Ambulatory Care Associate
Company: McLaren Health Care
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The Ambulatory Care Associate, (ACA), is a member of the patient
care delivery team, and as designated per established policies and
procedures, assumes primary responsibilities for technical,
multi-skilled direct and indirect patient care activities. The ACA
works under the supervision of an Administrator, a Registered Nurse
(RN), Physician, or Non-Physician Provider (NPP) who delegates
tasks based upon both patient and clinic needs. The ACA will report
all deviations from expected patient parameters to the RN,
physician, or NPP. The ACA position necessitates significant
contact with an RN, Administrator, Physician or NPP, patients, and
families, thus warranting a high degree of interpersonal and
customer service skills that promote a caring and healing
- Assist the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) and other Ambulatory
Staff by gathering data. Obtain and document patient's vital signs
including temperature, blood pressure, height, weight, etc.
Complete Ambulatory intake process including screening questions,
Allergy Updates, and Medication Reconciliation. Report changes in
patient medical condition to the RN.
- Promote/perform the coordination of patient flow throughout the
clinical area in an efficient, caring and safe manner.
- Perform a variety of basic patient care activities under the
direction of the MDT which may include, but are not limited to:
Pulse Oximetry, Specimen Collection, Phlebotomy, I.V. Starts, EKGs,
Blood Glucose Monitoring, Tracheostomy Care, Colostomy Care, and
Simple Dressing Changes.
- Prepare examination or treatment room by completing the
following tasks: change table paper, perform necessary cleaning in
between patient visits, lay out instruments and supplies for MDT
based procedures, and stock medical supplies/stationary as needed.
Assist physician, NPP, or RN and other ambulatory staff with
patient examinations by helping to move or position patient for
procedure, handing instruments to physician, etc. In Infusion
Center, clean chairs in between patients; provide assistance and
comfort to the patients i.e. food, beverages, warm blankets,
- Clean and sterilize instruments according to established
procedures. Responsible for appropriate handling of all
chemotherapeutic agents and/or spills per policy and
- High school diploma or GED.
- Completion of a Certified Nurse Assistant Program, a Certified
Medical Assistant Program, or equivalent training.
- Previous Ambulatory experience preferred.
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Keywords: McLaren Health Care, Detroit , Ambulatory Care Associate, Other , Detroit, Michigan
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