Health Unit Medical Assistant
Washington County, MN - Stillwater, MN

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : High school diploma (or equivalent)
AND TWO years of progressively responsible experience in a health care environment
AND Completion of a Medical Assistant or Health Unit Coordinator program DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE : Data entry Maintaining databases Purchasing medical/office supplies Maintaining inventory Medical billing Scheduling medical appointments Obtaining patient health insurance information Electronic medical records Phlebotomy Vital signs Medical dictation/transcription SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

RESPONSIBILITIES : Provide patient care support for the Jail Medical Unit such as performing vital signs, and phlebotomies. Maintain patient private and confidential health information according to federal, state and county regulations and rules. Provide office administrative support such as transcription, billing and managing inventory. Perform document processing and proofread documents for quality and accuracy. Serve as the system administrator for the electronic health record system and provide technical assistance to the correctional health nursing staff.

HOURS / DAYS : 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs. ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE : $17.97 - $21.29/hour

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
This is work of a specialized nature involving the application of specialized knowledge and skills in the procedures, tasks, records and regulations in the correctional health clinic environment. Work involves responsibility for the performance of complex processes, which requires judgment based on knowledge and skills gained through experience. Persons in this classification provide program and administrative support to several professional staff by assisting with planning and developing work methods; managing patient records; maintaining an inventory of medical and office supplies; obtaining patients’ vital signs and medical information; providing program information and resource materials; scheduling patient appointments; compiling reports; processing billings; and performing document processing and management. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and interpretation and is performed under general supervision of the Correctional Health Nursing Supervisor, in collaboration with the Administrative Support Manager, for periodic review of accuracy and adherence to standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent and two years progressively responsible experience in a health care environment; and completion of a Medical Assistant or Health Unit Coordinator program required. Experience in office administrative functions, electronic medical records, phlebotomy, vital signs, and medical dictation are desired.

CONDITIONS OF OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT: Must successfully pass a Sheriff’s background verification; tuberculosis screen and receive a favorable response to Sexual Exploitation inquiries.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Considerable knowledge of and proficient use of medical terminology; considerable knowledge of health care policies, data privacy requirements, regulations, statutes, procedures, and practices; advanced knowledge of computer and health record systems, especially Microsoft Word and Access; and knowledge of community resources and programs.
ABILITY TO: Make work decisions in accordance with the laws and policies; maintain and revise office and patient records to control their use and presentation; communicate and work effectively with health care providers, patients and county staff; conduct research, analyze and solve problems; demonstrate good detail orientation, logical thinking and prioritization skills; use a personal computer and related applications; ability to compose correspondence requiring the application of knowledge of methods, procedures, policies and other information; perform complex computations accurately and rapidly; and report to work on a regular and timely basis.
SKILL IN: Performing phlebotomies and taking vital signs; use of medical equipment, office equipment, software programs and technology used in the health care environment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Provide patient care support for the Jail Medical Unit; clean and sterilize medical and dental equipment, perform phlebotomy and prepare specimens for testing, etc. Interact with correctional staff and patients in the jail for the purposes of obtaining and sharing information that assists in patient care management.
2. Maintain patient private and confidential health information according to federal, state and county regulations and rules.
3. Maintain inventory and usage records of office and medical supplies (forms, medical equipment, computer equipment, sharps, vaccines, insulin, etc.); assure accuracy by researching and resolving errors; and monitor operation of the refrigeration units.
4. Provide program and office administrative support to the Jail Medical Unit (record and transcribe meeting minutes and clinical dictation; sort and distribute mail, schedule medical appointments, obtain patient health insurance, arrange meeting rooms and equipment such as computers, projectors, teleconferencing equipment, etc.)
5. Assist with planning, developing and implementing work methods and processes to support program and technology activities in the Jail Medical Unit.
6. Perform document processing (reports, summaries, dictation, release of information forms, correspondence) and proofread documents for quality and accuracy.
7. Perform data entry, maintain data bases; and ensure integrity of program statistical information and patient summary data.
8. Serve as the system administrator for the electronic health record system and provide technical assistance to the correctional health nursing staff.
9. Performs public health emergency response functions as trained and assigned within the department’s emergency response plan.
10. Participate in quality improvement projects related to processes within the Jail Medical Unit setting.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (1 - 10)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in the secured Jail Medical Unit of the Law Enforcement Center. Lifting requirement is up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Limited exposure to odors, dusts, hazardous materials such as chemicals, blood and other body fluids, and hazardous waste. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines, hand-held radio, camera, intercom, medication charts, lancets, glucometer, vital signs machine and wheelchair. Additional physical/mental requirements that occur may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position’s essential functions.

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Correctional Health Nursing Supervisor
This description is intended to describe the kinds of task and levels of work difficulty being performed by employees assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties required of personnel so classified.

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