Occupy Medical is increasing its staffing at the County's River Avenue, Covid-19 Recovery Center with Non-Certified Medical Assistants who can provide presumptive and confirmed COVID-19 positive individuals with 24/7 access to basic necessities and skilled assistance.
The River Avenue Alternative Care Site is intended to shelter anyone in the community who cannot safely self-isolate. This could be due to an increased risk for others in the home, being unhoused or other reasons the individual is unable to self-isolate.
Medical Assistants help provide these individuals with a safe, clean space to ‘shelter in place’ during the corona-virus pandemic.
One of their most important tasks is to monitor the vital signs and symptoms of the individuals under their care and to ensure ongoing communication with Lane County Public Health, the facility Providers and/or the primary providers for the individual, other medical facilities, and community partners. This will assist with any ongoing needs for care, and coordination should the individual's health status change. In such cases, the Medical Assistant helps to facilitate a smooth transition between services.
Medical Assistants are not required to have an extensive background in medicine or possess clinical skills (though preferred). Education or background in CAM disciplines and especially phytotherapy and dietary supplementation, previous experience with vulnerable populations, or de-escalation techniques also preferred, but not required.
Medical Assistants applicants should demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, work well in a multi-disciplinary team, understand and convey the principles of Trauma-Informed Care, and exhibit compassion to individuals during an incredibly stressful period in their lives. Effective MAs for Occupy Medical are those that are quick learners, critical thinkers, and have a passion for serving anyone in need.
Please be intentional in your interest, this is a confirmed COVID-19 positive site.
This position is nonexempt, of indeterminate duration, $15.00/hr., with contingency for zero census on-call shift.
Subject line: MA for OM
Attach: current/up-to-date Resume (PDF), forgo any cover letter.
Body of email: Please write 4 to 5 sentences (maximum), expressing how you approach those different from you. Do not include a cover letter (this is its replacement).
POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides direct client care for a, medically monitored, 24 hour, 7 day a week, 44 to100 bed Covid-19 Alternative Care Site. The position has the support of the Medical Director, Nursing Manager, Project Director (PD) and Assistant PD.
Day (2-3), Swing (4), Noc (4);
Due to contractual requirements, LPNs allowed for Noc only, we will review posting if guidance changes.
Completion of an accredited one or two-year course of training for nurses
Current Oregon LPN, RN, or BSN license
Current CPR certification or must obtain within one month if not current
Must have the physical ability to bend, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, squat, pull and lift heavy clients or objects
Must be able to document nursing interventions and responses to care in an accurate, legible, and intelligible manner
Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a team
Must adhere to the agency's non-discrimination policies
Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, treating each individual with respect and dignity
Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice
Application of knowledge in nutrition, sanitation, and personal hygiene
Ability to follow oral and written directions and to apply techniques for specific needs
Knowledge of how to access community resources
Knowledge of de-escalation methods or ability to be trained in de-escalation methods
Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks
Ability to successfully and compassionately interact with a wide variety of people including clients, managers, and co-workers
Ability to work in an environment where people may be hostile or abusive
Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
Ability to lift and move heavy objects
Ability to maintain accurate records and necessary paperwork
Ability to learn and apply training instruction
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct care and delegate care of patients as indicated by client needs
Administer medications and treatments as directed by Provider(s) or the standing orders
Observe and record pertinent information with regard to the care and condition of patients
Make referrals to hospitals and other agencies
Assist the Medical Director and/or Provider group as directed/requested
Give and receive an accurate and timely report at shift changes, maintain/update provider rounds list
Maintain knowledge of current protocols and practices
Request assistance from other RNs/LPNs on duty as appropriate
These positions are non-exempt and of indeterminate duration. Compensation is dependent on experience and license(s); $31.00/hr to $36.00/hr, plus zero census on-call/wait-time contingency fee if applicable.
HOW TO APPLY:
Attach: Current CV, including license(s), forgo Cover Letter
Include: in body of email 3 to 4 sentences (maximum) describe your Harm Reduction approach in regards to daily patient interactions. Forgo including Cover Letter this is its replacement.