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Medical Assistant - Growing Elder Care Services Program - Leominster

Company: Fallon Health
Location: Leominster
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.

* Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking baseline vitals; reporting patient history summary.

* Secures patient information and maintains patient confidentiality by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.

* Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

* Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock and reporting to Clinical Manager when below PAR levels;

* Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

* Serves and protects the medical practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.

* Demonstrates an ability to relate well to participants; anticipates their needs and encourages independence.

* Carries out clinical tasks such as assessment of vital signs, urine testing, foot care, simple dressings, catheter care, CD bag changes, hot packs and delivery of laboratory specimens.

* Assists participants in completion of PT/OT maintenance therapy program including, but not limited to, exercises and ambulation, as assigned.

* Documents all care rendered in the electronic medical record.

* Works as a member of the clinical team to provide high quality, timely service to patients.

* Prepares patient for examination by the PACE medical provider

* Identifies and reports emergency situations to nursing and provider personnel, applies first aid as necessary and assists as his/her competency will allow.

* Provides care appropriate to patient population served.

* Utilizes knowledge to provide services under established organization and department policies and procedures

* Reviews, understands, and adheres to all department policies and procedures.

* Tracks all lab requests and future lab draws.

* Final lab copies are given to designated provider.

* Obtains routine and emergency blood samples by veni-puncture in accordance with established quality control procedures both at the PACE center and in the participant s home, as needed.

* Tracks all results and charts labs in the electronic medical record.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School Diploma, completion of qualified phlebotomy course and internship



Certification:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) with CPR, EKG, and phlebotomy certification required



Experience:

Minimum 1 year working with elderly population



Competencies:

* Demonstrates commitment to the Fallon Health Mission, Values and Vision.

* Specific competencies essential to this position:

* Phlebotomy

* EKG

* Bladder Scanning

* Vital Signs

* Simple Dressing Changes

* Urine Testing

* Foot Care



Fallon Health is an equal opportunity employer. It is very important for us to maintain a consistant hiring process for every candidate. In addition, we are also a government contractor with requirements to report on our Affirmative Action planning. To that end, we require everyone to apply online.

If you do not have access to a computer or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 1-508-368-9893 (TRS 711).

Keywords: Fallon Health, Leominster , Medical Assistant - Growing Elder Care Services Program - Leominster, Healthcare , Leominster, Massachusetts

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