The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks a Medical Assistant to provide patient care and perform administrative and laboratory duties in support of clinic and providers. This position is located at 2130 Stout Street Denver, CO 80205 and reports to the RN Suite Coordinator.
Résumés without a cover letter may not be considered. In addition to information about qualifications, applicants must describe their interest in helping homeless people and should include language describing their understanding of the causes of homelessness.
In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:
- Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
- Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
- Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
- Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
- Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides for the safe delivery of patient care, in routine and emergency situations, within the scope of education and training, such as taking vital signs, and performing patient assessments.
- Communicates significant clinic information to other healthcare professionals as necessary.
- Maintains a professional and confidential work environment.
- Ability to perform check-ins for all patients and work closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to achieve efficient patient flow and effective use of clinic resources.
- Obtains specimens and performs laboratory tests including urinalysis, urine HCG, hematocrits, glucose, etc.
- Performs venipuncture and prepares blood and other specimens accurately for transport to the central lab.
Performs basic medical office procedures including sterile and non-sterile procedures, application of dressings. Pulse oximetry, peak flow analysis, EKG, audioscope and other screening tests.
- Performs basic medical office procedures including sterile and non-sterile procedures, application of dressings. Pulse oximetry, spirometry, peak flow analysis, EKG, audioscope, and other screening tests.
- Administers immunizations per clinic protocol including into the CIIS State of Colorado database.
- Contacts clients in need of follow-up for missed appointments as requested.
- Assists in securing and sending releases of information for clients at the clinic.
- Assists with other administrative and health operation tasks as needed, including copying, faxing, word processing, and data entry.
- Assists providers and nurses with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care including chaperoning paps and other exams as needed.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, including quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
- Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, and attending meetings.
- Schedules appointments, X-rays, special studies, etc. upon request.
- Ability to work evenings or weekend shifts as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Maintains EHR core competencies as evidenced by:
- Records all vital signs into NextGen which include BP, P, T, R, Height, Weight, smoking status and possibly finger stick for glucose level and peak flow if patient’s chronic medical lists indicate that these are appropriate according to patient’s diagnosis.
- Records all patient visits electronically into NextGen, ensuring that they include the PMH, PSH, FH, Social History, and allergies.
- Uses the Inbox to manage tasks.
- Uses the Telephone Template to help record communications regarding a patient.
- Submits appropriate submissions to billing.
- Ability to enter immunizations into NextGen.
- Ability to scan documents into appropriate section of patient chart in NextGen.
- Proficient at using the EPM (Electronic Practice Management) system as demonstrated by:
o Ability to register patient in EPM.
o Ability to check patient in for appointment using the EPM.
o Ability to make an appointment for a patient using the EPM.
o Ability to sign patient up for CICP using proper paperwork.
Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program.
- Certification in basic life support (CPR).
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.