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Join our St Michael's Home for Children team as the Medical Coordinator. The Medical Coordinator provides personalized care and delivery medical services that uphold program policies and procedures; in accordance with licensure, client's rights, medical concerns, and age-appropriate environment is in place. They are responsible for coordination and delivery of medical services to unaccompanied children, ensuring clients receive initial medical examination, immunizations, medical screenings, and dental evaluation within program deadlines; in addition, must update the client's file records and the UC portal corresponding medical assessments, follow up appointments, and all medical services. Medical coordinators have to work closely with the registered nurse to ensure the wellbeing of all children in care, with medical providers, and other member of the team. They routinely assist with the daily medical activities, transportation, medication log, monitoring Medication Administration Records (MAR / Prescription and Over the Counter Medication), reporting, and writing SIRs according with the current policies, requesting TARs, and others related with medical. Medical Coordinators participate in quality activities through their active contribution in Treatment Plan Meetings, departmental meetings, program meetings, and required ongoing trainings. This position is carried out in designated shelter locations, school, and group home settings.
The Expertise We Are Looking For
The Expertise We're Looking For
- High school diploma or GED
- Valid CNA (certification as Nursing Assistant)
- One (1) year of experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)
- Valid Driver’s license
The Skills and Assets You Bring, and More
- You are proficient typing/keyboarding skills and computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and power point.
- You are excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
- You have the ability to work and function well in a diverse and multidisciplinary environment.
- You have the capacity to and adjust/adapt to flexible schedules, prioritize activities, responsibilities, and work within fast- paced environment.
- You have the knowledge of essential medical terminology and understanding basic health attention like, vital sign measuring, blood sugar monitoring, and Weight/height measure; as well, performance hearing and vision screening.
- You have the ability to adapt to changing work requirements and varying volumes of work under pressure.
- You are knowledgeable of HIPAA, state and federal regulations governing confidentiality and release of information.
- You support and train team members under Registered Nurse supervision and guidance.
- You demonstrate knowledge and understanding about boundaries with kids, staff and volunteers
What you Deliver
- You ensure the safety and security of all children in care at all times.
- You provide quality care and supervision to clients in accordance with ORR and TDFPS rules, program philosophy and procedure and client rights.
- You maintain ratio and close supervision through all activities.
- You must report immediately to the supervisor any doubts, questions, medical concerns, or procedure regarding client's health.
- You file medical records: make sure the information and medical files for each client are safe and kept confidential.
- You communicate effectively information pertaining to the health clients according to the program policies and procedures to ensure quality services and client safety.
- You adjust work to the plans and programs that the Registered Nurse implements.
- You maintain accurate and update documentation regarding biographical data, admission assessment, medical progress notes, Medication List, Medication Log, MARs, TARs, Sickness/Allergy Forms, Medical instructions/recommendations, medical summaries, Safety plans, SIRs, IRs, and other as needed.
- You keep ongoing training to compliance with the annual 40 hours training in accordance with state regulations, Office of Refugee Resettlement, and both Catholic Charities and St. Michael's Home for Children requirements.
- You keep ongoing and mandatory trainings to maintain full agency, funder and licensure compliance. Besides, take online trainings as needed to renew the CAN Certification.
- You assist in the-development, oversight, or provision medical services for clients in care as approved by your supervisor for safety and licensure compliance.
- You look for assistance or advice from your immediately supervisor, if you have doubts or questions before performing an assigned task.
- You perform other duties as assigned train such as participating in staff retreats, United Way tours, agency and community fairs and speaking engagements, assisting with special organizational projects/events, in order to promote agency programs.
Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect. Successful applicant must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements.
The work you do will help us advocate for the vulnerable among us, a network of support services to people of all ages and from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.
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