Medical Appt Coordinator - Lewiston IRA - Batavia (1545)

Posted: 06/12/2022

Summary:
Responsible for the coordination of all medical appointments and all necessary communication and documentation as needed to link individuals who live in residential sites to proper medical care

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for assisting people supported in receiving needed / desired medical services and communicating / documentation pertinent information as per Program Policy (i.e. medication administration, transportation to appointments)
  • Provides medical supervision of people living in the residence, as needed
  • Reviews the MAR for refusals daily and sends information to the medical providers.
  • Track injury/falls for the people of the residence.
  • Sends monthly MAR renewals to the pharmacy with the appropriate changes.
  • Assist with the monthly cycle fill order.
  • Provides communication to residential site staff to ensure physician and nutritionist orders are understood and followed
  • Makes recommendations to the CSRN and/or Health Care Provider to maintain and/or improve an agency supported persons overall health and wellness.
  • Coordinates with the CSRN to assure follow up of quarterly Pharmacy Reviews.
  • Reviews the medical charts to ensure labs, test results, etc are completed. Assures that follow up is done within appropriate time frames.
  • Attends weekly meeting with the CSRN as requested.
  • Implements Individualized Service Plan (ISP) as developed by each person supported, family / advocate and Service Coordinator.
  • Assists and supports each person in using community cultural and education resources, such as libraries, restaurants, stores, medical facilities, banks, churches, theater and social services as needed
  • Responsible for completing household tasks, including meal preparation, following a nutritional plan, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. as needed
  • Assists and supports people with interpersonal relationships in their home and community, and with medications if necessary
  • Complete required paperwork on daily / as needed basis
  • Ensures residential habilitation services are documented in accordance with agency and OPWDD requirements
  • Provides direct support as needed
  • Drives agency vehicles, when needed, and complete required transportation paperwork
  • Promotes cooperation and successful interaction by maintaining open and positive communication with people receiving services, their advocates, family members and other Agency staff members
  • Adheres to all program policies and procedures
  • Work holiday and weekend hours, as needed
  • Become certified in medication and administration and maintain certification on an annual basis
  • Participates in corporate compliance, quality assurance and improvement activities as required
  • Demonstrates adherence to the DSP Code of Ethics
  • Other related duties as assigned

Nonessential Functions:
  • Provide positive role modeling
  • Participate on agency committees and at agency functions

Reporting Responsibilities
Reports to: Site Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervises: None exercised

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Requires good listening skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and good math and reading abilities. Basic computer skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills and problem solving skills, ability to evaluate and network.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or elderly helpful
  • Must be a positive role model and possess both excellent interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team
Physical & Mental Requirements:
  • Be physically able to assist individuals in transferring from wheelchair to other seat when needed
  • May be required to prevent an adult from falling, assisting an adult to his/her feet, etc. (adults weighing up to 200 pounds, plus)
  • Walk up and down stairs.
  • Shovel and remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways when necessary
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, Associates degree preferred, or LPN, Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health Aide preferred
  • At one years’ experience with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health Aide preferred
  • Valid NYS driver’s license with a safe driving record per agency policy
Working Conditions:
  • Will be required to use office equipment, i.e., phone, copier, fax in addition to household appliances, i.e., washer/dryer, stove/oven, refrigerator, etc
  • Work may require offsite travel to appointment / events / outings.
Tuesday - Saturday = Day Shift
40 Hours