Medical Assistant

Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Posted Date 4 days ago(11/20/2020 10:15 AM)
Job ID
2020-1467
# of Openings
1
Category
Health Care

Overview

Serve as support for the Public Health Nursing Program at JHHS. The community health nurse will delegate tasks. Duties will include education and outreach, conducting community assessments, immunizations, home visits to members with chronic diseases, and school health.

Responsibilities

  • Provide clinical support services under the direction of Supervisory Public Health Nurse (PHN) to provide case management and/or nursing services to the Jemez Pueblo community.
  • Assist with the interventions outlined in the client/patient plan of care under the supervision of the PHN.
  • Serve as a patient navigator to assist community members in navigating the health care system in Jemez Pueblo and the surrounding communities.
  • Provide informal counseling and social support for patients in the Jemez Health and Human Services system by placing emphasis on patients’ early identification and response to health care risks and symptoms.
  • Provide culturally appropriate health education individuals, groups and families in support of Public Health Program initiatives.
  • Advocate for individual and community needs by serving as the primary advocate to assure continuity throughout acute episodes of care and the discharge process.
  • Building individual and community capacity in relation to the Public Health Nursing program goals and objectives.
  • Provide basic screening services on an individual basis and during community events.
  • Provides a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, respect and sensitivity toward patient, coworkers and all tribal employees.
  • Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that includes the patient, family, caregivers and health care providers as members of a multidisciplinary transitional team under the direction of the Supervisory PHN.
  • Under the supervision of the PHN, assesses the need for nursing services in the local schools.
  • Serves as a school health assistant for the Pueblo of Jemez local schools. Provide basic nursing services at the schools under close supervision of the PHN.
  • Coordinates health education in the schools that includes the use of other public health staff.
  • Participates in health fairs and other community events to present information on chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Provides transportation for client health care follow-up services according to JHHS transportation policy.
  • Participates in immunization clinics in the schools, clinic and other venues.
  • Uses appropriate components of RPMS to record and track patient interactions.
  • Documents all patient care in the Electronic health record for each patient interaction.
  • Submits reports as requested and maintains appropriate records as required by the program manager.
  • Performs duties in accordance with JHHS policies and procedures, requirements described in funding documents, standing physician orders and appropriate standards of care.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, meetings, trainings and workshops.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient information at all times.
  • Performs other duties that may be necessary or in the best interest of the Jemez HHS Department.

 

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

Education and Experience:

High school diploma and certification in Medical Assisting. Towa speaker preferred. Position is subject to motor vehicle background check and criminal background. Valid driver license required. Must have own transportation.

 

 

 

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Established relationship with community being served
  • Desire to help and advocate for the community
  • Committed and dedicated
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to perform patient care assessments, screening for blood pressure, blood glucose, height and weights, pulse and respirations
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials
  • Skills in the use of computers and related software applications
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of constituencies in a diverse community.

 

MEDIA SPECIALIST

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • Medical Assistant Certification

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in over the telephone and in person.    

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

  • Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

 

 

  • New employees are required to submit to a background investigation. Employment is contingent upon passing the background investigation.

 

 

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