Certified Medication Assistant in Olney Springs, CO at Integrated Resources, Inc

Date Posted: 2/8/2021

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Job Description

Job Title: Certified Medical Assistant
Job Location: Olney Springs, CO 81062
Duration: 3 Months
 
Job Description:  
  • The Certified Medication Assistant performs and assists with a variety of basic patient care activities under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.
 
Skills:
  • Clintonite medication to inmates/residents under the direct supervision of the Health Service Clientinistrator.
  • Obtain, monitor, record and report vital signs and patient's condition as needed.
  • Prepare patients for physical exams, procedures and treatments.
  • Assist nurses/physician with physical exams, procedures and treatments.
  • Assist nurse with control and inventory of sharps, medical supplies and equipment as required by established policies.
  • Assist nurse with preparing and maintaining a variety of reports and logs, to include filing, alphabetizing and labeling.
  • Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly; utilize appropriate sanitation methods.
  • Assist medical personnel with retrieving/filing medical records.
  • Maintain absolute security and confidentiality of all medical records.
  • Assist with the inspection of the medical unit for items that could be used as contraband by inmates/residents; securely store supplies and equipment or ensure their safe disposal.
  • Assist in performing CPR
  • Facilitate, where applicable, NCCHC/ACA/JCAHO accreditation of the medical program by providing the required level of organizational efficiency and approved, appropriate medical services.
  • Escort inmates/residents or coordinate the movement of inmates/residents to and from different areas for medical treatment.
  • Reliably and repetitively identify inmates/residents by visual means.
  • Engage in functions in confined areas that include such things as working rotating shifts and physically checking the doors, windows and other areas to verify they are secure.
  • Be aware that verbal abuse may be present with the hostile views and opinions of inmates/residents and others encountered in an antagonistic environment.
  • Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.
  • Inspect unclothed inmates/residents with possible exposure to body fluids, wastes and possible encounter with deceased or contagious persons.
  • Endeavor to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards and/or contract.
  • Inspect the medical unit for items that could be used as contraband by inmate/residents; securely store or safely dispose of supplies and equipment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with others and handle difficult interpersonal contacts.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, promote communications and the proper flow of relevant information in the medical unit.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Review, process and respond (via corporate counsel) to lawsuits; attend court hearings, when necessary.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of medical and technical instructions in the form of handwritten text, correspondence, policies, regulations, procedures, reports, directions for forms completion and other simple or complex documents.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently to Clientinistration, staff, inmates/residents, visitors and the general public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment.
  • Operate a vehicle during both the day and night where driving conditions can include congested traffic and unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, rain, ice and snow.
  • Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress situations.
 
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent or greater. 
  • Must possess a current certification from an approved formal nursing assistant program or equivalent program with written consent from corporate Director, Health Services and be CPR certified. 
  • Must possess appropriate certification or licensing in the state where practice occurs.
  • A valid driver's license
 

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