Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) needed immediately!
Meals, Housing and Benefits included plus base pay
Make a Real Difference at Warm Springs, Oregon Indian Health Service Clinic
We have an immediate need for a CMA to provide nursing support services five days per week at a great clinic! The purpose of the work is to improve the overall health care status of the eligible American Indian, Alaska Native patient population served. Most contacts with patients will be with direct patient care to support the medical staff in the medical clinic. Additional support involves case management duties to follow up on referrals, and patient education. The primary purpose is to provide nursing services to the patients.
The CMA shall provide nursing support services during clinic operating hours as scheduled not to exceed 40 hours per week. Regular hours of clinic are from 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00am to 5pm on Friday. The clinic is not open on federally recognized holidays or certain day(s) of closure pursuant to an Executive Order by the President of the United States.
The CMA will perform nursing duties to focus on providing nursing support to providers in the medical clinic. Analyze nursing practice to ensure the nursing process is provided for the treatment of the patients. Assist patients and clinic staff in the medical department and on telephone. Supports a culture that fully embraces internal, external and organizational customer service.
Patient education is provided and documented in primary and secondary patient encounters. Nursing notes are documented within 72 hours of the visit and delinquent visit information is done within 24 hours of notification by medical records or supervisor. Demonstrates time management and prioritization.
Returns phone messages within 24 business hours. Consistently documents telephone, chart review, and patient care coordination in the patient record.
Monitors the walk-in schedule and without request, offers assistance to the hourly triage nurse.
Reviews daily schedule; makes changes if needed, participates in the planning process with team, and reviews reminder's prior to visit.
Participates and meets coordination of care as assigned.
a. Coordinates or manages referrals with the facilitators and makes sure that some communication with the patient has been taken within 14 days. (Prior authorization has been obtained or appointment scheduled, etc.).
b. Demonstrates the ability to preplan patient visit and case manage complex patient needs.
c. Coordinate and manage patient visits at ancillary clinics (Mobile Medical Unit, Senior Clinic, Well-Child, etc.).
d. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize care and responds appropriately to urgent medical needs.
e. Reports off and transfers care appropriately at the end of shift or prior to breaks..Requirements:
Be a graduate of a CMA certificate training/program