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Lincoln County Certified Medication Aide in Newport, Oregon

Certified Medication Aide

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Certified Medication Aide

Salary

$41,760.00 - $47,844.00 Annually

Location

Lincoln County, OR

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Job Number

21-25 (616)

Closing

4/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

Position Summary

Monthly salary with Highschool Diploma $3480-$3692

Monthly Salary with Associates Degree $3619-$3839

Monthly Salary with Advanced Certification or Bachelors Degree $3758- $3987

Your job in the department is to . . .

Provide a wide variety of medical and mental health support duties, including assisting in the identification of patient needs through screening, interviewing, observations and in implementing care or treatment plans for adult inmates in a county corrections facility and for juveniles in a county juvenile corrections facility.

Your job also involves . . .

Preparing patients for procedures and examinations and assisting in the effective delivery of health care to patients by providing support services including laboratory tests, vital signs, maintenance of patient records, obtaining and entering demographic data, scheduling appointments and assisting in the operation of the health care unit.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Perform accurate physical measurements, vital signs, screenings, and laboratory tests.

  • Administer medications as scheduled and ordered (including Methadone and Buprenorphine) using sound pharmacology dispensing practices, including drug identification, drug reaction, side effects and proper dosage.

  • Maintain medication service records in accordance with DEA, Federal and State rules, and regulations.

  • Identify medical needs of Medication Assisted Treatment clients and reports these to the Corrections Health Registered Nurse or Facility Physician.

  • Complete health histories, demographic questionnaires, and report patient concerns to health care providers.

  • Document patient status addressing patient care plans and make other observations as appropriate.

  • Provide education to patients on a one-on-one basis or in groups as directed.

  • Forecast immunizations using state data systems.

  • Prepare patient for procedures and examinations.

  • Enter clinic data as required for programmatic reporting and billing.

  • Collect and handle laboratory specimens and documents procedures.

  • Respond to emergency situations and takes charge of scene until EMT arrives if RN/physician/physicians’ assistant is not on scene. Implements emergency measures, interpretation of medical orders and ensures follow-up on any referrals made.

Maintain a safe, well supplied, and attractive environment for the provision of quality care:

  • Assess the needs of the clinical area in assembling materials and supplies.

  • Prepare clinic area by cleaning and arranging equipment and supplies for each clinic visit in a timely and orderly manner in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures.

  • Maintain inventory/stock of clinic supplies.

  • Follow all clinical protocols regarding exposure to blood and body fluids.

  • Maintain lab quality control procedures and records.

Perform various tasks to support patient activities:

  • Document, process, and follow up with referrals, as directed by a licensed nurse.

  • Assist with answering phones.

  • Maintain referral information for community resources.

  • Assist patients with referral and application to health plans.

  • Adhere to protocols regarding “Vaccine Transportation and Storage.”

  • Monitors and record refrigerator temperatures according to protocols.

Clinic office support to assure effective office flow:

  • Make clinic appointments following program policies.

  • Provide accurate information to callers, visitors, and medical team members.

  • Assure accuracy of patient information.

  • Prepare appropriate paperwork for transports.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Education Level

1 - High School Diploma / GED

Minimum Experience Level

Two- Three years

Specifics: Two (2) years’ experience in a healthcare setting required. Experience and/or training with Medication Assisted Treatment preferred. Experience in a Substance Abuse or Addiction treatment setting preferred.

Certifications

Certification(s) required

Specifics: A valid, unencumbered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license. A valid, unencumbered Certified Mediation Aide (CMA) license. A current CPR certification.

Driver’s License

Oregon Driver's License required

Specifics: within 30 days of appointment

Desirable Qualifications: Must be knowledgeable and in compliance with PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) and HIPPA (Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act). Must be free of conviction of a crime designated under the law where the conviction occurred as being punishable as a felony or as a crime for which a maximum term of imprisonment of more than one (1) year may be imposed; or of violating any law involving the unlawful use, possession, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, narcotic, or dangerous drug. Dishonorable or undesirable discharge from the military is cause for disqualification. Must be able to pass a law enforcement background check. A psychological assessment will also be administered.

Knowledge of:

  • Medical terminology.

  • Anatomy.

  • Basic clinical procedures.

  • First aid and CPR.

  • Safety and sanitation.

Skill or ability to:

  • Accomplish a variety of tasks simultaneously.

  • Provide culturally appropriate services in the health care setting.

  • Document accurately and legibly in writing and using electronic medical record systems.

  • Perform simple mathematical calculations.

  • Conform to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and related regulations.

  • Convey information, ideas, and facts both orally and in writing to supervisors, colleagues, and individuals, inside and outside the County, using language and a format the audience will best understand.

  • Utilize computers and other technology to communicate in written and verbal forms (e.g., word processing, texts, emails, spreadsheets, department-specific software).

  • Effectively relate well with others, including supervisors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the County. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and working to maintain constructive working relationships.

  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Show up to work on time, and follows instructions, policies, and procedures. Meet productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules.

Job Conditions and Physical Demands

WORKING CONDITIONS

Job Conditions: Works with potentially dangerous subjects. May work a varied schedule. Work is primarily indoors, often noisy, confined, crowded, hazardous and potentially high risk. Restricted to work area with violent and combative arrestees/inmates while maintaining composure and professionalism. Exposure to abusive language, personal and familial threats and possibility of physical assaults. Some risk of exposure to chemical restraint agents, electronic immobilization devices, and other methods or equipment used in a correctional setting to bring patients’ behavior to within acceptable limits. May require sitting for extended periods of time, moderate keyboarding, climbing stairs, and walking from area to area repeatedly. Potential for contact with persons infected with a variety of communicable diseases including Tuberculosis, MRSA, Lice, Hepatitis, HIV and AIDS. Works in an environment with little natural lighting or direct ventilation.

Work Location: Lincoln County

Travel: Required to travel to within Lincoln County to the Juvenile Corrections Facility, Lab and Pharmacy in personal vehicle. Occasional overnight travel for participation in conferences or trainings in county owned vehicle or personal vehicle.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Requires capability to handle high mobility demands and complex personal interactions

  • Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Tasks involve the ability to walk, run and sit for extended periods.

  • Sensory Requirements: Tasks regularly require visual perception and discrimination. Most tasks require oral communications ability. Most tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.

  • Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents. Tasks are regularly performed with possible exposure to violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

Lincoln County is committed to providing reasonable accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential functions expected of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Lincoln County offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long-term disability insurance. Other optional insurances are availablE. PERS retirement plan is provided to employees who are required to carry a gun. For other employees in the LCDA unit, there is a 401K retirement plan with a current County contribution of 11%.

Regular and Trial Service employees working between 20 - 39 hours per week on a regular basis are eligible for pro-rated employee benefits.

Agency

Lincoln County

Address

210 SW Second St. Newport, Oregon, 97365

Phone

541-265-4157 541-265-0375

Website

http://www.co.lincoln.or.us

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