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Medical Coordinator/Direct Support Professional

at SCO Family of Services

Posted: 2/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 34222

Job Description

Medical Appointments
  • In collaboration with the RN, ensure that all medical appointments are scheduled in a timely manner and in accordance with regulations.
  • Prepare clinical consultation forms for all medical appointments.
  • In collaboration with the RN and the Residence Manager, ensure that there is sufficient staff scheduled for each appointment so the appointment can be attended in a timely manner.
  • Accompany individuals and/or staff on medical appointments whenever possible.
  • Ensure that all medical documentation is reviewed and signed by the RN and/or Residence Manager.  File all medical documentation in the individual's medical binder once signed.
  • Ensure that all medical appointments are up to date.
  • In collaboration with RN, ensure that all individuals' lab work is up to date.
  • Ensure that all physician recommendations are documented and implemented.
  • Develop weekly/monthly (as determined by the RN and Residence Manager) medical appointment calendar
  • Maintain and obtain AMAP certification.
  • Ensure that all prescriptions are submitted to ChemRx Pharmacy upon receipt.
  • Count/record medications upon delivery; if an AMAP receives the medications, ensure that they have been counted and recorded properly.
  • Complete “Client-Specific Sheet” when new medications are delivered.
  • Check Medication Cart/Room weekly to ensure there are no expired medications and that there are sufficient medications for a minimum of five (5) days. 
  • Reorder medications when the supply is insufficient for a minimum of five (5) days.
  • Ensure that ChemRx Pharmacy receives all original prescriptions.
  • Review and log all control substance; review the log for control substances minimally weekly to ensure compliance and validate count.
  • In collaboration with RN, discontinue medications when indicated by prescribing physician.
  • Ensure the Medication Room/Cart is clean and orderly, and that all supplies are sufficient.
  • Order medical supplies as needed.
  • Ensure that all AMAP signatures are on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) prior to the first administration each month; file MAR documentation monthly.
  • Preparation of off -site medication (home visits, trips, etc.) and inclusion of documentation of same for individuals in accordance with OPWDD regulations and agency policy and procedures.
  • Assist RN in maintenance of Individuals' medical binders.
  • Assist RN in completion of forms: infection control (monthly); medical appointment (monthly); nursing report; resident report (monthly)
  • Complete all paperwork as requested by RN, Resident Manager
  • Ensure pharmacy review is scheduled and completed quarterly
  • Review/monitor Bowel Movement charts daily; report any issues to RN and Manager
  • All other duties requested by the RN, Residence Manager/Assistant Residence Manager, Program Coordinator, Program Director
Additional Direct Support Professional Duties
  • Assist with the morning routine with individuals: ADL outcomes, making beds, breakfast clean-up, making breakfast as needed and/or requested
  • Assist with dinner preparation if all medical coordinator responsibilities are completed
  • Assist individuals when they come home from program (e.g., making lunch for the following day, afternoon tooth-brushing, laundry) as needed and/or requested
  • Completion of laundry, if all medical coordinator responsibilities are completed
  • Food shopping if needed for dinner and if time is available


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OPWDD regulations
  • Strong organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Valid NYS Driver's License
  • Computer literate.