Careers

El Centro de Corazón was founded in 1994 in Houston’s impoverished East End community as a social service organization with an initial focus on early childhood development. Over the years, El Centro expanded its focus to include the overall health of residents of the East End and the greater Houston area.  Today, El Centro is a designated Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with three health centers that offer pediatric and adult primary care, women’s health services, pediatric and adult dental care, and behavioral health services.  El Centro is also providing primary care services in The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD’s Southeast clinic.  Additionally, El Centro is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient Centered Medical Home – Level 1 at its John S. Dunn Health Center.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@elcentrochc.org or fax to 832-494-1636 for consideration.

No phone calls please.

El Centro de Corazón is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Opportunities

Medical Assistant (Bilingual English/ Spanish)

Overview

Under the direction of the Clinic Manager, performs clinical skills in a medical care environment to all El Centro’s patients.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical Assistant is a member of the interdisciplinary medical team of the health center (OB/GYN, Family Practice, and Pediatric practice). This position is responsible for the intake work with patients as they enter the clinical care area. The medical assistant is a liaison between the front desk staff and the medical providers in the provision of care.

Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish is required
  • CPR Certification
  • 1- year minimum of experience is required

 

To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

Outreach and Enrollment Specialist (Bilingual-Spanish/English)

Overview

Under the direction of the Outreach and Enrollment Manager, the Outreach and Enrollment Specialist will work to provide outreach opportunities for community residents, as well as El Centro patients, who lack access to healthcare and health insurance. The O/E Specialist will assist applicants with eligibility determination and enrollments through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Outreach and Enrollment Specialist is responsible for building/strengthening enrollment collaborations with local partner organizations. The overall goal for this position is to increase health insurance coverage and access to quality primary, health, dental and behavioral care for community residents and El Centro patients.

Qualifications

  • Oral and written communication skills at a level typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree program in public health, health education, communications or related
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Knowledge of health and human services infrastructure, health insurance programs and public coverage options
  • Strong computer skills with proficiencies in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and internet-based applications
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate multiple tasks, as well as to enthusiastically communicate with potential enrollees
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to work and engage with the uninsured, under-served and under-represented populations
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is required
  • Must have at least two years of experience working with low-income populations in healthcare or human service field
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to travel with the use of personal vehicle

 

Working Conditions

  • For the most part, ambient room temperatures, lighting, and a traditional office environment exists
  • Exposure to outside weather conditions/elements.

 

 To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

Behavioral Health Specialist

Overview

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the Behavioral Health Specialist will provide individual, family and group psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families to all El Centro‘s patients. Delivers care appropriate for an outpatient, primary care FQHC with a multicultural, multilingual patient population.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Behavioral Health Specialist is a member of a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for providing clinical consultations with medical providers. Additionally, provides brief and crisis interventions to primary care patients as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • State Licensed to provide therapy (Psychologist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW)
  • Previous counseling experience with strong clinical skills with children and their families
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Valid driver’s license

 To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

Referral Specialist

Overview

Under the direction of the Referral Specialist Lead, the Referral Specialist assists patients and their families with referrals to specialty care services and/or other medical and social services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Referral Specialist is responsible for managing and processing patient referrals to outside specialties, hospitals, and clinics as indicated by medical providers. Assists referred patients with applications for insurance and other indigent health care programs. Acts as liaison between patients and outside hospitals and clinics.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One-year minimum experience as referral specialist in a healthcare setting
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology and familiarity with provider specialties
  • Strong assessment of organizational skills
  • Strong cultural competence
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and written skills
  • Must be fluent in English and Spanish

 

To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

 

Pediatrician

Overview

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, delivers primary care commensurate with training and experience to all El Centro‘s patients. Delivers care appropriate for an outpatient, primary care FQHC with a multicultural, multilingual patient population.

Duties and Responsibilities

Pediatrician will provide care in the disciplines of general pediatrics by planning and carrying out medical care programs for children, birth to adolescence, to aid in mental and physical growth and development.  The pediatrician is responsible for examining patients to determine the presence of disease and to establish preventive health practices, prescribes and administers medications and immunizations, and performs a variety of medical duties.

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Must have a valid license to practice in Texas and experience working in a high volume clinic environment
  • Board Certified
  • Current PALS certification
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Must enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standards of health care delivery.

 

Continuing Education and Training Requirements

Participates in trainings required by licensure and/or by the funding source.

To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

Psychiatrist

Overview 

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, delivers care commensurate with training and experience to all El Centro’s patients. Delivers care appropriate for an outpatient, primary care FQHC with a multicultural, multilingual patient population.

Duties and Responsibilities

Psychiatrist will provide care in the disciplines of general psychiatry by planning and carrying out psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy for children and their families.

Qualifications

  • Must have a valid medical license to practice in Texas, and be in good standing 
  • Have experience working in a high volume clinic environment
  • A graduate of a formal accredited medical school and certified to practice by Texas State Board
  • Preferably Board Certified in Psychiatry with a high level of competency in working with mental health issues, children and adolescents, families and diverse cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic settings
  • Interest and/or experience in collaboration with interdisciplinary health teams
  • Possess unrestricted DEA certificate
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/ English) preferred. 

 

Continuing Education and Training Requirements

Participates in trainings required by licensure and/or by the funding source.

To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.