Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Medical Health Technician for the Department of Nursing at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The Medical Health Technician provides direct patient care, performs simple nursing procedures, and provides assistance to the professional staff in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Ensures that each clinic is well organized, fully prepared, and efficiently operated so that every patient and physician encounter occurs with a high level of safety and satisfaction. Assists faculty and staff to ensure that the necessary medical record, x-rays, reports, and pathology slides are available at the time of the encounter. Coordinates tumor study group meetings. Supports the research mission and participates in performance improvement activities in order to improve the quality, consistency, and efficiency of services provided. Position requires interaction and competency in providing care to patients in all age categories from neonates through geriatrics and all populations with an emphasis on patients with cancer.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to maintain a timely and organized flow of patients and families through the Cancer Institute of New Jersey clinical areas.
Assists faculty and staff to ensure necessary medical records, reports, x-rays and pathology slides are available at the time of the patient encounter or as required for orders and referrals. Calls appropriate department or facility to expedite delivery of missing or anticipated records or x-rays. Retrieves information as directed and places in the patient medical records prior to the clinic visit. Advises physician or nurse promptly if problems arise.
Tracks pathology slides. Ensures that any slides sent to Rutgers Cancer Institute for evaluation are accounted for and sent in a timely manner to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH). Use appropriate databases as needed to provide efficient tracking.
Assists clinicians with completing laboratory requisitions as needed. Familiarize self with managed care insurance guidelines and demonstrates knowledge of what laboratory specimens must be sent.
Assists patients in preparation for medical exams/and procedures. Keeps patients comfortable during waiting time.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Completion of an accredited program in medical assisting or its equivalent (certified to perform the scope of practice in the position) plus one (1) year of related healthcare experience.
Must maintain current certification from the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or registration from the American Medical Technologies (AMT), or certification from the National Healthcareer Association (Board approved 8/12/09), or any other recognized certifying body approved by the Board.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Certification in Medical Assisting and certification in CPR.
Must be computer literate and proficient of databases and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with an understanding of guest relations principles and demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor and customer service orientation under busy and stressful situations.
Posting Number: 20ST0780
Location: Downtown New Brunswick
Internal Number: 113859
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.