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Clinical Assistant: Medical Assistant  

Location Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Description

Position Summary:



Under direct supervision plans, implements and completes assigned administrative and clinical projects. Performs duties including composing sensitive correspondences, proof reading and editing materials for accuracy and gathers patient data. Performs general office duties including but not limited to the following tasks word processing, photocopies, files, shreds, sorts/distributes mail, provides reception and telephone services. The Clinical Assistant will maintain department specific files that may be sensitive in nature. Will provide clinical support to medical staff, including but not limited to: prescription refills, taking vital signs, recording medical history, etc. The Clinical Assistant must demonstrate excellent customer service and have enthusiasm about the program and the Pine Rest organization.



Principal Duties and Responsibilities:




  • Offers or delegates administrative support including but not limited to the following tasks: greeting, answering questions based on knowledge, scanning and copying, letters of correspondence, monitoring psychiatry staff schedules (i.e. referral scheduling, maintaining of cancellation list and coordinating model of care appointments), and front desk duties (i.e. check in/out of patients, answering and triaging patient phone calls, and opening/closing responsibilities).

  • Enters person's served data as needed.

  • Check vitals on all incoming psychiatry person's served.

  • Prepare medication refill requests (within 24 hours of receiving). Verify pharmacy information, last visit, last fill, insurance, pick up or mail etc.

  • Monitor requested lab orders per Program guidelines.

  • Manage sample medications. Weekly verification of supply and check for expiration dates. Dispose of any expired medication per Program guidelines.

  • Manage psychiatric Alternate Alerts. Prepare any refill requests sent directly from the pharmacy.

  • May handle high-level information for internal and external customers.

  • Responsible to create a customer-friendly environment and provide a high level of customer service to all persons' served and their families.

  • Support and promote a recovery focused environment and person-centered approach within the program.

  • Must maintain annual training and demonstrate competency in the required programmatic training.

  • Performs other duties or functions as assigned.



Supervisory Responsibilities:




  • None


 
Position Requirements

Required/Desired Qualifications:

 

Education, Training, and Experience for a Medical Assistant:

  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible support services work preferred.
  • Position requires individual to be a registered or certified Medical Assistant. Ongoing CEU credit requirements must be met yearly.
  • Or, position may require individual to be a registered or certified LPN. Ongoing CEU credit requirements must be met yearly.

 

Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Ability to provide care/service within the scope of: Holding a conviction to express Christ’s love and compassion to recipients of services, coworkers, and surrounding communities through integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, and professional excellence.
  • Ability to provide cultural competent care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting.
  • A high level of decision-making in order to find solutions to technical problems, to explain & enforce procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills are needed due to frequent exposure to internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational and detail skills are required to prioritize variety of job tasks and functions.
  • Proficiency of electronic systems is required to perform tasks using data and/or ability to learn system with ease.
  • Flexible schedule to work both day and evening is preferred.
  • Analytical skills necessary in order to collect, analyze and interpret complex patient data, to determine importance of information collected and the ability provide this data to providers and other team members as necessary. 
  • The candidate may be required to have a valid Michigan driver’s license and ability access to access Pine Rest Transportation Vehicles for the performance of job duties. 
 
About the Organization Pine Rest is a nonprofit, free standing, behavioral health system founded in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This comprehensive behavioral health center, coupled with the Pine Rest network of 19 outpatient clinics and satellite offices in Michigan and Iowa, provide individualized and group therapy for people of all ages and all levels of need. Pine Rest clinicians offer therapeutic services in behavioral health for people of all ages and all levels of need across the continuum of care within a Christian framework.

Pine Rest has a 200-bed inpatient hospital program with a 36-bed child and adolescent inpatient and a large partial hospital program for adolescents. Additionally, Pine Rest has many inpatient services for adults, including: a 28-bed psychiatric-medical unit in an acute care hospital, four 22-bed adult inpatient units each designed for a different level of acuity, a 22-bed co-occurring substance use disorder adult inpatient unit, a large adult partial hospital program, and a 26-bed older adult inpatient unit.

The Pine Rest Community and Residential Services Division also provides a wide array of services. With over 220 residential beds across a variety of programs, including treatment for substance use disorders, homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disorders, adults with mental illness, and a program for youth aged 11-18 with extensive trauma histories focusing on trauma treatment and life skills programming.

Other campus based services include a forensic psychiatry clinic, a psychological consultation testing center, an attention deficit disorders clinic, an autism spectrum disorders clinic, and a large neuromodulation clinic which provides TMS and ECT services.

The medical staff includes over 70 psychiatrists and other MDs/DOs, more than 120 fully licensed psychologists, more than 250 licensed masters-level social workers, and 30 PAs/NPs.


Pine Rest is an EOE  
Number of Openings 2  
EOE Statement Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with the following:

RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN
Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

PAY SECRECY
Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified individuals with disabilities
from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship to the employer. Section 503 also requires that Federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level.

PROTECTED VETERANS
The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, prohibits
employment discrimination against, and requires affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance in
employment, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (i.e., within three years of discharge or release from active duty), active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.
 
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