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Registered/Certified Medical Assistant

Company: Utah Navajo Health System
Location: Tonalea
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Full-timeDescription We are looking for a Medical Assistant to work in our Community Health Center in Southeastern Utah. Our clinic is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 4 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including behavioral health, Pharmacy, Dental, specialty referrals, chronic disease management, health education, and much, much more. UNHS will be hiring 1 Full-time position. The candidates will have experience working experience in one or more of the following: Screening patients and assisting a medical team. Guiding patients through healthcare processes. Full-Time positionBenefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, dental insurance, Vacation leave, PTO hours, holiday pay, wellness benefits, short term and long term disabilityLocation: Navajo Mountain, UT Critical Tasks: Perform nursing assessment and identify pertinent information to verbalize to providerReview and implement primary care provider ordersParticipate in ongoing education and trainingEducate patient regarding their healthcare and the healthcare system for patient/family to effectively care for patientReduce the risk of infectionsSafely administer medicationsPerform nursing evaluation and follow-up with patient for continued comprehensive careAccept delegated tasks when necessary according to Utah Nurse Practice Act Key Performance Indicators: Interview patient to determine medical problem/conditionAddress patient telephone inquiries by evaluating and responding to the patient's problems and questions.Observe patient(s) and report adverse reactions to medication or treatment to provider.Obtain patient's vital signs, pain level and weight.Screen patient for depression, changes in tobacco use, caffeine use, diet, health literacy level, preferred method of learning, and medication allergies.Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and follow-up needs with patient.Dress wounds, apply hot or cold compresses as ordered.Assemble and use oxygen suppliesOrder diagnostic procedures and labs as directed by primary care provider with verbal order read backMaintain Basic Life Support certification at all timesAttend mandatory monthly meetingsLocate and attend meetings, online webinars, conferences and training that emphasize your role/responsibilitiesLocate articles and stay up to date on latest evidence based practice regarding your role/responsibilitiesComplete yearly competencies as assigned by supervisorEducate patients about immunizations verbally, and give written Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS)Educate patient about healthcare system, what to expect, how to prepare, and be self-empoweredEducate patient about medication side-effects, disease, comorbidities, family planning and wellnessMaintain proper hand-hygieneUse personal protective equipment (PPE) according to Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommendationsPerform low-level disinfection of medical equipment, devices and suppliesProperly sterilize equipment and supplies.Maintain supplies, including stocking and ordering new suppliesProperly dispose of expired or damaged supplies, medical equipment and devices.Administer medications as prescribed, orally, subcutaneous, or intramuscular injection, and document time and amount on patient's chart.Update patients on their immunization schedule according to CDC recommendationsRemove all expired medication/injectable and products in crash cart and place order with administrator or pharmacist for replacementWrite prescriptions at providers request with verbal read-back of orderAssist patient with scheduling appointmentsFollow up with patients who miss appointmentsFollow up with patients on lab results, including the scheduling of any additional testsWrite referrals with verbal read back of order for patients through insurance and other physician offices and follow-up.Confirm medical records are available in patient chart before follow-up appointmentsEnsure that a delegated task you receive is not complex, you understand the task, and you are adequately trained for the task before accepting the taskEnsure that you have effectively completed a delegated task at least once before with confidence and that you can perform the activity correctlyEnsure that you can perform a delegated task safely and patient is safe for you to carry out the taskEnsure appropriate supervision by delegator is available during implementation of a delegated taskSeek clarification and request additional training and guidance as needed for delegated tasks you receiveReport care results to delegator in a timely manner upon reception of a delegated task Metrics: Document patient assessment in patient's health record prior to patient scheduled appointment or walk-in time slot with provider. Document with red-ink on patient super-bill to identify changes or abnormal vital signs if provider or patient's nurse is unavailable.Document patient orders with verbal order read back (VORB) to provider or standing orders (SO) within a 24 hour time frame of patient's visit.Document nursing interventions, evaluations, and notification to patient provider to patient's health record within a 24 hour time frame of patient's visit.Document patient/family and healthcare team communication regarding appointments, labs, referrals, and medical records, including faxed/requested items, in patient's health record within a 24 hour time frame of patient/family and healthcare team communication.Maintain record of certifications and trainings obtained within a calendar yearDocument assigned room cleaning and expired supply removal and return document to your supervisor on a monthly basisSchedule and hold monthly or quarterly rounding meeting with your direct supervisor. RequirementsExperience, Training, and Qualifications needed to perform the job: Certification or registration within state of Utah One year certificate from an accredited college or universityMust be able to safely lift, push and pull fifty (50) pounds or more above waist License/Certification: Must possess an American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or American Medical Technologist (AMT) certificationMust possess a valid driver's licenseMust successfully pass a criminal background checkMust obtain and maintain First Aid/Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificationMust receive annual inoculation of flu vaccineMust receive annual tuberculin skin testAs a Tribal Organization the Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. (UNHS) treats patients with high risk and underlying chronic medical conditions. Therefore, UNHS requires its employees to show proof of immunization prior to their employment with UNHS or during their employment. Below is a list of immunizations/vaccinations required to be employed or to continue employment with UNHS.The immunizations/vaccinations include but not limited to following:MMR (Measles Rubeola, Mumps, Rubella): Documentation of two MMR vaccines (OR) Documentation of MMR titers.Complete Hepatitis B vaccine series (3 doses), documented proof of titers indicating immunity, or a declination that may be signed upon arrival.Proof of up-to-date PPD skin testing, if previously negative (OR) Proof of positive PPD skin test with the most recent chest x-ray and treatment history.Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap).Varicella titers, history of varicella or varicella immunization series.Influenza vaccine for the current year.COVID-19 vaccineAny other vaccinations as requested. UNHS would not be able to achieve our goal of quality equitable healthcare for people living in southeastern Utah without our committed and competent staff. UNHS continually attracts the most devoted healthcare professionals and administrators this region has to offer. We offer the opportunity to work with a dynamic team providing care to medically underserved communities. UNHS hires in accordance with NPEA and EEOC standards.

Keywords: Utah Navajo Health System, Saint George , Registered/Certified Medical Assistant, Other , Tonalea, Utah

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