Practice Assistant - Cardiopulmonary

Location: Gloucester, MA
Job ID: 175063-1A
Date Posted: May 3, 2022
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Addison Gilbert Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Addison Gilbert Hospital is a full service, 70-bed medical/surgical acute care facility in Gloucester, MA. Founded in 1889, the hospital provides state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient care to residents of the Cape Ann community in specialties such as radiology, cancer care, primary and pediatric care, cardiology, inpatient geriatric services, and emergency medicine. Addison Gilbert Hospital continues to score among the top hospitals in the nation for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.

Addison Gilbert Hospital promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care. You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy. 

About the Job

Position Summary:

 

Under the general supervision of the Director of Site Operations, Practice Development Operations Manager or Site Manager provides direct and indirect care to a specified group of patients in a variety of healthcare settings.  Practice Assistants work in collaboration with the physician(s), or other health care provider(s), other ambulatory support staff within the department, and with other disciplines, to support patient care.

 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:

 

  1. Clinical Considerations and Decision Making: Ways in which Practice Assistants come to understand the problems, issues or concerns of patients/families, to attend to relevant/critical information and to respond in concerned and involved ways.
     
  1. Accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care for assigned patients/families.
  2. Participates in a culturally competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, and addresses preventative measures.
  3. Delivers care that is specific to the age of the patient
  4. Cares for patients as delegated by the provider, RN or LPN
  5. Contributes information provided by the patient or family for the assessment of health status
  6. Evaluates outcomes of interventions within their scope and  follows directions on a modified plan of care
  7. Provides patient care by:
     
  • Providing necessary physical care to appropriate patient populations
  • Utilizing and transporting equipment
  • Administering treatments as ordered by the provider
  • Assisting with examinations and procedures

Scheduled Hours

24 hours per week, days.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Qualifications

Education: 1. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.
 

Licensure, Certification, Registration:    Current Assessment Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE) credential through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)  (obtains within 90 days of employment)

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required to communicate with patients, family members, physicians and other health care providers, as well as other colleagues.  Knowledge of medical terminology.  Must possess strong problem solving abilities and analytical skills to ensure patient’s needs are met.  Must possess basic computer skills to input and retrieve clinical information, as well as patient registration and appointment information.  Utilizes critical thinking and good judgement in performance of tasks.  Must possess good organizational skills and the ability to multitask and to prioritize daily assignments to ensure smooth work flow

Experience:  2 years working in the Health Care Field