Lead Medical Coordinator - RN
Company: Southwest Key Programs
Posted on: January 9, 2022
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. #SWWR #ZREssential Functions::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
--- 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
--- 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.
--- Update youth charts in regards to allergies, medication use,
and immunization history at each visit.
--- Administer immunizations under standing 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
--- 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 (PCC) and maintain hard copy of required documents and
--- Schedule and comply with required medical appointments and
timelines. Respond and comply to individual emergency medical needs
--- 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 and audits 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
--- Schedule and provide transportation when is needed to clients
on medical appointments with assistance from other staff when
--- Submit, review and follow up all the Significant Incidents
Report regarding Medical Issues.
--- Participate in Quality Improvement as requiredOther
Functions::--- 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
--- Maintain Health Information Privacy HIPAA.
--- The ability to maintain control and work under pressure to meet
--- Ability to travel and support other SWK programs when
necessary.Qualifications and Requirements::
- Register Nurse degree from an accredited college or university
in Nurse or Health Sciences; RN License according to State
- Must have graduated from an approved RN nursing program
approved by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
- Must have passed the appropriate NCLEX-RN Exam
- Minimum 1 years of full-time direct service delivery
- Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience.
- Must possess medical assessment and treatment skills with
diverse populations of children/adolescents
- Must possess the ability to train staff, prepare reports and
recommendations for medical and administrative use, and have the
ability to work with youth in community-based programs, clinics,
hospitals, public health departments or federal agencies. Must
embrace cultural diversity awareness. SONING ABILITY: Ability to
define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid
conclusions. Bilingual. (Spanish/English) Ability to read,
analyzes, and interprets common scientific technical journals,
financial reports, and legal documents.. Ability to effectively
present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards
of directors. Ability to communicate and respond to common
inquiries or complaints from on an effective level with both
clients and staff from a variety of disciplines. Ability to carry
out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities
include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Compliance with pre-service drug testing
--- Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
--- Valid Driver's License.
--- Immunization documentation: Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis
(Td/Tdap), Varicella, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis A
--- Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
--- Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only).
--- Willingness to work a flexible schedule and be on-call evenings
--- Comply with annual training
--- 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.Physical Demands::
- Bending, stooping, and lifting a minimum of 15-25 lbs required
to complete daily tasks
- Must have the ability to remain in standing position for
extended periods of the work dayWork Environment::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
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