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Medical Liason

Location:Westbrook, ME
Employment Type:Part Time
Department:Other
Description:

The Medical Liaison is responsible for all duties related to clients’ medical needs.

 

Duties:
  • Participating in new client’s admission process to ensure paperwork is completed and signed by the guardian; prescriptions are on file; MaineCare card and immunization list are on file; allergies and/or other medical issues are noted; MARS are completed; and names of previous providers are on file. Make initial medical appointments for the new client: eye exam, dental exam, physical exam.
  • Make yearly eye and physical exams and six-month dental exam appointments for all clients; enter the appointment in the calendar and make sure all parties are notified, complete paperwork to accompany client to the appointment, transport or arrange for client’s transportation to the appointment, return completed paperwork to the program’s main office following the appointment, and ensure that follow-up treatments and appointments take place. Inform guardian of all medical appointments as they are scheduled, and the outcome of each appointment.
  • Update residential and education staff of changes to a client’s health and medication.
  • Update the client face sheet and make sure the clients’ travel bags contain up to date information, to include date of birth, medication list, allergies, and guardian’s name and contact information. Ensure guardians complete medication form for visit of campus.
  • Keep a record of concerns related to medication changes and review them during monthly medication reviews with a psychiatrist. Follow up on any medication changes resulting from the review such as filling prescriptions, lab work, records that need updating, etc.
  • Ensure MARS are completed and check for accuracy.
  • Update the clients’ over-the-counter medication sheet and student health history annually.
  • Report medication errors to unit supervisors.
  • Follow up on prescriptions that need to be refilled and ensure that proper informed consent for medications is signed by the guardian.
  • Ensure that med rooms are kept clean and orderly.
  • Communicate with program nurse or Director of Nursing to dispose of discontinued medications.
  • Monitor and maintain supply of over the counter (OTC) meds including sunscreen and insect repellant.
  • Ensure that first aid kits are stocked and supplies are not expired.
  • Track Prior Authorizations.
  • Track when client's PCP or other specialists’ prescriptions need to be refilled and contact the prescriber for refills. Enter non-spurwink provider orders into Evolv.
  • Monitor that AEDs are in working order and reporting monthly to DON expiration dates of batteries and pads.

 

Qualifications:

Must have ability to read agency reports. Must have effective oral and written communication skills. Must be experienced in working with PC’s and database systems. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word preferred.

High school diploma or G.E.D. required; some undergraduate experience preferred. CRMA required, as well as relevant work experience (i.e., secretarial, computer management, office management) preferred.

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer.

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