This position is responsible for assisting clinicians and nursing staff in providing medical care. This position utilizes knowledge, judgment, and skills to provide an excellent patient experience.
About Tanana Valley Clinic
Tanana Valley Clinic (TVC) has provided state-of-the-art medical services to the Fairbanks Community and Interior Alaska for over 50 years. TVC is a 73-provider multi-specialty group. We have an excellent group of physicians and clinical staff, many of whom have been at TVC for 20+ years, as a testament to our friendly work environment. Our passionate staff seek to make TVC the Medical Home for the people of the Interior of Alaska.
Full time, 40 hours/week, 8 hour days within 7:30am-5pm
Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording vital signs, symptoms, and other necessary measurements and recording chief compliant. Documents pain scores as appropriate. Reports condition of patient which may be indicative of change in the patients condition, to the clinician.
Assists providers with exams and minor in-office procedures. Acts as chaperon as needed. Uses universal blood and body fluid precautions at all times and personal protective equipment as needed. Prioritizes patient flow through the clinical process.
Acts as a resource to clinician to provide optimal patient care.
Provides clerical support with patient/client notifications and documentation, which includes completing medical records, labs, authorizations, X-Rays, hospital records, and any previous care pertaining to each patient visit. Provides complete and accurate information, necessary for billing related to the patient encounter in a timely fashion.
Schedules and re-schedules patients as necessary. Confirms patients appointments for the following days and informs patients of physicians orders or special instructions prior to appointment or procedure.
Maintains a clean, functional environment including cleaning and disinfection of equipment, exam rooms, and storage areas. Disinfects equipment and instruments using appropriate solutions following sterilization procedures. Follows manufacturer's recommendations and OSHA guidelines in handling of hazardous substances. Performs basic maintenance of equipment and coordinates needed maintenance for prompt repairs.
Orders supplies and stocks patient care areas. Monitors inventory including medication/injectables and immunizations (e.g. expired medications/equipment and recalls).
Develops and maintains an effective communication mechanism with all external and internal customers. Exemplifies service orientation and behaviors in all contacts.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Must possess excellent organizational skills as well as effective human relations and communication skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology, computer literacy and keyboarding skills are required.
Certified Nursing Assistant experience preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)
Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
May require periodic use of personal computer.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.