Migrant Health Coordinator/Medical Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
11/6/2017
Location:
Fort Lupton
Address:
203 S. Rollie Ave
City:
Fort Lupton
State:
CO
Country:
United States of America

Description

 

General Description of Duties:

The migrant health coordinator will perform medical assistant activities such as taking vitals, vaccination or drawing blood. Establish and maintain an effective and efficient record of lab procedures on the Mobile unit.  The Migrant Health Coordinator approaches his/her tasks in a team based care fashion that supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change.   When needed will be responsible for entering the information of the patients served on Mobile Unit into Salud’s system, including verification of third payer status and generation of claims for services offered in Mobile Unit. Will do outreach activities to promote the health of the different communities in SALUD service area when needed.  Adheres to the spirit of the SALUD mission statement while performing assigned duties

Supervision Received:

Works under the supervision of the Migrant Health Director

Supervision Exercised:

None

Specific Duties:

 

  • Perform Medical Screenings such as blood pressure, random blood sugar and hemoglobin as well as vaccination and blood drawing to patients served in Mobile Unit.
  • Works in conjunction with other Medical Providers, Dental Providers, Behavior Health Providers and all other staff to ensure that the patients obtain the highest standards of integrated healthcare.
  • The Migrant Health Coordinator acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable population by ensuring that the patient is fully informed and comfortable with their visit to SALUD.
  • Ensure that patients are fully informed and comfortable with their visit to Salud Mobile Unit.
  • Collects accurate and updated information at each patient visit.
  • Be an active resource to help and facilitate referrals to Salud Clinics to patients seen within Salud’s Migrant Program.
  • When necessary assists with translation/interpretation for patients.
  • Establish and maintain an effective and efficient record of lab procedures on the Mobile unit.
  • Ensures that the lab equipment is working properly.
  • Provides lab reports to Migrant Health Director.
  • Navigate patients in the registration process when obtaining services in Mobile Unit as well as serving as liaison between Mobile Unit and Salud Clinics when needed.
  • Act as back up for IZ coordinator
  • Follows procedures for the electronic health records system
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Migrant Health Director.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Qualifications for Appointment:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with other Salud employees, the different health departments and other human service providers.
  • Must work well with the other patient care team members
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with the agricultural employers.
  • Serve as a resource person for the farmworkers.
  • Sensitivity to low income and ethnic community a must.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish mastery (required).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Basic understanding of medical terminology and medical procedures and be familiar with CPT ICDM and other coding systems.

Education:

High school diploma or GED.

Experience:

Bilingual in English and Spanish a must.

Licensure/Certification:

Medical Assistant Certification

Blood borne pathogen risk level:

High exposure to blood borne pathogens.

Environmental Conditions:

Normal medical and dental office environment office as wells as various weather conditions while working on the Mobile Unit or migrant camps.

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for long periods of time; some bending and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record data electronically and communicating with patients. Working under stress required.