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Medical Assistant - Correctional Care- Nights

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Medical Assistant - Correctional Care- Nights (Job ID: 12293)

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

Position Summary:

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, required.
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 area
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 continued employment.

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 Health Foundation.

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.

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Medical Assistant - Correctional Care- Nights, Healthcare , Denver, Colorado

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