with clinical, health education, community health, and other staff members in the provision of services to patients. Provide referrals for services needed.
  • Use tests, measurements, and measurement scales (PHQ2/PHQ9, GAD7, Vanderbilt Scale, etc.) for general and specific assessments as well as objective patient criteria in the provision of services and evaluation procedures.
  • Create patient center plans, provide ongoing treatment, assess patient’s ongoing clinic needs and progress, and provide consultation and coordinate care with other designated team members.
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2. Quality Improvement (10%)

  • Attend bi-weekly Integrated Team Meetings.
  • Attend monthly behavioral peer support meetings.
  • Attend weekly supervision.
  • Prepare patient reports, correspondence, referrals, and other materials for community agencies, schools, legal proceedings, and others as needed.
  • 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.
  • Participate in risk management meetings, if applicable to case.
  • 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 of Behavioral Health and/or CEO.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Master’s in Clinical Social Work (LCSW or LICSW) or Master’s in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC). Current, valid, and unrestricted licensure to practice in MA.
  • Experience in an ambulatory setting is preferred. Minimum of one to two years of relevant clinical experience.
  • Experience working with all age categories (children, adolescents, and adults).
  • The successful candidate must be a self-starter, capable of working in a team-based approach model, highly motivated, and able to respond to same-day visits and/or crisis.
  • Organizational skills and comfort working in a team-based, collaborative setting are a requirement.
  • Bilingual in English and Haitian-Creole or Spanish is a plus.
  • Effective communication skills with staff and patients.
  • Microsoft outlook and EMR experience preferred
  • Familiarity with multicultural groups, previous work experience in a multicultural setting and willingness to remain current in field of focus is preferred.

Please, direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to baptistey@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Recruiter. Additionally, you may also apply by Clicking Here.

| 10.06.2023 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Professional, Administrative, and Clerical Services 

Currently Seeking: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Department: Family and Community Health Services

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES): Under the direction of the Director of Family and Community Health Services, the CDCES, will plan, develop implement, and coordinate nutrition programs for the Health Center patients, groups, and community nutrition education programs. The CDCES will integrate nutritional education into all aspects of primary care, specialty clinics and with external agencies including, but not limited, to the Women and Infants and Children (WIC) Program, and other nutrition-based programs.

Responsibilities

Direct Patient Care: 50%

  • Provides nutrition assessments for individual patients, prepares nutrition care plans, and educates and motivates patients to accept and follow programs.
  • Conducts nutrition programs through community events, including nutrition assessments, counseling, education, and referrals as requested.
  • Performs clinical and physical assessments.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and coordinate nutrition programs for health center patients, groups, and community nutrition education programs.
  • Pediatric referrals will include but are not limited to addressing issues of obesity.
  • Primary Care referrals will include but are not limited to all patients with diabetes, hypertension, obesity, elevated cholesterol, and other nutrition-related complications.
  • Develops an educational plan that takes into consideration individualized nutrition status, academic level, readiness to learn, and barriers.
  • Reviews samples of the instructional material on an annual basis to ensure they support the DSME program curriculum.
  • Determines and implements appropriate nutrition prescription and/or food plan.
  • Communicates with practitioners and makes recommendations for outcomes of MNT and self-management education.
  • Provides education and counseling on an individual basis or in a group setting.
  • Assists with data collection to determine the clinical and behavioral outcomes of the DSME program.
  • Adheres to HIPPA guidelines regarding confidentiality of medical information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Health Education and Outreach: 20%

  • Develops culturally appropriate education materials regarding nutritional issues for use with individual Health Center and SBHC patients and community education programs.
  • Maintains a library of culturally appropriate educational pamphlets on dietary/food exchanges, purchasing, preparation, and “how to read and understand food labels” to all clients referred to the nutritionist.
  • Integrates nutrition education into all aspects of primary care, specialty clinics, and external agencies, such as WIC. 
  • Develops nutrition interventions to address obesity in patients diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and chronic heart disease, obesity, diabetes Type 2, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, and cancer.
  • Participate in internal and external Obesity Studies.

Administrative Duties: 25%

  • Develops nutrition policies and protocols based on government guidelines and recommendations for a variety of programs.
  • Creates and distributes a list of conveniently located health smart markets, exercise programs and nutritional counseling centers to all health center patients.
  • Evaluates and recommends nutrition education for the Health Center, as well as, other community groups.
  • Conducts research to obtain a baseline of the nutritional health needs of the MCHC population.
  • Develops and maintains a nutrition patient tracking/follow-up system.
  • Partnership with the planning and implementation of nutrition educational programs for patients and staff.
  • Documents in patient’s medical record all nutrition care provided and ensure that appropriate forms are properly completed for billing and productivity reporting purposes.
  • Participates in a relevant Medical Record review to obtain obesity information.
  • Participates in external meetings as assigned.

Provision of Continuing Education/In-service: 5%

  • Develops nutrition policies and protocols based on government guidelines and recommendations for a variety of programs.
  • Maintains and expands current level of professional knowledge of nutrition theory and practice through continuing education programs/In-services.
  • Precepts nutrition students, as assigned.
  • Participates in individual or group teaching sessions.
  • Participates, as needed on Health Center Committees.

Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the Clinical Health Services Director.

Requirements:  The individual must be licensed in the state of Massachusetts as a Licensed Dietitian in Nutrition (LDN), with a bachelor’s degree, M.Ed., or M.S. Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics is required. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDECS) is required. At least 3-5 years of experience working in a community health care setting.is preferred. Working in communities with diverse populations in the areas of Pediatrics, Prenatal, and Adult Medicine is preferred. The ideal candidate must possess excellent organizational skills, and Basic Computer operations skills such as Word, Excel, EPIC – OCHIN, as well as demonstrated oral and written communication skills, flexible, organized, and culturally/ethnically sensitive. Bilingual in Haitian Creole is a plus.

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

| 4.24.2023 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Medical Assistant

Medical, Dental, and Clinical Health Services

Currently Seeking: Medical Assistant

Department: Clinical Health Services

Medical Assistant: Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, the Medical Assistant performs a variety of direct patient care services, including but not limited to vital signs, and may assist in patient preparation for procedures as well as chaperone the providers and works closely with other offices, internal and external departments, and programs, to assure coordinated services. Clerical duties associated with this position are: completing forms, lab requisitions, answering the telephone, and sending DNKA letters (did not keep appointment). If the Medical Assistant possesses special language skills, he/she will be required to provide translation support as needed.

Direct Patient Services and Clinical Administrative Duties: 90%

  • Perform patient care services such as vital signs, administer nebulizer treatments, weighs, EKG’s, O2 saturation, hearing/vision test, peak flow measures and finger stick/blood glucose levels, etc.
  • Document initial history, i.e., baseline complaint, and purpose of visit and direct patient care services provided by the Medical Assistant in the patient medical record.
  • Reconciliation of the patient’s medications during the initial assessment.
  • Assist provider with procedures and chaperone as necessary.
  • Perform urine pregnancy test, routine urinalysis and rapid strep test.
  • Prepare examination room, prep patient for examination.
  • Collect, label and prepare specimens and cultures for the lab.
  • Provide translation as needed.
  • Check schedules prior to the next clinic day to determine the patient’s need for the visit.
  • Huddling with providers about their scheduled patients.

Administrative Duties: 5%

  • Stock examination rooms with clinical supplies.
  • Answer telephone, take and disseminate messages as needed.
  • Monitor and complete flow sheets as directed by provider.
  • Participates in Health Center meetings, as required.
  • Assigned to call center as designated by the nurse supervisor and communicate with nurses and providers regarding calls designated for a particular provider.

Provision of Continuing Education//In-service: 5%

  • Maintains and expands current level of professional knowledge of theory and practice through continuing education programs/In-services.
  • Precepts Medical Assistant students, as assigned.
  • Participates in individual or group teaching.
  • Participates on Health Center Committee.
  • Maintain Certification (CMA) through a certified credentialing agency.

Qualifications: Must 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; culturally/ethnically sensitive. Bilingual ability is preferred but not necessary.

Please, direct cover letter, resume, and inquiries to baptistey@matchc.org or fax -- (617) 296-5408 or mail to -- Mattapan Community Health Center, 1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126, Attention: Human Resource Recruiter. Additionally, you may also apply by Clicking Here.

| 3.31.2022 | E-mail | Print |

Currently Seeking: Dental Assistant

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

Department: Dental Health Services

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Senior Dentist, the Dental Assistant provides assistance during dental procedures and performs office/clerical support such as handling and keeping of records, assisting the dentist, taking, developing, and mounting radiographs, and dental health education.

Responsibilities: 

Direct Patient Services (75%)

  • Prepares patient for dental treatment by seating patient in chair and providing an explanation of the procedures to be performed.
  • Drapes patient with protective linens and sets up instrument tray containing dental instruments, suction, gauze and other required supplies.
  • At the chairside, assists dentist during procedure by passing instruments, adjusting light on dental site, suctioning fluids and dental particles. May take and develop dental x-rays.
  • Assists patient with cleanup following procedure, clears work site of instruments, soiled linens and other materials following proper sterilization procedures and protocols, and prepares for next patient.
  • A registered Dental assistant will also polish teeth and take master impressions.
  • May assist laboratory technician in the construction of dental prosthesis and other dental models prepared for patient.
  • Maintains and expands current level of dental assistant skill and knowledge by periodically attending continuing education programs.
  • Assist Dentist or Hygienist with School-based screenings

Administrative Duties (25%)

  • Greeting and scheduling appointments for the patients.
  • Order office supplies when necessary.
  • Tracks supplies as needed.
  • Maintains records of procedures performed by dentist.
  • Assist with the billing process for the patients.

Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the Director of Dental Health Services.

Summary of Qualifications and Requirements:

Successful completion of a certified Dental Assistant Program at an accredited institution, High School education and/or its equivalency or other specialized training beyond high school is required. Must possess the ability to make and keep dental charts and records; ability to understand written or oral instructions; and ability to work with a variety of personnel, patients, and community groups.

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

| 8.12.2022 | E-mail | Print |