Mount Sinai Careers

MEDICAL CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative


Job Description

Mount Sinai Health System Careers

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Our multidisciplinary approach to patient care defines us as an organization. Contributing to our world-renowned reputation is the dedication of allied health professionals. Working collaboratively with nurses and physicians, our allied health providers are valued partners providing diagnostic and therapeutic extensions of care on a daily basis. Mount Sinai’s allied health team members work side-by-side with global leaders in health care to create a patient-focused network of services that support healing in our local communities and around the globe.

 

Are you ready to discover the world of limitless possibilities that comes with wearing the badge? Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story of unrivaled patient care!

 
What You’ll Do:
Through the performance of a variety of technical and routine tasks, the Medical Clinical Associate contributes to patient care in an ambulatory setting, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse and within the policies of the Department of Nursing. 

  • Assists in patient care by performing the following:Obtains and records vital signs.
  • Collects and processes blood, urine, sputum and stool specimens.
  • Reports changes in patient parameters or unusual values to the Registered Professional Nurse or physician.
  • Provides assistance with procedures such as stocking exam rooms with appropriate supplies.
  • Assists in the collection of screening data, i.e., personal data, chief complaints, past, present, family and social history.
  • Collects specimens for selected tests that assist with diagnosis treatment: urine pregnancy tests, throat cultures, and hemocult.
  • Participates with follow-up of abnormal lab data as directed by the Registered Professional Nurse or physician.
  • Applies principles of aseptic technique and infection control, including the use of protective gear.
  • Assists with the procurement of equipment and supplies.
  • Orients patients to ambulatory clinic policies and procedures.
  • Handles all information in accordance with patient confidentiality regulations.
  • Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
  • Treats patients with empathy and impartiality.
  • Communicates in a courteous and positive manner.
  • Relates positively to patients, family and staff within the organization.
  • Gives verbal reports to designated RNs and/or MDs.
  • Reports all problems to Clinical Nurse Manager.
  • Attends JCAHO and mandatory in-service and educational programs within the department and hospital.

What You’ll Bring:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Certificate as Medical Office Assistant/Nursing Assistant preferred.
  • Knowledge of biology, anatomy, physiology, records and record keeping, and medical terminology. This is acquired in a formal training program and/or three months on the job training.
  • Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with patients, doctors and hospital personnel.
  • Must be able to work independently, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform a variety of tasks and skills in area of assignment.
  • Prefer experience in a medical office or acute care setting. 

Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!

 

Who We Are:

Over 35,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

 

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

 

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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