Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California CARSON ONE STOP-CHEVRON STATION-TRAVEL PLAZA in Gardnerville, Nevada

Job Description

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision the Medical Assistantprovides simple and complex care to all patients in accordance with the accepted standards of approved care.Consults with the Registered Nurse and/or the Medical Doctor on patient problems, identifies uncertainty in methods of procedure, and reports all incidents that might affect patients, personnel or visitors adversely. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

Preferred Skills

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs patient screening and triage.

  • Obtains patient health history and updates electronic health records as required.

  • Assists in maintaining order and cleanliness, i.e. in laboratory, exam rooms, and central supply.

  • Administers medications orally and by injection.

  • Guides and instructs patients in self-care activities i.e. personal hygiene, nutrition, family planning, and grooming needs.

  • Sets up and operates specialized equipment for care of patients (i.e., EKG, suction, inhalation therapy, spirometry, etc.).

  • Assists physician/clinical nurse in the application of life saving techniques in emergency cases.

  • Applies dressings and bandages as directed, removes sutures; charts pertinent notes according to standards; gives of a variety of irrigations under direction of clinical nurse.

  • Collects and prepares lab specimens i.e. blood, urine, stool, sputum, etc.

  • Draws blood, performs procedures for laboratory tests and EKG’s, and makes referrals to other care providers as needed.

  • Provides lab technician functions and serves as a back-up in the lab on an as-needed basis.

  • Provides health screening and health education for groups and individuals as indicated and assists in organizing and implementation of immunization program.

  • Maintains inventory in laboratory and supply room and patient exam rooms.

  • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED and current certification as a Medical Assistant or LicensedPractical Nurse.

  • Must be insurable through the Tribe’s medical malpractice insurance policy.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of

obtaining one within thirty (30) days of employment.

  • Must possess a current CPR and First Aid Certification at the time of appointment.

  • Must be insurable under the Tribe’s driving insurance policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and

background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:

  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

  • Knowledge experience and proficiency in electronic medical record systems.

  • Knowledge of HIPAA and how it applies to this position.

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.

  • Knowledge of human body anatomy and physiology, sterile techniques and procedures, how to meet, deal and work with medical, surgical and psychiatric patients,

  • Knowledge of modern principles, methods and procedures of nursing care, including medications, treatments, and patient hygiene and bedside care.

  • Knowledge of current medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of isolation, aseptic and sterile techniques.

  • Ability to lift, stand, and assist patients when transporting, or assist patients in wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility aids.

  • Ability to administer prescribed medications and treatments.

  • Ability to take vital signs.

  • Ability to maintain accurate patient records.

  • Ability to understand and follow technical written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to respond effectively to emergency situations.

  • Ability to learn to effectively operate specialized medical equipment.

  • Ability to work effectively with physicians, registered nurses and other health professionals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

Posted On: Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Department: Health Clinic

Location: Gardnerville Gardnerville, NV

Pay Rate: $12.26 - $17.16

Job Type: Full Time Non-Exempt