Thursday, January 29, 2015

Healthy Super Bowl Snack Ideas!

A note from our "OWN" wellness coach, Delia...

We all know how hard it is to eat healthy when you go to a party, especially one where the whole purpose is to sit around and watch football!  It’s so tempting to PUNT all your healthy habits out the window and eat a few PIGS in the blanket(overly processed meat product wrapped in overly processed carbohydrates) or 4 SUPER BOWLS of that nacho cheese dip that’s calling your name from  the crock pot (melted Velveeta….it’s a “cheese product” that does not ever need to be refrigerated and could possibly survive an apocalypse)…and let’s not forget about the beer!

Now, you don’t have to feel totally DEFLATED and dread the party. Instead of giving in and filling your belly with foods that will SPIKE your blood sugar and make you feel tired and bloated, make the choice to stay on track and leave the party feeling good!  You won’t be driving home beating yourself up because you FUMBLED and took 2 steps back on your journey to a healthier you!
One tip is to eat before you go to the party, so that you are not tempted by hunger to eat something you may regret later. I also always bring a dish that myself and my family members can eat. When people invite me to a party, they know they can count on me for the veggie tray, salad, or gluten free dessert! That way I always know there is at least one thing there I will be able to eat. If I do want to treat myself to something, I decide what will be the least hurtful to my body….the deep fried mozzarella sticks, pizza rolls, or the carrot sticks dipped in homemade guacamole? Which one do you think Tom Brady should eat before the game?

Here’s a healthy veggie or chip dip that I will be making this weekend. The main ingredient is eggplant-very low in calories and fats, full of essential B vitamins, manganese, copper, iron and potassium too!

Super bowl in the Desert Dip served with sliced veggies(carrots, jicama, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, bell peppers)

*1 med-large size eggplant
*3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
*the juice from half a lemon
*3 tablespoons Patriot parsley
*1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
*pinch of Seattle sea salt
*black pepper to taste

-Preheat oven to 425
-Prick the eggplant all over with a fork and bake on a foil lined sheet for 40 minutes(while it cooks, I cut up all my veggies!)
-Remove the eggplant from the oven, slit the eggplant open with a knife, scoop out the insides directly into a food processor
-Add all other ingredients and blend until smooth
(taken from one of my favorite cookbooks, Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso)

I suggest doubling or tripling the recipe for a party!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

We are Hiring! - Clinical Tech

Clinical Tech Float

RESPONSIBLE TO: Clinical Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:   Performs direct patient care and clerical tasks.  Will be crossed trained and able to provide coverage in different departments within the office including, but not limited to workers’ compensation department, pain management, triage, scheduling department, and front desk.


          High school degree required
          Certification or Registered Medical Assistant required
          Training in Orthopedics desired  


          Strong written and verbal communication skills
          Strong organizational skills
          Ability to multi-task
          Pleasant speaking voice and demeanor    
          Neat, professional appearance

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Typical Physical Demands
Position requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.  Involves standing and walking. Employee will occasionally be asked to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds.  Normal visual acuity and hearing are required. Employee will work under stressful conditions, and work irregular hours. Employee will be exposed to bodily fluids on a regular basis.

Typical Working Condition
Employee will have frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and other conditions common to a medical office environment.

Please send resume to, in the subject line put Clinical Tech.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

ABJ is Hiring! - Manager of Clinical Operations

Manager of Clinical Operations

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Manager of Clinical Operations is responsible for coordinating and managing all clinical processes, personnel, and programs for this growing and busy Orthopaedic practice.  Individual also maintains extremely high quality patient care and guest service standards.

Advanced Bone & Joint, in St. Peters, MO seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and patient-focused leader to capably manage its clinical operations, policies, and processes.  We provide an excellent working environment, competitive salary, and benefits.

Education/ Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a physician practice (prefer Orthopaedics), with minimum of 3 years’ experience in a management position
  • LPN or other advanced health care degree required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Knowledge/ Skills/Abilities

1.      Ability to communicate and work efficiently with administration, physicians, patients and staff

2.      Strong commitment to excellence

3.      Significant and proven ability to lead and participate in a dynamic team

4.      Understanding of OSHA guidelines for ambulatory practices

5.      Understanding of quality measures and protocols

6.      Ability to demonstrate independent judgment and initiative

7.      Excellent oral and written communication skills

8.      Knowledge of Intergy Practice Management System and EMR preferred

9.      Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Qualified individuals should submit resume to: 

Please put MANAGER OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS in subject line.

Please submit your information before January 14, 2015.

Physical/Mental Demands:

Must be able to lift 5-10 lbs. on a regular basis.
Requires sitting for long periods of time.
Some bending and stretching required.
Working under stress in a fast-paced environment.
(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)

Environmental/Working Conditions:

Regular office environment.
Contact with providers, staff, patients, and business partners.
(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)