Equal Access 2019 Officer Application Open!

Published: October 17th, 2019

Category: Student Officers

Equal Access Clinic Network is pleased to open officer applications for our Medical student volunteers! Officer positions are typically best for first or second-year students looking to get more involved in the greater Gainesville community and begin putting those newly learned medical skills to good use.

Our officers are invaluable members to our team as they are our first line responders to a patient population often unfunded/uninsured and left without recourse. Our patients rely on these officers to keep clinic open and flowing smoothly providing a seamless experience from start to finish. This unique experience truly allows you the opportunity to positively impact someone’s life by caring for their health and well-being. Application is DUE on November 1st @ Midnight!

Please contact our External Affairs Director, Ciara Styles, at cmonet2013@ufl.edu if you have any questions.

EACN Fall 2019 Officer Application

  • Position Descriptions

  • Clinic Operations Coordinator

    These officers are tasked with running the Primary Care clinics. This position requires frequent attendance at the assigned clinic site. A wide range of tasks are needed including managing overall clinic flow, instructing new student volunteers on clinic procedures, collaborating with undergraduate (HOQI) volunteers, aiding students with the referral process, clinic documentation, clinic set up/clean up, ordering clinic supplies and any other tasks that need to be completed for clinic to run smoothly. Weekly schedule is as follows: Anthem - Mondays, Eastside - Tuesdays, Bartley Temple - Wednesdays, and Main Street - Thursdays.

    Please be aware: We have a number of specialty nights located at our primary care sites and each clinic has decided to designate one of the coordinators to also run the speciality night. If you’re interested in taking on the additional role of running the specialty night, let us know in your application!

    Anthem Church hosts Spanish Night, Eastside hosts Dermatology night and Bartley Temple hosts Pediatrics Night. Individuals who are interested in either Spanish Night, Dermatology Night or Pediatrics Night should apply to be an Operations Coordinator at those respective sites.

    Selection of Women’s Clinic Officers occurs independently of the Main Street primary clinic officer selection, and individuals interested in those positions should rank them as such.
  • Eastside Operations Coordinator - LGBTQ Clinic

    LGBTQ night functions as a safe space for LGBTQ-identifying individuals without health insurance to seek care. It is open on the third Tuesday of every month at Eastside EACN. If you are interested in applying for one of the two available officer positions, please complete your application with specific detail as to why you would like to work for this speciality clinic.
  • Women’s Clinic Coordinator

    Women’s Night is held the first Thursday of every month at Main St. Clinic. We are looking for two officers to handle all of the duties required of the Women’s Night clinic and working with our team on any new initiatives to expand the women’s health services provided by our clinic. These include but are not limited to: attendance at Women’s Night, communicating/coordinating with the Women’s Night attending, inputing lab results to database and keeping in contact with patients about their results and follow up, driving test specimens to the lab (~10 minutes away) the next morning. This position is perfect for anyone considering Women’s Health as a career. Operating under the “Main St. umbrella,” we expect officers to complete some cross-training of regular clinic duties.
  • Ophthalmology Clinic Coordinator

    Ophthalmology Clinic is held the last Tuesday of every month at Healthstreet. The Ophthalmology clinic provides complete eye exams, community screenings for common eye pathology (diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinal diseases), and work up of acute eye complaints. We are looking for three officers to handle all of the duties required of the Ophthalmology clinic. These include but are not limited to: orienting medical students to an ophthalmologic work up, overseeing clinic documentation, coordinating clinic flow, and addressing patient care needs. This position is perfect for anyone considering ophthalmology or a surgical subspecialty as a career.
  • HOQI Health Systems & Internship Coordinator

    An important support of Equal Access Clinic are the 6-8 undergraduate interns who field questions from patients calling about referrals, medication questions, and clinic information from 9am-4pm on Monday through Friday. Each intern takes on a quality improvement project while volunteering, and they typically intern for 2-3 semesters with seniority as they stay on. As the internship coordinator, you will have the opportunity to initiate systems-based change to better assist patients who call by collaborating with Pharmacy, Social Work, and Research, and improve their care by directing the undergraduate interns in their projects and suggest changes and additions to referral services. This position is great for an individual interested in mentorship, quality improvement & research, and health disparities. The three HOQI positions are global, encompassing all four primary clinic sites and have impact on all specialty services. Please contact Joanne Alfred (joanne.alfred@ufl.edu), Shivani Hanchate (shivanihanchate@ufl.edu), or Jordan Zeldin (jzeldin@ufl.edu) if you have questions about any of the positions.
  • HOQI Clinical Improvement & HIV Coordinator

    Undergraduates perform the patient intake and vitals for each of our primary care clinics and as well as counsel, administer, and result HIV tests for all of our patients. As the clinical improvement coordinator, your role would be to understand the roles of each member of the interprofessional team that runs each night of clinic, including primary care and specialty sites. With this understanding, you will be prepared to improve in-clinic services, efficiency and efficacy of patient care, and better facilitate team hand-offs and communication. A unique element of this position is the opportunity to be certified to counselling and administer HIV tests through the Florida Health Department, as well as assist in HIV training for undergraduate volunteers. The three HOQI positions are global, encompassing all four primary clinic sites and have impact on all specialty services. Please contact Joanne Alfred (joanne.alfred@ufl.edu), Shivani Hanchate (shivanihanchate@ufl.edu), or Jordan Zeldin (jzeldin@ufl.edu) if you have questions about any of the positions.
  • HOQI Health Outreach & Education Coordinator

    Making connections with other safety net organizations is a key method for Equal Access Clinic to connect patients with much needed services. This officer would work closely with our Director of Marketing and Outreach to be a representative of EACN and the services we provide at outreach events, including events for non-profits, undergraduate organizations, UF Health & Shands, and our annual 5K Fundraiser event. Attending the safety-net collaboration meetings at Health Street to further our external relationships would also be a unique opportunity for this officer. They would also coordinate speakers from these external organizations to attend general body meetings for the undergraduate HOQI students and define the undergraduate skill set and training. This position would be ideal for someone interested in medical education, community outreach, and health advocacy. The three HOQI positions are global, encompassing all four primary clinic sites and have impact on all specialty services. Please contact Joanne Alfred (joanne.alfred@ufl.edu), Shivani Hanchate (shivanihanchate@ufl.edu), or Jordan Zeldin (jzeldin@ufl.edu) if you have questions about any of the positions.
  • Officer of External Affairs

    This position is designed to improve the visibility of the EACN and better integrate with existing community resources. Responsibilities would include coordinating advertising to patients and organizations that refer patients to our clinics, coordinating involvement with local health fairs, managing the website, and building relationships with other non-profits that aim to impact our patient population.
  • Positions Currently Available

    Please rank the positions that you would be willing to fill below. DO NOT rank positions you would not accept. You will have to opportunity to explain if you would rank anything equally.
  • Due Friday, November 1st at Midnight