Most Utahns who live in poverty and have lost their homes do not qualify for Utah’s Medicaid insurance program. This is because to qualify, one must be both poor and have dependents or be disabled. Our board of directors recently delivered a letter to Governor Herbert endorsing a full Medicaid expansion. Read the full letter here.
A visit—any day—to the Fourth Street Clinic’s waiting room quickly reveals that for those living in poverty, dental care is both a top priority and virtually nonexistent. Dani’s mom lost her teeth by the time she was 40 years old, so Dani just expects it to happen to her. Behind her sits Sam who is leaning against the wall with ice to his face as he waits for a follow up medical appointment for a recent tooth extraction. In front of Sam is Sidney who hasn’t had teeth in five years and looks forward to the day that he can eat solid food and smile again. When asked who else in the waiting room has trouble with their teeth, 80 percent raise their hands*.
Utah Business Magazine has just featured Dr. Robert Rolfs as one of the few Health Care Heroes. Dr. Robert Rolfs is a longtime volunteer physician here in Fourth Street Clinic, who also is the Deputy Director at the Utah Department of Health.
You can find the entry of the magazine here.
Wasatch Homeless Health Care/Fourth Street Clinic is hiring a Facilities Supervisor to oversee all facility functions at its clinic campus. For 25 years Fourth Street Clinic has provided high quality health care and supportive services to homeless Utahns. The Facilities Supervisor supports this mission by maintaining safety standards, routine facility improvement and daily operational spaces, and office and clinical equipment; and oversees janitorial services, inventory of maintenance suppliers, and tenant-leased space.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Planning, verbal, and written communication skills required
- Ability to conduct or supervise repairs and organize projects in a timely manner is essential
- Ability to work with or contribute to group/team environment and work sensitively, responsively, tactfully and professionally with others
- Prior experience in construction/facilities management highly desirable
- Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs
How To Apply
Phone: No Calls Please
Please email your resume and cover letter to the email listed above; no calls please.
At Fourth Street Clinic colder days and longer nights signal the need to vaccinate homeless Utahns against flu, pneumonia and pertussis (whopping cough). "Several government, health care agencies and pharmacies donate vaccines," says Fourth Street Clinic Medical Director Christina Gallop, MD, "but donated supplies are limited and often don't come in until late into the winter season. The best (and cheapest) defense is to inoculate at the beginning of winter.