Announcing an exciting opportunity to join a new team providing
cutting edge Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and support for
opioid addiction. The MAT program will provide individual and group
therapy, recovery support services, employment counseling and
assistance, and medication treatment to individuals in recovery from
their addictions. The program is based on the knowledge that
recovery requires attention to the whole person. It will utilize
evidence-based practice models of treatment, recovery support and
community care management.
JOB SUMMARY: The Medical Assistant (MA) work
closely with the medical and therapy staff members to ensure
coordination of efforts and efficient service delivery. The MA will
oversee and organize scheduling of client appointments, collaborate
with all staff to coordinate services, and serve as the primary
assistant to the program’s identified medical director. Duties will
include tracking and monitoring prescribed medications and assisting
staff with administrative and other support tasks.
Attend the medication refills line and process all requests.
Communicate with pharmacies, as directed, to provide and
receive information for patients.
Verification of insurance coverage plan, insurance number,
date of activation, and expiration.
Call screening and triaging; appointment scheduling.
Assist in tracking lab & EKG reports and document results
upon receipt. Also, notify providers when patients are due for
testing following DCF guidelines.
Obtains pertinent medical records including completion of
Release of Information Form if not completed.
Fill out, where permitted, Medication Consent, DSS-Drug Prior
Authorization Request and DCF 465-Psychotropic Medication Consent Forms.
Perform vital signs on patients who come in for medication checkups.
Communicate with pediatric, psychiatric clinics, Physicians,
Psychiatrists, and APRN’s, and other medical psychiatric personnel
to obtain and transmit documents and information.
Facilitate communication between psychiatry staff and medical
psychiatric personnel, including telephone calls.
Communicate with families in psychiatric treatment when
medically necessary. Translate (Spanish) as needed.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
High School diploma or equivalent; Certified Medical Assistant.
Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred.
Cultural competency to serve diverse client population.
Organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Flexible and able to multi-task.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint &
Access. Possess solid general computer skills, including ability
to work in a Windows XP environment. Familiarity with specific
applications used by the Village a plus (SmartSearch &
Electronic Health Record).
Physically able to perform the essential functions of the
position in a standard office environment, with or without
reasonable accommodations, including the ability to interact with
children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment/situation
without risk of injury.
About The Program
The Village’s Adult Services program helps people unlock their inner strengths, grow healthy and stable, and develop the ability to overcome challenges that life throws at them. By offering many proven treatment models, we are able to find one that best meets each client’s needs. Services available for adults include mental health counseling, focused trauma treatment services and substance abuse treatment. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
About The Village
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If you’d like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us!
The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including:
- Medical and Prescription Coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
- Annual on-site flu clinics
- Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance
- Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance
- Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance
- 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match
Advancement in your Career
- Annual Professional License Reimbursement
- Clinical Supervision toward Licensure
- Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)
- Student Loan Forgiveness Program – National Health Service Corp (NHSC)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services
- Paid Holidays
- Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave