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Volunteer Medical Clinic VISTA
 
 
 
In September 2020, Catholic Charities returned to its roots and launched a Volunteer Medical Clinic model at the site where it had been operating a medical clinic since 1969. When the clinic opened, it was the first of its kind in offering comprehensive free medical care to immigrants and the poor with no access to quality healthcare. Since the clinic first opened in 1969, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act created greater access to medical care for low-income individuals. Despite the now 20+ government sponsored safety-net clinics in the region, undocumented immigrants still do not have access to reliable, professional, affordable medical care. Catholic Charities Volunteer Medical Clinic currently provides healthcare to about 40 low-income patients per week with a waitlist of about 1,000 eligible patients.The Volunteer Medical Clinic VISTA Volunteer will help build the capacity of Catholic Charities’ new Volunteer Medical Clinic by collaborating with the clinic director to coordinate the team of over 100 volunteers and interns to provide free medical appointments to nearly 1000 qualified low-income patients annually. Our patient population consists of uninsured adults living in Maryland below 250% FPL. We serve primarily undocumented immigrants who speak Spanish as a 1st language. Over the course of the year, the VISTA volunteer will help expand clinic operations to an additional day per week, coordinate the recruiting, training, and scheduling of the volunteer team, collaborate with the Quality Improvement team to assess and implement procedures to improve patient and volunteer satisfaction and track patient outcomes.This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty.
 
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Member Duties : The Volunteer Medical Clinic VISTA will build the capacity of the agency’s Volunteer Medical Clinic by coordinating a team of volunteers to provide free medical appointments and preventative care to low-income clients and families. The agency’s patient population is composed of uninsured adults living in Maryland, primarily undocumented immigrants. The VISTA will expand clinic operations by coordinating the training and scheduling of the volunteer team, collaborating with the Quality Improvement team to assess and implement procedures to improve patient and volunteer satisfaction, and tracking patient outcomes. These efforts will help alleviate poverty and enhance the agency's ability to serve patients and families.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  First Aid ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Medicine ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Volunteer Medical Clinic VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
Spanish (at least basic)
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/25/2021  To  09/30/2021 

Contact Brigid Prosser
1618 Monroe St NW
Washington   DC   20010
202-926-7763
brigid.prosser@cc-dc.org
www.catholiccharitiesdc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 104477


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