Southwest Key Programs
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Lead Medical Coordinator
at Southwest Key Programs
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The Lead Medical Coordinator is part of the team concept in the non-clinical setting for the delivery of health services at Unaccompanied Minors Programs. The LMC is devoted to the delivery of medical care in our setting with the emphasis on disease prevention and health maintenance. This individual works closely with the Director of Medical Services, Medical Providers, Medical Coordinators, Program Directors, Assistant Program Directors, and other related departments. Supervise staff of Medical Coordinators.
- 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 providers staff with examination procedures when is 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 understanding orders from provider. 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 in that regard (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 record.
- Schedule and comply with required medical appointments and timelines. Respond and comply to individual emergency medical needs immediately.
- Maintain and review for accurate and complete list of medical supplies, prescribe medications, 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 transportation when is needed to clients on medical appointments with assistance from other staff when necessary.
- Submit, review and follow up all the Significant Incidents Report regarding Medical Issues.
- Participate in Quality Improvement as required
- Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
- Develop and maintain effective communication and working relationships with staff, co-workers, physicians, and youth.
- Develop and expand medical, specialty and dental services with local providers.
- Maintain Health Information Privacy HIPAA.
- The ability to maintain control and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Ability to travel and support other SWK programs when necessary.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or Licensed practical nurse (LPN) or Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN) and Licensure according to State requirements.
- Must have graduated from an approved LVN nursing program.
- Must have passed the appropriate VN/PN NCLEX Exam approved by the TBON (so no Board Constructed).
- Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
- Immunization documentation Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap), Varicella, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A and B.
- Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
- Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only).
- Bilingual. (Spanish/English)
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule and be on-call evenings and weekends.
- Comply with annual training requirements/licensure/certifications.
- One (2-3) year of full-time experience in a hospital, clinic, medical record department or physician’s office.
- One (2-3) year experience in file maintenance working with troubled adolescents or youth services; may include part-time, volunteer or internship experience
Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors as necessary. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 30 lbs required to complete daily tasks. Job requires extended periods of sitting; use of various office equipment.
This is a twenty four hour residential facility at which minors receive all services. It requires three shifts to cover twenty four hour period which are subject to change. Noise level varies from mild to moderate. This position’s location varies to include confined spaces encountered while traveling. Access to a variety of medications with possible exposure to common injuries and illness.