Background and Overview
His Branches, Inc. was formed as a 501(c)3 nonprofit community service organization in 1978 when a group of Christians under the leadership of Dr. William Morehouse opened a prayer room, a small medical office, and a teen coffeehouse on Arnett Boulevard in the heart of Rochester’s 19th Ward. Today the ministry has grown into three branches offering primary medical care under the name His Branches Health Services, counseling services under the name Embracing Options, and collaborative community outreach programs under the banner of His Branches Community.
His Branches Health Services opened its first office, Grace Family Medicine, on Rochester’s west side in 1978 and our second office, Joy Family Medicine, on Rochester’s east side in 2008. Both offices are committed to being Patient Centered Medical Homes, places that make patients feel at home and surround them with medical care that fully addresses their needs. As primary care providers, we accept the responsibility for coordinating each patient’s care across medical specialists, hospitals, nursing facilities, and with a number of community resources. We take care of every member of the family with patients ranging from newborns and children through adolescents and adults right up into seniors in their 90s.
Embracing Options is a Care Net affiliated outreach of His Branches whose mission is to reach people in today’s culture with positive life affirming choices relating to pregnancy and sexual activity.
Our clinical and counseling programs have grown to include four providers serving over 2000 patients and clients annually, and our growth plans include the addition of additional providers and support staff every year. We are searching for providers and staff whose values are aligned with ours and whose life’s work includes serving our community and its people with comprehensive care that includes hope, healing, and restoration.
Current and Near Future Openings
Family Physician with Obstetrics
Position Summary – Responsible for providing continuous, comprehensive health maintenance and primary medical care to entire families regardless of sex, age, or type of problem. Manages outpatient and uncomplicated inpatient obstetrical and newborn care. Instructs and may supervise other health care providers and non-medical personnel.
Position Summary – Responsible for providing continuous, comprehensive primary medical care as delegated by Medical Director and Supervising Physician within the scope of a practice agreement with guidelines appropriate to credentials.
Position Summary – Responsible as a member of the primary health care team for providing professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices by functioning as the primary liaison between patients, staff, and physicians. With additional training the nurse may also perform informational ultrasound examinations in conjunction with affiliated pregnancy center counselors.
Position Summary – Responsible for providing His Branches Board and staff with financial information and meaningful management reports that describe the current organizational realities.
Part-time Medical Biller
Position Summary – Responsible for completing all patient billing-related tasks as assigned by the Billing Manager.
Part-time Medical Secretary
Position Summary – Responsible for performing a variety of front office secretarial and support tasks for providers and other members of the His Branches Health Services office.
Women’s Peer Counselor
Position Summary – We are looking for women with a heart for our work who can commit to serving as volunteer counselors with women in need 4 hours a week. We provide all the necessary training and certification through the American Association of Christian Counselors for this position in our Embracing Options ministry.
Links to Supporting Material
If you are interested in opportunities at His Branches, please send a letter of interest along with your resume to the appropriate contact person listed below:
- Embracing Options staff and volunteer opportunities: EO Network Director, Diane Braun
- HBHS provider positions: Medical Director, Dr. Matthew Mack
- HBHS support staff and nurse openings: Practice Manager, Valerie Naglich
- His Branches, Inc., administrative and community outreach opportunities: Center Administrator, Maria Dewhirst
- Strategic Planning and organizational inquiries: Executive Director, Dr. William Morehouse or (585) 235-9000