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.

Quality Management Registered Nurse

Overview

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, serves as El Centro de Corazon’s Quality Officer and primary resource for expertise on performance improvement principles, priorities, and accreditation standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Quality Management Registered Nurse is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing system-wide quality improvement initiatives for the organization. Ensures compliance with the organization’s Compliance/Performance Improvement Program, applicable State/Federal requirements, Accreditation Standards, Medicare/Medicaid and any other health plan guidelines identified.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and active/unrestricted Registered Nurse license in Texas
  • 5+ years of experience in Quality Management
  • Master’s degree in Healthcare or Business Administration required
  • 5 additional years of comparable work experience beyond the required years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a Master’s degree

 

To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

Medical Provider

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

Medical Provider will provide care in the disciplines of general medicine by planning and carrying out medical care programs at a high volume clinic environment. The medical provider is responsible for examining patients to determine a presence of disease and to establish preventative health practices.

Qualifications

  • M.D. or equivalent plus 2 years’ family medicine experience in a high volume clinic environment.
  • Must have valid Texas Medical License – Texas Medical Board.
  • Completion of 36 months of family medicine internship and residency at an accredited training program.
  • BLS, ACLS or CPR Certification required.

 

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. Must put job code “412” on email and resume.

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.

Client Service Representative (Bilingual – English/Spanish)

Overview

Under the direction of the Clinic Manager, the Clinic Service Representative (CSR) professionally greets patients and visitors, handles and routes calls, makes appointments and follow-up phone calls, checks in patients and completes intake/registration paperwork, collects current and past payments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Client Service Representative (CSR) is a member of a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for accurate data entry and performs diverse clerical duties as required.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma required
  • Fluency in Spanish is required
  • Excellent customer experience
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Experience with data entry and word processing computer software
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

 

To Apply

Please submit resumes to careers@elcentrochc.org.

Senior Program Manager

Overview

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Senior Program Manager (SPM) provides strategy and input in business development proposals.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Program Manager (SPM)) is is responsible for overall management, coordination, and supervision of multiple health center projects, programs, and contracts to ensure timely delivery of required objectives and timelines within the scope of program agreements and project budgets. Serves as the principal liaison, for external and internal stakeholders, to ensure effective and timely communication of project progress, issues, and plans for resolution of those issues. Provides leadership for current health center programs and development and implementation of new programs. Works closely and effectively with senior management, physicians, clinic managers, support staff, as well as outside consultants. mentors and assists in the development of project team members.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master degree preferred in business, scientific or healthcare discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of public health experience within a community health center, social service organization, or hospital system. i.e. managing the logistics of programs and or contracts, budgeting/forecasting and developing/executing project plans

 

 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.

 

Board Certified Family Physician-Part-time

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

Physician will provide care in the disciplines of general medicine by planning and carrying out medical care programs at a high volume clinic environment. The Physician is responsible for examining patients to determine a presence of disease and to establish preventative health practices.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years’ family medicine experience in a high volume clinic environment.
  • Must have valid Texas Medical License – Texas Medical Board.
  • Board Certification required
  • BLS, ACLS or CPR Certification required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) 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. Must put job code “412” on email and resume.