Allied Health - Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Rutgers University Correctional Health Care is seeking a Part Time UCHC Technician I for the Northern State Prison, located in Newark, New Jersey.
The UCHC Technician I participates as a member of the clinical and administrative medical team at the prison. Provides direct and indirect patient care to inmates under the direction of a Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant, or a Registered Nurse.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Takes vital signs, height and weight and documents in the EMR.
Assists the physician/associate practitioner with procedures as needed, including preparing the inmate for the examination.
Assists with the cleaning, sterilization and securing of equipment within the Health Service Unit. Maintains or assists in maintaining the supply stock in the Health Service Unit by ordering in a timely and appropriate manner.
Maintains the supply stock in the examination rooms. Assists with inventory audits, as requested.
Aggregates the orders of all medications and forwards to the pharmacy provider/local pharmacy.
Performs EKG and document completion within the EMR Training requirements.
Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the charge nurse in a timely manner.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant Program (or related skills technician program) or EMT certification or CNA certification or formal training and/or on the job experience in phlebotomy.
At least two (2) years of progressively more responsible related healthcare experience involving multiple areas of knowledge, skill and abilities and demonstrating competencies to perform the essential duties of the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: As a first responder must have the physical capacity to perform CPR for at least 10 minutes. Physically able to assist in lifting and rotating patients who are unable to ambulate (up to 50 pounds). Typing, ability to work at varying computer workstations provided by the Department of Corrections in shared office environments. Ability to speak clearly and write proficiently is essential, extensive reading required, extended sitting and/or standing is required. Intermittent physical exertion when performing job activities, ability to move from unit to unit within correctional facilities requiring walks, bends, stretches, pushes, and pulls. Hearing is essential, ability to speak clearly is required, required to travel within the state, ability to implement Universal Precautions and Safety Precautions and on call responsibilities
WORKENVIRONMENT: Able to function in a stressful environment and relates well to patients, security staff and healthcare team members. A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening behavior. Medical Technician must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by Correctional Officers.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Posting Number: 21ST1595
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 134786
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