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Medical Assistant

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:Provide psychiatric services to consumers at Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Medical Assistant will 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.Responsibilities: Essential Job Duties* Coordinate prescription refills; respond to all refill requests within 3 business days.* Coordinate PAP refills; respond to all refill requests within 3 business days* Assist in medication groups, as required.* Assist consumer with med 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 and AIMs* Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.* Coordinate medication processing and applications with PAP office.* Stock and reconcile the medication cabinets.* Provide consumers with medication education.* Screen calls from consumers for medication problems and refills. Return calls promptly, within 24 hours during working days.* Monitor consumers for side effects of meds or any medical condition that may affect their mental illness.* Monitor and review consumers' charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up.* Coordination of care with consumers' prescribers, including documentation of medical medications & dosing, physical diagnoses, and referrals as indicated.* Submit prior authorizations to consumers' insurance in a timely fashion; address medication changes with prescribers as needed.Other Duties:* Attend mandatory in-services, compliance with individualized training plan, if required.* Participate in POD review meetings by coming prepared with an agenda. Report high risk/problem cases, and utilize a problem solving approach as well as feedback.* Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor.* Engage child and adult consumers and their families in the treatment process and goal-setting, primarily for medications only clients.* Identify risk factors including lethality. Work constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcomes, and coordinate care with internal and external providers.* Applicant should exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.* Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.* Effectively respond to client/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.* Cooperate with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteer to work on Center committees and/or task forces.* Provide back-up for clinical emergencies as needed with various other Center offices.Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.Qualifications: Relevant Education:* Candidate must have Medical Assistant Certification through an accredited collegeRequired Work Experience:* Candidate must have 1 year of medical assisting experience, preferably in a psychiatric setting. 2 years of experience preferred.Technical Skills and Knowledge:* Must be knowledgeable of psychiatric medications and typical dosing parameters* Required to have knowledge of psychiatric care/mental health diagnoses and treatment* Applicant must have working knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations for script writing and charting.* Candidate must have a good understanding of psychotropic medications and their side effects.\* Candidate must have developed awareness of various medical conditions, medication interactions or side effects that may affect the health or psychological functioning of a client.* 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 skills2021 Salary rangeGrade 9* $32,300 to $43,000** **Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience. As an example, a candidate with 6 years of relevant experience would receive a salary of $38,900.* *Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver , Medical Assistant, Other , Lakewood, Colorado

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