Trinity Health Mercy Life MASS_Medical Assistant , Per Diem in West Springfield, Massachusetts
Mercy LIFE, a member of Trinity Health PACE, is seeking a Medical Assistant to work Pier Diem status for its location in W. Springfield, MA. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. PACE serves individuals who are age 55 or older, certified by their state to need nursing home care, able to live safely in the community at the time of enrollment and live in a PACE service area. While all PACE participants must be certified to need nursing home care to enroll in PACE, only about 7 percent of PACE participants nationally reside in a nursing home. If a PACE enrollee needs nursing home care, the PACE program pays for it and continues to coordinate the enrollee's care. We encourage fellowship and independence while serving seniors and their families with dignity and respect. Delivering all needed medical and supportive services, PACE is able to provide the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic needs while maintaining their independence in their home for as long as possible.
Under the direction and supervision of the Clinic Manager (Registered Nurse), takes vital signs of participants of Mercy LIFE. Escorts participants to exam rooms and prepares participants to be seen in the clinic and assists physician and nurses in treatment. Ensures exam rooms are prepared for physician use and stocked with appropriate supplies. Obtains information from participants as directed. Obtains specimens and assists physicians and nurses. Participates in clinic meetings and overall planning related to clinic.
General responsibilities will include:
Demonstrates, promotes and integrates the Sisters of Providence Health System Mission and Core Values by:
Consults each day with the Clinical and Medical staff on managing the participant flow for the day. Assists in prioritizing the scheduling of participants in the Clinic.
Performs any necessary documentation in medical records and performs computer entries to update participant information. Performs any necessary filing or clerical duties necessary to complete charting requirements.
Takes vital signs, and prepares participants to be seen in the clinic. Reports participant’s findings and changes to the Clinic Supervisor or designee.
Performs collection of specimens within scope of practice, as requested by medical staff. Responsible for ensuring all lab specimens are labeled and ready for courier to pick up in a timely manner.
Assists physician and nurses with minor diagnostic procedures and treatment. Assists in any medical procedures as requested by staff (within training and scope of practice).
Maintains exam rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness and that exam rooms are properly stocked. Prepares list of medical supplies needed.
Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of participants.
Maintains inventory of clinic supplies and puts needed supplies on re-order list. Ensures that necessary supplies are always available.
Follows all safety, security, Infection Control (including Standard Precautions) and hazardous materials policies and procedures. Performs all tasks to assure safety and the protection of co-workers and facility property.
Candidates will have:
Education: High school diploma or GED required.
Certification/License: Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification in State of Massachusetts. Qualified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Minimum of one (1) year working with the frail or elderly required.
Job Number: 00113906
Location: West Springfield, MA
Organization Name: Trinity Health PACE
Facility: SPMA - Hillside Prov
Employment Type: Part time
Shift: Day Shift