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Medical Assistant

Company: Pueblo of Jemez
Location: Jemez Pueblo
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Serve as support for the Public Health Nursing Program at JHHS. The community health nurse will delegate tasks. Duties will include education and outreach, conducting community assessments, immunizations, home visits to members with chronic diseases, and school health.

Provide clinical support services under the direction of Supervisory Public Health Nurse (PHN) to provide case management and/or nursing services to the Jemez Pueblo community.Assist with the interventions outlined in the client/patient plan of care under the supervision of the PHN.Serve as a patient navigator to assist community members in navigating the health care system in Jemez Pueblo and the surrounding communities.Provide informal counseling and social support for patients in the Jemez Health and Human Services system by placing emphasis on patients' early identification and response to health care risks and symptoms.Provide culturally appropriate health education individuals, groups and families in support of Public Health Program initiatives.Advocate for individual and community needs by serving as the primary advocate to assure continuity throughout acute episodes of care and the discharge process.Building individual and community capacity in relation to the Public Health Nursing program goals and objectives.Provide basic screening services on an individual basis and during community events.Provides a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, respect and sensitivity toward patient, coworkers and all tribal employees.Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that includes the patient, family, caregivers and health care providers as members of a multidisciplinary transitional team under the direction of the Supervisory PHN.Under the supervision of the PHN, assesses the need for nursing services in the local schools.Serves as a school health assistant for the Pueblo of Jemez local schools. Provide basic nursing services at the schools under close supervision of the PHN.Coordinates health education in the schools that includes the use of other public health staff.Participates in health fairs and other community events to present information on chronic disease prevention and health promotion.Provides transportation for client health care follow-up services according to JHHS transportation policy.Participates in immunization clinics in the schools, clinic and other venues.Uses appropriate components of RPMS to record and track patient interactions.Documents all patient care in the Electronic health record for each patient interaction.Submits reports as requested and maintains appropriate records as required by the program manager.Performs duties in accordance with JHHS policies and procedures, requirements described in funding documents, standing physician orders and appropriate standards of care.Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, meetings, trainings and workshops.Maintains confidentiality of all patient information at all times.Performs other duties that may be necessary or in the best interest of the Jemez HHS Department.

Education and Experience:High school diploma and certification in Medical Assisting. Towa speaker preferred. - Position is subject to motor vehicle background check and criminal background. - Valid driver license required. Must have own transportation.

Keywords: Pueblo of Jemez, Rio Rancho , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico

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