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Medical Assistant

Neighborhood HealthSource Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Essential Functions:

· Provides health care support services for all patients (adult and pediatric) as established by clinic protocols and community practice standards

· Actively manages quality initiatives in collaboration with provider and Quality staff. Maintains quality assurance logs.

· Screens and prepares patients for exams according to vital sign screening guidelines

· Assists with exams and minor procedures

· Draws lab specimens

· Follows up on lab specimens (calling for results, documentation of results and follow-up directed by medical staff)

· Keeps exam rooms supplied and clean

· Cleans and autoclaves instruments

· Performs EKG’s as ordered by physician

· Administers injections and medications under the direction of a provider

· Operates and maintains clinic lab in absence of lab tech

· Makes appointments with appropriate provider

· Files and maintains provider "in/out boxes"

Core Requirements:

· Works collaboratively and respectfully with staff and others—individually and as part of a team—to achieve optimal efficiency, outcomes and morale

· Interacts in a culturally competent manner with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: socio-economics, race and ethnicity, nationality and religion, both in-clinic and in the community

· Maintains excellent and punctual attendance

· Attends and actively participates in staff and departmental meetings

· Attends agency functions and meetings as relevant or required

· Works at any or all NHS clinics, as needed

· Uses computer daily including e-mail, word documents, spreadsheets, patient management system, electronic health record, and patient portal, as needed to carry out essential job functions

· Maintains any required licensure/certification

· Demonstrates commitment to agency mission and goals

· Abides by corporate compliance program, HIPAA regulations and other agency policies and procedures

· Participates daily in pre-visit planning and huddles (RN, Provider, Medical Assistant/LPN, Front Desk)

· Utilizes Patient Portal to access patient information and communicate with patients, as relevant

· Plans, organizes, and multitasks

· Speaks, understands, reads and writes English sufficiently to carry out all essential duties

· Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

· High school diploma or equivalent

· Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant or LPN program

· Minimum one year’s experience working as a Medical Assistant or LPN

· Fluency in Spanish and English a plus (oral and written)

Neighborhood HealthSource

Why Work Here?

Collegial work environment, work-life balance, competitive salary and benefits, small employer

Neighborhood HealthSource is a federally qualified health center, operating three primary care clinics in the neighborhoods of North and Northeast Minneapolis for 47 years. Our mission is to improve the health of our communities by providing quality health care services that are affordable and accessible. Clinic services include basic and preventive health care for adults and children, screenings and immunizations, minor procedures, chronic disease management, mental health counseling and maternity and newborn care. NHS also provides various community outreach programs, focused on cancer, diabetes and STD prevention and family planning. NHS provides medical care to patients at tens of thousands of visits a year, including a half-million dollars of subsidized care to individuals in need. Fremont Clinic - Central Clinic - North Metro - Sheridan Clinic – Providing health care with a heart, close to home! More at www.neighborhoodhealthsource.org

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