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Clinical Assistant - Growing Elder Care Services Program - Leominster, MA 7/31/2018

Fallon Health Leominster, MA

Location
Leominster, MA
AJE Ref #
582399253
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
5323
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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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.

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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.

* Assists participants with personal care needs such as dressing, toileting, bathing, grooming and other needs as identified in the care plan.

* 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: Medical Assistant. CPR, EKG and Phlebotomy Certification (within 1 year of employment)



Experience: Minimum 1 year working with elderly population