Medical Compliance Assistant

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Aug 24, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Ref
200563
Hours
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

The Medical Compliance Assistant must have an Associate of Applied Science degree from a CAAHEP-accredited college program; or completion of two (2) years of college or university work in allied health sciences from an accredited institution and/or an Associate Degree in Allied Health Sciences and a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a medical technician in a hospital/medical setting is required. Certified status at a minimal Level D BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) certification is also required.

Or, an equivalent combination of post high school education in allied health science courses and a minimum of five years of experience as a medical technician in a hospital setting is required. Certified status at a minimal Level D BAT certification is also required.

License:

Possession and maintenance of a valid District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator's permit issued from the jurisdiction of residence.

Ability to acquire certification for the practice of: Phlebotomy, EKG, hearing and vision test, A1c determination, Breathalyzer and Compliance Collection within the first year of hire.

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. Must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical, administrative, and confidential medical work in support of the Medical Services Branch. The Medical Compliance Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional (MSHP) who works interdependently with other health care professionals to provide quality health care to the patient. The Medical Compliance Assistant is educated and trained to perform both administrative and clinical skills in the medical care environment. Employees in this class are responsible conducting medically-related procedures and tests for applicants and employees in connection with the Authority's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program; updating and maintaining test files, maintaining the security of all specimens collected in accordance with HIPAA and DOT; and ensuring the confidentiality of test results. The employee has the ability to take action and exercise judgment within established WMATA and HIPAA guidelines.

Maintains confidentiality of all files/records, and information specific to employees and applicants seen in the Medical Services Branch locations.

Coordinates scheduling of employees for WMATA required medical examinations.

Prepares applicants and employees for medical test including but not limited to; venipuncture collections, hearing and vision, pulmonary function test (spirometry), EKG's, X-ray and stress test.

Accurately and efficiently performs regulatory drug and alcohol testing procedures in accordance with DOT and WMATA regulations.

Performs procedures, which may include the following: checks all alcohol and drug testing equipment to ensure cleanliness and preparedness, and assures that all necessary supplies and forms are available.

Performs machine calibration functions and implements quality assurance measures in order to ensure credibility of test(s) results. Maintains the collection site and waste in a clean and non-hazardous condition within OSHA regulations, and maintains a minimal Level D BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) certification.

Ensures each examination room and collection area are properly stocked and cleaned prior to each procedure.

Prepares employees and applicants for tests, fills out all necessary forms, administers and operates a breath alcohol testing device (Evidential Breath Testing Device); ensures equipment is in proper operating condition at all times and periodically makes minor adjustments, etc. in cases of malfunction.

Provides educational material on drug abuse prevention.

Ensures proper and eligible labeling of specimens and observes all requirements of the chain of custody form; ensures the integrity of specimen custody and control.

Prepares, maintains, and updates all necessary documentation associated with the Authority's alcohol and drug testing program.

Operates automated data processing equipment to enter data and access files and to generate reports and data summaries.

Testifies as a subject matter expert in arbitrations and other legal proceedings; concerning test results and alcohol and drug test collections process.

Provides collection services in off-site collection sites covering all locations and work shifts, including weekend and holidays.

Collects urine specimens, and conducts drug and alcohol testing in compliance with DOT/FTA regulation and WMATA policy maintaining confidentiality and professionalism in accordance with established protocol.

May work variable shifts, with little prior notice.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
  • The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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