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CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT

Company: Marimn Health
Location: Spokane
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Come work for Marimn Health - voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 AND 2022 and Modern Healthcare's Family Friendliest Employer in 2020!

Fantastic benefits, flexible schedules, paid holidays and ability to choose vacation times!

Your employer paid benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, and Vision for employee and all legal dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 5% employer match after 1 year of employment.
  • Employee Life insurance plan of $100,000 + the employee's annual earnings.
  • Short and long term disability.
  • Generous PTO with the ability to earn additional personal days. Please note that this position is in Plummer, ID. Carpool opportunities are available.

    QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preferred, with a plan to obtain a Chiropractic Assistant Certification within 6 months of hire. Professional knowledge of chiropractic and the neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) system and knowledge of chiropractic manipulation therapy including desired effects, side effects and complications preferred. Ability to read and explain treatment plans to patients. Typing skills of at least 35 wpm preferred. Current BLS required and/or wiliness to obtain within (6) months of hire date.

    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in the clinical area. Demonstrates excellent technical skills and judgment.
    • Must demonstrate knowledge of or willingness to learn the principles of chiropractic and have the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement as directed by the Chiropractic physicians.
    • Must effectively interact with staff to coordinate and promote continuity of the patient's care. Must have ability to interact with physician/provider as a member of care team and patient advocate.
    • Demonstrate accountability for ensuring documentation of all aspects of care as per clinic guidelines; maintaining patient safety, comfort, and cleanliness.
    • Demonstrate self-direction and professionalism by identifying areas of needed professional development skill and participating in educational activities.
    • Knowledge of and ability to recognize emergency situations and ability to apply emergency care.
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn the culture, customs and health problems of the Native American population.
    • Maintains positive peer relationships and assists in a friendly, helpful manner to all patients, visitors and staff.
    • Well-organized and able to handle conflicts and crisis in a professional manner.
    • Possesses the ability to work independently and make sound care decision regarding established care plan.
    • Understands and practices confidentiality guidelines as established in the Patient Privacy Act.
    • Must have consistent work attendance record. ADA ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
      • Hearing: within normal limits with or without use of corrective hearing devices.
      • Vision: adequate to read 12-point type with or without use of corrective lenses.
      • Must be able to verbally interact with staff, clients and public.
      • Manual dexterity of hands/fingers for writing and computer input.
      • Able to lift up to 25-100 lbs. (assist in transfer of patients).
      • Standing 40% of the day.
      • Walking 60% of the day.
      • Pushing up to 30-100lbs, (i.e. crash cart, stretcher, or wheelchair).
      • Pulling up to 25-80 lbs. RESPONSIBILITIES:
        • Obtain appropriate vital signs including weights and heights under nurse documentation. Recognizes normal ranges and alerts provider for reading outside of normal range.
        • Check patients in using Nextgen EHR system and schedule appointments and follow ups.
        • Answering phone calls, returning voicemails.
        • Assist other departments with check-in process if needed.
        • Obtain the appropriate information, lab results, x-ray results, and health history from patients to prepare them for the clinical provider.
        • Track re-examinations and ensure completion, ensure patient completes indicated questionnaires and tests are accomplished.
        • Assists clinicians with procedures as needed.
        • Able to anticipate Chiropractic physicians' needs.
        • Operates and maintains appropriate chiropractic equipment including laser, PEMF devices and others.
        • Ensure new patients get and complete necessary forms. Assist as needed.
        • Update and improve forms and handouts as necessary or if asked by provider using Otech for digital forms.
        • Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation within the electronic health record including the right patient, right encounter date/time and appropriate provider.
        • Appropriately selects patients' complaint/reason for visit using HPI template in EHR.
        • Able to accurately input vital signs, allergies, medications, Past Medical History, past diagnostic information, Family History, Social History, confidential information, review of systems, and/or any procedure completed into Next Gen/EHR.
        • Able to order lab, x-ray, MRI or other imaging, print labs and radiology reports.
        • Able to accurately complete ROI's.
        • Transfer information is documented accurately, completely and in a timely manner for patients' transfer to other health care facility.
        • Able to input information into the EMR quickly and efficiently.
        • Assists as a team member as required, with updating policies and procedures, serves on committees and works with the manager and other departments to maintain positive patient/clinic interaction.
        • Recognize and address patient and significant other learning needs
        • Ensure patient education/teaching plan meets the patient's needs.
        • Promotes continuity and consistency to deliver quality care.
        • Accesses resources for referrals as needed and schedules appointments for patients needing referral.
        • Practices Universal Precautions, Infection Control and Safety Measures.
        • Follows established policies for safe administration of medicines, treatments, and procedures.
        • Meets mandatory education requirements for safety, i.e. blood borne pathogens, body mechanisms, hazardous chemicals, fire and safety procedures.
        • Communicates situations of potential legal risk at time of occurrence through appropriate chain of command process.
        • Able to utilize all medical equipment within scope of practice safely and appropriately.
        • Effectively uses computer, NextGen/EMR, OTEC and other communication tools.
        • Demonstrate knowledge of required skills such as use of therapeutic laser, PEMF device, exercise equipment, etc. then able to operate these devices.
        • Performs procedures that are within appropriate scope of practice.
        • Supports patient rights.
        • Coordinates and cooperates with other caregivers for productive problem solving.
        • Performs responsibly and efficiently as a team member in emergent situations, remaining calm, communicating and documenting appropriately.
        • Demonstrates availability at all times during operating hours.
        • Demonstrates ability to critique own practice for error and pursues corrective action.
        • Keeps informed by reading memos, emails and bulletin boards and seeking out assistance of others.
        • Take ownership of issues. Participates in projects and follows through to completion.
        • Pursues education activities to maintain or enhance a current level of knowledge and competency and documents appropriately.
        • Positively adjusts to health care environment and changes.
        • Adheres to Personnel Policies.
        • Functions as a dependable team member by demonstrating self-initiative when needed, and assisting when requested.
        • Demonstrates priority setting ability and organizational skills by timely completion of assigned tasks, maintaining clear and orderly work area.
        • Limits personal phone calls/ cell phone use in the clinical area.
        • Maintains relationships that are characterized by mutual support, open communication, trust and respect.
        • Avoids destructive comments, lack of support, and negative/offensive non-verbal behaviors.
        • Gives feedback to others in a private, constructive manner.
        • Handles conflicts with appropriate respect for privacy and maintaining the self-esteem of those involved.
        • Responsible for serving as the Chiropractic Assistant for patients with chronic illness and/or conditions; Duties to include but are not limited to: maintaining an accurate record, coordinating care/follow-up, and provide patient education.
        • Responsible for new patient intakes and obtaining records prior to scheduling appointment to establish care
        • Collaborate proactively with all team members and with a patient -focus to facilitate and maximize patient healthcare outcomes
        • Promote healthcare outcomes with currently accepted clinical practice guideline. Provide patient education, advice and information on health assessment, disease processes, medications and treatment.
        • Utilize best practice model to identify, incorporate or develop best practices for panel management . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Marimn Health, Spokane , CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT, Other , Spokane, Washington

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