Medical or Nursing Asst - Advanced
The MOA provides clinical care to patients in the clinic module by accompanying patients to rooms; interviewing and recording a brief history of the patient's problems or needs; measuring and recording such parameters as height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates; preparing patients for exams by the physician/provider; chaperoning during exams or treatments; reviewing/recording medications in addition to past and newly identified drug allergies, and reviewing the medical record for completeness prior to the physician's examination. At the conclusion of the visit, the MOA may coordinate appointments or studies ordered by the physicians. The incumbent will also interface with patients via telephone communications regarding medical care and responses to treatments between office visits. The MOA will assist the lead nurse in maintaining inventories of medications, solutions, supplies, and equipment; preparing and maintaining daily cleanliness of exam rooms equipment and instruments; and maintaining adequate patient care supply inventory for exam rooms.
The MOA will administer or assist in the administration of topical, oral, and non-intravenous injectable medications as directed by the physician. The incumbent may assist in procedures to gain specimens for diagnostic purposes, e.g., stress test with machine instruction, treadmill machine programming, and perform electrocardiograms/electrode placement, pulmonary function tests, and pacemaker programming. Basic laboratory tests routinely encountered include fingerstick glucose tests and dip-stick urinalysis. Additional assistance involves observation of any treatment and/or medication reactions and prompt, concise verbal/written communication of such findings to the physician or nurse.
The MOA provides limited patient (and interested family members), education for treatments and programs to promote compliance and understanding and to allay apprehension. In addition, this individual will assist the patient and family members, when applicable, In planning for self-care at home. The MOA will provide instructions, as directed by the physician, regarding the proper use of medications, diet, prescribed home testing, blood pressure measurement, etc.
CLINICAL SUPPORT POSITION - NOT SUBJECT TO STATE HUMAN RESOURCES ACT.
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is affiliated with ECU Health Medical Center, which serves as its teaching hospital, as well as the flagship hospital for ECU Health.
Special Instructions To Application:
- Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section.
- If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
- Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require registration as a Nurse Aide by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, or certification through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA.)
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 962066
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Brody School of Department at East Carolina University (ECU) is composed of 18 departments which function to: 1) provide health care for the citizens of eastern North Carolina; 2) educate primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of eastern North Carolina, and 3) make medical education available to minority and disadvantaged people. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences (herein referred to as Cardiovascular Sciences or CVS) is the university's newest department and is a primary contributor to the School's mission of medical education, patient care, research, and community service. Playing an important role in the Brody School of Department's academic group practice, the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences consists of the Department Chairman, two Medical Directors of Clinical Services, four leadership core units (Department Administrator, CVS Operations Committee/Section Chiefs, Nurse Administrator, and Vice Chairman and Director of Research), and seven clinical and educational divisions. The primary roles of education (students, residents, fellows, and continuing medical education), clinical services (Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases), research (clinical and basic bench research in cardiovascular clinical care, clinical trials to develop new treatments for cardiovascular disease, educational programs for local, regional, and national health care providers, and wellness and prevention programs), academic affairs/faculty development, and administration (business and clinical support services) are led by the Department Chairman and CVS Operations Committee. (Please reference organizational chart). The clinical sections represented in Cardiovascular Diseases include Structural Heart Disease, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmias, Heart Failure, Primary and Secondary Prevention, and Vascular Diseases. There are currently 37 MD and Ph.D. faculty members, 15 Fellows, and 16 Physician Extenders and Cardiovascular Sciences Technicians. A clinical, administrative, and research support staff numbering nearly 100 CSS and SPA employees provide support to the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences' faculty and learner groups. Subspecialty fellows (fully trained internists receiving training in a clinical subspecialty within Cardiovascular Sciences and Internal Department) are currently number fifteen. The majority of the department's educational, clinical, and research activities take place within the context of the East Carolina University Brody School of Department and the ECU Health Medical Center. The central component of the medical center will be the East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI). Designed to be a world-class cardiovascular destination offering state-of-the-art medical technology, education, and research in one location, the East Carolina Heart Institute is composed of three main partners ECU Health Medical Center, East Carolina University, and private practice practitioners. The Institute is committed to superior patient care, collaborative research, and continuous training and education. The East Carolina Heart Institute is the umbrella name for the two facilities that make up the Institute.