Intake Volunteers for Spring 2017

Calling for applicants for the Spring 2017 Intake Volunteers at Avicenna Community Health Center (ACHC).  ACHC is a free primary care clinic that operates on Sunday afternoons.  We had a wonderful crew of volunteers over the last year, and we are excited to build a new team with both new and experienced volunteers this upcoming semester.  Our volunteers for Intake are typically medical students, nursing students, international physicians applying for U.S. residencies, and local EMTs and CNAs.  We do require that Intake volunteers be currently in medical or nursing school, have a nursing or medical degree, or have completed an EMT or CNA program to volunteer on this team.  We hope that you will consider applying.

You must be available the following dates to be considered:

  • Monday, January 23rd OR Tuesday, January 24th between 5:30-7pm for a short interview

  • Saturday, February 4th 9-12pm for Orientation

  • Sundays 12:30-4pm for clinic (3-4 Sundays over the semester)

Applications must be submitted by Friday, January 20th at noon.  Please see below for further details about the position.

Intake Volunteers for Spring 2017

  1. Background

    1. We are taking applications for a small number of Intake Volunteers spots for the semester to add to our team of experienced volunteers.  Our clinic managers will choose a handful applicants to interview and then select the final Intake volunteers from this pool.

    2. If you do not end up on the Intake team or have other interests, we have many other ways to use your valuable skills in other projects at the clinic.  Please see other volunteer options on our website www.avicennahealth.org.

  2. Description of position

    1. Intake Volunteers obtain vital signs and health history and work with providers, nutritionists, case managers and additional volunteers to coordinate care for patients.  On average, each Intake volunteer sees between 5 and 10 patients per clinic shift.

    2. Previous experience taking vitals and health histories is preferred, but there are ample opportunities to learn how or to improve your skills.

    3. Intake Volunteers will enter the data they obtain in our Avicenna EMR.

  3. Requirements to apply

    1. Currently in medical or nursing school, have a medical or nursing degree, or have completed have an EMT or CNA certification.

    2. Be able to commit to volunteering for 3-4 shifts between February and May 2017 on Sundays 12:30-4pm. Keep in mind the clinic operates independently of University of Illinois scheduling.

    3. Be able to supply documentation of required immunization records, ID and clinical license (if applicable). Include proof of immunity or vaccination for:

      1. Varicella

      2. Measles, mumps, rubella

      3. Hepatitis B

      4. Polio

      5. Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)

      6. Negative 2 step TB skin test (or one step if your last negative skin test was within the last year) or negative quantiferon gold test, or a chest x-ray to rule out active TB.  If this is an issue, please talk to the clinic managers.

      7. Current flu vaccine

    4. Attend an interview on either Monday, January 23rd or Tuesday, January 24th and mandatory orientation Saturday, February 4th 9-12pm.  

    5. By orientation, complete HIPAA and Cultural Competency Online Trainings and review the Intake Volunteer Handbook.

  4. How to apply and timeline of events

    1. Submit by Friday, January 20th at 12pm:

      1. Resume: email to emilie@avicennahealth.org with the subject line “Avicenna Intake Application Spring 2017”

      2. Application: Complete the online Google form at https://goo.gl/forms/tj0nGB2u5eUyQE4i2

    2. Saturday, January 21st: We will email applicants about interviews and sign-up dates and times. You must be available either of the interview dates for 15-30 minutes.

    3. Monday, January 23rd or Tuesday, January 24th:  Interviews will be held at Health Sciences Library at 506 S Mathews Avenue in Urbana, 61801.  A sign will be posted at the door to the library with the room.

    4. Wednesday, January 25th: We will email those interviewed listing our final team of volunteers and include instructions on HIPAA and Cultural Competency training and Intake policies via handbook.

    5. Saturday, February 4th 9-12pm: Mandatory Spring 2017 Intake Orientation at 819 Bloomington Rd., Champaign, 61820.

You can learn more about the clinic through our website and facebook page. If you have questions about the clinic or the Intake application process, please contact Clinic Managers, Emilie at emilie@avicennahealth.org or Amogh at amogh@avicennahealth.org.  We would be happy to address your questions.

The clinic could not survive without great volunteers like yourselves!  We look forward to working with you in the coming semester!

Kind Regards,

Emilie Stojak & Amogh Kambalyal, Clinic Managers