Medical Assistant - Correctional Care- Nights
Company: Denver Health
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Medical Assistant - Correctional Care- Nights (Job ID:
Work Type: Full time
Work Schedule: - NIGHTS - INCLUDES NIGHT DIFFERENTIAL (Additional
$4.50/hour) - 3 days/ 12hour shifts from 6:00pm - 6:30am Location:
Denver City Jail, Correctional Care
Under general supervision, provides nursing support with various
functions such as; screening, medication administration,
treatments, vitals, and vaccinations. Assists the staff with
clinical clerical functions. Ensures smooth work and patient flow
within the Denver Sheriff Health Services.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Accurately and efficiently takes vital signs and basic
historical patient data. Identifies abnormal patient findings.
Communicates patient concerns or significant changes in patient's
health status to provider or nurse. 2. provides safe administration
of medications and immunizations (oral, IM, subcutaneous, and/or
intradermal); obtains EKGs, orders appropriate tests as directed by
provider; and schedules specialty and follow-up appointments as
directed by provider. 3. Prepares patients for examinations,
assists with examinations, cast or splint applications, minor
procedures a variety of other medically related tasks within their
scope of knowledge. 4. Documents accurately and appropriately
in-patient medical record. 5. Reports change in patient condition
to appropriate health care provider in a timely manner.6. Prepares
exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments/supplies.
Prepares and maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment
for treatments, including sterilization and restocking of exam and
treatment rooms. 7. Maintains a safe environment by practicing
sound safety and infection control practices according to agency
policies and procedures. Helps to identify safety and infection
control issues. 8. Engages in performance appraisal on a routine
basis by accepting and providing constructive 9. feedback and
integrates feedback into practice. Participates in competency
reviews as required by department. Assumes accountability for
achieving goals set jointly with the manager for the next
evaluation period. Participates in the peer review process. 10. May
perform phlebotomy and perform various laboratory procedures after
competency verified. Maintains safe collection and processing of
laboratory specimens. 11. Functions appropriately in critical
situations. 12. Participates as a member of the patient care team
by asking for additional tasks or helping others when not busy. 13.
Quality control on appropriate systems and equipment. 14. Ensures
practice and adheres to professional standards, statutes,
regulations, hospital and departmental policies, and standards of
care. 15. Provides care to patients in seclusion/restraint
according to department policy and regulations. 16. Delivers care
in a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory manner that preserves
patients' rights. 17. Other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Licenses, and Certifications:
1. High School diploma or GED, required. 2. Graduate from an
accredited program in Medical Office Assisting, accredited program
of Licensed Practical Nursing with an active LPN license, or
completion of the 1997 DHHA Health Care Partner internal training
program, required. 3. Completion of a 160-hour Externship or 6
months direct patient care experience in an outpatient setting,
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Knowledge of examination,
diagnostic, and treatment room procedures. 2. Knowledge of and the
ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer
patient care. 3. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions
to establish a safe work environment. 4. Skill in assisting in a
variety of treatments as directed. 5. Skill in taking vital signs.
6. Skill in maintaining records and recording test results. 7.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with patients, employees, physicians and the public.
8. Ability to maintain quality control standards. 9. Ability to
react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. 10. Ability
to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. 11.
Ability to communicate clearly. 12. Bilingual skills preferred.
Computers and Technology 1. Ability to learn and be proficient in
electronic health record and paper record documentation. 2. Utilize
equipment and technology safely to provide patient care, upon
completion of training and competency for applicable clinical
Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Basic Life Support for
Health Care Providers certification from American Heart Association
or American Red Cross, required. 2. All Certifications and Licenses
required for this job must be kept current as a condition of
About Denver Health
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic
health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The
Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I
Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911
emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15
school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug
Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a
mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3
billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver
Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and
remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally
recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver
Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately
185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just
minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities
Denver has to offer.
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a
pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment
has been made.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is
an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal
employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver
Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class.
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