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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Company: CommuniCare Health Centers
Location: Davis
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant works with the medical services staff to assist with medical visits and provide initial patient intake. The Medical Assistant works as part of a multidisciplinary team composed of the clinic services coordinator, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and community health workers educators to provide comprehensive care to a primarily low income, non-English speaking population. CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health and outreach services to low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured populations.SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week (some evenings required). Primary work site at Davis Community Clinic. Travel to other sites may be required.CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience. CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to those who identify as: Black, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, immigrants, refugees, women, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.RESPONSIBILITIES:The following reflects management's definition of essential functions for this job, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with reasonable accommodation.* Under clinician supervision, provide initial patient intake including medical history, financial screening, vital signs, and form completion for infants, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Provide services in an age-appropriate manner with attention to the needs of infants, teens and adults with physical impairments.* Perform medical patient assisting work/measurements including but not limited to height, weight, head circumference, temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. Perform vision and hearing screening. Complete medical chart documentation, lab work, referrals, and all other aspects of patient care, as required. * Assist clinicians with EKG's, ear lavage, applying/removing bandages, sutures, splints, slings and casts, injections, PPD skin tests, breathing treatments, pulse oximetry and other medical procedures, as required.* Perform phlebotomy, urine collection, and basic waived laboratory tests and assist with lab duties.* Provide one-to-one patient education as directed by the clinician.* Assist Clinic Manager or Site Coordinator with room set-up, medical visits, patient interviews, referrals and all other aspects of patient care as required. May be asked to call clients to schedule/remind about appointments.* Provide translation for non-English speaking clients as needed.* Maintain clinic logs, clean and stock patient care areas and work stations as required; may also assist with inventory and ordering medical supplies.* Attend monthly meetings, in-service and other trainings.* Enter patient data in the computer to certify patient is in specific programs. * Coordinates with the Training and Volunteer Manager to meet volunteer needs of the program. Engages volunteers and/or students/residents to meet program needs; may include duties such as interviewing, selecting, supervising, training, and managing performance. Provides direct and timely performance and behavior feedback as necessary for volunteers and/or students/residents.* Assist with other duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation and Experience: Completion of Medical Assistant (MA) training program required. Phlebotomy certification preferred. One year of MA work experience in an outpatient setting or health clinic preferred and/or demonstrated commitment to low income populations. Current CPR certification required.Special Skills/Equipment: Bilingual Spanish/English; Punjabi/English; Urdu/English or Russian/English required. Perform phlebotomy and basic laboratory duties. Demonstrate the skills to provide age appropriate care to the clients of the clinic. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to interpret information relative to the patients age related needs. Must provide proof of current driver's license and auto insurance.Expectations: Regular attendance and punctuality is necessary to meet needs of position. Ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team and to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels and with external customers/patients. Must have a commitment to excellence and high standards. Must demonstrate proficient written and oral skills, strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills. Must have ability to manage priorities and workflow. Required to have versatility, flexibility and willingness to work with changing priorities with enthusiasm and demonstrate acute attention to detail. Expected to have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and follow written/verbal instructions. Able to work independently with little or no supervision.Physical Requirements and Work Environment: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Requires a moderate to high level of mobility, dexterity, and flexibility in order to perform essential functions. Requires close vision and ability to see colors, ability to bend/move arms with sufficient range of motion to complete patient-related assessments and type chart notes; hearing required for patient assessments and ability to lift 25 lbs (may need to assist patients onto exam table). Prolonged standing, regular walking and occasional sitting required. Ability to bend, kneel, lift and twist as needed. Work is performed in a typical clinic environment with moderate equipment noise. Occasional travel to other clinics and locations may be required.SALARY/BENEFITS *:Compensation depends on experience. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long- and short-term disability, accident and critical illness plans, retirement with match, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), flexible spending account, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave available.

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