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Medical Assistant

Company: Riverside Medical Center
Location: Dobbs Ferry
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.

St. John's has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its' commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals' vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John's dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.

St. John's Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.

Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong

Responsibilities

The Medical Assistant is trained to perform approved nursing tasks and technical procedures under the direction of a nurse. Assist nurses in providing patient care per Nursing Service policy and procedure as appropriate to the ages of the patients served and the area of clinical practice. Maintain a safe and therapeutic milieu by fostering an awareness of the Behavioral Health Services patient population. Communicate respect by honoring personal space, using a non- threatening/non-challenging/non-judgmental approach. Perform phlebotomy, BGM, vital signs, collect and process specimens. Report/refer issues/abnormal data to the nurse as needed and complete the related documentation. Assist the patients with activities of daily living which and follows the Infection Control Policy. Identify changes in the patients' condition and basic patient care needs. Institutes appropriate interventions per policy and refers accordingly to the nurse and BHS provider. Demonstrate knowledge of the established 1:1 patient observation protocol (Constant Observation). Maintain a safe environment for the patients and staff and applies the appropriate precautions and protocols such as patient/property/room searches and razor protocol and "Safety Rounds". Document patient care or unit tasks in the patients' medical records (Electronic and hard copy).Prepares, assists and follows "Down Time" procedures. Communicate therapeutically during every patient interaction/encounter. Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to the rights of the patient. Maintains the dignity and confidentiality of the patient and follows the established Patient Identification Policy.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required. Medical Assistant or equivalent training required. Current CPR certification preferred.

Keywords: Riverside Medical Center, New York , Medical Assistant, Other , Dobbs Ferry, New York

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