Medical Assistant

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The individual who fills this position demonstrates that he or she is capable of carrying-out the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Review self-report Health Screens and sign when review complete; if Health Screen notes possible physical health concerns, complete full health assessment with consumer present.
  • Link to Primary Care Physician when necessary.
  • Assist and keep the assigned Psychiatrist informed of any changes or pertinent information they may need regarding consumer needs.
  • Monitor changes in physical health needs of consumer and coordinate with case manager and primary care physician as needed.
  • Communicate to Primary Care Physicians through the Coordination of Care Form and/or by telephone each consumer’s level of care, medication/changes, and any changes noted in physical health needs; document all communication in consumer chart.
  • Provide education and consultation to consumers and case managers about co-occurring health issues, medication and preventative health strategies.
  • Participate in the development of processes to promote integrated health care within a community-based mental health setting.
  • Maintain knowledge of prescription insurance coverage and, as needed, complete prior authorizations for certain medications for insurance companies and pharmacies.
  • Maintain relationship with pharmaceutical representatives to continue receiving sample medications.
  • Maintain record of all sample medications.  Do regular counts to ensure adequate supply and order more when supply runs low.
  • Provide sample medications to consumers with standing med orders when necessary.
  • Call in short-term supplies of medications to pharmacies when consumer has standing medication order and is due to run out prior to next appointment.
  • Link consumers with medication assistance programs as necessary for medications not covered by insurance or for consumers without insurance.  Maintain knowledge of assistance programs and continue to build knowledge in this area.
  • Educate consumers on their medications including desired effects and possible side effects. 
  • Give shots to consumers as needed and on schedule.
  • Maintain credentials and certifications as required by contract agency, and State of Michigan.
  • Adhere to recipient rights and confidentiality standards at all times.
  • Available for consultation by phone 24/7
  • Promote and restore patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members.
  • Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
  • Promote patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
  • Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.
  • Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintain continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential. title:nurse, registered
  • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Skills

  • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Team player

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Working telephone
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass all regulatory checks
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Medical Assistant Certification

To Submit Your Resume:

  • Click the following link Submit Resumé or
  • Fax to Human Resources at (810) 234-0941

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Job Location: 
Flint, Michigan