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Infectious Disease LPN or CMA

Company: The Damien Center
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Infectious Disease LPN or CMA Job Description
Job Title: Infectious Disease LPN or CMADepartment: Damien CaresReports to: Clinic Practice ManagerDepartment: Damien Cares ClinicStatus: Full-Time Equivalent / 37.5 Hours Weekly

Basic Functions:The Infectious Disease LPN or CMA is responsible for the overall tracking, management and timely care provisions for patients with HIV and high-risk HIV negative individuals. The Infectious Disease LPN or CMA will work within Damien Cares which provides HIV care with a focus on primary, transgender, and high-risk HIV negative care. The position works closely with on-site mid-level providers to ensure chronically ill patients are seen on a routine and scheduled basis dictated by their disease process. Essential Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a comprehensive log of all patients that includes appointment schedule and diagnostic testing schedule and maintain all digital client records and assist in transitioning hard copy records to digital format
  • Assess patients as directed by Physician or Nurse Practitioner
  • Prepare patients for provider visit, ensuring all required diagnostic testing is complete and results are available to provider upon visit (vitals, review medications, ensure lab results are available, review history...)
  • Provide relevant patient education during clinic visits or as otherwise ordered
  • Maintain statistical data as directed by Physician or Nurse Practitioner and develop all corresponding reports as requested
  • Provide leadership in implementation and evaluation of infectious disease guidelines, professional standards and policies that impact patient care
  • Participate in quality assurance and compliance activities
  • Record patient information such as vital signs, weight and changes in medical history prior to each appointment
  • Clean and prepare examination rooms prior to patient appointments
  • Work in the front office taking care of tasks such as answering phone calls and greeting patients as they enter the facility
  • Maintaining the medical inventory and placing orders for new materials as needed
  • Ensure clinic is open, exam rooms are stocked and ready for patients in accordance with infectious disease protocol and OSHA guidelines.
  • Ensure clinic area maintains infection control standards as designated by OSHA
  • Maintain temperature logs for fridge
  • Maintain log for emergency drug kit
  • Maintain inventory ledger of injectable medications
  • Write all lab orders
  • Room all lab patients
  • Ensure supplies are ready for providers, Ex: PrEP bags, PAP kits
  • Prepare specimens for transport to laboratory
  • Rx Refills (faxed and electronic)
  • Ensure patients are aware of their lab results.
  • STI reporting to ISDH
  • Schedule and Treat all positive STI's utilizing STD treatment guidelines provided by CDC.
  • Close clinical area at the end of the day
  • Other duties assigned by the providers
  • Obtain Rx history as necessary
  • Answer questions relating to/completing prior authorization of procedures, medications, and/or referrals.
  • Contact patients and relate any necessary adjustments to medications
  • Work with MCM/CCC to ensure patients have nutrition available
  • Ensure billing coincides with inventory control of all vaccinations and injectable medications
  • HEDIS chart audits
  • All clinical procedures/vaccine administrations/suture removal/nebulizer tx/ear irrigation/dressing changes...
  • Contact all patients that do not show up for labs or office visit including rescheduling, and notifying MCM/CCC of NCNS patients unable to contact
  • Complete any orders regarding referrals to specialist
  • Complete any incoming fax requests
  • Complete any incoming requests from patients
  • Triage patient phone calls
  • Collect all specimens (as needed venipuncture procedure)
  • Maintain patient records according to HIPPA standards.
  • Explain common medical procedures to patients including any required patient education
  • Assist in basic examinations
  • Complete billing as required for any visit relating to STI/injection/immunization
  • Filling Out Insurance Forms
  • Completing letters as necessary
  • Perform venipuncture as necessary
  • Continuity of care between departments
  • Attend all meetings as directed
  • Complete tasks as assigned by Clinic director/clinic manager Skills and Qualifications:
    • An Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing or Certified Medical Assistant
    • Possess a minimum experience of 1 year full-time experience within the last two years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Certified Medical Assistance.
    • Excellent assessment and communication skills
    • Ability to function in a high stress environment
    • Computer proficiency
    • Preferred experience with an EHR or EMR

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