Company: Riverside Medical Center
Location: Dobbs Ferry
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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
Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it
means to be Community Strong
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.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Medical Assistant or
equivalent training required. Current CPR certification
Keywords: Riverside Medical Center, New York , Medical Assistant, Other , Dobbs Ferry, New York
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