Turning Point Inc.

  • Certified Medical Assistant

    Job Locations US-NJ-Paterson
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(12/31/2018 5:05 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Turning Point is seeking a full time Certified Medical Assistant that will work under the direction of the Director of Nursing in Residential Admissions and Detox Departments  performing duties required of the practice. 


    Responsibilities include:

    Assist RN in obtaining vital signs on all detox clients

    Performs and documents weekly vital signs on all residential clients needing blood pressure monitoring as directed by RN

    Orients new detox clients to unit, room assignment and introducing to detox staff and peers

    Answers phone in medical unit and directs inquiries to appropriate staff

    Collects and prepares specimens as directed by RN

    Files paperwork as needed

    Supports patient care delivery by assisting RN in various duties

    Assists clients who are in need of help in self-care, bed making, walking etc.                                 

    Assists RN by retrieving residential clients for MD and assisting MD as needed

    Performs 2nd step PPD on residential clients, verifies results and documents in client record

    Prepares needed detox paperwork for each client’s admission

    Assists RN in verifying results and documenting urine drug screens when obtained



    Participate in committee’s as appointed

    Attend all quarterly and departmental staff meeting

    Reports all pertinent information to DON/RN

    Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor/RN


    Core Values (5%)

    Attitude – Cooperative, willing, and courteous.

    Initiative – ambitious and motivated

    Safety – careful, safe, and sanitary

    Adaptability – ability to adapt to change

    Judgment – decisions are reliable and correct

    Punctuality/ Attendance

    Familiarity with and conformance to policies and procedures

    Compliance with Human Resources requirements.





    Current Medical Assistant certification

    Knowledge of chemical dependence and 12 Step programs

    If recovering alcoholic/addict no history or evidence of alcohol or other drug use for four years

    Electronic Health Record Experience, Computer literate preferred.

    Possess a valid NJ Driver’s License




    OSHA Exposure Category:

    Environments Demands and Exposures to Hazards: (OSHA Level - II)Normal work routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid, tissues, but employment may require some unplanned, Category I activities.


    Americans With Disabilities Act Requirements:

    Essential Physical/Mental Demands:

    Physical Demands: Must be ambulatory;

    Must have visual/hearing acuity.

    Mental Demands:   Must have verbal ability;

    Must be able to comprehend instructions;

    Must be able to write legibly;

    Must be able to comprehend/interpret charts, diagrams, possess inductive and deductive reasoning.

    Manual Dexterity Required:

    Must possess dexterity, stand, sit, walk, lift and carry twenty pounds for short distances.


    American With Disabilities Act Statement:

    External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential Job specific function (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.




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