Diabetic Foot Care/Triage MA or LPN

At Affinity Health Group, we specialize in taking care of people: our members, our patients, and our employees. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits! Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 401(k).

Affinity is currently looking for a Medical Assistant or LPN to work at our Health Management Center on Louisville Ave in Monroe, LA from 7:00AM – 5:00PM, Monday through Friday (hours may vary) .

Job Summary: The Medical Assistant (MA) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides basic and routine assistance of patient care delivery within their scope of practice and required certifications and in accordance with Affinity Health Group’s policies, practices, procedures and applicable regulations. The MA and LPN will provide clinical and administrative support in a medical office under direction of the Nurse Practitioner.

  Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Welcome patients and prepare them for health care visit

· Place patient in exam room for provider evaluation, verify patient information, and obtain medical history

· Apply bandages and dressings as ordered by the treating provider · Perform cold sterilization for instrument cleaning in accordance with policy and procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements. · Maintain and operate all clinical equipment, including calibration and record keeping in accordance with current policy and procedures

· Participate in quality improvement, daily huddles, and other patient care programs established by clinic requirements (e.g. identification of patients due for screening services)

· Provide clinical telephone triage / communication as defined by protocol or Nurse Practitioner instruction

· Document patient care, observation, and activities according to professional standards and procedures to include scribing during procedures being performed.

· Complete required certifications; becomes proficient in clinic systems and procedures, and maintains currency in all policies, practices, and procedures

· Keep all inventory records

· Assist provider with patient assessment, examination, and treatments

· Maintain confidentiality regarding patient and business functions of the organization

· Provide clinical triage

· Administer medications according to the organization’s standards, polices, procedures, and/or guidelines

· Maintain a clean, well-stocked patient care area and nursing area, observing asepsis techniques and all other federal mandates. (i.e. OSHA, etc.)

· Obtain urine specimens, using proper technique, and following policy and procedure for labeling

· Assist in emergency situations under the direction of the provider

· Route billing information as appropriate

· Attend required in-service training (e.g. CPR, Safety, and Infection Control), staff meetings.

· Aid in identifying methods of improved patient care

· Maintain current knowledge and skills in clinical practice including the required continuing education units, promoting professional growth

· Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements

· Conduct patient outreach for outstanding labs, normal and abnormal test results. Making calls to schedule medical appointments.

· Coordinate and track outgoing referrals to include DME for Diabetic shoes/inserts.

· Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all patient health information data and abides by all HIPAA regulations

· Keep detailed patient records such as prescriptions, treatment plans, test results, diagnoses, medical history, and description of symptoms in electronic medical records.

· Possess an understanding of the payment procedures of health insurance firms, HMOs, and government programs such as Medicare/Medicaid

· Perform basic medical procedures under the supervision of the provider (e.g. fingerstick blood collection, dressing changes, immunizations, medical injections/administration)

· Must have transportation to work

· Open communication with direct supervisor is expected

Marginal Duties:

· Assist in procedure set up and injury care as directed by the treating provider

· Assist in dispensing medications and appliances within scope of practice and as ordered by the treating provider and in accordance with state regulations

· Assist with clerical activities related to appointment scheduling and patient intake, data verification, office communications, and filing of patient records

· Prepare, assist, and accurately complete all forms and records

Assist in maintaining a neat, clean, and orderly appearance in the exam rooms and work space throughout the day

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Current BLS certification

·         Demonstrates skills and abilities in clinical and administrative areas including office lab testing, patient care skills and immunization administration

·         Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

·         Customer service-oriented attitude/behavior

·         Demonstrates skills and abilities in clinical and administrative areas

·         Ability to work with limited supervision and to make decisions based on established policies and procedures

·         Health Management Center will provide on-the-job training in the use of equipment to perform screening services



·         Graduate of an accredited school of Medical Assisting with current license to practice as an Medical Assistant in the State of Louisiana and 3+ years experience as a medical assistant in a medical office or outpatient clinic preferred



·         Graduate of an accredited school of Practical Nursing with current license to practice as an LPN in the State of Louisiana

·         3+ years’ experience in a medical office or outpatient clinic preferred



Supervisory Responsibilities

·         None

Supervision Received

·         Work under occasional supervision of the general supervision of the Nurse Practitioner and RN

  Working Conditions

Overtime will be occasionally required


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to and exceeding 75 pounds as needed.

Full time
Monroe, LA 71201, US