Medical Assistant, Certified

US-AL-Fairhope
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-6158
# of Openings
1
Adult Outpatient Services - Fairhope
Category
Nursing/Clinical
Position Type
Full Time
Shift/Hours
9:00AM-9:00PM/ 2 days on, 2 days off

Overview

Adult Outpatient Programs provide the least restrictive level of care where adults may receive clinical interventions aimed at decreasing existing signs and symptoms. Outpatient treatment focuses on recovery, problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Treatment varies widely and depends upon the consumer’s presenting symptoms.

Responsibilities

  

Primary Job Functions:

General Responsibilities:

  • Greets all patients in a professional and welcoming manner
  • Assists with the completion of the assessment process of patients including but not limited to the following: height/weight, vital signs, and current medications for infoscriber.
  • Administers injections, observing the Six Rights of medication administration
  • Communicates effectively with the physician/CRNP regarding the consumer’s physical and mental condition
  • Interfaces with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Reports laboratory results to the physician/CRNP
  • Responds to patient phone calls in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Calls in prescriptions as directed by authorized prescribers
  • Facilitate PA’s for prescriptions
  • Updates patient medical records as needed
  • Assists in arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • May assist collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • May assist instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Authorizes prescription refills as directed
  • Draws blood as directed
  • Provides emergency care as needed (CPR, MindSet, etc.), according to the AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
  • Assists AOT consumers with medical appointments including attendance at those appointments as needed.
  • May need to transport consumers.
  • Provides services to maintain placement in the least restrictive environment.
  • Advocates on behalf of the consumer to secure community resources.
  • Makes a minimum of weekly in home contact with consumers.
  • Teaches basic living skills relative to medical issues.
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics.
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies.
  • Effectively demonstrates the application of MA competencies
  • Ensures all releases are obtained and scanned into P.O.S. timely and accurately.
  • Makes copies, faxes documents and performs other related clerical duties as needed.
  • Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all 5 Star Customer Service Guidelines when dealing with Coordinator, CRNP/Physician, Team Leader, co-workers and patients

 

 Additional job duties depending on location may be as follows:

  • Distributes prescriptions from the doctor/CRNP/PA to the consumer.
  • Assists with the patient assistance pharmacy forms as needed, which includes communicating with the consumer regarding proof of income.
  • Completes admissions, discharges, and transfers as needed.
  • Coordinates appropriate services for consumers in crisis.
  • Distributes Daily DSR reports.
  • Performs relief for other staff members.
  • Assists with and works with all organization personnel involved with any aspect of release of protected health information to ensure full coordination and cooperation under the organization’s policies and procedures and legal requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Supervision and Consultation:
  • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation needs
  • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
  • Actively works to enhance clinical skills

 Clinical Record Keeping:

  • Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate
  • Documents legibly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Courteous and respectful attitudes towards consumers, visitors and co-workers
  • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
  • Respects consumer’s privacy and confidentialitIs pleasant and cooperative with others
  • Assists consumers and visitors as needed
  • Personal values don’t inhibit ability to relate and care for others
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences
  • Is gentle and calm to consumers and families

 Administrative and Other related duties as Assigned

  • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
  • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
  • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
  • Follows AltaPointe Policy & Procedures
  • Maintains current State license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), and attends to required in-services and workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

Physical Requirements of the Job: 

  • There is frequent standing while getting files, paperwork, and handing out medication.
  • Sitting is frequent by nature and up to 5-10 minutes; however, extended sitting could be up to 1.5 to 3 hours for documentation.
  • Squatting and/or lunging frequently to stock supplies and retrieve needed material from file cabinets and book shelves.
  • Fine manipulation for writing, handling paperwork, and dispensing medications to consumers.
  • Pushing and/or pulling force up to 1-5 pounds force, horizontally, to open file cabinets and place binders on book shelves.
  • Lifting various ranges from the floor to overhead with weights up to 1-5 pounds frequently.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Possesses current certification for a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Valid driver license.

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