We are seeking a Medical Assistant to join our Nursing team. The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting nursing staff in providing patient care in the most efficient, effective and safe manner and ensures that all work performance conforms to established policies and procedures.
- Regularly shares observations regarding specific patient behaviors, background and other relevant factors.
- Maintains an orderly and therapeutic environment for patients.
- Communicates important clinical information verbally and/or in logs for the next shift.
- Possesses basic knowledge of addiction concepts and effects of alcohol and drugs on adults.
- Handles confidential information in a professional manner.
- Seeks out supervision and/or notifies supervisory staff when unusual situations arise beyond scope of expertise.
- Sets up charts for new admissions and maintains proper documentation.
- Assists nurse, when necessary, with treatment planning input, continuing care plan input, contact with referral sources, halfway/recovery houses, coordination of outside appointments and transportation.
- Performs and/or assists with search of belongings and properly ensures proper inventory; removes contraband properly and performs necessary documentation.
- Properly and correctly takes and routes phone messages; answers phones promptly and courteously; provides clear, correct information to callers, visitors and coworkers.
- Performs ancillary functions that are consistent with maintaining facility operations. This includes communicating patient movement with the admission department, maintaining census and other logs and completing any paperwork required.
- Completes inventory duties, including restocking forms and handouts related to patient education, orientation and other programs.
- Performs clinical functions within scope of expertise. This includes vital signs, detox assessments (CINA/CIWA scales), assisting in pre-certifications and transcribing orders.
- Assists the nurse with other duties as requested.
- High School Diploma or its equivalent.
- Candidate must have experience as a Certified Medical Assistant or Nursing Student
- Phlebotomy Certification required.
- Previous experience in a healthcare setting and providing direct care/services to patients, preferably in a drug and alcohol treatment setting.
- Ability to build rapport with patients.
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Livengrin FoundationLivengrin Foundation is a highly respected Bucks County, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit provider of addiction treatment services, with a 119-bed residential facility and 5 outpatient sites throughout the region. More than 100,000 people have come through the doors of Livengrin to begin a journey to recovery. The Foundation’s mission is to make sustainable recovery possible through professional, accessible and successful treatment options.