St. Mary's Good Samaritan Medical Assistant/LPN/Paramedic - Pediatrics in Madison, Wisconsin

Description

Medical Assistant Role Purpose:

The Medical Assistant, under the direction of the physician or other designated licensed staff, provides routine patient care in an ambulatory setting. The Medical Assistant is able to work as part of a team and perform both clinical and administrative duties. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination/procedure, sterilization of medical instruments and administering medications as directed by provider or designee. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records and filling out insurance forms/paperwork.

LPN Role Purpose:

The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing patient care in an ambulatory setting. The LPN duties may include: taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, obtaining preliminary visit information, preparing patients for examination procedure, sterilization of medical instruments, administering medications and screening telephone calls related to patient care using set protocols and standing orders as resources and consulting with a RN or medical provider for situations outside of established protocols. The LPN may also act as a scribe by documenting (on behalf of the provider) all clinically relevant interaction and dialogue during the course of the patient visit.

Paramedic Role Purpose:

The Paramedic is responsible for performing procedures, administering medications, and assisting the physician with total patient care in an ambulatory setting within the scope of the paramedic’s practice. The Paramedic duties may include: taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, obtaining preliminary visit information, preparing patients for examination procedure, sterilization of medical instruments, administering medications and screening telephone calls related to patient care using set protocols and standing orders as resources and consulting with a RN or medical provider for situations outside of established protocols. The Paramedic may also act as a scribe by documenting (on behalf of the provider) all clinically relevant interaction and dialogue during the course of the patient visit.

Dean Clinic offers a one time sign on bonus of $2500.00 to part time and full time Medical Assistant, LPN and Paramedic new hires.

Responsibilities:

  1. Manages patient flow and performs patient rooming standards.

  2. Assists medical providers and nurses in the examination and treatment of patients; assists with patient flow in department.

  3. Demonstrates and understands sterile and aseptic techniques. Uses appropriate techniques in setting up or assisting with procedure.

  4. Completes Laboratory and Medical Imaging requisitions, assists in the scheduling of procedures.

  5. Assists medical provider with processing of diagnostic results.

  6. Transports patients to other departments and acts as courier for specimens, x-rays, and/or medical records.

  7. Administers medications by all routes excluding intravenous infusion. Demonstrates and understands administration techniques, recognizes and reports effects and side effects of medication, and instructs patient appropriately.

  8. Collects and records accurate telephone information and relays it to medical provider or nurse in a timely manner.

  9. Cleans, prepares, and autoclaves equipment and instruments in preparation for sterilizations per infection control policies and procedures.

  10. Provides patient education only under the direction of medical provider or nurse.

  11. Performs delegated MD/Nursing acts commensurate with education, training, competency and experience.

  12. Depending upon location and/or department may be responsible for performing the following responsibilities:

a. Basic computer scheduling, rescheduling, canceling and coordination of appointments.

b. Auditing of charge tickets for 24 hour turnover and manages nursing work ques by providing procedure and diagnosis codes.

c. May act as a scribe by documenting (on behalf of the provider) all clinically relevant interaction and dialogue during the course of the patient visit. This will include: documenting history and exam, entering diagnoses, orders (medications, labs, imaging, consults, etc.), diagnoses, E&M;, follow up and patient instructions. The CMA/RMA will then review instructions and goals and print the visit summary for the patient.

  1. Assists in emergency situations.

  2. Cross train and staff other departments as needed.

  3. Participates in site process improvement teams.

  4. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Medical Assistant Required:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Graduation from an approved school of Medical Assisting.

  3. Must receive credential as a Medical Assistant within one year of start date. Acceptable credential includes Registered Medical Assistant (RMA, through the AMT organization only) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

  4. Must complete and pass the Proficiency Assessment delivered at the conclusion of the onboarding program.

  5. Pleasant, outgoing personality.

  6. Good communication and organization skills.

Preferred:

  1. Previous healthcare experience.

LPN Required:

  1. State Licensure or eligible for State Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  2. Must complete and pass the Proficiency Assessment delivered at the conclusion of the onboarding program.

  3. Pleasant, outgoing personality

  4. Good communication and organizational skills

Preferred:

  1. Experience with an electronic medical record (i.e., Epic)

  2. Relevant clinical experience.

Paramedic Required:

  1. State licensure or eligible for State licensure as a Paramedic. If not licensed, must obtain licensure within 6 months.

  2. Must complete and pass the Proficiency Assessment delivered at the conclusion of the onboarding program.

Preferred:

  1. Experience with an electronic medical record (i.e., Epic)

  2. Relevant experience

Essential Physical Functions:

The physical demands 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.

  1. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods and to move quickly between tasks.

  2. Ability to hear and converse on the phone and in person.

  3. Ability to see fine print and to use the computer.

  4. Ability to perform fine motor tasks, such as when working with instruments, taking blood pressures and performing other patient care tasks, writing, computer or phone tasks.

  5. Ability to safely lift up to 20 pounds and to push/pull up to 100 pounds when working with equipment, pushing wheelchairs or assisting with patient handling tasks.

  6. Ability to bend/twist and crouch when performing various job tasks.

  7. Ability to work with and to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when working with blood borne pathogens or other chemicals.

  8. Depending on location assigned, may need to be able to safely drive a person vehicle on a weekly or daily basis.

  9. Ability to wear a respirator/mask.

About SSM Health Dean Clinic –

Based in Madison, Wis., Dean Clinic consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin. Our more than 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics as well as eye care through our Davis Duehr Dean locations. Dean Clinic also offers urgent care services and operates outpatient surgery centers. Dean Clinic joined SSM Health in 2013.

Organization: SSM Health Dean Medical Group

Primary Location: Wisconsin-Madison-SSM Health Dean Medical Group West

Job: Nursing

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: 17010804