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Medical Assistant Job



Job Number: 80545371432

Location: Pendleton, IN

Date Posted: 11-6-2017

 

Wexford of Indiana LLC is a member of the Wexford family of companies: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies.  Wexford provides clients with experienced management; technologically advanced services; and programs that control costs while ensuring quality of care. For more than two decades, the Wexford companies have consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford of Indiana LLC, our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

 Correctional Industrial Facility , in Pendleton, Indiana

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant is responsible for performing select non-complex  interventions safely, accurately, and according to standard procedure.  Medical Assistants work under direct and indirect supervision of an RN or LPN.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Interrelates and works effectively with clients, other medical assistants, LPNs, RNs, clerks, correctional officers, and other support staff and managers.

 

We’re proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Annual review with performance increase
  • Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement saving plans
  • Company-paid short-term disability
  • Healthcare and dependent care spending account

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities will vary with specific assignments.

  1. Identify basic signs and symptoms of deviations from normal health status.  Provide this information to the nurse and/or physician.
  2. Collect basic subjective and objective date from observations and interviews.  Provide this information to the nurse and/or physician.
  3. Perform V.S. and initial screening on sick call clients consistent with scope of practice.
  4. Provide appropriate first aid and CPR.  Report findings to the nurse and/or physician.
  5. Assist the physician or nurse with procedures and treatments.
  6. Schedule physician, dentist, and nurse sick call appointments.
  7. Clean, package and sterilize instruments.
  8. Fax prescription orders to the pharmacy for new orders and refills.
  9. Receive, inspect and inventory medication orders for accuracy.
  10. Maintain needle, syringe and instrument inventory and record of receipt and issuance.
  11. Inventory and restock first aid kits, supply rooms, etc.
  12. Check expiration dates on medications and supplies.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • Nurse Manager
  • Medical Director (clinical)
  • Health Services Administrator

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Completion of an assistive health care personnel training/educational program including but not limited to medical assistant, nurse aide, pharmacy technician.

 

EDUCATION

One-year experience in a position with equivalent responsibilities.  Able to meet competency requirements

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Current CPR certification.  Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects.  Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of timeSpecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.

This position may require rotating assignments operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime.

Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens and loud noises.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.

Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.


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