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CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT - Stratford

Company: Aria Community Health Center
Location: Stratford
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Competitive and based on experienceACHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center and licensed primary care clinic. We provide Family Medicine and Dental Care, with additional specialists in Behavioral Health, Chiropractic, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Podiatry and Optometry. ACHC Clinics are located across Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties. RESPONSIBILITESThe Certified Medical Assistant assists the Medical Providers (Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant) within scope of practice. May also perform clerical and information technology functions for medical providers in a clinic setting, including primary responsibility for the operation of electronic health records and electronic dictation systems. Primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the Provider. Must be able to anticipate Provider's needs to facilitate the flow of clinic. Must be discreet, tactful, and unobtrusive in performance of duties so as not to distract medical staff from patient care. Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated are especially important. Must be adaptable and versatile. Good attendance is an important element of this job. EXAMPLES OF TASKS

  • Prepares patient and area for procedures.
  • As directed, assist Provider on patient care examination and treatment procedures.
  • Patient Intake
  • Obtains vital signs (pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature).
  • Measures Height and Weighs patient.
  • Performs vision screening and Audiometry screening.
  • Obtains reason for visit to Health Center.
  • Obtains History (immunization, allergies, family, surgery, Obstetric/Gynecological).
  • Obtains specimens using correct collection technique. i.e. Urine (clean catch), Capillary for glucose, hemoglobin, lead, HA1C, and Cholesterol.
  • Proper immunization techniques of biological immunizations.
  • Prepare Medical equipment necessary to administer immunizations and treat emergency reactions.
  • Uses and effects of immunizing agents and prescribed medications.
  • Administer immunizing agents and medications necessary in the event of an emergency reaction to such agents.
  • identify and be responsive to the health needs of clients.
  • May complete internal and official immunization record.
  • When acting as a Scribe:
  • Transcribe a history and physical exam, and document accurately the Provider's encounter with the patient and others present.
  • List all proper diagnoses and symptoms as well as follow up instructions and prescriptions as dictated by the Provider.
  • Transcribe patient orders including laboratory & radiology tests, medications, etc.
  • Document any procedures performed by the provider.Discharge of patients
  • Discharge of patients.
  • Ask patient if instructions are clear for return visit.
  • Check encounter forms for all required signatures and information.
  • Assist patient to check-out / appointment.
  • Daily Tasks
  • Open exam rooms.
  • Check/turn on the otoscope/ophthalmoscopes.
  • Check pelvic equipment/instruments.
  • Check that all appropriate supplies are available.
  • Clean exam tables and counter tops.
  • Check and log refrigerator temperatures.
  • Perform quality controls.
  • Maintains and enters information on computer system, as well as documentation in patient charts.
  • Perform other routines and tasks as assigned.
  • Travels between the Lindsay and Porterville sites.SKILLS
  • Medical terminology.
  • Recognition of physical exam process and ability to record exam details.
  • Computer proficiency and ability to quickly learn new applications.
  • Legible handwriting and ability to accurately record information.
  • Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow.
  • Professional demeanor and recognition of privacy considerations for patients and families. Other Requirements:
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively.
  • Must be able to act calmly and effectively in a busy or stressful situation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing.
  • Requires adherence to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, confidentiality, attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance.
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and peers.
  • Assist in training of new staff and students completing externship.EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONEducation, experience and certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Prefer one to two years of experience. History working with NextGen software and medical coding training or certification are preferred but not required. Bilingual in Spanish and English required.LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONCurrent certification as a CMA in the State of California.BENEFITS
  • 403(B)
  • 403(B) matching
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick PayORGANIZATIONAL REPORTINGDay-to-day clinical supervision by Provider on duty. Organizational supervision provided by the Site Manager and/or department Supervisor.FLSA STATUS: Non-exemptPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSHearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone.Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly to patients in person and over the telephone.Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens. Other: Requires occasional lifting and carrying items weighing up to 10 pounds unassisted. Requires frequent bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements (specifically keyboarding and writing), standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift. Avenal (Aria) Community Health Center participates in E-Verify.Avenal (Aria) Community Health Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Keywords: Aria Community Health Center, Visalia , CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT - Stratford, Healthcare , Stratford, California

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