Performs basic screening procedures for primary care clinic as assigned. The Patient Care Associate also performs other tasks as assigned to assist in the well functioning of on and off site clinics.
Prepares physical set-up of clinics; cleans up after clinic, and restocks/straightens medical supplies as indicated.
Completes, records, and graphs client's length/height, weight, head circumference, and vital signs per applicable procedures and protocols.
Completes and records Waived Testing as applicable for IDPH and VNA Health Center procedures.
Completes qualifty control, checks on all CLIA waived equipment and other QC checks as determined by the Team Leader.
Completes applicable laboratory requisitions and logs for tests completed (e.g. lead, pap, GC ).
Prepares laboratory specimens for pick-up or mailing per applicable IDPH and VNA procedures.
Directs client or parent/guardian in completion of clinic forms (e.g. health history, developmental, dietary...) as applicable.
Notifies staff nurse of problems or alterations in client status.
Assists staff nurse, clinic physician or Nurse Practitioner as requested.
Bilingual Aide interprets for clients and staff as needed.
Understands and practices Exposure Control Procedures.
Maintains current CPR certification.
Respects client's privacy and rights and maintains client confidentiality.
Indicates interest in personal growth and VNA mission/goals and participates in staff meetings/inservices.
Ability to work all clinical hours as assigned.
Able to work efficiently and effectively in the Electronic Medical Records System.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires high school diploma or G.E.D.
Provides proof of program completion from an approved Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy program.
Maintains CPR card
Ability to type and basic computer skills a minimum.
Effective communication skills, including neat and legible hand writing/printing. Ability to translate medical information effectively.
Bilingual in Spanish/English as follows: Reading - Preferred. Written – Preferred. Speaking – Required.
About VNA Health Care
VNA has been at the forefront of health services in area since 1918, bringing exceptional healthcare delivered in homes, VNA clinics and community settings with extensive programs and services. VNA clinics are located in seven large suburban communities: Aurora, Elgin, Carol Stream, Bensenville, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, and Joliet . With a staff of over 400 we serve 90,000 annually, providing primary care at our Federally Qualified Health Center. In 2012 VNA Health Care was voted Top 50 Best Places to Work in Illinois. As a Joint Commission accredited organization we offer a strengths based culture where you can put your talents into action. Here’s your opportunity to serve the greater good in a supportive team environment.