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first_imgSchool of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save Organizespatient care activities based on assessmentfindings. Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Save CO Patient Service Coordinator/MA Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Orders,stocks, and maintains exam rooms and clinic areas with standardlevels of supplies, medications, linens, nourishments, forms andequipment. Recognizes patient care trends affecting unit suppliesand notifies clinic manager. The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Patient Service Coordinator/MA Share Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Other Health & Medicine Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Performsrelated and delegated tasks, which includes requests forprescription refills, taking and relaying messages, directingpatient flow and running errands. Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Save Patient Service Coordinator/MA Confirms andclarifies written orders prior to implementation of delegatedtasks. Patient Service Coordinator/MA Twitter Ensures thatsoiled linen, needle containers and potentially infectious wasteare appropriately disposed and removed from the clinic and examarea according to the infection controlguidelines. Identifiesand uses a variety of resources to validate patient caredecisions.AgeSpecific CareDemonstratesthe knowledge and skill necessary to provide care or service basedon physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and relatedcriteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in her/hisassigned service area. The required skills and knowledge may begained through education training orexperience.Neonate Adult: 18—64 years ofagePediatric/Adolescent: Under 18 Geriatric 65 andolderPatient Service Coordinator positionresponsibilities: 50%Offer friendly, courteous, and confidentialassistance to every patient to ensure that the patient has apositive experience while at Johns Hopkins Division ofGastroenterology and Hepatology at Green Spring Station. Maintainaccurate information on each patient to facilitate the patientencounter. Use automated systems to expedite patient scheduling,pre-registration, check-in, and check-out. Work with others in ateam environment.Schedule patients for laboratory tests, medicalexaminations, and consultations. Relay information to patientsregarding preparation for laboratory tests and examinations.Coordinate visits either within the department or between severaldepartments. Telephone and interview patients and/or family membersto obtain accurate pre-registration information and to confirmappointments. Print and mail directions, maps, fee schedules, anddepartment specific information to patients. Send medicalquestionnaire forms to patients to obtain missing information.Verify and enter pre-registration and insurance information intothe computer system and prepare daily printed schedules fordesignated areas. Obtain and/or verify patient’s demographic databy phone or in person. Confirm appointments by telephone and/ormail. Fill vacancies due to cancellations. Obtainpre-certifications as required by patients’ health care insurers ormanaged care providers. Register patients for clinical appointmentsusing computerized database. Inform patients of costs of care beingprovided, and guide them to appropriate resources for furtherinformation, guidance, or assistance. Arrange or assist inarranging patient transportation. Answer phones and provide routineinformation to callers. If a patient has to be admitted to thehospital, take care of administrative tasks of admission so thatthe patient may go directly to the floor. Review patient chargesand extract chargeable items. Collect time of service payments,issues receipts, and prepare cash settlement records. Inputdiagnostic and procedure codes to TAP system for computer billing.Discuss patient charges, if appropriate, with patients and/orpatients’ families. Work with available downtown and local supportto evaluate eligibility for alternative sources of financing suchas Medicaid, Patient Care Funds, loans or other payment sources.Refer patient to appropriate office and ensure application forfunds has been made. Prepare patient’s statement of charges andreview with patient. Assist with basic insurance and third partyqueries and explain payment policies.Mail lab and patient result letters, file, createand maintain paper and electronic patient charts, provide accurateand timely messages to MDs, fulfill HIPAA compliant ingoing andoutgoing medical records requests, manage incoming and outgoingfaxes, provide accurate appointment entry/check in/ checkout.SCOPE OFRESPONSIBILITY:Knows the informal and formal department goals,standards, policies and procedures, which may include somefamiliarity of other departments within the school/division. Issensitive to the interrelationships of both people and functionswithin the department.DECISIONMAKING:Carries out duties and responsibilities under thesupervision of the physician and clinic manager. Makes decisionsand establishes work priorities on procedure-orientedoperations.Minimum Qualifications(Required):High school diploma orGED,One (1) year work experience in customer servicerequired.Two (2) years related work experiencepreferred.Knowledge of medical insurance coveragepreferred.Medical terminology and basic computer skillspreferred.Current Certification as a Medical Assistant byan approved national examinationagency-(Required)◊ American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)◊ American Medical Technologists(AMT)◊ National Association for Health Professionals(NAHP)◊ National Center for Competency Testing(NCCT)◊ The National Certification Medical Association(NCMA)◊ National Healthcare Association(NHA)◊ American Registry of Medical Assistants(ARMA)Must have current certification in CPR/Firstcertificate from the American Heart Association or American RedCross -(Required)Additional education may be substituted for year ofexperience. * JHU EquivalencyFormula:30 undergraduate degree credits(semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute forone year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, upto two years of non-related college course work may be appliedtowards the total minimum education/experience required for therespective job. *Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesRequires successful interpersonal and communicationskills with patients, families, physicians, and other health careteam members in order to foster optimal quality of outpatientcare.Classified Title: PatientService Coordinator/Medical AssiWorking Title: Patient Service Coordinator/MA​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/02/ODStarting Hourly Pay Rate Range:$15.26 – $21.00/Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30a-5:00p / 40 hrs perweekExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:04-MD:School of Medicine CampusDepartment name: 10002808-SOM DOM GastroenterologyPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Underclinical supervision, performs delegated procedures common to thespecialty area in a safe, effective, and efficient manner accordingto Clinical Practice Policy and Procedures. (See attached skillslist). LinkedIn Assistspractitioner in identified patientprocedures/treatments/examinations, (preparation, positioning,supplies, equipment). Proactively problem-solves and identifiessolutions to barriers to safety.center_img Appropriatelyobtains and manages specimens, including: labeling, formcompletion, transport to laboratories, and log maintenance.Performs quality control for waived testing. Acts as a “trainer”for new employee and extern orientation, and coordinates activitiesrelated to proficiency for theseemployees. Johns Hopkins University CO Patient Service Coordinator/MA Identifiesopportunities for performance improvement and provides input forthe development of solutions. You need to sign in or create an account to save Facebook Recognizesemergency situations and implements emergency procedures accordingto clinic guidelines. Administers first aid, CPR, and maintainsemergency equipment and supplies.Providesappropriate patient education, health information materials andcommunity resource lists as directed, and maintains educationalsupplies. Identifies patient’s need for additional information, andrefers to appropriate healthcareresources. Directspatients with medical complaints who call or arrive to the clinicto the patient’s physician and/or emergency room forassistance. Works withhealthcare team to assure smooth and efficient patient flow andclinical operation. Problem solves obstacles to throughput processand notifies manager and patients of waittime. Similar jobs Assist withfront desk duties, including but not limitedto-FilingScanningPurgingRecordsClearing thefax machine and distributing documentsappropriatelyPrinting EPRnotesResponsibility in Medical AssistantRole:Identifiesself-learning needs related to job description and seeks outappropriate resources to meet learningneeds. Save Patient Service Coordinator/MA Operatesclinical equipment according to equipment procedures includingsafety and quality control checks. Checks clinic area and rooms formalfunctioning equipment and general maintenance problems on aregular basis. Reports findings to appropriate person or arrangesfor repairs as required. Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesCertified Medical Assistant Responsibilities:50%The Certified Medical Assistant (MA) has duties andresponsibilities related to patient care in the ambulatory clinicenvironment. The individual displays responsible behaviors,communicates effectively to others and functions as a member of thehealthcare team. The CMA functions under the direct supervision andauthority of the physician when performing clinical tasks duringpatient care. The CMA reports to the clinic operations manager, whois responsible for administrative supervision, staff development,and orientation of the MA to the area’s policies and procedures.The CMA must demonstrate competency in all skills related to theperformance of patient care. The CMA maintains an inventory ofexamination/procedure room supplies, assists in the organization ofefficient patient flow, and organizes the clinic environment toassure patient safety. The CMA demonstrates problem-solving skillsas they relate to patient care activities, provides guidance forand acts as a role model for Medical Assistants in the clinicalarea.Clinical: Participates in the care of the patient,under the direct supervision of the Physician and in collaborationwith the healthcare team.Collectspatient information and assessment data. Obtains and recordspatient’s vital signs: temperature, pulse, respirations, bloodpressure, weight and height. Reports assessment findings topractitioner, and records on appropriate documentation forms in atimely manner. Obtains additional data from patient and significantother based on initial data collection. Performs chart review priorto clinic visit to obtain historicaldata.Monitorspatient status recognizing and reporting abnormal findings orchanges in condition. Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Acts as aresource and preceptor for MedicalAssistants Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Participatesin staff meetings by providing constructive input and facilitatingproblem-solving. More searches like this Performinjections, including but not limited to, flu, Hepatitis A, B, andCKnow how toadminister breath tests andcapsulesTakepre-visit vitals, including but not limited to, weight, bloodpressure, temperatureObtain labresults, and under MD guidance, does routine patient notificationof results.UnitOperations: In close partnership with health care team, assuressmooth and efficient patient flow and clinicaloperation.Assistspatients to exam room and prepares patients for examination.Assists patients in wheelchairs and stretchers with transfers toand from exam tables, procedure tables, and scales utilizing properbody mechanics and safety measures. Identifies patients withspecial needs. Pediatrics Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maintains anduses principles of aseptic techniques and infection control whenperforming clinical duties andtasks.last_img read more

WHO: H1N1 flu more contagious than seasonal virus

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first_img A reporter asked him if the WHO could come up with something like the US government’s “Pandemic Severity Index,” which was inspired by hurricane classifications. The reporter said the public is confused because the world is in phase 5 with a “mild” virus, in the context of pandemic preparations triggered by the often-lethal H5N1 avian flu virus. “H1N1 appears to be more contagious than seasonal influenza,” the WHO said in an online statement released today. “The secondary attack rate of seasonal influenza ranges from 5% to 15%. Current estimates of the secondary attack rate of H1N1 range from 22% to 33%.” (The secondary attack rate is defined as the frequency of new cases of a disease among the contacts of known cases.) May 11, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today said the novel H1N1 influenza (swine flu) virus seems to be more contagious than seasonal flu, but it generally causes “very mild illness” in otherwise healthy people. He said that providing severity information has been “an active part of the pandemic preparedness thinking” in recent years, but he gave no details about what kind of system the WHO might come up with or when it would be unveiled. The statement also noted that the outbreaks in Mexico and the United States have affected younger people more than seasonal flu typically does: “Though cases have been confirmed in all age groups, from infants to the elderly, the youth of patients with severe or lethal infections is a striking feature of these early outbreaks.” May 11 WHO statement “In the past few weeks we’ve been asked, is this a mild event? The response is that we are not sure right now. The situation is evolving,” said Fukuda, the WHO’s assistant director-general for health security and environment. Phase 5, which the WHO declared on Apr 29, means that sustained community transmission is occurring in more than one country in one global region. Phase 6 means a full-scale pandemic, with community transmission going on in more than one region. The WHO says that has not happened yet: While countries such as Spain and the United Kingdom have dozens of cases, they have been limited to school and institutional settings and have not escaped into the wider community. But in response to questions, he said there is no specific number of cases that signals community spread. “What you’re really looking for is something that’s convincing. . . not something that’s just a quirk or an oddity,” he said. “We’re very mindful that going from phase 5 to phase 6 is a very important step and it really would be interpreted that way. I can’t tell you whether that’s 10 people or 100 people or so on.” The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its Pandemic Severity Index in February 2007 as part of its guidance on community interventions for combating a pandemic. The index is based on case-fatality rates (CFRs), with a CFR of 2% or greater signaling the most severe pandemic: category 5. The pandemics of 1957 and 1968 qualify as category 2 events, with CFRs between 0.1% and 0.5%, HHS officials said. “Now severity is a different characteristic,” Fukuda said. The severity of an epidemic can refer to the incidence of mild, moderate, or severe illness, and it can also refer to the overall social and economic impact of an outbreak on a country, he said.center_img Pandemic phases versus severityMuch of today’s WHO statement, titled “Assessing the severity of an influenza pandemic,” explained the numerous variables that affect the severity of a pandemic. It was released the same day that Dr. Keiji Fukuda, speaking at a press briefing, took pains to explain that the WHO’s pandemic alert phases do not describe the severity of an outbreak but refer only to how widely the disease has spread. See also: Although WHO officials have been careful not to characterize the severity of the H1N1 situation, the agency is working on a system to help provide that kind of information, Fukuda said. Defining community spreadIn other comments today, Fukuda said the criterion for “community spread” of a disease is “when you begin to see people who are getting infected and you’re just not clear where they’re getting infected from.” He added that many US cases can’t be traced anywhere, unlike the cases in school and institutional outbreaks. The agency noted that, because the virus is new, scientists expect that few people are likely to have any immunity to it. In that context, the statement that the new virus is more contagious than seasonal flu is not surprising, but it appears to be the first time the WHO has offered any specific figures comparing the contagiousness of the novel virus and seasonal flu. The WHO further stated, “With the exception of the outbreak in Mexico, which is still not fully understood, the H1N1 virus tends to cause very mild illness in otherwise healthy people. Outside Mexico, nearly all cases of illness, and all deaths, have been detected in people with underlying chronic conditions.” The WHO statement goes into more detail. It says the virulence of the virus largely determines the number of severe illnesses and deaths, but many other factors influence the overall severity, including the contagiousness of the virus, the age distribution of cases, the prevalence of chronic health problems and malnutrition in a population, viral mutations, the number of waves of illness, and the quality of health services. Fukuda replied, “WHO, with the same group of people who have been working on phases and on pandemic preparedness plans, has been working on developing a way to grade severity. We have refrained at this point as to posting whether we think it’s a mild stage or medium or severe. I think we will be trying to provide this guidance as soon as we can.” Feb 1, 2007, CIDRAP News story “HHS ties pandemic mitigation advice to severity”last_img read more

Defensive ends undermanned heading into Syracuse football’s matchup with No. 17 Virginia Tech

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Only three names immediately came to Jake Pickard’s mind when thinking about who could step up at defensive end on Saturday.“Me, (graduate transfer) De’Jon (Wilson), (redshirt freshman Josh) Black and whoever else steps up is going to have to make sure to hold it down and have our brothers’ backs,” Pickard said.It’s the whoever else that could be a problem. Syracuse started the season with a thin and inexperienced defensive end grouping. Between them, none had started a snap at defensive end for the Orange.Against Wake Forest last game, Kendall Coleman was called for targeting, earning a suspension for the first half against Virginia Tech, and Black injured what appeared to be his ankle on the first drive of the fourth quarter, never to return. He wasn’t on the injury report released Thursday so he should be a full go. That still leaves an undermanned position group headed into a matchup with No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) and a fairly mobile quarterback in Jerod Evans on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.“You always have to be prepared for that,” Pickard said, “just what happened in that game. You never know. You guys could have a full depth one play and three plays later that could be completely tarnished.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessica Sheldon | Photo EditorBlack and Coleman’s plays happened two Wake Forest offensive series apart. First, Black got hurt. Then Coleman hit Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford high well after a throw, earning him a roughing the passer penalty, an ejection and a suspension after an in-game review.Dino Babers called it a bang-bang play and didn’t see helmet-to-helmet contact, but those calls cannot be reversed after the game.Wilson, Pickard and freshman Kenneth Ruff took over at the two spots with the starters out. Wilson is starting in Coleman’s place on Saturday and Pickard will likely start if is too limited.Beyond those three there aren’t many more options. Earlier in the season, defensive tackle Chris Slayton had played at defensive end. An injury to Kayton Samuels bumped Slayton back inside, but Samuels is now healthy. SU could move Slayton back to defensive end if necessary.“We’re not going to be in too much of a disaster plan,” Pickard said. “We definitely have backups. We have other guys showing contribution that could play defensive end for us that could help us out if necessary.”The other challenge looming for the Orange is shutting down Evans, who led his team in rushes last weekend and averages about 50 yards per game. Other teams Syracuse has faced that run read-option plays — Louisville and South Florida — have fared well, compiling 250 yards on the ground with their QBs (most of which was earned by Lamar Jackson’s 199-yard game) and 648 total rushing yards between the two games.Those were the second and third games of the season. And since then, Babers and defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds have stressed to the young ends, “we don’t have time for you to be freshmen anymore. You guys have to step up,” Pickard recalled.“They do have some younger guys out there playing, but they’re certainly playing with great effort,” Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said. “Their technique has gotten better since the season started. I think it’s apparent. They’re obviously being well coached in their schemes and their techniques.”The Orange runs a carousel of ends in and out throughout the game to keep them fresh. Pickard sees that as an advantage for the Orange, but thinks any of the players could last an extended amount of time on the field, or even close to a full game — which may become a reality on Saturday.“If that time ever comes where it’s just one or two people at each position,” Pickard said, “we’re definitely going to be able to do that and still work at the highest level we can while with the lower numbers we have.” Comments Published on October 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more