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Medical Assistant (Turning Point Programs) - Grand Rapids

Company: Salvation Army USA
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Under the direction of the Medical Department Lead, assist medical staff in providing basic care for persons served undergoing drug rehabilitation including providing medical support with the overall functions of the medical department.


Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need. We are mission-driven, diverse, collaborative, and focused on positive results for people... Join us in making a difference.


Monitor and maintain all aspects of persons served medical needs

  • Following admission criteria, promptly evaluates a persons served needs and appropriate level of care.
  • Screen for psychoactive substance toxicity, intoxication, and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Follow all medical management protocols.
  • Proficiently execute all point of care specimen collection and testing (e.g. urine drug screening, laboratory specimen collection, pregnancy testing, and glucose testing).
  • Measures and records vital signs and reports variations in vital signs to Nursing Supervisor.
  • Immediately report any changes in person served condition or incident.
  • Provide basic care.

Responsible for upholding quality Customer Service

  • Ensure that Detox units are prepared and supplied for incoming patients
  • Assist with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly environment.
  • Reporting all equipment failure and assist with submitting work orders for repairs.
  • Assists medical staff as needed with answering the door or the phones.
  • Stocking supplies for the Nurse's Station.

Ensure that all documentation is accurate, complete, and informative regarding the person served care as well as Assist with all Clerical and Office Management Responsibilities in the Nursing Department

  • Take and enter progress notes from medical groups into persons served electronic file
  • Maintains confidentiality in relation to all persons served with other members of medical team as appropriated.
  • Enter results of vital signs, and all other testing into electronic file of persons served.
  • Enter activities of person served into electronic file
  • Communicate effectively to address persons served concerns.
  • Keep accurate nursing records.
  • Ensure that all chart documents get entered in the electronic file for each discharged
  • person served.

Assists with routine observation of person served in Detox

  • Performing observation rounds in Detox and reporting any changes in persons served.
  • Complete required documentation accurately and in a timely manner.

Perform other Duties as Assigned


  • Education:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
  • Completion of an approved course of Certified Nursing Assistant Study or Medical Assisting.

  • Experience:
  • Previous experience working with SUD or MI population preferred.

  • Skills:
  • CPR certificate or ability to obtain certification required.
  • Individuals must have sensitivity to special circumstance of substance abuse treatment setting.
  • Ability to interact with staff and individuals of diverse populations required.
  • Ability to articulate and actively support the mission of the organization to various audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to be flexible and change based on demand and/or accreditation regulations.
  • Recovering individuals must have a least 2 years of sobriety with current evidence of social and emotional stability.

  • General:
  • Compliance with criminal background investigation protocol and drug testing.

  • Protected Health Information Classification

Definition: Completed access to all persons served Protected Health Information at affiliate of employment on a need to know basis; access to limited employee records on a need to know basis, as directly related to job responsibility

Keywords: Salvation Army USA, Grand Rapids , Medical Assistant (Turning Point Programs) - Grand Rapids, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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