Medical Assistant

  • MISSOULA COUNTY, MONTANA
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Definition

TO APPLY :
  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: Cover Letter, Resume and Copy of BLS Certification.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
Provides clinical patient care as a member of a patient centered care team in all aspects of serving the patients of Partnership Health Center (PHC). This position is used to train new Medical Assistants to perform the full component of duties required of that position and prepare employees to advance within the ladder. Employees may be eligible for advancement to the next level based on demonstrated competencies.

Representative Examples of Work

ESSENTIAL DUTIES - MEDICAL ASSISTANT I : Prioritizes patient needs in person and on the telephone. Manages patient flow and ensures that clinic appointments are conducted on schedule, with the primary role of continuity and efficiency by collaborating with patient service representatives, nursing, and provider staff. Conducts and records initial health interview including health histories, medication reconciliation, and prepares patient for examination. Gathers and records vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, height and weight. Documents interactions with patients in accordance with clinic policies and procedures Assists provider in minor procedures, including dressing changes, wound care and first aid. Collects specimens, draws blood and performs the tests allowed as a CLIA-certified laboratory for waived tests based on evidence based research. Maintains control logs for patient testing. Prepares and administers prescription medications to patients including immunizations to adults and children age 12 years and up, in accordance with CDC regulations and guidance, and under the direction of a licensed health care provider, and in accordance with training level and approved competency. Documents medications and immunizations in accordance with PHC policies. Communicates with other health care providers, including other medical offices, hospitals and nursing home, as directed by providers. Coordinates referrals to specialists and outside lab testing facilities as directed by providers. Refills prescriptions per Provider directive and in accordance with PHC Policy and Procedures, and in accordance with training level and approved competency. Accurately records refill in electronic medical record. Maintains clinic work area and equipment, including cleaning and sterilization. Completes other supportive duties directed by care team, including but not limited to paperwork, cleaning of patient rooms, sterilization of equipment and supplies, and organization of supplies. Assists with material management, and stocking of area, inventory and ordering.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES - MEDICAL ASSISTANT II : Advancement to MA II requires successful completion of PHC Core Competencies for MA I position. Performs all the duties of a Medical Assistant I. Phones in prescriptions to pharmacies as directed by the medical provider. Participates in task force or other clinical committee to strategize and implement workflows and procedures that enhance PHC Clinical Quality measures, while increasing patient safety and care, using Lean principles and further utilization of Patient Centered Medical Home programs. Provides training of new on-boarding team members as assigned by Nursing Director or Charge Nurses in addition to working with MA and Nursing Students during externship.

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-MEDICAL ASSISTANT I :
EDUCATION : High school graduation or GED.
EXPERIENCE : Experience working as a medical assistant or in a healthcare setting desired.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Requires a current Healthcare Professional BLS certification or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire. Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-MEDICAL ASSISTANT II :
EDUCATION : High school graduation or GED.
EXPERIENCE : One year of experience working as a medical assistant or in a healthcare setting.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS : Requires a current Healthcare Professional BLS certification or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire. Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test. New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations. Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The work is performed while walking or standing most of the time. The work requires medium range lifting, including supply boxes (20-30 lbs.); assisting patients on and off the examination tables; carrying, lifting and restraining children. Requires the manual dexterity to perform skills such as drawing blood. The employee may risk exposure to bio-hazardous waste (blood, urine body fluids), disinfectant chemicals and communicable diseases. Work schedules rotate and may include evening and weekend hours.

Job Address

Missoula, Montana United States View Map