Medical Clinical Associate-MSH

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Roles & Responsibilities:

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.

Requirements:

  • 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. 


Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 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 an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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