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Medical Assistant, On-call

Company: Indian Health Council
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Medical Assistant on-call
Department: Medical
Reports To: Medical Assistant Supervisor
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Job Function: Clinical
Classification: On-callSchedule: Fill in as-needed; 8-hour shift Monday - Friday (shifts are either 8:00am-4:30pm or 10:00am-6:30pm)
Location: Valley Center, CA


SUMMARY
IHC is seeking individuals to be included for Temporary Assignments and On Call Pool. The Medical Assistant is part of a primary care team and is responsible to assist with coordination and providing panel management services to patients within the practice. Supports the improvement of health outcomes through scheduling preventative and maintenance care appointments, educating patients, building the medical home between patients and practitioners and enhancing communication and continuity of care. The Medical Assistant works with the Care Team to increase patient's access to appointments, services and health care resources thereby, supporting patient's self-care management goals. Assists with prior authorization processing. Assists in examination and treatment of patients under direction of Physician by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned
1. Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients' charts.
2. Administers injectable and oral immunizations.
3. Performs routine lab duties such as Hct, Urinalysis dipstick, pregnancy test, strep antigen screen, Mantoux test, Tympanometry, EKG, Snellen, Audiometry, HGB A1C, O2 SAT, blood lead Serum glucose and Nebulizer treatments.
4. Performs venipuncture and prepares lab specimens for pick up.
5. Maintains lab and order records.
6. Operates electrocardiograph (EKG), and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic test or calls medical facility or department to schedule patients for tests.
7. Gives injections or treatments, and performs routine laboratory tests.
8. Assists in minor surgery and other specialty surgical and medical procedures.
9. Maintains, cleans and sterilizes all instruments, as needed. Maintain autoclave log. Checks all sterile items for integrity and sterility prior to use. Performs monthly spore tests.
10. Ensures assigned exam rooms are cleaned and restocked with medical supplies and materials to include sharps containers and biohazard bags. Orders and maintains medical supplies, as well as reporting any supply problem or defective equipment to supervisor
11. Review and prep next day charts for providers, with I-Care and current Medication list
12. Ensure that patient records are accurate and complete, ensures that encounter forms are completed properly.
13. Maintains computerized PLC registries, files reports as needed by department. (women, immunization, asthma, health)
14. Prepares appropriate forms as required for the patient's medical treatment, including radiology and laboratory slips and referrals based on findings of physician.
15. Gives counseling, care and follow-up instructions; health education and materials to patients under the direct supervision of a physician, podiatrist or licensed nurse.
16. Assists in answering telephones and taking messages, making appointments, filing, completing statistics and making referrals.
17. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety, and infection control standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
--- Must be a graduate of a vocational or technical college in medical assisting.
--- Minimum of 1-year medical assisting experience; 5+ years preferred.
--- Phlebotomy experience preferred.
--- Experience working with pediatrics, other specialty practices preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS
--- CPT license preferred.
--- Valid California driver's license in good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
--- Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
--- Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
--- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
--- Must pass a criminal background check.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
--- Knowledge of HIPAA and patient confidentiality protocols.
--- Knowledge of medical terminology.
--- Skilled in all medical assisting competencies (e.g., immunizations, vitals, taking labs, etc.)
--- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
--- Strong attention to detail skills.
--- Skilled in working effectively with other team members to coordinate care of patients.
--- Ability to prioritize and manage important information requests.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
--- Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365, Teams (video conferencing and meetings) and Share Point
--- Electronic healthcare records software, NextGen preferred.
--- Utilization of Relias Learning, Paycom and PolicyTech systems.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or more up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.


Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC's Policies and Procedures.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.



















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Keywords: Indian Health Council, San Diego , Medical Assistant, On-call, Healthcare , Valley Center, California

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