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Medical Assistant or LPN

Company: SAN LUIS VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Location: Alamosa
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

SLV Behavioral Health is a regional leader in Behavioral Health Services. We are community based and work with many agencies throughout the San Luis Valley. We are a non-profit agency with purpose - dedicated to hope, healing and recovery.
When you join SLVBHG, you join a culture of purpose and belonging - where you are an important part of an ever-changing industry. At SLVBHG, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. Your work will have a direct impact on the providers of our agency and the people we serve. If you want to be part of the behavioral health industry and have an impact on our San Luis Valley communities, this is the place for you!
We offer a generous benefits package for all employees working 30 hours or more.
Including:
-- Medical Coverage through Cigna
-- Dental coverage through Ameritas
-- Vision Coverage through VSP
-- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care FSA through Rocky Mountain Reserve
-- Life Insurance, AD&D and short-term and long-term Disability insurance through Mutual of Omaha. There is also an option to buy-up to increase your coverage.
-- 401K with matching funds of 5% starting at 6 months employment. Vested from day one
-- Aflac accident and hospital benefits as an option
-- Pet Insurance through Nationwide as an option
-- EAP through Mines and Associated
-- Identity Theft Protection through IDX
-- 11 paid holidays a year for full-time employees
-- 2 personal days

Position Overview: LPN or Medical Assistant
Assists in the performance of procedures, including telephone prescription orders/ refills and relaying test results. Documents vital signs and symptoms as related by client or observed. Participants in client education and reinforcement. Enters information into Electronic Health Record.
Essential Job Functions:

Answers phones.
Schedule appointments
Assist in assuring access to community resources.
Assist and provide reinforcement with patient teaching/ education.
typing/printing correspondence for prescribers and/ or psychiatric services team members.
Coordinates access to psychiatric services for associated or contracted agencies such as Blue Peaks, nursing homes, residential facilities, medical clinics, hospitals and community corrections.
Provides required PCP Coordination of Care to allied medical facilities/ providers.
Assists Psychiatric Staff with coordination of client communications regarding medications, including screening calls, sending correspondence, contacting pharmacies and other physicians, printing and distributing medication information.
Assists psychiatric services team members by obtaining prior authorizations for patient's medications and communicating said information to pharmacies and patients.
Works cooperatively with psychiatric services, medical records, clinical and support staff to assure department procedures are in line with agency policy, customer service, and good clinical practice.
Responsible for various data entry, record-keeping and reporting required by agency administration.
Meets performance standards as established by agency administration.
Completing patient vitals, including height and weight for BMI, and document any complaints regarding information. All this information is provided to prescribers for review.
Provides injections and administers oral medication following protocol.

PM1Education/Skill Requirements - LPN or Medical Assistant

Education: Successful Completion of an Accredited MA Program
Experience: Knowledge and/or experience working with individuals with mental illness
Licensure/Certificate/Registration: MA Certificate

Other Skills, Knowledge and Abilities - LPN or Medical Assistant

Proficient computer skills including: Windows-based office programs, internet, email, EMR and ability to learn and use specialized agency computer programs.
Successful completion of QMAP Certification (this is done after being hired).
Strong customers service skills.
Able to multi-task.
Able to handle emergency situations calmly.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to meet multiple demands in an organized, efficient and effective manner.
Ability to work with the range of persons served by the department.
Ability to trouble shoot, maintain a calm and professional demeanor under all circumstances.
Flexible work hours as the job demands.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Be a facilitator of a healthy work place.

Work Environment: - LPN or Medical Assistant
General office environment; light physical work as needed, travel or errands outside the office.
PM1PI197665175

Keywords: SAN LUIS VALLEY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, Pueblo , Medical Assistant or LPN, Healthcare , Alamosa, Colorado

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