Medical Assistant
Job Type
Full-time
Description

General Summary:

Provide direct and indirect support to the provider in the delivery of patient care. Including, but not limited, to taking patient’s vitals, placing patient in exam room, assisting providers with procedures, following-up on provider’s orders (labs, referrals, etc.), and ensuring that providers have all need supplies. MA I should demonstrate knowledge of NextGen Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.


Summary of Essential Duties: 

  • Triages patient, takes and records patient vital signs
  • Prepares patient and assists provider with exams and procedures as needed
  • Administers injections and diagnostic test/referrals as ordered, including immunizations, completing lab requisitions and other services ordered by the provider
  • Performs diagnostic and laboratory tests including but not limited to audiometry, Snellen, EKG, urine dip, hemocue hemoglobin, etc., according to SFCHC competency standards 
  • Performs age appropriate screenings a needed or as directed by provider 
  • Collects specimens from patients for lab tests or biopsies as necessary
  • Assures efficient patient flow with ongoing assessment of provider schedule, and working with other staff to minimize patient waiting time 
  • Follows SCFHC standards for Universal Precautions when working with potentially infectious materials (blood body fluids) 
  • Refers patients to other practitioners as recommended by clinical staff 
  • Assists Nursing staff with patient flow and with emergencies
  • Conducts pharmacy and vaccine inventory
  • In conjunction with practitioners, ensure medical forms reflect actual patient procedures performed and are completed accurately and filed in the day folder at end of each day
  • All medical forms are completed accurately by day’s end and entered into day folder
  • Attendance and punctuality is essential in order to provide quality of care to patients, face-to-face interaction with patients, and to work with provided healthcare equipment collected at clinics
Requirements

Job Specifications: (Knowledge, skills, abilities and experience normally required for competent performance)  


Education and Knowledge

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required 
  • Completion of formal Medical Assistant program required
  • Require knowledge of medical/office equipment, and medical terminology
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, in English, both verbally and written
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety, infection control & emergency policies and procedure
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NextGen Electronic Health Record (EHR) system
  • Training in community health education preferred

Experience

  •  Must have minimum 0 to 3 years or more clinical front and back office experience
  • Bilingual and Bi-literate Spanish/English Required

Skills and Abilities

  • Good written, oral and customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Natural at building relationships; empathetic, compassionate, trusting, flexible, good listeners and energetic.
  • Excellent logical reasoning and judgment skills; must be detail-oriented and organized
  • Demonstrates initiative, exertion, drive, desire for self-improvement, and learning ability for advancement 


Licensure and Certifications:

  • CPR/BLS Certification