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Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 162499-1B
Date Posted: Dec 17, 2020
Category: Clinical Support
Welcome to Lahey Health Primary Care. With over 55 primary care practices in more than 30 nearby communities , our primary care physicians and care teams provide quality close to where our patients live or work. We have a team approach to patient care and have developed long-standing, mutually respectful relationships with local specialists at our affiliate hospitals to guide and support the most effective and efficient patient care. As part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, we now have the opportunity to care for even more individuals across eastern Massachusetts.
About the Job
Contributes to Winchester Physician Associate’s (WPA) mission by assisting in the delivery of quality, safe clinical care within the practice setting and assisting with patient and operational flow. This clinical staff position will have an impact on patient and physician satisfaction by providing empathetic and efficient care and minimizing wait times.
Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a healthcare environment, employees
must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the practice’s needs. While the list below describes the
primary functions of this job, all employees of WPA need to recognize that an essential element of
their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations. This may result in
assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.
As part of the practice team, this position:
? Identifies, greets, transports and/or escorts patients making the patients feel welcomed and
? Takes vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature) and
obtains patient history and medication list. Observes patient and documents and reports
findings to licensed clinician and/or physician.
? Assists the nurse, physician, and/or other licensed clinician with the patient visit and care,
which may include procedures such as:
o Preparing patient for visit including assistance with clothing and transferring to exam
o Setting up trays and preparing equipment, instruments and materials for the nurse
o Explaining procedures and reviewing patient instructions
o Obtaining and labeling specimens for transport
o Assisting with wound care
o Drawing blood
o Performing EKGs
o Giving injections
? Cleans and prepares the exam room or other patient areas between patients ensuring a
clean, sanitized and welcoming environment.
? Sterilizes equipment.
? Maintains appropriate supplies and linen in exam/patient areas and ensures adequate stock
? Prepares, cleans and maintains equipment, addressing issues in a timely manner to ensure
availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.
? Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait time and improve patient satisfaction.
? Communicates effectively with the team utilizing established handoff procedures. Gives and
accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.
? Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols.
Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety
guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.
? Provides back up or periodic administrative assistance to the practice as needed
Required: High school diploma or equivalent required
If hired after 1/1/15: also must have either:
DAYS/40 HOURS/ FULL-TIME/ WOBURN
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.