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Company: Humboldt County Memorial Hospital
Location: Humboldt
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description PRN CMA or LPN position for our Surgery Department. Will be cross trained between endo, OR, pain, and central sterile areas. Approximately 16 hours per week, 32 hours per pay period.JOB TITLE: Certified Medical Assistant/ Licensed Practical Nurse PRIMARY FUNCTION & RELATIONSHIP TO TOTAL ORGANIZATION:Provides quality care on a direct and indirect basis. Communicates with and on behalf of the patients and coordinates patient care with other health care team members. Organizes those aspects of patient care for which she/he is accountable. Will cross train between all surgical areas including endo, OR, pain, and central sterile areas. REPORTS TO: Director of Surgery ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answers phone calls in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Schedules patients according to the date requested and type of procedure in a timely manner.
  • Performs insurance verification and pre-authorization on all procedures scheduled.
  • Registers and rooms patients when they arrive for appointment.
  • Enters patient information into computer and updates demographic and insurance information with each patient visit.
  • Follow-up calls performed with all patients that did not appear for the scheduled procedure or appointment.
  • Communicates patient arrival with all team members, and assists with rooming.
  • Obtains initial patient information and provides pre-op and post-op care of short stay patients.
  • Document's interventions, patient response, effectiveness, and complications on the patient EMR.
  • Conducts pre-op and post-op calls regarding patient's health and procedures in the appropriate timeframe.
  • Maintains knowledge and administration practices of medications given in the surgical/pain department. Prepares and administers medications under the direction of immediate registered nurse or provider.
  • Provides education to patients and families using the teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.
  • Efficiently communicates information to registered nurse, providers, or co-workers as deemed necessary.
  • Prioritizes, plans, and organizes the delivery of care to use time and resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains accountability for own care to assure adherence to ethical and legal standards.
  • Assists with cleaning of patient rooms and assists with the prepping of rooms for clinical procedures.
  • Assists with maintaining department PAR levels for equipment, linen, and supplies.
  • Complies with hospital, OR, and nursing service policies. Will complete annual competencies, attend department meetings, and read emails regularly.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
  • Demonstrates willingness to support staffing and scheduling needs, and willingness to cross train within departments.
  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other's views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interest. GENERAL SUBJECTS OF CONCERN:
  • Maintains a courteous and professional manner in dealing with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
  • Shows positive attitude toward work schedules, department and hospital changes, assignments, and other personnel issues.
  • Presents professional appearance in dress and grooming, complies with departmental dress code, and wears hospital identification badge at all times.
  • Conforms to hospital policy regarding use of sick time, personal days, notification of absence or tardiness. Complies to Key Service Behaviors and encourages staff to follow same standards.
  • Is cost effective in utilization of time, equipment, and supplies.
  • Willingly cooperates with co-workers and other departments. WORK ENVIRONMENT:Requires constant mental alertness and the ability to evaluate, detect, and act on changes to the patient's condition. Maintains a high degree of efficiency in the ability to change from task to task and establishing appropriate priorities. Requires full range of body motion, including patient assist, manual and finger dexterity, and eye hand coordination. Occasionally requires long periods of standing, walking, and lifting heavy items. Must be able to work in a high stress environment, and able to work closely and effectively with occasional demanding providers/surgeons. Works in environmentally controlled atmosphere. Exposure to harmful chemicals and radiation. Chance of injury caused by needles and sharp instruments, autoclave burns, electrical equipment, power tools, and body fluids are all risks of working in this department. MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • CMA:
  • Graduate from an accredited program for Medical Assistants.
  • Current, unrestricted certification for Certified Medical Assistant.
  • Completion of BLS.
  • LPN
  • Graduate from accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice in the State of Iowa.
  • Completion of BLS. ACLS and PALS certification within 6 months of hire.EMPLOYMENT VARIABLES/APPROXIMATE HOURS: *Schedules are subject to change per surgery/pain clinic schedule*PHYSICAL/MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED BY ESSENTIAL AND MARGINAL TASKS TASKX TASKX1.Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. & overX19.PushingX2.Moderate lifting, 15-44 lbs. 20.Stooping 3.Light lifting, under 15 lbs. 21.Climbing stairsX4.Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. &overX22.Climbing ladders 5.Moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs. 23.Operating mechanical equipment 6.Light carrying, under 15 lbs. 24.Operating office equipmentX7.Straight pullingX25.Operating motor vehicleX8.Pulling hand over hand 26.Ability to seeX9.Repeated bendingX27.Identify colorsX10.Reaching above shoulderX28.Depth perception neededX11.Simple graspingX29.Hearing (with aid) 12.Dual simultaneous graspingX30.Hearing (without aid)X13.WalkingX31.Ability to writeX14.StandingX32.Ability to countX15.SittingX33.Ability to readX16.Crawling 34.Other (please specify): 17.Twisting 35.Other (please specify): 18.KneelingX36.Other (please specify): RELATED WORK SITE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS TASKX TASKX1.Outside 13.Dust 2.InsideX14.Grease and oils 3.TravelX15.Solvents a) car16.Radiant/electrical energy b) van 17.Slippery/uneven walking surfaces c) busX18.Working around machines with moving partsand moving objects d) plane 19.Working around moving objects or vehiclesX4.Excessive heat 20.Working below ground 5.Excessive cold 21.Working on ladders or scaffolding 6.Excessive humidity 22.Working with hands in water 7.Excessive dampness/chill 23.Vibration 8.Dry atmosphere 24.Working closely with othersX9.Excessive noise/intermittentX25.Working aloneX10.Constant noise 26.Longer or irregular work hoursX11.Silica, asbestos, etc. 27.Other (please specify): 12.Fumes, smoke, gases 28.Other (please specify): I have read, understand, and have had these primary job responsibilities and job requirements reviewed with me. I confirm that I am able to perform these responsibilities and meet these requirements:o without accommodations under ADAo with the following accommodations under ADA: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employee/Applicant ____________________________________ Date ______________ Acknowledged ________________________________________ Date ______________

Keywords: Humboldt County Memorial Hospital, Des Moines , PRN CMA OR LPN POSITION FOR SURGERY DEPARTMENTS, Healthcare , Humboldt, Iowa

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