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Medical and Health Education Assistant

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Children's Aid
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New York, NY
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Published 5 days ago

Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Site Manager (Nurse Practitioner/Medical Provider) and the School-Based Health Program Manager, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Medical and Reproductive Health Assistant is responsible for providing initial and ongoing training to the School-Based Health Centers Medical Assistants (MA) and Medical Office Assistants (MOA). Additionally, the Medical and Reproductive Health Assistant will provide age-appropriate individual and group health education counseling at our school-based health center on topics such as pregnancy prevention, including abstinence and birth control method counseling; sexual decision-making; STI and HIV counseling; and other reproductive health topics. The Medical and Reproductive Health Assistant functions as part of a clinical team that provides comprehensive health services for adolescents. The Medical and Reproductive Health Assistant will be responsible for follow-up efforts for all patients on their caseload, and will collect and report health education outcomes for the SBHC. The Medical and Reproductive Health Assistant may also conduct classroom or parent presentations.

Responsibilities: 

Health Education:

  • Provides individual level health education (sexual decision-making, growth and development, pregnancy prevention, STI and HIV pre and post-test counseling) to SBHC patients daily
  • Conducts FPBP screening, facilitates enrollment and monitors decisions from Human Resources Administration (HRA)
  • Develops and implements workshops and outreach presentations for youth and parents within the schools serviced and participates in school events to promote school-based center services.
  • Coordinates and implements outreach activities to increase utilization of the SBHC by students who are sexually active or at risk of becoming sexually active; as well as outreach activities to increase awareness of safe sex practice, world aids day, etc.
  • Participates in the process of developing, obtaining, evaluating and maintaining written and audio-visual health education materials, as required by program
  • Documents all group/workshops and individual health education sessions in the electronic health record, as requested by supervisor
  • Offers and arranges family planning services at our Milbank or Bronx Health Centers when the SBHC is closed or for services not available at our SBHC such as IUD insertion.
  • Participates as part of a team with other staff to provide quality patient care
  • Participates in SBHC advocacy activities
  • Contributes to program planning and evaluation by maintaining up-to-date records and collecting, managing and maintaining program outcomes data
  • Attends training sessions conducted by other agencies in order to develop skills and knowledge required of a health educator in a Children’s Aid program

Medical Assistant

  • Greets patients, observes their condition and routes them to the provider.
  • Ensures that all patients, visitors and guests, as well as co-workers, receive personalized prompt attention and that they are treated with dignity and respect, and with the utmost confidentiality.
  • Works closely with Site Manager/Supervisor to facilitate patient flow.
  • Brings acutely ill patients to the practitioner’s attention immediately.
  • Assesses and records a patient’s vital signs according to specified patient treatment.
  • Performs basic screening test/procedures, for example: checking patients’ height, weight; performs vision and hearing screening,
  • Performs venipuncture and other office laboratory tests (urine dip stick, rapid strep test, rapid HIV test and pregnancy test).
  • Performs or assists with irrigations, dressings and first aid, providing medication and other appropriate procedures.
  • Assists practitioner in examining patients by preparing patients, assisting with bandages and instruments, and the handling of specimens and cultures.
  • Acts as a patient advocate. Translates when necessary.
  • Maintains medical records and makes patient appointments.
  • Maintains examination room, making sure it is clean and equipped with all the necessary supplies.
  • Is competent to care for patients based upon the age groups treated.
  • Completes all appropriate sections of medical forms and fills out other medical record forms as necessary.
  • Is responsible for maintaining and filling out required logs and statistical forms.
  • Maintains an inventory of medical supplies and submits purchase requests to appropriate person.
  • Assists medical provider with Citywide Immunization Record system
  • Responsible for keeping the Site Manager or his/her designee updated on current issues and/or problems related to his/her job responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties, as required. 

 Qualifications:

  • More than 5 years of experience as a Medical Assistant.
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program.
  • Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
  • Works effectively and enthusiastically with children, adolescents, families and individuals from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
  • Experience in individual counseling for adolescent and reproductive health a plus.
  • Certification as a medical assistant a plus.


Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Site Manager (Nurse Practitioner/Medical Provider) and the School-Based Health Program Manager, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Medical and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 3, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Benefits

Benefits:

·       Medical, Vision, Dental

·       403b + employer match

·       Up to 20 vacation days

·       Sick days

·       Personal days

·       Paid holidays

·       Flexible spending accounts (FSA)

·       Pre-tax transportation account

·       Voluntary benefit plans & life insurance

·       Education support program

Visit us: https://www.childrensaidnyc.org

Benefits:

·       Medical, Vision, Dental

·       403b + employer match

·       Up to 20 vacation days

·       Sick days

·       Personal days

·       Paid holidays

·       Flexible spending accounts (FSA)

·       Pre-tax transportation account…

Location

On-site
4600 Broadway, New York, NY 10040, USA

How to Apply

Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 004469

Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented…

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