Provide health management, effective communication, and leadership in the execution and direction of quality services to youth, staff and medical service staff. Must be sensitive to the needs of the youth in UMP, in the areas of health and social services as one component.
Manage and monitor the delivery of services to patients ensuring compliance in the performance of all aspects of youth care in accordance with Company policy and procedures, State and Federal guidelines.
Prepare youth for examinations and record the medical intake, take vital signs, height and weight. Initiate routine lab tests after triage of a youth, such as pregnancy tests.
Assist the medical provider staff with examination procedures when needed, such as patient screening and triage
Administer medications under the providers’ orders, except I.V. medications.
Update youth charts in regards to allergies, medication use, and immunization history at each visit.
Administer immunizations under the providers’ orders. Phlebotomy-Obtains blood specimens by performing venipuncture, finger sticks and implant PPD when necessary.
Educate and counsel youth concerning their disease, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Answer youth’s questions after consultation with the provider or as per established procedures (to include, but not limited to: health questions, medication refills, and lab results.)
Continually assess for areas of improvement and develop plans and evaluation criteria for such.
Oversee and direct all youth care staff to ensure adequate monitoring. Ensure delivery of safe and efficient quality care. Assist in health education classes when necessary.
Obtain, compile, and maintain medical files on each intake. Ensure proper daily documentation in Southwest Key Program’s database (ETO) and maintain hard copy of required documents and medical records.
Schedule and comply with required medical appointments and timelines. Respond and comply to individual emergency medical needs immediately.
Maintain and review for accuracy and thoroughness list of medical supplies, prescribed and over-the-counter medication. Order medical supplies and medication when necessary.
Collect, maintain, and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the supervisors.
Facilitate and conduct self-administration of medication and side effects training to employees as required.
Provide a fail-safe plan with medication count, label accuracy, and self-administration of medication, including over-the-counter drugs.
Schedule and provide client transportation when needed for medical appointments with assistance from other staff when necessary.
Submit, review and follow up all the Significant Incidents Report regarding Medical Issues.