Addiction Technician/ Medical Assistant

Outreach Recovery Camden , NJ 08105

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Summary

The Addiction Technician is responsible for technical skills encompassing patient care and related tasks under the direction of the treatment providers. The Addiction Technician works closely with patients and office staff to ensure proper documentation, clinic operations, and provider support are maintained.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Delivering direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established procedures

Documenting history; recording and reporting pertinent observations and patient reactions to staff, as appropriate; documenting lab procedures and ensuring follow up on results

Initiate and monitor all clinic prior authorizations for prescription and treatments

Using screening procedures, including medical history review, and observing and documenting patient vital signs as required

Administer Urine test

Record Results in EMR

Review & record COWS, CIWA or other appropriate tests

Obtain H&P & additional history

Initiate note for provider

Update Rx in MD Toolbox

Confirm that all Rxs have been sent in MD Toolbox or E-Prescribe System

Administering Urine Drug Screens and interpreting the information located on the screen

Uploading UDS findings into patients chart

Ordering lab screenings and confirmations in lab portal software

Ensuring requisition reports are placed in biohazard bags for the correct patient

Preparing shipping labels and ordering FedEx and UPS pickups and deliveries

Dropping all UDS at local FedEx drop off locations

Reserving and ensuring clinical offices are organized and following 5S standards

Assisting with training other technicians or other workers

Assisting with or instituting emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment

Performing other duties as assigned

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)

High school diploma or equivalent combination of education required

Accredited 2-4 years college degree or certificate highly desirable

Completion of a training program and certificate highly desirable

Knowledge of healthcare regulations and preventative measures (HIPAA confidentiality, infection spread, etc.)

Exemplary customer service experience including client relationships and job knowledge

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively; ability to critically think

Knowledge of quality control

Ability to exercise manual dexterity, control precision and arm-hand steadiness accurately

Ability to be empathetic with patients; ability to maintain confidentiality

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