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Medical Assistant (Pueblo,CO)

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewProvide psychiatric services to consumers at Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Medical Assistant will collaborate with prescribers in all phases of medication management and follow-up, medication groups, medication problems and side effects. Identify potential physical problems impacting the mental health consumers.Responsibilities* Medical Assistant will coordinate prescription refills; respond to all refill requests with 3 business days* Coordinate PAP refills* Assist clients with medication box refills* Perform injections* Review and order labs, notify prescriber of any abnormal labs requiring immediate attention* Assist prescribers in tracking and meeting timeframes for annual labs* Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations* Stock and reconcile the medication cabinets* Provide clients with medication education* Triage phone calls from clients. Return calls promptly, within 24 hours during work days* Monitor and review clients' charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up* Coordination of care with clients, prescribers, including documentation of medical medications and dosing, physical diagnoses, monitoring of potential medication interactions with psychiatric medications and referrals as indicated* Submit prior authorizations to clients' insurance in a timely manner* Address medication changes with prescribersOther Duties:* Maintain effective interpersonal relations with clients, peers, management, visitors, and the general public* Effectively respond to clients' needs and problems, initiate and maintain positive interactions, and provide timely response to phone calls, emails and other requests* Work cooperatively with other community agencies* As appropriate and as agreed with supervisor, participate in committees and task forces of the Center or the community* Attend and complete all required training in a timely mannerQualifications* Candidate must have Medical Assistant Certification through an accredited college* Candidate must have 1 year of medical assisting experience, preferably in a psychiatric setting* Must be knowledgeable of psychiatric medications and typical dosing parameters* Required to have knowledge of psychiatric care/mental health diagnoses and treatment* Candidate must have the ability to communicate well with clients from all walks of life* Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with staff and providers* Must possess basic computer skills Associated topics: lab, medical, microbiology, mls, molecular, scientist, services, technician ii, technician iv, toxicology

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Pueblo , Medical Assistant (Pueblo,CO), Other , Pueblo, Colorado

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