MEDICAL TECHNICIAN in South Mountain, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/12/2017

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Job Description

About Abraxas:

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming.  We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

 

Summary:

This position promotes good health, treats minor medical conditions, provides first aid, administers medications and ensures the medical needs of the clients are addressed under the supervision of the Nurse Manger or designated licensed medical staff in the absence of the Nurse Manager.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Administers prescription and over-the-counter medications, first aid, and triages to clients as needed on the shift, under the supervision and in collaboration with appropriate medical staff.

• Perform visual inspection of medication logs to assure that client medications are administered at scheduled times

• Addresses sick calls and provides treatment under the Physician's Standing Orders.

• Completes the medical intake process including measuring vital signs and initial health assessments.

• Maintains all medical documentation, medical history, and file on each client and abides by HIPAA compliance rules and regulations.

• Designates appropriate client referrals to the contracted physician.

• Obtains blood and urine samples, processes laboratory requests and coordinates currier services through the contracted laboratory.

• Orders and maintains stock of prescription medications, vaccines and medical supplies.

• Performs daily assessment of program medical issues and consults or coordinates with appropriate medical staff member as required to ensure medical department operations are completed.

• Responds to interventions and monitors resident physical status during the intervention.

• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.

• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

 

Hours:

Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Job Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of medical experience. Certified as a medical assistant or medical technician, preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

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