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Nevada Health Centers Elko, NV
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The Medical Assistant participates in the delivery of excellent medical services in a patient centered health home environment with an emphasis on the prevention of disease; preparation of the patient for examination and/or procedures; administers medications under direction of provider; performs in office lab procedures and phlebotomy on pediatric and adult patients; sterilizes instruments and ensure compliance with OSHA regulations. This will include actively participating and supporting quality improvement activities and the clinical practice teams with these efforts.

Desired Education or Certifications Criteria

  • High school diploma or general education equivalent (GED)
  • Certification of completion of Medical Assistant program plus one year of previous experience (within the last five years) REQUIRED
  • Current CPR or BLS certification REQUIRED
  • National certification as RMA, CMA, CCMA or NCMA strongly preferred
  • Experience in a family practice and/or pediatrics clinic preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred

Responsibilities / Functional Job Description

  • Prepare patients for examination and treatment. Take patient histories and vital signs
  • Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments
  • Administer injections and applies dressings as instructed
  • Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization
  • Observes all infection control policies
  • Assist providers in preparing for minor surgeries and exams
  • Assist with scheduling of tests and treatments
  • Maintain patient files, record and other information
  • Attend required meetings and participate in committees as requested
  • Works closely with the providers to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients
  • Complete appropriate documentation in EHR on all patients treated
  • Maintain appropriate communication and good interpersonal skills with supervisors, staff and patients to ensure coordinated efforts and provision of high quality service
  • Utilize formal channels of communication to report concerns, personal requests and patient issues
  • Manage time effectively to complete all patient treatments and related activities as assigned
  • Maintain equipment in a clean and safe condition at all times
  • Demonstrate support to others by offering help
  • Take all necessary precautions to protect center assets and property against loss or waste through negligence or dishonesty
  • Report to work properly dressed according to the approved dress code
  • Utilizes equipment that interfaces with NVHC EMR system (e.g. EKG, spirometory, etc.)
  • Perform related work as required

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Good oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of general office practices in a medical setting
  • Skill in operating computer databases
  • Ability to read, write, and calculate mathematical figures
  • Respect and protect confidential data
  • Relate to employees, patients, and the public to develop and maintain effective patient and work relationships
  • Must be able to accept and function in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of CPT and ICD-9-CM coding
  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures
  • Skill in identifying and communicating problems to the supervisor
  • Skill in following medical quality assurance and quality control standards
  • Good telephone manners and etiquette
  • Skill in documenting and maintaining patient care records

Nevada Health Centers

Why Work Here?

Work-life balance, employer-paid insurance benefits, accrued time off, paid holidays and much more!

Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) is a non-profit Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) program dedicated to providing access to quality health care in Nevada. NVHC operates 17 health care centers throughout the state, offering family medical, dental, and behavioral health services. We also have three mobile programs and provide services to women, infants, and children at our seven (7) WIC sites in Southern Nevada. Established in 1977, Nevada Health Centers is proud to be one of the first federally funded Community Health Centers. In keeping with our mission, NVHC is the largest provider of primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, and geographically isolated people in the state, providing healthcare services to more than 50,000 Nevadans in urban, rural and frontier communities each year. In many cases, our rural and frontier clinics are the only accessible places for people to get healthcare. And to keep care affordable, we offer a sliding fee scale based on federal poverty levels. Nevada Health Centers strives to serve all Nevadans by providing the life-saving and health-preserving care they all deserve. Nevada Health Centers will provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. 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 for prolonged periods of time at a call center work station; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


Elko, NV