- Guyana / Trinidad and Tobago
Location: Midway Specialty Care Center-West Palm Beach and greater Palm Beach County
Reports to: Local Office Manager, Grants Administrator and Chief Development Officer
This is a hybrid position that combines the clinical role of a Medical Assistant with outreach and patient recruitment priorities as outlined in the End the HIV Epidemic (EHE) program at Midway-West Palm Beach, and as directed by the Florida Department of Health. Duties of this position include:
Outreach and Testing
• Set up weekly strategic testing events in non-clinical settings, including community events such as PRIDE celebrations, health fairs, homeless outreach events, and other non-traditional settings.
•Work schedule will adjust around sponsored events, requiring the potential for working on weekends and evenings. Will be required to drive distances to and from MSCC clinics and to and from sponsored events and potentially, on rare occasions, stay overnight in certain locations.
• Ensure that each outreach event will be properly supplied with testing materials, condoms, and information on PrEP.
• Maintain MOA/MOU’s with community partner testing sites.
• Document risk reduction counseling with patients as required by the EHE grant.
• Work with case manager to ensure patients are referred to and retained in PrEP care.
• Document all testing activity in accordance with Florida Department of Health testing guidelines and policies.
• Attend DOH and CDC recommended trainings, workshops, meetings, summits, and conferences as appropriate.
· Provides direct patient care under the supervision of a healthcare provider (i.e. physician, nurse practitioner and/or physician assistant) , evaluates outcomes, consults with other health team members as required.
· Ability to assist nursing and medical staff with routine examinations and patient treatments.
· Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
· Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
· Ability to position and prep patients for office procedures.
· Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.
· Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in patient education.
· Maintains infection prevention and control standards for exam/procedure rooms; cleans, disinfects, changes linen, etc.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is funded, in part, by external grants and is subject to reclassification or elimination upon any change in funding levels or conditions of award from the funding sponsor.
Existing Employees of Midway Specialty Care Center, Inc. who accept a position either fully or partially funded by a grant, hereby acknowledge that this position is subject to reclassification or elimination upon any change in funding levels or conditions of award from the funding sponsor. In the event of any reduction in grant funding, every effort will be made to retain our personnel, however there is no guarantee of maintaining the same salary.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour
Location: Midway Specialty Care Centers Tampa
Job Summary: Provides patient care in the office setting. Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and office policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about patient’s clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Provides direct patient care under the supervision of an RN/LPN/LVN and/or physician, evaluates outcomes, consults with other health team members as required.
Ability to assist nursing and medical staff with routine examinations and patient treatments.
Notifies appropriate licensed staff when patient complains of pain.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
Ability to position and prep patients for office procedures.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.
Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in patient education.
Maintains office instruments; knowledgeable of sterilization techniques and biological indicators for sterilization.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Answers telephone calls in a professional manner, directs calls appropriately; refers patient problems to office physician; schedules patient appointments.
Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of HIPPA regulations.
Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment.
Maintains a good working relationship with all staff members of the office.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situations.
Performs any and all other duties as assigned.
Meets dress code standards; appearance in neat and clean.
Completes annual educational requirement.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community.
Participates in the department’s continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the office.
· Successful completion of a Medical Assistant Program or six (6) month Nurse Aide Program.
· Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) preferred
· Completion of venipuncture class.
· Current BCLS certification.
· Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
· Additional languages preferred.
· Basic computer knowledge.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour