Oklahoma City Indian Clinic continues to hire during COVID-19
An Oklahoma City Indian Clinic worker takes the temperature of a patient at the entrance of the clinic. The clinic is currently hiring for various positions. COURTESY
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, is hiring for positions that provide medical and mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the pandemic, people are losing their jobs, including those who work in health care, clinic officials said.
“During these unprecedented times, many medical facilities have had to furlough and terminate employees,” OKCIC Chief Human Resource Officer Monica Krienke said. “We have been fortunate. Not only have we been able to keep our whole workforce, but also continue to hire in areas that support our patients.”
In response to the pandemic, OKCIC is hiring positions to support the medical and mental health needs of patients, including adult therapist, child therapist, intensive outpatient therapist, screener/case manager, social services specialist, trauma informed therapist, child psychiatrist and medical laboratory technician.
“Minority groups and more vulnerable populations, including American Indians, have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus,” Krienke said. “During this pandemic we have continued to treat patients, especially through virtual visits. This has helped to keep vulnerable patients and staff healthy. These new positions will support the additional needs that the pandemic has brought and will assist in providing excellent care to American Indians.”
People interested in applying should visit http://okcic.com/about/careers/
The OKCIC, established in 1974, and its staff care for more than 20,000 patients from more than 200 federally recognized tribes every year. American Indians can receive a range of services such as medical, dental, pediatrics, prenatal, pharmacy, optometry, physical fitness, nutrition, family programs and behavioral health services. For information, call 405-948-4900 or visit www.okcic.com