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1Piedmont Health Services, Inc Piedmont Health Services, Inc. Intern/Trainee/Research Associate On-Line Orientation InstructionsThank you for your interest in collaborating with Piedmont Health Services.We ask that you please review the entire Ppt. presentation that follows,then complete the following forms, and bring them with you to your first day of work and give them to the Health Center Manager, or at Corporate Office, to Betty Melanson*:Print out and complete the ApplicationPrint out the PHS Orientation Overview Test and complete itPrint and Sign the Drug-Free and Patient Confidentiality formsPlease print and fill out the top two lines of the Employee Health Record form and bring up-to-date copies of all immunization records/student/occupational health records with you on your first day. (Note: Current health professional students/residents at Duke or UNC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy are assumed compliant and do not need to bring records).*Failure to bring forms on your first day of work may postpone or prevent thestart of your rotation.
3What is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)? FQHCs are grantees of the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the US Department of Health and Human Services and include community and migrant health centers, health care for the homeless sites, and school-based centers. FQHCs are overseen by community boards and provide primary health care access to underserved groups. All offer care of a siding-fee scale tied to the Federal poverty level.There are 1150 FQHC grantees nationally with thousands of clinical sites, including 23 FQHCs with 104 sites in North Carolina. Nationally:17 million Americans receive care each year from FQHCs38% of FQHC patients are uninsured70% of FQHC patients live in povertyIt is estimated that FQHCs save the national health care system between $9.6 billion and $17.6 billion a year by helping patients avoid emergency rooms and making better use of preventive services.
4Our Mission“Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community by providing high quality, affordable, and comprehensive primary health care.”
5Our Historical Timeline March 1970 – First incorporated as Orange-Chatham Comprehensive Health Services, a joint venture of the UNC Division of Health Affairs and a Local Community Action ProgramLate 1970 – Opened Prospect Hill – Carrboro – Moncure CHC’sMay Name changed to Piedmont Health Services, Inc.1996 – Opened Charles Drew CHCJuly 2001 – Acquired the Scott ClinicDecember 2002 – Opened Siler City CHCFebruary 2006 – Opened a new facility to house Siler City CHCAugust 2007 – Began conversion to Electronic Health RecordsOctober 2008 – PHS Senior Care opens in Burlington
6What we do: Health Centers: Primary Health Care Physician and Midlevel Provider medical careDental Services with diagnostic XRAYPharmacy Services onsiteLab Services – both in-house and ReferenceSocial Work/Care Management Services for any patientWomen Infants and Children (WIC) and nutritional servicesReferrals for Specialty ServicesProgram of All-Inclusive Care for the ElderlyAll-inclusive care for nursing home-eligible residents of Alamance and Caswell Counties who wish to remain independent in their communities.
7Total CHC Medical & Dental Visits PHS Center Locations7 centers in 4 counties, providing health care to more than 39,000 unduplicated people each yearLocationCountyTotal CHC Medical & Dental Visits2012CARRBORO CHCCHARLES DREWMONCURE CHCPROSPECT HILLSCOTT CHCSILER CITY CHCSYLVAN CHC (School based)Piedmont Health Senior CareORANGEALAMANCECHATHAMCASWELL120,534
8Pharmacy locations at the following sites: CarrboroCharles DrewMoncureProspect HillSiler CityScottTotal prescriptions filled in 2007:Over 195,000
11Sources of Revenue70% of our health center revenue comes from patients, with the following payer mix:Sliding Scale* (Self-pay) – 51%Medicare – 10%Medicaid/S-CHIP – 27%Private Insurance – 12%The remainder of our health center revenue comes from other sources including our Federal Health Center Grant (about 20% of our revenue) and other State, local grants and contracts.
12The Joint Commission Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCACHO is an external evaluator of the quality of our clinical and fiscal policies.PHS is one of only 25% of all health centers in the country that are JCAHO accredited, and we were one of the first to receive this accreditation.April PHS became Joint Commission accreditedJune 2013 – Completed 5th surveyTriennial Accreditation CyclePeriodic Performance Review (performed annually)Unannounced SurveysSelf-assessment mid-cycle - PPR150+ Standards (totaling over 350 pages) for Ambulatory Care, alone
13PHS Performance Improvement The Performance Improvement program:Incorporates quality improvement planning throughout the organizationProvides a systematic monitoring of critical elements or dimensions of careIdentifies and prioritizes risks, inefficiencies or strategic threats to PHSEstablishes and follows up on activities to address quality of care issuesReassesses the organization’s improvement plan on a periodic basis
14Performance Improvement (cont’d) To accomplish these goals and objectives, the following structure has been established:Board of Directors: Ultimate responsibility and oversight for the PHS Performance Improvement Program. Composed of >50% Health Center Patients.Senior Management Committee: Delegated the overall responsibility for implementing and maintaining the Performance Improvement ProgramFive standing committees will monitor, problem-solve and follow-up on critical aspects of the organization. These committees are1. Safety and Facilities Committee2. Clinical Steering Committee3. Center Management Committee4. Human Resource/Credentialing Committee5. Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
15HIPAA RegulationsIf you have already been instructed on HIPAA, please take time to review the next few slides to refresh your knowledge of HIPAA.If you have not been instructed on HIPAA, the following information will be useful in your understanding of this important law and the importance we place on HIPAA at PHS.
17PHS Privacy Health Information (PHI) Practices (cont’d) PHS Privacy Officer – Becky CicalePHS Trains 100% Employees on HIPAAPHS Confidentiality PolicyPHI will not be discussed outside work, when not related to patient care, or in areas audible to other patients/staff
18Important Information to Remember about Patient Privacy The Golden Rule applies here!If you see a patient out in public, you cannot acknowledge them unless they acknowledge you first.Access to patient medical records by anyone at PHS is only authorized on a need-to-know basis involving the care of a patient.You cannot give out any patient information over the phone (even if the person is the patient).Do not view patient information on screens when at others’ desks.All conversations with or about patients should be done in private, not public areas.Records can only be released by authorized staff and you are not authorized to release records.
19Cultural & Ethnic Diversity At PHS we recognize diversity of values, interactional styles and cultures in our work environment. We ask that our employees and trainees respect the many ethnic and culturally diverse customs and beliefs of our vast patient population.We ask that you be mindful of the following situations:Religious beliefs may affect a patient’s willingness to be treated or tested in a clinical settingSome patients may be gender-sensitive about physical examsOccasionally, you may find cultural customs that may seem vastly different from those you may be accustomed to; we ask that you remain respectful of others’ beliefs and customs at all times
20SafetyWe make safety of our staff, visitors and patients paramount at all times in our clinics. We ask that you strictly observe all PHS safety rules and procedures.The following codes are utilized by PHS to alert employees to emergency situations:Code Yellow: Tornado (move to interior room without windows)Code Red: Fire (use RACE protocol – see next slide)Code Blue: Medical EmergencyCode Green: Potentially violent situation (immediately report to your supervisor or your community health center leadership and remove yourself from the situation)
21Safety (cont’d)In case of fire, PHS uses the word, RACE to help remember what to do:R: Rescue those in immediate dangerA: Alert (Page overhead Code Red with location of fire)and dial 911C: Contain (Close doors and windows to room wherefire is located)E: Evacuate and extinguish fire (if small in size).
22Fire Safety (cont’d)Remember the PASS method when using a fire extinguisher to put out a small, contained fire.P: Pull Pin on extinguisherA: Aim at base of fireS: Squeeze handleS: Use sweeping motion to extinguish fire
23Safety (cont’d)It is the responsibility of every employee and trainee to know where the fire extinguishers and fire exits are located in the site in which they are working. The Center Manager at your site will review the center’s fire protocol with you on your first day in clinic.
24OSHA OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration Employees, including part-time, temporary, or “per diem,” who are potentially exposed to Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) must receive education about practicing universal precautions, and the epidemiology, modes of transmission and prevention for HIV, HBV and HCV. Employees trained in first aid and identified by PHS as responsible for rendering medical assistance as part of job duties must also receive training.All employees who may be potentially exposed to BBP or OPIM will be trained at their specific sties on issues having to do with their specific jobsEvery clinic has an employee health provider responsible for a needle stick injury. To protect yourself, please report any needle stick immediately, so we can:Obtain source information before the involved patient leaves the premisesTreat you promptly when indicated
25PHS Abuse and Neglect Policy Any staff/trainee witnessing potential abuse or neglect should report it to their supervisor or lead providerPHS has policies in the following areas:Child abuseElder abuseDomestic Partner AbuseIf you see or suspect signs of abuse, report it to your supervisor and refer to the abuse and neglect policy in the clinical manual.
26Dress CodeAt Piedmont Health Services, we want all people to be treated with respect and dignity. Part of this process is how we present ourselves to the public we serve. We ask that you respect our patients by following the PHS dress code dressing appropriatelyPlease refer to the HR policy manual or check with your supervisor if you have any questions regarding our dress code.The following items may not be worn at any timeJeans, T-shirts, Sweat shirts, Tank tops, Shorts, Sheer clothing with undergarments visible, Sweat pants, Low-cut shirt or dresses (either front or back), Flip flops, Visible tattoos or body piercing (earrings are an exception), Clothing that displays bare midriffs.
27Congratulations! You have completed the PHS orientation training. You are now ready to take your test. Please remember toFollow the instructions on page one of this PowerPointpresentation.Good luck! We look forward to welcoming you to PHS!