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Medical Assistant I - Nursing

at Unity Health Care, incorporated

Posted: 8/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 101235%20%20%20%20
Keywords: office

Job Description

Nursing

Full Time

Days

800am - 430pm

MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Medical Assistant I

· Maintains patient and Electronic Health Record (EHR) confidentiality.

· Prepares patient and EHR for provider visit, reports special problems or complaints to the provider, and assists during exam as needed.

· Accurately performs and documents basic vital signs, height, weight, chief complaint, and initiates appropriate medical and social history for adult and pediatric patients.

· Performs routine lab and patient procedures (i.e. standing orders, urine dipsticks, phlebotomy, finger/heel sticks, injections/immunizations, and EKG).

· Maintains proper cleanliness and organization of office and medical areas including proactively restocking supplies.

· Assists with processing appropriate referrals and appointments for patients, obtaining authorizations as needed, and follows up to determine if appointments were kept as scheduled.

· Communicates and assists in effective discharge of the patient.

· Follows Universal Precautions and Unity Health Care policies and procedures.

· Participates in clinic record keeping including medical and operational logs.

· Demonstrates appropriate customer service with internal and external customers.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program with diploma.

· Registered Medical Assistant certification preferred.

· High school diploma or GED.

· Current BLS + AED CPR certification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

· Must successfully pass Unity Medical Assistant screening test.

· Effective communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external customers.

· Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred.

· Willingness to articulate Unity's mission through his/her work.

Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred. *For correctional position-correctional experience- preferred but not required.