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Medical Assistant; FT - New Castle

Description
Wexford of Indiana LLC is part of the Wexford family of companies: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. Wexford provides clients with experienced management; technologically advanced services; and programs that control costs while ensuring quality of care.
For more than two decades, the Wexford companies have consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
LIFE'S TOO SHORT TO STAY IN LONG TERM CARE
A career opportunity is now available for a
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
New Castle Correctional Facility- New Castle, IN
POSITION SUMMARY
The Medical Assistant is responsible for performing select non-complex interventions safely, accurately, and according to standard procedure. Medical Assistants work under direct and indirect supervision of an RN or LPN.
RELATIONSHIPS
Interrelates and works effectively with clients, other medical assistants, LPNs, RNs, clerks, correctional officers, and other support staff and managers.
We're proud to offer a competitive benefits package including:
Annual review with performance increase
Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
Paid holidays
Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental and Vision insurance
401(k) retirement saving plans
Company-paid short-term disability
Healthcare and dependent care spending account
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and responsibilities will vary with specific assignments.
Identify basic signs and symptoms of deviations from normal health status. Provide this information to the nurse and/or physician.
Collect basic subjective and objective date from observations and interviews. Provide this information to the nurse and/or physician.
Perform V.S. and initial screening on sick call clients consistent with scope of practice.
Provide appropriate first aid and CPR. Report findings to the nurse and/or physician.
Assist the physician or nurse with procedures and treatments.
Schedule physician, dentist, and nurse sick call appointments.
Clean, package and sterilize instruments.
Fax prescription orders to the pharmacy for new orders and refills.
Receive, inspect and inventory medication orders for accuracy.
Maintain needle, syringe and instrument inventory and record of receipt and issuance.
Inventory and restock first aid kits, supply rooms, etc.
Check expiration dates on medications and supplies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Nurse Manager
Medical Director (clinical)
Health Services Administrator
Minimum Requirements
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
Completion of an assistive health care personnel training/educational program including but not limited to medical assistant, nurse aide, pharmacy technician.
EDUCATION
One-year experience in a position with equivalent responsibilities. Able to meet competency requirements
CERTIFICATIONS
Current CPR certification. Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move persons, carts, emergency equipment or other objects. Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.
This position may require rotating assignments operating on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week schedule where employee is subject to both voluntary and mandatory overtime.
Employee may be exposed to a challenging environment, which may include exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens and loud noises.
ENVIRONMENT
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel.
Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.



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