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CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (CMA)

Post Date:  Dec 1, 2021
Location: 

Wilmer, TX, US, 75172

Position Type:  Full Time
Requisition Number:  15530
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

Are you looking to find personal and professional fulfillment, and align your career with your values? 

 

At Gateway Foundation, our employees have an opportunity to make a difference every day by helping people with substance abuse issues gain control of their lives.

 

Gateway Foundation is a recognized non-profit leader in evidence-based treatment proven to get results. Our experts in Addiction Medicine—including highly educated clinical and medical professionals and expert psychiatrists and nurses—deliver care that never stops. Throughout Gateway’s proud history of helping others, dedicated and professional employees have been vital to accomplishing our life-saving mission. Read more about the incredible recognition that we recieved!

 

If you are a collaborative professional who shares our commitment to helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues turn their lives around – GATEWAY IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under limited supervision, checks and monitors client vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure and blood sugar levels; and documents readings as appropriate.  Prepares and administers medication; observes medical reactions and reports any changes or concerns to nursing staff. Assists nursing staff with various tasks.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares and administers medication as prescribed by a physician and documents same in the medication administration record.  Observes client’s physical, mental, and emotional conditions and reports any changes or concerns to nursing staff. Collects client sick call requests and performs data entry into system
  • Checks and monitors client vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure and sugar levels; records client’s readings and other information pertinent to the clients medical needs and care.
  • Performs other duties as they might be assigned, including toring supplies, changing biohazard bags, answering telephones, photocopying, scanning and filing documents and form.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of formal medical assistant training program
  • Current certificate as a Certified Medical Assistant as required by agency, association, board or commission in State of employment location
  • Current CPR certification

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of theories, principles, and basic nursing concepts in order to effectively contribute to client’s medical care
  • Ability to read, write, understand and follow written instructions
  • Strong  verbal and written communication skills to include report writing
  • Conflict resolution skills to implement solutions and resolve conflict
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to work irregular  hours, over weekends and holidays
  • Must be a critical thinker to assess situations and develop and executes action plans
  • Must be well-organized to work well under pressure

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Normal or corrected vision and some color vision, necessary to read thermometers, blood pressure gauges, dipstick analysis results, and so forth to see and evaluate presented symptoms and injuries
  • Communication abilities necessary to gather and exchange information with clients and staff in person or by telephone, provide care instructions, and schedule appointments
  • Ability to respond to telephone, pages and intercoms
  • Manual dexterity necessary to manipulate instruments and syringes, apply bandages or sterile wipes, and accept and pass instruments and specimens; and touch sensitivity necessary to detect pulse, palpate body areas, and perform treatments with minimal client discomfort
  • Depending on program assigned, ability to drive vehicle to various locations
  • Ability to use a keyboard and video display terminal to receive, retrieve, and/or audit information and data on a regular basis
  • Ability to stoop and bend, ability to reach and grab with arms and hands, and ability to walk and move about for up to two hours at a time
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Works in a typical clinical environment where there are relatively few discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise and the like.
  • Regular exposure to needles, noxious fumes or odors, blood and other specimens, and communicable diseases.  Potential for injury or harm is limited if established safety and infection control precautions are followed.
  • Regularly exposed to hazards of driving, but potential for harm is limited if safe vehicle operation procedures are followed. 
  • Works in a correctional facility where there is exposure to potentially disruptive and violent inmates. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions, however might experience relatively few discomforts due to dust, dirt, noise and the like.

 

Competitive Compensation and Benefits: 

 

Gateway Foundation values its employees and provides an inclusive and diverse work environment where dedicated employees can make a difference. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our employees in meaningful ways. For eligible employees, we provide a Total Rewards Package that includes:

  • Health Insurance - Including a wellness premium incentive opportunity
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  •  Paid Time Off - Including 18 days of PTO and 9 paid holidays in the first year
  • Catastrophic Absence Time (CAT) - Accrue up to seven days annually, to be used during an extended personal illness
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with company match 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gateway is a qualified employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training & Development Programs

 

Gateway Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth