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Bilingual Patient Care Associate - CNA - Bolingbrook
Regular Full Time
The Patient Care Associate (PCA) performs
basic screening procedures in the primary care clinic as assigned as well as
other tasks to assist in the well functioning of on and off site clinics.
The PCA must consistently demonstrate competency in up to 50% (in any combination) of the following Advanced-Level Skills as assessed at time of hire and annually thereafter:
Phlebotomy (certified); all essential PCA functions in Pediatrics, all essential PCA functions in OB/GYN; all essential functions in Family Practice; all essential PCA functions in Podiatry; EKG operational assist; Centering Diabetes program assist; Certified Diabetic Educator assist; simple procedure such as toe nail removal, skin tag and wart removal assist; advanced procedures such as Colposcopy, LEEP and endometrial biopsy assist; dressing changes; cardiology assist; Title X assist; mobile van assist; triage; all essential functions in registration; travels to other sites.
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.
Familiarizes and complies with all VNA policies and procedures.
Meets standards of behavior expectations.
Follows established guidelines for use and/or disclosure of protected health information. Employees should report any breaches of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules to the Privacy Officer (
Director of Quality, Education & Risk Management
) immediately. Failure to comply with HIPAA policies and procedures will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
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 or 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.
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:
1. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
2. Tactile, visual, auditory and olfactory senses intact, including the ability to distinguish colors.
3. Manual dexterity sufficient to perform primary functions of CNA and operate a computer.
4. Ability to deal with high levels of stress.
5. Ability to bend frequently and lift up to 50 pounds, 25 pounds on a frequent basis.
6. Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods.
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