Upbring Careers

Medical Assistant

Job ID
2017-2764
US-TX-Corpus Christi
Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift/Hours
Various
# of Openings Remaining
1

Overview

Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services. For more information, visit Upbring.org.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Medical Care Coordinator or Clinical Director the Medical Assistant is responsible for providing medical care and treatment to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC), such as administering immunizations, ordering medication, conducting medical assessments and diagnostic testing, and medical treatment as prescribed by a licensed medical or clinical professional in accordance to Agency policies, licensing and funding standards, and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.

 

Essential duties

  • Conduct routine health screenings and perform basic health assessment; assess each UAC’s unique medical needs and ensure they are properly met in a timely manner; report routine medical needs to the Medical Care Coordinator or Clinical Director per Agency policy and licensing standards
  • Administer medication and treatment to UAC as prescribed or as needed in accordance to licensing standards; coordinate medical appointments and follow through on medications and treatment as prescribed; coordinate and oversee the prescribed nutritional needs and diet and fluid intake for UAC as prescribed
  • Keep medication files and maintain inventory of all prescribed medications; order medication and supplies as needed
  • Assist with the assessment, development, and evaluation of a UAC individualized service plan based on UAC medical needs and condition; use care plans as a basis for providing therapeutic care to UAC
  • Monitor UAC response to treatment plans and identify adverse medication interactions and notify Medical Care Coordinator or Clinical Director as deemed appropriate
  • Create, update, and maintain accurate and up-to-date UAC case files and records with information pertaining to nursing care, child’s medical history, treatment plans, and observations; chart all pertinent information in the UAC case files/records in accordance to Agency policy and licensing standards
  • Work closely with clinical and program team to admit, transfer, and discharge UAC as directed
  • Support and enforce infection-control policies and procedures
  • Use assessment information and UAC care during the shift to develop a care plan that accurately communicates the required and needed information for incoming shift to properly and adequately care for the UAC
  • Respond to all crisis situations in a timely manner; ensure all internal and external parties are properly notified in a timely manner; report incidents according to licensing standards
  • Assist with the safe and physical evacuation of UAC during an emergency situation or natural disaster
  • Provide on-call services when needed
  • Complete insurance forms and other paperwork as relates to treatment plans, placement and discharge summaries, and administration of medication
  • Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as requested and to remain in compliance with licensing and funding standards
  • Plan, schedule, and facilitate trainings for staff, such as blood borne pathogens, CPR and First Aid
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

 

Working Relationships

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with management, staff, UAC, families and sponsors, community partners, and professional service providers.
  • Work closely with the Clinical Director and staff to ensure UAC are receiving the highest quality of care and the program is operating efficiently and effectively and is meeting the goals and objectives of the program and the needs of the UAC.
  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • 1 year experience
  • Ability to maintain a professional approach and build a rapport and trust with residents and their families
  • Consistently follows established standards, policies, and procedures in providing nursing care
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to document and maintain accurate resident files/records
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and people skills; ability to work and interact with diverse groups of people and handle stressful and emotional situations
  • Strong relationship management skills with the ability to work with a team in a collaborative manner
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to pay very close attention to details and meet deadlines
  • Ability to resolve conflict and respond to resident issues with professionalism, tact, and empathy
  • Proficient in use of personal computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, and information systems used to document and record resident information
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish based on service area and service population)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years CMA experience
  • Experience working with pediatrics and adolescents, highly preferred

 

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. This position will require continuous viewing of a computer screen, sitting and standing for long periods of time and frequent walking. It will require the ability to safely perform movements, such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to 50lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations.

 

The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.

 

 

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