Morongo Basin Healthcare District: Medical Assistant-FT -Yucca Valley, CA

Website Morongo Basin Healthcare District

Job Details

Job Location: Yucca Valley

Salary Range: $17.82-20.25 per hour Biweekly

Position Type: Full Time

As a member of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District (MBHD) team your mission is to improve the health and wellness of the communities we serve. You are expected to demonstrate the values of Commitment, Collaboration, Accountability, Dignity, and Integrity in all aspects of your employment. You are responsible for your safety and the safety of patients, visitors, and coworkers. You will be required to interact with patients, the public, co-workers, and management in fulfilling your mission.

In your role as a Medical Assistant, you will report to the Clinic Manager. Your responsibilities will include assisting clinic physicians, physician assistant and nurse practitioners in the care of patients in a family practice/primary care environment. All Medical Assistants are required to float to all sites as scheduled. Our providers work with Medical Assistants in a team approach to patient care, collaborating with other MA’s and resources.

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

DUTIES
• Perform chart prep activities per current checklist in advance of patient visit to ensure complete records available
• Assist in ensuring previous test results and procedure results are present and documented accurately in the EMR
• Welcome patients by greeting them in person or on the telephone
• Verify patient information by interviewing patient, recording medical history, confirming purpose of visit
• Perform preliminary physical tests; take blood pressure, weight and temperature; document patient history summary
• Secure patient information and maintain patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records, keeping patient information confidential
• As directed by provider, provide educational information to patients and instructions, answering questions
• Evaluate need for and perform Tobacco, SHA, TB, Audit C, PHQ2 and all required screenings by monitoring the CDSS
• Record and reconcile current medications and allergies
• Document all information accurately and completely in the electronic medical record.
• Set up procedure trays as needed
• Notify provider of needed screenings and assist provider with patient examination or procedure as directed
• Provide, monitor, log and appropriately document patient immunizations as ordered by the provider, and within the scope of MA practice
• Ensure two-person verification of all immunizations prior to giving and signing off
• Perform and record daily quality controls on point of care testing as needed
• Perform laboratory specimen collection tasks, preparing specimens for transport to laboratory
• Perform POC laboratory testing as ordered by provider
• Provide instructions and educational materials to patients as instructed by the provider
• Clean and restock patient examination rooms between patient use
• Responds to patient requests for prescription refills, verifying whether refills are available or routing to provider for follow-up
• Assist with follow-up on referrals as directed and communicates with referrals team
• Monitor inventory and report supply needs to supervisor
• Discharge patient after provider completes visit by providing Visit Summary and assisting with scheduling follow up visits
• Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions, maintaining supplies and reporting issues

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Successful completion of a Medical Assistant training program recognized by the state of California
• Minimum of 1 year of experience
• BLS (American Heart Association)
• Certification/Registered Medical Assistant preferred

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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