Medical Assistant- Tygart Valley Regional Jail

Bellington, West Virginia   |     As Needed    |     Job ID:15500

SUMMARY

WEXFORD - WVDOC CONTRACT

POSITION: Medical Assistant

SCHEDULE: PRN  hours

FACILITY: Tygart Valley Regional Jail

LOCATION: Belington, WV

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation’s leading innovative correctional health care companies.  At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., 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.

   POSITION SUMMARY

  • Perform physical assessments and examinations, including obtaining medical history and vital signs during medical encounters, and document findings in the medical record according to physician orders and EMT protocols.
  • Provide screening and triage, according to written protocols, for routine sick call and emergencies with referral to professional staff for situations beyond the scope of their protocols.
  • Administer or prescribe over-the-counter medications upon receipt of in-service training and special certification by the Medical Director or physician designee and the institutional pharmacist.
  • Initiate intravenous infusing during a medical emergency.
  • Adheres to Universal Precautions and other appropriate infection control practices.
  • Assist with admission and discharge of infirmary care patients and prepare patients for minor surgery.

Job Requirements:

JOB REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements list the minimum to qualify.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

CERTIFICATION:

  • Current EMT or Paramedic certification
  • Current CPR certification

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years providing health support services

EOE/M/F/D/V

15500

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