HEALS is seeking a Medical Director!
Business Relationship: This is a contract position with HEALS, Inc.
Position Overview: The Medical Director provides primary medical care to children enrolled in HEALS care.
1. Provides direct medical care, on a rotating basis, at the HEALS medical clinics.
Clinic Coordinator Position available
We are so thrilled that Louise from Wells Fargo stopped by with a donation to HEALS!
This donation will go far to keep children healthy and successful by providing medical and dental care at our school based health clinics.
Thank you, Wells Fargo!
Contract Dentist Needed by Tuesday!
We are quickly seeking a contract dentist to work on a daily rate at our school-based dental clinic. The clinic has state-of-the-art equipment and digital technology. The environment is warm and relaxed.
Thank you to the Vacation Bible School kids at Grace United Methodist Church!
Today we reaped the benefits of a drive done by the Vacation Bible School at Grace United Methodist Church. They not only collected shoes, but a huge box of items like dental floss, deoderant and soap that we can give to our patients at the annual check up.
Andrew Riley and Ranae Bartlett, pictured here, took the time out of their day to bring these donated items to our Admin office. Thank you!
You can check out Grace United Methodist Church at www.graceumchsv.org
WAAY 31 "HEALS" page
Check out our very own "HEALS Page" on WAAY31 to see clips of the 2012 Stars talk about HEALS!
Dental Hygienist & Dental Assistant
HEALS, Inc. is seeking a Dental Hygienist and Dental Assistant to work at its school-based dental clinic. The clinic has state-of-the-art equipment and digital technology. This opportunity offers part-time hours in a family-friendly work environment.
Both positions perform dental procedures under the direct supervision of a duly licensed dentist. Other duties will include assisting the Clinic Coordinator and Dentist as needed.
Dental Hygienist applicants must have graduated from a school/college of Dental Hygiene that is approved by the Board of Dental Examiners and be a graduate of the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. Hygienist Applicants must have a State of Alabama Dental Hygiene License.
About the HEALS, Inc. Dental Clinic
- In over 12 years of operation, HEALS dental clinic has had over 15,000 dental visits, providing more than $2,200,000 worth of dental care
- HEALS is considered a national model for school-based dental clinics by The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
- HEALS has shown that affordable, accessible dental care for underserved children is not just a dream
The Miracle Clinic & Fundraising Events Kick-off!
We are so lucky to have the support of individuals, community groups and businesses around the Huntsville area donating their time and money to begin our Miracle Dental Clinic at Madison Cross Roads Elementary!
Today, we held a press conference to announce the Miracle Clinic and thank all the wonderful people who are helping to make it happen.
-Randy Watts & Hoyt Smith, Lighthouse Baptist Church
-Sister Helen Gaffney, Holy Name of Jesus Hospital Trust
-Lorraine Lee & Tyce Hudson, Associated Builders and Contractors
-Grant Baird, BB&T Bank Lighthouse Project
-Christian Callahan and father, Dr. Shawn Callahan, Eagle Scout Candidate
-Jana Miller, Jana Miller Landscape & Design
-Madison Cross Roads Elementary
We also took the opportunity to show off our eight "Stars" who are 'Dancing for HEALS' and to hear more from Mike Parvin about the Walter Jones' Turkey Bowl for HEALS!
The turnout was amazing and multiple news groups were there to capture pieces of the magic! Check out our News page to find all the links to these great articles. Stayed tuned to learn more about this Miracle Clinic, because it is definitely something special!
Our Stars on the Radio!!!
The stations to tune to:
100.3 The River
First to broadcast are Vinny Boles and Kim Lewis! Keep listening for spots featuring our other Stars in the coming weeks!
Shoes needed for the new School Year
We know kids are still enjoying their summer break, but here at HEALS we are gearing up for the new School Year! We are working on restocking our Heels for HEALS shoe closet and we are running low on lots of sizes. We could use a little help from our friends and this wonderful community to help restock.
As you begin shopping for your children's school clothing, grab an extra pair of shoes for the kids of HEALS!
Please contact Julia or Jen at HEALS to find out more about how you can help! Find out more about Heels for HEALS!
Job Announcement: Registered Nurse
HEALS, Inc. is seeking a registered nurse for our busy pediatric practice.
This family-friendly work environment offers a perfect schedule with early afternoons, summers and holidays off.
Clinic hours are:
Monday – Thursday 7:30 – 4:30, Fridays 7:30 – Noon.
Applicants must have a current Alabama Board of Nursing License and carry adequate malpractice insurance.
Our Surprise Visitor!
Look who stopped by today with supplies for the Dental Clinic!
Many Thanks to Dr. George Painter, one of the Founding Fathers of the HEALS Dental Clinic. He still keeps our kids on his heart and in his mind. Much appreciation to you, Dr. Painter, now and always!
4/2/2012 *******Position Filled*******
Job Announcement: Nurse Manager
HEALS, Inc. is seeking a Nurse Manager for our busy pediatric practice. This family-friendly work environment offers a perfect schedule that is synchronized with school hours.
Clinic hours are Mon – Thurs 7:30 – 4:30 & Fridays 7:30 – Noon.
The Nurse Manager performs duties designed to facilitate the organization and management of the nursing function of the agency. S/he works directly with the Lead Nurse Practitioner to facilitate smooth operation of the nursing function, and provides support to all medical providers at HEALS.
The primary functions of the Nurse Manager are: serving as the lead nurse for an assigned HEALS clinic, direct supervision of nursing staff, maximization of provider hours through schedule management, supply and inventory management, standardization and hygiene of clinics and other administrative and regulatory duties.
Qualifications: 10 years of clinical experience as RN and/or LPN. 5 years of experience as a nurse manager, including supervisory responsibilities. Pediatric experience preferred. Applicants must have current Alabama Board of Nursing Licensure.
It Is Here! Welcome to the new HEALS Website
We are proud to announce the release of our newly redesigned website for HEALS, Inc. (Health Establishments at Local Schools). By updating our main site, www.healsinc.org, we’ll be able to improve navigation, connect visitors with events happening in and around the community, and provide enhanced information and updates about the organization.
FAQ - The new Frequently Asked Questions page is filled with valuable details about school-based health care, our clinics and services, the benefits of our care, and more.
HEALS Blog & Special Events - Stay up to date with what's happening with HEALS! With so many activities happening at our site school clinic locations, around the community, and with our very own special events, we hope you'll stay connected and join us for the fun!
Media links - Be sure to check out our photos, videos, and news article links relating to HEALS, Inc. and school-based health centers like us.
Ways to Support - Find out how to make a donation, collect supplies, and support our special programs.
Donate Now - Coming soon! Best of all, with the new and easy "Donate Now" page, our supporters can start making a difference in a matter of seconds. Simply provide your contact information, donation amount and frequency, and you can be helping us provide medical care to children in no time!
We hope you'll take a look around! And while you’re here, please visit the Contact page and email us what you think. We’re constantly striving for new and improved ways to connect with you.
There are other ways to stay in-touch and informed about HEALS, Inc. Check us out:
Change in Scene: Story of a HEALS Volunteer
The waiting room at the University Place HEALS’ clinic was standing room only—three patients, one teen-age sibling, two parents and one grandparent.
Savanah*, age 8, and her brother Joey*, age 5, had appointments for their annual well-child physical and happily settled in the "Kids’ Corner" to color until their time to be seen. Savanah finished her physical first and sat back down at the table to finish coloring. Joey’s exam took a bit longer. He was understandably frightened at the prospect of getting shots and began crying very loudly.
Savanah’s eyes got wide when she heard her brother’s cries and she began to whimper sympathetically. This is when, Emily, the HEALS’ volunteer, rose to the occasion...
Emily quickly got some white paper and scissors and cut out a large snowflake. “Hmm,” she mused, “wonder where I could put this?” Savanah’s tears stopped and she asked for some paper so she could make snowflakes, too. Within a few minutes, everyone in the waiting room was cutting out snowflakes and giving them to Emily to tape on the walls of the small waiting area.
When Joey got his prizes from the treasure box (a treat for patients who get ‘sticks’) he asked Emily to teach him how and he soon joined the decorating party. Even the teen-ager stopped texting and added her pink snowflakes to the blizzard decorating the walls.
Without the kindness and creativity of the Kids’ Corner volunteer, the afternoon would have ended much differently. Thanks to all the HEALS’ volunteers who do such a successful job in helping the children’s visits be as stress free and happy as possible!
Shared by: HEALS, Inc. Clinic Coordinator
*Names altered for patient privacy
Heels for HEALS Holiday Party!
What a great time of year...friends, family, great conversation, and holiday parties! A group of dedicated women of the Huntsville/Madison County community gathered together last week to enjoy each other's company, all while collecting new athletic shoes for the HEELS for HEALS program.
In addition to providing children with a free and caring medical home, HEALS gives away a brand new pair of athletic shoes to every child that visits the clinics for their yearly well-child checkup. Beyond the bright smile and boost in confidence it presents, Heels for HEALS serves as a much needed incentive for the parents to bring their children for this important yearly visit.
HEALS appreciates generous friends who recognize the importance of keeping children happy and healthy this holiday season and all throughout the year!
HEALS Wins Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics!
The Better Business Bureau of North Alabama, Inc. hosted its 14th Annual Torch Awards celebration on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville and announced the winners and finalists of its Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics – HEALS, Inc. was the winner within the non-profit category!
Several local companies and non-profit organizations were nominated for the Torch Award and were given the opportunity to submit information regarding their ethical relationships with customers, employees and vendors. A prestigious panel comprised of representatives of the academic and business community judged the entries. The businesses and organizations accepted their nomination and provided an entry for the Torch Award, and HEALS, Inc. was honored to have been one of the award-winning organizations!
Thank you, Better Business Bureau, for your support!
American Education Week Celebration Recognizes HEALS, Inc.!
"The week before Thanksgiving is the designated American Education Week. Many communities open their classrooms to parents, professional educators, substitute teachers, etc. during this week for firsthand observation and participation in the teaching/learning process. Huntsville/Madison County’s local chapter of AEW takes advantage of the opportunity provided to honor our teachers as well as to enhance partnership among our local colleges and universities.” – Teachers Recognition Luncheon program
At the annual luncheon on November 14, Dr. Roy Malcolm and Oakwood University recognized HEALS and Executive Director, Connie Carnes, for “Education[al] Leadership.” The clinics play a vital role within the schools in our area, and although HEALS staff members are not “teachers”, HEALS was nominated by a friend in the community for all the clinics do to support the education of children in the community.
This recognition was greatly appreciated, and it reflects the hard work and dedication of the hard working staff of HEALS.