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Health Assistant

Charles Drew Health Center Omaha, NE
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Position Description

Position Title: Health Assistant

Department: Clinical

Supervisor: Associate Director of Nursing

Directs: An integral part of the healthcare team, assisting in multi-skilled professional patient care management of

CDHC patients throughout all life cycles.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range:

Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. (CDHC) strives to pay its workforce at the midlevel or 50% of the industry and market baseline salary

range. For new hires, we offer pay at less than the 50% mark to allow for growth. CDHC offers a generous employee benefit package. The

combination of the pay and benefits results in a total compensation package in the 70% of the competitive salary range.

Charles Drew Health Center Expectations of all Employees:

  • Adheres to all CDHC’s Policies and Procedures
  • Conducts self in a manner that represents CDHC’s core values at all times
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
  • Communicates regularly with her/his immediate supervisor about Departmental and CDHC concerns
  • Consistently reports to work prepared to perform the duties of the position
  • Meets productivity/performance standards and performs duties as workload necessitates

POSITION SUMMARY

The Health Assistant (HA) works as part of the medical office team performing clinical and clerical duties necessary in a manner that best fits the needs and wants of the community we desire to serve. The HA will be an integral part of the team in delivering primary healthcare that is relevant, sensitive and responsive to the needs and wants of our diverse patient population, taking into consideration cultural, religious, sexual orientation, language, age and the developmental stage of the patient. Duties include preparing patient for visit, gathering and documenting information, assisting providers with procedures, performing in-house labs/procedures, prepping charts, answering phones, making appointments and assisting with registration, as needed. Health Assistants with a current Medication Aide Certification may administer medications and vaccines under the supervision of the provider and clinic nursing staff. The HA will promote a friendly environment by creating an atmosphere in which our patients feel safe, secure and empowered in the decision making processes concerning their health care.

Be an asset to the team in providing high-quality, comprehensive, and confidential health care.

POSITION-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists the provider by facilitating patient information flow through numerous phases of the patient visit.
  • Reviews schedule every day and prepares EHR and supplies to promote and maintain smooth patient flow throughout the clinic visit.
  • Greets and escorts patient and family to exam room in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Obtains purpose of visit, vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and measurements) and documents information accurately and timely into the EHR.
  • Informs the provider of abnormal readings or significant deviations from prior visits, if appropriate.
  • Prepares patients for physical exams.
  • Performs routine procedures per Provider’s order (EKG, PPD readings, ear lavage, peak flow, vision screening, etc.).
  • Assists Providers with routine and complex procedures (pap smears, IUD placements, colposcopy and other minor surgeries).
  • Prepares specimens for processing and performs in-house Clia-waived tests and other laboratory procedures required per patient visit

(lead, hgb, strep, pregnancy test, cultures, A1c, etc.). Note: If the HA does not have a phlebotomy certificate, he/she will not be assigned to cover the lab.

  • Health Assistants with a current medication aide certificate will administer medications and vaccines under direct supervision of a

RN or Provider.

  • Cleans exam rooms after each patient visit.
  • Assist with scheduling of F/U procedures or necessary referrals.
  • Inventories and stocks supplies and equipment for exam rooms utilizing cost effective measures and techniques.
  • Provides patients and families thorough education regarding preparation for procedure and post procedure needs.
  • Alerts ADON and/or DON to patient flow problems.
  • Maintains patient care equipment and notifies supervisor of repair requirements.
  • Performs all duties in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
  • Assists with training of new clinic staff and in competency assessments.
  • Other duties as assigned

Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/27/17 MAM

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • A philosophy of collaboration and teamwork.
  • Maintains professional appearance and attire.
  • Regular and punctual attendance at assigned location(s).
  • Demonstrates a continuous commitment to customer service by maintaining a positive attitude, desire to learn and do the best job possible, empathy, self-awareness and integrity.
  • Serves as a role model in adhering to all pertinent policies and procedures.
  • A mission-driven individual who can embrace and commit to Mission and Core Values; articulate about stewardship.
  • A self-starter, results-oriented personality. Consistently follows through with commitments and is timely in meeting deadlines and accomplishing job functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to adapt to the complex behaviors or attitudes that may be seen in our patient population.
  • The ability to relate well to a wide variety of individuals. Comfortable discussing the multitude of issues facing our diverse population.
  • Basic medical knowledge and terminology.
  • Generates innovative ideas and alternatives to work assignments. Demonstrates ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing work conditions and/or project assignments.
  • An appreciation of the importance of the clinical team, and what nursing, patient care departments and operations brings to the patient care endeavor, and the strength of that clinical partnership.
  • Flexibility to adapt to the growing needs of community (changing clinic hours, outreach in the community).
  • A sense of humor and the ability to develop a strong rapport and connection with a diverse community, gaining their trust and respect to establish a positive working relationship.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • CPR/BLS required
  • Certified Nurse Aide, required
  • Medication Aide Certification required within 3 months of employment.
  • Phlebotomy Certificate, preferred
  • One to three years of related health assistance experience preferred. Previous work in a community health center is also preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office – particularly Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with an Electronic Practice Management (EPM) and/ or Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal, as well as, exhibiting strong organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Hearing - must be able to respond to telephone calls and face to face interactions. Near vision - to type on computer.
  • Hours of Work: Monday-Friday 8-7:00, Saturday 9-12:00 Expect to work 40 hours a week. Over-time is not encouraged.
  • Travel: Some travel may be required, when participating in outreach events or floating to another clinic site.
  • Exposure: The exposure characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. For example, while performing the essential functions of this job, the employee (Frequency) is exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. Additionally, the employee may (Frequency) be exposed to bloodborne and other hazardous chemicals. Finally, the noise level in the work environment can (Frequency) is quite loud. In all cases personal protective equipment will be provided to the employee in combination with adequate ventilation and other engineering controls to minimize the risk of exposure or other hazardous occurrence.
  • Physical: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with special challenges to perform these essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $13.00 per hour

Benefits:

 

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

 

Physical Setting:

 

  • Clinic

 

Schedule:

 

  • Monday to Friday

 

Experience:

 

  • health assistance: 1 year (Preferred)

 

License/Certification:

 

  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • CNA (Preferred)

 

Work Location: One location

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providedProvided by company
Full-time Employee
Date Posted June 10, 2022
Date Closes July 10, 2022
Start Date Immediately
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 31-1014.00 Nursing Assistants
Zipcode 68111
Name Kyle Torczon
Phone (402) 810-9822

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Doctor (On-site)
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

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