Healthcare Aide

Full-time

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY


As part of the DMC team to assist our patients and look after all their needs in a polite, friendly, professional and confidential manner. Fulfill all expectations of physicians, management and co-workers. Responsible for the timely preparation of patients in accordance with relevant legislation, professional standards, and office policies and procedures.


Responsibility 1: Patient Preparation


Activities:



  • Coordinates patient movement from waiting room to examination room ensuring examination rooms are filled quickly

  • Instructs patient in the collection of specimens and tests

  • Prepares patients for examination by the physician

  • Measure vital signs (BP, height, weight) as per procedures and document in EMR

  • Obtains urine samples and dips for readings as required

  • Performs finger pricks for on-site readings

  • Assists physician as required during examination, testing and treatment of patients

  • Ensure completion of required requisitions; i.e. properly labeled specimens bagged with requisitions


Responsibility 2: General


Activities:



  • Cleaning of examination rooms in accordance with current infection control procedures

  • Cleaning and organizing of lab/supply room

  • Cleaning and sterilizing of materials and instruments following universal precautions

  • Responds to telephone inquiries as necessary, occasionally booking appointments

  • Updating of healthcare numbers and demographics as required

  • Updates and maintains patient medical records as required

  • Consults with the physicians and other staff as required and maintains effective communications

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work station

  • Stocks and refreshes exam rooms throughout day, ensuring garbage not overflowing

  • Ensures the maintenance, cleaning and repair of instruments and equipment

  • Assists in ordering and unpacking of medical supplies

  • Other related duties as may be assigned


QUALIFICATIONS


Education and Experience:



  • Completion of Healthcare or Nurse’s Aide Program Diploma or equivalent in job experience

  • Previous related experience preferred

  • Previous experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) is an asset


Job Skills and Demonstrated Abilities:



  • Relevant clinical skills/knowledge

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to interact effectively with patients

  • Skill in the use of computers , EMR software and MS Office preferred

  • Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions


Personal Attributes:



  • Organized and efficient

  • Professional

  • Courteous, respectful, empathic

  • Self-motivated


Working Conditions:



  • Clinical patient environment

  • Direct contact with patients who may potentially be contagious/infectious, requires constant attention to infection control procedures

  • May occasionally be exposed to patients with potential to become highly emotional or violent

  • May occasionally need to deal with patients who are terminally ill


This position is subject to a Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector), and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any services charges incurred.


We thank all applicants that apply but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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