Medical Assistant

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Harbor Health
Published
October 5, 2021
Location
Mattapan, Massachusetts
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Medical Assistant

FT 40 HRS

Dorchester, MA, US

4 days agoRequisition ID: 1698

The Medical Assistant assists the providers by preparing patients to be seen by collecting and recording necessary data for health, weight, medication and allergies, performs simple lab tests such as urine dipstick, takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure, performs vision testing, assists providers with simple procedures and other related duties.

Position is located in our Pediatrics Dept with some Family Medicine Dept coverage as needed, hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, with once a week evening rotation 12:30-9:00 PM and Saturday rotation 10:00 AM-2:00 PM every 6 weeks at the Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center.

Job Duties:

• Prepares patients for Provider visit/examinations; obtains and documents patient’s vital signs which include: Height, weight, Blood Pressure, Pulse, Temperature, Respirations, Oxygen Saturation, Vision Screening when required by provider.

• Obtains a medical history by asking patients questions about new/changes to medical conditions, medication review, allergy review and documents appropriately in EMR.

• Performs and documents screening assessments in EMR such as Tobacco screening, HSQ (Depression Screening), Domestic Violence Screening

• Performs and documents all Point of Care CLIA Waived Lab Testing in lab area as needed.

• Performs necessary daily Quality Control Testing on designated Point of Care tests.

• Assists patients with Portal Enrollment and answers patient portal messages as needed.

• Obtains Pre-Visit Daily report and reviews with provider.

• Assists the providers with simple non-nursing procedures, acts as a chaperone when necessary.

• Stocks exam rooms as needed using processes of central supply inventory and transfers to appropriate exam room and orders necessary supplies as needed.

• Disinfects patient touching equipment after every patient use; cleans and disinfects each exam room thoroughly after each clinic and documents completion in Log.

• Replaces Sharps Containers in each exam room  and transports full sharps container to designated Bio-Hazard area.

• Assures continuity of patient care by tracking and obtaining outstanding lab and test results for all patient visits.

• Assists providers during sessions by copying and faxing patient care documents as assigned by provider or nurse; answers department telephone line and task box, if appropriate.

 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

• High School Diploma and/or GED, Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited program, current CPR/BLS are required.

• Bilingual; English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, English/Portuguese preferred.

• Basic computer skills to include Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) and knowledge of EMR (EPIC) highly desired.

 

The following may be substituted for the MA Certification:

• Successful completion of 1 year of an accredited Nursing Degree Program (must present transcript.)

2 years of college level health care related science courses with healthcare experience in a hospital or ambulatory setting preferred (must provide diploma/transcript).

CNA or Adult Education Medical Assisting Certificate Program

with healthcare experience in a hospital or ambulatory setting preferred (must provide proof of certification).

with 2 years of experience performing Medical Assistant duties in a professional setting.

EMT Certification.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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