ASST MEDICAL
UNM Hospitals - Albuquerque, NM

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  • Will cover evening Rheumatology and other specialty clinics. Weekdays, 11:30am - 8:00pm. *
Perform a variety of front and back office clerical duties in support of assigned area to include but not limited to collecting patient data, obtaining patient medical history; performing treatment procedures, preparing instruments for sterilization; maintaining a sanitary work area; coordinating and scheduling appointments and verifying medical coverage. May perform a variety of clerical duties to include basic cashiering duties. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Accountability:
PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME - Adhere to and promote the core expectations of the Patient Centered Medical Home

PATIENT CARE - Assist in preparation of patient care to include the admission, transfer and discharge process; phone in prescriptions; assist the provider with a variety of treatment procedures as requested to include setting up sterile fields and chaperoning

PATIENT CARE - Perform routine non-invasive treatment procedures to include saturation, administration and urine dipstix; may perform invasive procedures to include but not limited to phlebotomy, ear irrigation, catheterization, and EKG's

MEDICATION - Administer medication, including Parenteral (IM, SQ, ID); Oral Drops, Eye Drops, and Oral via Seven Rights; document and communicate clinical findings (After completion of UNMH MA Medication Administration course)

PATIENT CARE - Perform basic patient initial screening; intakes and records vital signs; records chief complaints; patient data collection; report any changes in condition or behavior of patients to appropriate personnel

DATA - Enter various data into computer and forms; verify data, make corrections and ensure accuracy; schedule patient appointments; answer and direct phone calls as requested; take and relay messages to providers

CASHIER - Perform basic cashiering duties; collect monies for various activities; close and balance cash register

ENVIRONMENT - Maintain a sanitary work area to include patient care rooms, equipment and instruments; report equipment problems; order and stock supplies; maintain appropriate PAR levels

CUSTOMER SERVICE - Provide and ensure quality service and customer satisfaction

RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Education Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent

MA program graduate or 2 yrs MA experience on DD Form 214

UNMH Medication Administration Course completion within 90 days of position

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Spanish

Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

1 year directly related experience

Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Testing Requirements:
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hzard: To chemls, biohazd mat req caut-may req PE

Limited access to med rm. Med Admin Policy, Att A

May be required or is required to rotate work shifts

May be required to travel to various work sites

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