Upbring Careers

  • Medical Assistant

    Job ID
    2018-3236
    Location
    US-TX-Corpus Christi
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift/Hours
    1st Shift
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Medical Care Coordinator 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.

    Responsibilities

    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 with 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
    • Complete insurance forms and other paperwork as they relate 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
    • On-call services for medical emergencies and needs
    • 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 a 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

     

    •  High School diploma or GED equivalent
    • Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
    • 1-year medical setting experience
    • Must be at least 21 years of age
    • 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

    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • This position requires sitting and looking and using a computer for long periods of time
    • Position works in a child facility and has constant exposure to children
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

     

    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, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

     

    Agreement

    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. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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