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Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (DH5414) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will provide services in the Community Health Center as assigned.  The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Mobile Health Program Director and the Outpatient Department (OPD) Medical Director.  The incumbent will perform a broad range of administrative and clinical duties to facilitate the work of the Mobile Health Program provider.

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

Notwithstanding the ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS outlined below, the Scope of Practice for Certified Medical Assistants is specified by the Arizona Revised Statutes and the Arizona Medical Board. A copy of the documents that describe this Scope of Practice are attached and incorporated into this Position Description as a reference for Certified Medical Assistants, as well as for Licensed Independent Practitioners (“LIPs”) for guidance in supervision of Certified Medical Assistants and provision of clinical and administrative services by CMAs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks; communicates with registration staff to check in patients, assists in obtaining patient histories, takes vital signs, prepares records and assists with medical examinations.  Responsible for obtaining and recording patient information as assigned per policy (i.e., vital signs, height, weight, etc.).
  2. Provides care to assigned patients under the direction of a LIP in accordance with established policy.  Provides basic care to patients with a variety of conditions, illnesses and/or injuries (i.e. apply and remove dressings, slings, braces, apply heat and cold packs; assist patient in ambulation, transferring, positioning, etc.). 
  3. Assist the LIP in examination of patients by explaining procedures, positioning, draping and assembling instruments and supplies. 
  4. Performs the following procedures, after approved specific formal training and completion of required competencies.  Any required specific training and competency testing required for the procedures in an ambulatory setting will be completed in addition to standard outpatient service training:
  • a. Performs waived testing (e.g., glucometer testing, rapid strep testing and colorimetric urinalysis) and records the results in compliance with regulations/standards.  Complies with the laboratory requirements (i.e., CLIA, Joint Commission) for quality control of waived testing for accuracy and record keeping. 
  • b. Obtains bacteriologic specimens such as clean-catch urine specimens and topical cultures. 
  • c. Performs less complex dressings and treatments without assistance.  Prepare and administer medication as directed by the LIP.  Administer injections – IM (intermuscular), SQ (Subcutaneous), and ID (Intradermal).

5.Instruct patients in proper collection of urine samples.  Prepares samples for analysis (e.g., labels specimen tubes). 

6. Double checks and routes requisition forms to consultative services; dietary, laboratory and radiology.

7. Shares the responsibility for reporting observations by observing the patient’s conditions and reactions, and by keeping the provider informed of changes in clinical condition.

8. Works with Referral Coordinator to schedule and monitor patient appointments; may coordinate routine office like activities and administrative functions. Shares the responsibility of maintenance of clinical records.  Utilize established software to data enter immunizations, follow-up on laboratory and radiological exams, or other computer functions as required by mobile clinical services or outpatient department.

9. Educates and advises patients on specified medical issues within established parameters.  Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods. 

10. Maintains a courteous and professional manner in contact with patients, family, and other clients.  Assists in answering telephones and supplying routine information per policy.

11. Performs general non-direct patient care duties at the site-based clinics including cleaning, arranging, and restocking supply cabinets from supplies; cleaning and sorting supplies, instruments and equipment; calling attention to deficiencies in supplies and equipment; cleaning refrigerators and assisting with maintenance of temperature logs; and maintains a clean and safe patient environment.

12. Educates and understands the components of UDS Clinical Measure guidelines.

13. Proactively participates in performance improvement activities and data management responsibilities.  Fosters a collaborative environment, using a team approach to share ideas and to promote safe, patient centered care.

14. May be required to work additional hours to maintain patient care.  Floats to other clinics to meet patient care needs during staffing shortages.

15. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.

16. Ensure proper PPE is always worn while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield. 

17. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)

18. Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.

19. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

This position has a very high impact on the quality of treatment of patients.  Inaccurate procedures result in risk management intervention.

Physical:

Work requires continuous   sitting, standing, walking, bending climbing, kneeling, crouching, twisting, reaching, maintaining balance and driving.  Must be able to continuously lift to 34 lbs. and occasionally up to 50 lbs. Must be able to push and pull continually up to 34lbs and occasionally over 100 lbs. Must have the ability of continuous simple grasping of hands, fine manipulation of hands and continuous use of key boards as well as frequent firm grasping of hands. The sensory requirements for this position are near vision, color vision, far vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech, hearing overhead pages and being able to use the telephone. Applicant must also accept a flexible schedule to meet unit needs.

Mental:

This position requires the ability to cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way, manage altercations, concentrate, handle high degree of flexibility, handle multiple priorities in stressful situations, work alone, demonstrate high degree of patience, adapt to shift work, and work in areas that are close and crowded.

Environmental:

Working in this position, you may be exposed to infectious diseases, dust, fumes, gases, extremes in temperature or humidity, hazardous or moving equipment, and loud noises. Typical environmental noise level is moderate.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED

Certification:

CMA:

  • Must be a certified or registered Medical Assistant from one of the following accrediting bodies: American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), American Medical Technologists (AMT), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or National Health career Association (NHA)
  • Approved medical assistance training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES); a medical assisting program accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the USD of Education

LPN:

  • A valid, current, full, and unrestricted License to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in any state of the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
  • LPN program training or equivalent clinical training
  • Both an LPN or CMA must have and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by the American Heart Association

Experience:

CMA: 

  • Demonstrated satisfactory performance during clinical experiences as a part of an accredited program as evidenced by positive references from clinical instructors

LPN: 

  • Two (2) years of acute care nursing experience

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.  All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Positive working relationships with others
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of ethics complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively; develop well written reports and letters
  • Excellent customer service skills and telephone etiquette
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to act calmly and effectively in a busy or stressful situation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite applications and EHR system.
 
Close Date 7/24/2021  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 6/25/2021  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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