Medical Assistant

Medical · Los Angeles , California
Department Medical
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

 

Position Title:                  Medical Assistant

Department:                    Medical
Status:                                Full Time- Union

Position reports to:          Nursing Manager

 

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, determine reason for patient’s visit; assist with minor surgical/diagnostic exams; assist patients to understand recommendations given by their health care providers; performs patient care functions; post patient’s information to medical records; answer and screen medical calls; provide support in planning continuity of treatment.

 

Responsibilities:                    

  • Take and record vital signs; report abnormal findings to provider.
  • Perform: venipuncture; EKG; apply/remove dressings and bandages; collect non-invasive specimens from both adults and children; assist patient in ambulation/transfer; perform simple lab test; read PPD skin tests; perform visual acuity/audiometric screening; perform finger sticks; obtain throat swabs; perform ear lavage; administer medication/vaccines as per CMOAR policy/ procedure and scope of practice including Pulmoaid.
  • Document reason for patient’s visit.
  • Observe signs, symptoms and reactions and report unusual conditions as appropriate.
  • Prepare consent forms as needed and required.
  • Administer and document treatments as per policy and procedure.
  • Maintain laboratory logs.
  • Collect and label specimens; prepares appropriate lab slips with 100% accuracy.
  • Prepare/assist the provider with examination and/or procedures.
  • Provide patient/family education related to treatment and after care according to policy and procedures. Explain all procedures and treatments to patient prior to their performance.  Assure patients/family’s understanding by obtaining verbal feedback or return demonstration.
  • Adhere to infection control practices: Universal Precautions; Hand Washing; Sterile/Aseptic technique.
  • Mathematical skills: add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Respond to emergency situations according to established policies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in proper use of equipment and emergency procedures.
  • Maintain a safe, clean work area.
  • Maintain and observe ergonomics safety precautions.
  • Promote cost effectives by utilizing equipment and supplies in an efficient manner.
  • Maintain established stock levels in assigned areas
  • Learn and use current MIS system.
  • Adhere to HIPPA guidelines.
  • Discharge and arrange follow up appointments.
  • Document pertinent patient data.
  • Assure timeliness of services rendered to patients.
  • Assist with translation when necessary
  • Assist Pharmacy Clerk, LVN and D.O.N. with monthly check medication expiration in the dispensary.
  • Generate and route data forms to appropriate destination (billing, medical records, etc.).
  • Review super bill forms.
  • Organize time and promotes team effort.
  • Maintain current CPR.
  • Perform clerical duties as assigned.
  • Attend in-services and/or trainings.
  • Ability to lift/move up to 15 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Observes CMOAR policy/procedures regarding conduct in the work place:

  • Observe regulations on time card use and reporting
  • Maintain attendance as per policy.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Observe Fire and Safety policy and procedures.
  • Observe general Safety/Employee Health policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a current annual health screening.
  • Observe CMOAR Appearance/Dress standards
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of both client and employee with regard to medical records.
  • Display clearly visible identification.
  • Treat all patients with respect and dignity and adheres’ to the Patient’s Bill of Rights.
  • Treats all employees with respect and dignity in accordance to non-discriminatory policy and procedure.
  • Treat all employees/clients in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Conduct only work related conversations when clients are waiting for service.
  • Does not discuss other staff members, policies, problems or medical care in public areas of the clinic.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:                                              

  • Medical Assistant certification
  • One-year experience in related field.
  • CPR certification
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish
  • Flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel (if applicable must have current driver’s license and vehicle insurance).

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  • Location
    Los Angeles , California
  • Department
    Medical
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level