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OVERVIEW: Compiles, processes, and maintains medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system.  Processes, maintains, compiles, and reports patient information based on health regulations and standards.  Plans, develops, maintains, and operates a variety of health record indexes, storages, and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store, and analyze information.

OVERVIEW: Responsible for directing, planning, coordinating, and administering the medical records program of the organization.  Also responsible for supervising and managing department operations, and managing the function of utilization review as required by public law and any regulatory agencies.

OVERVIEW: Under the supervision of the designated department manager, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance.  Also performs routine medical lab tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.  The medical/clinical technologist maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel and ensures that all regulatory requirements are adhered to.

OVERVIEW: Examines and treats chronic and acute episodic illnesses, minor injuries, accidents, and other injuries/illnesses.  Performs selected laboratory testing; makes referrals to physicians as needed; writes prescriptions and performs office procedures within the scope of expertise, protocols, and available equipment.

OVERVIEW: Provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment to assigned patients to help them reach maximum performance level.  Administers prevocational program to prepare patients to return to or enter a work setting.  Works under the general supervision of the occupational therapy director and according to established policies and procedures of the department.  May supervise certified occupational therapy assistant, occupational therapy aide, and intern students in patient treatment.

OVERVIEW: Provides basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff.  Performs duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.  Administers medications and treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, and massages, as directed by a physician or nurse.  Provides personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others, such as co-workers, customers, or patients.

OVERVIEW: Responsibilities focus on providing medical care for and treatment of ill or critically ill and injured patients.  Paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator and often work with police and fire department personnel.  Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient.  Emergency treatments for more complicated problems are carried out under the direction of medical doctors.

OVERVIEW: Manages the department in compliance with the philosophy, policies, procedures, goals, and budget of the department and hospital; oversees credit and collection functions.

OVERVIEW: Assesses, plans, organizes, and participates in rehabilitation programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.  Creates individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.  Responsible for developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

OVERVIEW: Performs skilled professional work under the direction or general supervision of a physician.  Provides routine and some acute medical care and treatment to patients for physicals, illnesses, and injuries.  Formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as designated by a physician.  Works in primary care areas, such as general internal medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine.

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