Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Ambulatory Care Technician for the Department of Medicine – Division of Infectious Disease within the New Jersey Medical School. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Ambulatory Care Technician (ACT) will provide medical assistance to nurses and physicians in the overall care of patients, including technical procedures such as phlebotomy, and intramuscular and subcutaneous injections. This position also assists with receptionist, telephone, and filing duties.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Under clinical supervision, performs delegated procedures, common to the specialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner according to Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures.
Performs telephone and in-person screenings.
Performs chart review prior to clinic visit to obtain historical data.
As directed by physician, administers approved medications, including vaccinations, via intramuscular and subcutaneous injections as may be delegated under state regulations.
Assists provider in identified patient procedures, treatments and examinations (preparation, positioning, supplies, equipment).
Appropriately obtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, form completion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance. Performs quality control for waived testing.
Recognizes emergency situations and implements emergency procedures according to clinic guidelines.
Administers first aid, CPR, and maintains emergency equipment and supplies.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from a post-secondary medical assisting education program accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Must have experience in the administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injection techniques.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer literacy with competence in Microsoft Office components.
At least one (1) year of related experience in a medical office setting.
NJDHSSHIV counselor certification.
Knowledge of Newark community.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be able to lift or exert force up to ten (10) pounds.
Assists with transportation services in the clinic.
Posting Number: 21ST1554
Location: Newark (RBHS)
Internal Number: 134447
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.