Are you currently a Certified Nursing Assistant looking to advance your career to become a Medical Assistant? At Children's Hospital & Medical Center, our Pediatric Specialty Clinic Medical Assistant Sponsorship Program provides exclusive sponsorship funds and employment to support students who are interested in a career in pediatrics as a Medical Assistant.
Medical Assistant students will be hired into the program, before the start of their medical assistant program. The goal of the program is to prepare the student to successfully join Childrens Specialty Clinics after completion of the medical assistant program and preceptorship.
For more information and to apply; please visit: https://www.childrensomaha.org/healthcare-careers-education/nurse-education/student-to-medical-assistant-s2ma-sponsorship-program-in-pediatrics/
- Provides basic, age-appropriate care to patients and collects data such as patient vital signs, weight, and head circumference specific to area of assignment.
- Utilizes patient/family input in delivering individualized patient care.
- Participates with the multidisciplinary team in providing feedback/input into the patient/family care needs.
- Prepares patients for examination by performing routine patient screenings.
- Sets and revises priorities based on patient care urgency, patient/family/staff requests, other department demands/schedules, utilizing available resources as necessary.
- Communicates completion of tasks, and significant abnormalities or clinical changes.
- Documentation is accurate, per area standard, and completed in real time.
- Performs treatments, procedures, diagnostic/lab testing, and phlebotomy per protocol and/or order, based on department need
- Facilitates registration and utilization of Patient Portal (Childrens Connect) with patients and families.
- Performs other specialty tasks/procedures specific to area of assignment.
- Communicates in a compassionate manner and uses medical terminology appropriately.
- Complies with performance improvement practices.
- Ensures rooms are clean and ready for patient use and maintains supplies in rooms and re-stocks items as needed.
- Facilitates patient flow in clinic by monitoring patient volumes throughout the clinic day; ensuring patients are informed of any delays.
- Offers resources to patients and families, such as toys, coloring, etc., while in the exam room.
- Oversees equipment and supply availability in patient care areas by ensuring equipment and supplies are properly stored, taking initiative to clean equipment and follow up on equipment maintenance needs. Communicates equipment needs to leadership.
- Maintains patient care areas, i.e. keeping hallways clear of equipment/ obstructions and keeping work areas clear of clutter.
- Schedule and/or complete appropriate documents, processes or procedures delegated by the RN
- Takes initiative to greet, assist and guide patients and visitors in a pleasant and professional manner.
- Demonstrates professional telephone and interpersonal communication techniques.
- Performs accurate, legal, and ethical documentation.
- Performs clerical and receptionist duties as needed.
- Performs general office duties based on department needs.
- Schedules procedures/diagnostic testing as delegated by RN.
- Abstracts lab results from outside facilities.
- Assists with chart preparation.
- Orders clinic and office supplies to ensure adequate inventory by anticipating area usage and needs.
- Takes appropriate action to ensure equipment is functioning and ready to use.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge and experience in basic computer skills preferred.
- Must be able to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure, and be able to perform under stressful conditions when confronted with multiple requests, demonstrating prioritization skills.
- Must have effective verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Good time management and creative thinking skills to enhance the customer experience.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
- Completion of a certified nursing assistant training course required
- Currently enrolled in a Medical Assistant program required.
- Experience as a nursing assistant with pediatric patients preferred.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
- Current and valid Nurse Aide registry required.
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