Career Opportunities

 About Open Door Health Center 

Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), exists to increase access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate, patient centered health care and to maximize the overall well-being of our patients.  Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community.  We are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program approved location. 

Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work.   You will be a valued member of a team that cares and makes a difference in our community.

Our team provides comprehensive and caring family practice medical, dental and behavioral health care to adults and children, including serving the low-income and underserved in southern Minnesota. We currently serve over 3,000 patients, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our current clinic, we started a Mobile Health program in March 2012. To find out more about Mobile Health, click here.

ODHC is located in Mankato, Minnesota on the banks of the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. Only 70 minutes from the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Mankato is a community of 54,000, hosting several colleges, a flourishing arts community, and award winning schools.  Forbes ranks Greater Mankato 3rd of "Best Small Places for Business and Careers". Mankato/North Mankato was also recognized as a four time winner of 100 Best Communities for Young People by Americas Promise Alliance!

We invite you to send your resume/c.v. and cover letter to ODHC, Attn:  Human Resources at 309 Holly Lane, Suite 101, Mankato, MN  56001 or email us at HR@odhc.org.  Please be sure to include the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Additionally, we require that all candidates complete and sign our Application for Employment in order to be considered a viable candidate. The Application for Employment is available as a pdf or Microsoft Word.

Thank you for your interest in Open Door Health Center!

 

We are growing! Positions currently available:

 

MEDICAL

♦ Nurse Practitioner

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for a full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to provide patient care at our Mankato location and on our Medical Mobile unit. Join our patient-centered and compassionate team!

About Us:

Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), exists to increase access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate, patient centered health care and to maximize the overall well-being or our patients. Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community. Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work. We currently serve over 3,000 patients, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our Mankato location, we have a Mobile Health program (Medical and Dental) that serves communities across southern MN. Open Door Health Center is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program approved location.

Required Skills:  

Must have a professional knowledge of medical/nursing theory and practice, physical assessment, diagnosis, pharmacology, and management of acute and chronic health.  Experience and knowledge in Behavioral Health is a plus. The NP must have a Master’s Degree in nursing and have a current MN license with a minimum of two to five years’ experience.  Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization, and with patients, visitors, and outside agencies. He/should demonstrate successful crisis management skills, with experience in diffusing difficult situations.  Experience working in a community health setting with diverse populations and bi-lingual skills are a plus.

♦ Internships

There are no positions available for Interns in the medical department at this time. Please continue to check back for future postings.

DENTAL 

♦ Dentist (DDS/DMD) - Full Time or Part-time           Click for more information

Full-time or Part-time collaborative Dentist position for our Mankato site, with rotation onto our mobile dental clinic. The candidate should be passionate about serving underserved patients, with an interest in contributing to our continued growth and outreach efforts. Must possess a current Licensure in MN in good standing. Bilingual language skills are a plus.

Clinic hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm. Mobile hours vary Monday-Friday. No weekends. 

We are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved location. 

♦ Dental Therapist

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for a full-time Dental Therapist to provide patient care at our Mankato location and on our Medical Mobile unit. Join our patient-centered and compassionate team!

About Us:

Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), exists to increase access to quality, affordable, culturally appropriate, patient centered health care and to maximize the overall well-being or our patients. Our clinic provides expert care that is culturally sensitive to our diverse community. Our workplace is characterized by our passion for excellence, compassion for our patients, and commitment to our work. We currently serve over 3,000 patients, and our patient volume continues to grow. In addition to our Mankato location, we have a Mobile Health program (Medical and Dental) that serves communities across southern MN. Open Door Health Center is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program approved location.

Required Skills:  

The Dental Therapist must have a degree in Dental Therapy and holds a current Minnesota registration/license. He/she must have the proven ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental, periodontal and associated conditions and pathology in dental patients.  The Dental Therapist must be able to provide routine dental treatment, diagnosis, examinations, extractions, cleaning, preventative treatments, restorations, and dental hygiene education. The Dental Therapist works under a Collaborative Agreement with Staff Dentists. He/she must have excellent communication skills, understand the needs of the underserved populations, and have the ability to build positive relationships. Spanish-speaking ability is a plus.

♦ Dental Assistant – Full-time

Open Door Health Center in Mankato, MN is seeking a qualified, experienced Licensed Dental Assistant for a full-time position. The candidate should be passionate about serving underserved patients, with an interest in contributing to our continued growth and outreach efforts. Must possess a current licensure in MN in good standing. Bilingual language skills are a plus. 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

♦ Community Health Worker(s) - 2 positions, one full-time and one part-time (see below)

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has an opening for Community Health Workers (CHW). The CHW is responsible for reducing barriers to health and human services among vulnerable populations. He/she works to ensure integration of care within the context of the primary medical, dental and behavioral health departments, and promotes wellness by providing culturally appropriate health information to clients, providers and families.  The CHW provides health care literacy through advocacy with the individual, the family, community and other health care organizations to ensure the community capacity meets the required needs of all individuals.

Full-time position (English/Spanish):

This CHW would be primarily working within the Dental department and with dental patients/clients to assist with access to needed medical care. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish is a requirement.

Part-time position (English/Somali):

This CHW would be primarily working within the Medical department to support medical and behavioral health patients as part of community health team, facilitating immigration and refugee exams. Bilingual skills in English/Somali is a requirement.

Preferred Qualities:

The CHW must have a certification in Community Health or a degree in Social Work, along with 1-2 years’ experience in case management, community health, counseling, social work or other related field. He/she should be knowledgeable of community organizations that can be of assistance in meeting the needs of the patient, as determined by the Community Health Coordinator. Verbal and written communication skills are required; bilingual language skills are a must.  The CHW must have the proven ability to manage multiple or competing priorities, work with a diverse population of people, be detail oriented, and exhibit excellent follow up skills. He/she must also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team oriented environment. The CHW will be required to travel occasionally, using their own vehicle, to provide in-home services, therefore the CHW must possess a valid drivers’ license and minimum liability insurance. 

♦ Internships

Additionally, our Behavioral Health Department does not have any openings for spring or summer internship opportunities at this time.  There will availalbity for internships for Fall 2015.

HUMAN RESOURCES

We currently do not have any Human Resources positions available.

SUPPORT SERVICES 

We currently do not have any positions available in our Support Services Department. 

FINANCE / IT 

There are currently no positions available in the finance department.

OUTREACH & ENROLLMENT

Community Outreach Specialists (multiple positions available)

Open Door Health Center (ODHC) has openings for multiple fulltime Community Outreach Specialists. The Community Outreach Specialist serves as a community health connector in an assigned Mobile Clinic Services location (currently Marshall, MN; Worthington, MN; and Gaylord, MN).

This is a multi-faceted position that may evolve and adapt as the needs of the community and ODHC programs grow. The Community Outreach Specialist serves as a local liaison between the ODHC Outreach & Enrollment Manager and the local community.  He/she is responsible for creating and maintaining connections with local agencies, organizations, patients, and other key community stakeholders; promoting mobile services and the ODHC mission of providing quality healthcare in our target communities; representing ODHC at local events and community activities; publicly speaking on behalf of ODHC, as directed by work with key main site staff, for support and marketing and communications; patient registration; support functions; and maintaining continued communication with the Outreach & Enrollment Manager.

Qualifications:

The Community Outreach Specialist must have extensive experience working with local diverse populations and an understanding of the issues and barriers to accessing services and support faced by those communities. This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent with two years’ work experience in a community service organization, healthcare, public health work, or closely related work. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required in order to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, outside agencies and providers. Bilingual language skills are a must. Experience using computers and Microsoft Office software, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. is a must. The ability to define and keep professional relationships is required.

ADMINISTRATION

♦ Chief Executive Officer

Open Door Health Center has an opening for a fulltime Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The CEO is responsible for promoting ODHC’s mission, philosophy, culture, and goals. This person will implement and ensure the organization meets the objectives of the strategic plan as developed by the Board of Directors. The CEO organizes, develops, and leads the leadership team while promoting ongoing development, professionalism, and motivation of all staff. This person must ensure that the clinical and financial strategies of ODHC achieve clinical quality and cost-effective benchmarks together with ongoing revenue maintenance and stability. The CEO develops and enhances the ODHC communication network through creating cultivating community relations with various healthcare systems and providers, partner agencies, key business leaders, and other pertinent organizations. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree is required; consideration would be made for a candidate with outstanding experience and the commitment to the completion of a Master’s degree within three years. The CEO should have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in which he/she has been in a key leadership role with responsibility and oversight of the clinical and financial wellbeing of an organization, staff development/management, and setting the strategies and vision of the organization. This person should possess a passion for exceptional patient care and should understand the needs of uninsured and underserved population. Previous experience and knowledge of the needs of a Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is a plus. Applicants with bilingual skills (English/Spanish) will be given additional consideration.