Provides patient care in the office setting. Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, and/or provider. Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and office policies, procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team members about patient's clinical condition, including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct patient care under the supervision of a mid-level provider and/or physician, evaluates outcomes, and consults with other health team members as required.
Ability to assist nursing and medical staff with routine dermatology examinations and patient treatments. This includes neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient population. Must complete and prove competence for department specific tasks
Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served.
Ability to position and prep patients for office procedures, including but not limited to biopsies and excisions
Communicates appropriately and clearly to coworkers, physicians and Clinic and/or Office Manager.
Demonstrates the ability to assist providers with procedures and perform services requiring technical and manual skills under the direction of an RN / LPN and/or provider.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious / spiritual needs of patients and family.
Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves patient and family in patient education.
Maintains infection control standards for exam/procedure rooms; cleans, disinfects, changes linen etc.
Maintains office instruments; knowledgeable of sterilization techniques and biological indicators for sterilization.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Maintains established office policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with office standards.
Answers telephone calls in a professional manner, directs calls appropriately; refers patient problems to office physician; schedules patient appointments.
Ensures an adequate stock of supplies.
Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and conserving of supplies and equipment.
Maintains a good working relationship with all staff members of the office.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Performs preventative maintenance.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situations.
Performs other duties as assigned within the medical/nursing assistant's scope of practice.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Completion of Certified Dermatology Technician requirements (Association of Certified Dermatology Technicians)
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.