Mental Health Medical Assistant Evening Shift

Wexford Health Sources Inc Bessemer , AL 35021

Posted 2 months ago

POSITION SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant is responsible for performing select non-complex medical interventions on the health care unit and housing units safely, accurately, and according to standard procedure. Medical Assistants work under the direct supervision of a physician. and/or, depending on scope of practice, direct and indirect clinical guidance of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Obtain and monitor vital signs of infirmary/medical unit patients.

  • Transcribes and implements physician orders

  • Implement medical plan through interventions in accordance with provider instructions and scope of practice.

  • Assist nurses as needed in the medical unit within the scope of practice.

  • Prepares treatment room for patients.

  • Gathers and documents patient data

  • Assists physicians and mid level providers with examinations

  • Maintain inventory supplies

  • Following policy and utilizing appropriate documents, flow sheets and forms, will document all health-related encounters for patients.

  • Assist physician or nurse with minor procedures and treatments.

  • Maintain and clean medical equipment on a daily basis as needed.

  • Identify basic signs and symptoms of deviations from normal health status. Provide this information to the nurse and/or physician.

  • Work in conjunction with nurses to maintain daily duties required to run the medical unit in an organized fashion.

  • Collect basic subjective and objective date from observations and interviews. Provide this information to the nurse and/or physician.

  • Obtain vital signs and perform initial screening on sick call clients consistent with scope of practice.

  • Provide appropriate first aid and CPR. Report findings to the nurse and/or physician.

  • Clean, package and sterilize instruments.

  • Maintain needle, syringe and instrument inventory and record of receipt and issuance.

  • Inventory and restock first aid kits, supply rooms, etc.

  • Check expiration dates on medications and supplies.

  • Provides patient teaching as instructed

  • Performs clerical duties such as answering the phone, filing documents in patient record.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

CERTIFICATION: Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (AMT)

  • Other Medical Assistant certification from vocational, technical school may be considered

OTHER PREFERRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • General math and analytical skills, and planning, administrative and organizational skills essential.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining multiple deadlines. Must ensure documents are ready for review well in advance of any deadline.

  • Comply with the correctional facility's policies and procedures

  • Ability to competently manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Ability to work in a stressful environment

  • Must be able assist staff with various policies, administrative and organizational projects. "team-player" as this position requires daily coordination with other coworkers

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