Medical Assistant

Location: Portland - Parry Center for Children
Program/Department: Health Services
Schedule: 40 Hours/Week - Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm

Job Summary:  The Medical Assistant will be responsible for assisting nursing staff in the treatment and management of our clients

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Performs patient/client care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for the age of the patient/client.
Demonstrates the ability to perform treatments and provide services to level of education/licensure/certification and within their scope of practice.
Works cooperatively as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, completes all documentation in a timely fashion.
Demonstrates the ability to identify behaviors that require intervention and notifies RN/MD when further evaluation is warranted.
Able to physically intervene with aggressive patients/clients and provide restraint and seclusion when ordered. Use NCI/CPI and APT techniques appropriately. Follows procedures and protocols
Possesses the skills of verbal de-escalation and/or validation, able to avoid power struggles with patients/clients. Sets limits for patients/clients.
Performs all aspects of patient/client care in an environment that optimizes patient/client safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Determines nursing office and med room supplies and maintenance needs and submits requisitions as indicated.
Documentation meets current standards and policies as well as standards for licensure and accreditation.
Acts as a role model for patients/clients through behavior, speech and appearance.
Is emotionally and physically stable to work with the clientele, model self-care skills and assist the patient/client in meeting his/her goals.
Maintains collaborative working relationships with co-workers as well as with other departments/disciplines.
Interacts with supportive services to ensure that a safe, clean and secure environment is provided for patients/clients, staff and visitors.   Documents unusual incidents.
Treats patients/clients and families with respect and dignity.
Follows facility’s policies and procedures.
Completes other duties as necessary and assigned by RN’s.
Stays current with changes in the field through continuing education, conferences, professional societies and journals. Current with agency trainings.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Will collect scheduled or PRN vital signs (including up to height, weight, waist circumference, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, orthostatic blood pressures, pulse, respirations) for clients at inpatient, residential or day treatment, as delegated by RN or LPN
Will comply with HIPAA regulations, follow OHSA guidelines and maintain compliance with the Joint Commission.
Will assist with procedures, treatments, and rooming for pediatric clinic as needed.
Will perform EKGs as delegated.
Will transcribe doctor orders into the electronic health record.
Will communicate with families and treatment teams regarding medication changes.
Will assist with lab collection as directed by RN/LPN
Will maintain storage areas, including medication carts and medication administration supplies. Will ensure and maintain proper labeling of medications and treatment supplies.
Will maintain unit first aid supplies, including first aid kits.
Will provide other competencies as directed by supervisors within the scope of training.
Will maintain a collaborative working relationship with Physicians and Health Services/Nursing staff
Will be flexible with duties and requirements of job as they may evolve.
Will understand and comply with standards from TFS licensing and accreditation entities.


Professional Requirements:
Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat, clean and professional. Wears proper identification
Maintains regulatory requirements and has basic understanding of infection control
Maintains patient/client confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
Completes all training required for position. All training is complete and up to date.
Demonstrate a commitment to mental health advocacy within employee’s networks and community; serve as an ambassador of the agency by sharing our story, and those of our clients, whenever an opportunity arises.
Attends nursing meetings.
Represents the organization in a professional and positive manner.
Demonstrates acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures.
Demonstrates the ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding Code of Conduct policy.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the mission statement of the organization.

 ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: Other duties may be assigned.



Education:  High school graduate or equivalent. Certification or associate degree as certified medical assistant from accredited program Preference given to applicants with Associate, Bachelor’s degree. May substitute education and experience.

Experience:  Experience working in a psychiatric/behavioral health treatment facility preferred, preferably with children or adolescents. Must be age 18 or older.

Job Knowledge: Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages a plus.

Skills:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, electronic health record use and proficiency in typing. Ability to prioritize and multitask.  Basic applied math skills.

Physical Demands: For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, please contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:

Consideration of candidates will begin as soon as 10/1, and position may close after that date without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.