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.