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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Medical Assistant Care Team - Pediatric General Surgery Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee

Medical Assistant Care Team - Pediatric General Surgery Clinic - 2108532

Job : Other Nursing Services

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-DOT - VCH Doctor's Office Tower

Organization : CHOC Ped Gen Surgery 309760

Shift: : First Shift

Description

Medical Assistant Care Team

Pediatric General Surgery Clinic

# 2108532

Your Role:

Supports the licensed healthcare team in performing office examinations and procedures by organizing and managing clinic patient flow, gathering and documenting patient screening data, assisting Provider with documentation support and patient and family education and communication with patient's health care team. All patient care activities are undertaken with the delegation/supervision of a licensed professional in accordance with VUMC standards, licensure, and certification regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directs and supports patient flow as well as unit operations by maintaining supplies, equipment and unit environmental standards.

  • Facilitates identification of resources to meet patient healthcare needs.

  • Performs/assists with procedures according to organizational/departmental standards.

  • Collects and documents patient screening data for the healthcare team.

  • Assists with patient and family education.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

  • Leads daily care team huddle and facilitates the care team activities.

  • Coordinates any follow-up appointments or procedures required for patient.

  • Schedules appointments or procedures through clinical communication or direct request.

  • Supports the physician's/advanced practice practitioner documentation and/or activities during the visit.

Unit Summary:

The Department of Pediatric Surgery is committed to providing and promoting excellence in surgical care. Our surgeons and nurses are specially trained to treat fetal patients, newborns, infants, toddlers, children and young adults. We perform a broad range of general surgical procedures, including minor office procedures, as well as inpatient and outpatient procedures. We strive for excellence in patient care, clinical and basic laboratory research, and the education of students, residents and fellows.

Position Shift:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

· US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

· Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

· Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

· The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

· American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

· Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

· National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

· Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant industry

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Medical Assistants must have and maintain a certification from one of the VUMC approved MA programs within 90 days of employment. Vanderbilt endorsed MA certifications: American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Healthcareer Association (NHA), National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP). Others organizations may be considered on a case by case basis. Successful completion of the American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) Medical Scribe Training & Implementation Program within 6 months.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Continuous: Walking: Moving about on foot.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Req ID: 2108532

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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