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Medical Assistant - On Call

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Job Description:

Medical Assistant - On Call Overview Provide psychiatric services to consumers at Jefferson Center for Mental Health on an on-call, floater basis. Collaborate with prescribers in all phases of medication management and follow-up, medication groups, medication problems and side effects. Identify potential physical problems impacting the mental health consumers. Be part of our on-call floater pool. No guarantee of hours. M-F scheduled opportunities. Responsibilities Coordinate prescription refills; respond to all refill requests with 3 business days Coordinate PAP refills Assist clients with medication box refills Perform injections Review and order labs, notify prescriber of any abnormal labs requiring immediate attention Assist prescribers in tracking and meeting timeframes for annual labs Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations Stock and reconcile the medication cabinets Provide clients with medication education Triage phone calls from clients. Return calls promptly, within 24 hours during work days Monitor and review clients' charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up Coordination of care with clients, prescribers, including documentation of medical medications and dosing, physical diagnoses, monitoring of potential medication interactions with psychiatric medications and referrals as indicated Submit prior authorizations to clients' insurance in a timely manner Address medication changes with prescribers Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization Participate in the Center's training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care Other Duties: Maintain effective interpersonal relations with clients, peers, management, visitors, and the general public Effectively respond to clients' needs and problems, initiate and maintain positive interactions, and provide timely response to phone calls, emails and other requests Work cooperatively with other community agencies As appropriate and as agreed with supervisor, participate in committees and task forces of the Center or the community Attend and complete all required training in a timely manner Qualifications Candidate must have Medical Assistant Certification through an accredited college (CAAHEP or ABHES) Must be knowledgeable of psychiatric medications and typical dosing parameters Required to have knowledge of psychiatric care/mental health diagnoses and treatment Working knowledge of psychiatric care/mental health diagnoses & treatment Candidate must have the ability to communicate well with clients from all walks of life Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with staff and providers Must possess basic computer skills Bilingual helpful, but not required health in a Ensure refills to Triage by BACH_a33d1a prescribers

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver, Medical Assistant - On Call, Healthcare, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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