Skip to Main Content
← Back to Jobs

Medical Assistant for School Based Health (Bilingual Spanish/English)

Open Door Family Medical Centers Port Chester ,NY
  • Posted: 28 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life_insurance, medical, vision, 401k
Job Description

Open Door is seeking a Medical Assistant for its School Based Health Center in Port Chester, NY. A certification from an accredited health care agency is a must. Experience: 1-2 years of experience as a medical assistant required. English/Spanish language skills required. This site is located in Port Chester, NY, just north of New York City. Port Chester offers excellent schools, easy access to a multitude of outdoor activities, and superb transportation connections to New York City.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs and accurately records patient’s chief complaints, medical history, screening tests, vital signs, vision, hearing, EKG and Spiro for patients of pediatric and adolescent age groups.
• Assists providers with examinations, diagnostic and therapeutic tests.
• Patient-centric with empathy, excellent active listening and communication skills, engaging and efficient.
• Documents necessary information on patient’s electronic record, including copies of all referrals and medical forms.
• Updates the practice management information system and electronic medical record documentation with all necessary clinical information for each patient prior to the end of business day in compliance with TJC standards.
• Participates in patient counseling and education activities related to primary health care, such as HIV/STD prevention and treatment, health maintenance, and family planning.
• Performs simple laboratory procedures including but not limited to rapid strep test, urinalysis, pregnancy screening, hemoglobin A1C, blood glucose monitoring and venipuncture. Records and reports results appropriately, calibrates, cleans and maintains the instruments in accordance with the training and competency assessment
• Performs the collection and labeling of laboratory specimens, including blood, stool and urine specimens.
• Reinforces patient/family/significant others teachings that have been initiated by professional staff.
• Performs medical clerical operations related to the practice, including but not limited to, registration, appointment scheduling, checking patients in and out, creating claims, sets clinic up for next day and retrieves medical profiles and results as needed.
• Retrieves patients from their classes/hallway/other school areas for appointments throughout the school day.
• Communicates with school nurses, teachers, school administrators in regard to health center operations and patient needs.
• Communicates with parents, as directed by the provider, including translating in person or on the phone for the parent and provider when directed.
• Maintains strict confidentiality while having access to printed and electronic files containing sensitive information, which must be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act and other applicable laws and regulations.
• Protects information from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration, or unauthorized
• Effectively manages patient-technician relationship

REQUIREMENTS

• High School Diploma or GED
Accredited Medical Assistant certificate is required
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
• Superior customer service skills and experience
• One to two years of experience in a Medical Assistant position
• Flexible and solutions driven
• Responsive and comfortable working in a fast paced high accountability environment
• Provides care to patients in a compassionate, caring, cheerful and concerned manner
• Comfortable engaging with adolescents in a warm and friendly manner while maintaining professional boundaries
• Able to travel periodically to other School Based Health Center sites in Ossining and Port Chester
• Passionate about providing high quality care to low-income, under-served individuals and those lacking access to health care
• Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
• Engaged in learning and continuous quality improvement
• Outstanding verbal and written communications, with a culturally diverse patient and staff population
• Proficient in MS office applications and other data based systems
• Maintains a safe environment of care for patients and staff
• Capable to move around for long periods of time in the patient care unit and throughout the school building.
• Able to perform duties which include regular and recurring bending, lifting light items such as medical supplies as well as lifting and repositioning patients

There are many fantastic benefits to a career at Open Door Family Medical Centers. In addition to working to affect positive change in the health and lives of thousands of residents in Westchester and Putnam counties, Open Door offers its employees a stimulating, diverse and team-based work environment with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) and 401(k), generous paid time off, onsite Wellness facilities, and educational assistance. Aside from excellent benefits, we offer a competitive salary and annual bonuses based on patient care.


At Open Door, we enjoy working in a team-based, patient-centered environment and value the benefits of a diversified workplace that values our patients and the communities we serve.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients in the health of our communities of Westchester and Putnam counties, and if the position speaks to your capabilities, experience and commitment to improve the health of our communities, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone and/or email.

Open Door is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description
For more than 45 years, Open Door has been a trusted resource for our local community. Every day, we educate and empower people to take charge of their health, so they can lead active, fulfilling lives.

Since our beginning in the basement of the First Baptist Church in 1972, our aim has remained constant: to provide high-quality health care that’s affordable, accessible, and efficient. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides top-notch health care to those who are hardest to reach, regardless of their ability to pay. Often we serve patients who may not otherwise have access to care – including low-income families and individuals without insurance.

Beyond the medical, dental, and behavioral health care provided in our facilities, we promote wellness, good nutrition, stress reduction, and physical activity. Through our focus on prevention, we help to identify illnesses early and decrease the need for more expensive treatment down the road. Our goal is to help entire generations of families stay healthy.

Over the years, Open Door has risen to meet the growing demand for health care in Westchester and Putnam counties. We are proud to provide a medical home to nearly 57,000 local residents every year. Our award-winning Family Medical Centers have opened in a growing number of locations, and we operate numerous School-Based Health Centers to ensure that routine and preventive care is provided when and where children need it.

Good health affects everyone. We believe that when you help one person, you can lift up an entire community. Your community needs Open Door, and Open Door needs you. Learn more about our services, join us, and help us continue to grow.

Open Door Family Medical Centers

Why Work Here?

Be a Part of What You Value!

For more than 45 years, Open Door has been a trusted resource for our local community. Every day, we educate and empower people to take charge of their health, so they can lead active, fulfilling lives. Since our beginning in the basement of the First Baptist Church in 1972, our aim has remained constant: to provide high-quality health care that’s affordable, accessible, and efficient. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Open Door provides top-notch health care to those who are hardest to reach, regardless of their ability to pay. Often we serve patients who may not otherwise have access to care – including low-income families and individuals without insurance. Beyond the medical, dental, and behavioral health care provided in our facilities, we promote wellness, good nutrition, stress reduction, and physical activity. Through our focus on prevention, we help to identify illnesses early and decrease the need for more expensive treatment down the road. Our goal is to help entire generations of families stay healthy. Over the years, Open Door has risen to meet the growing demand for health care in Westchester and Putnam counties. We are proud to provide a medical home to nearly 57,000 local residents every year. Our award-winning Family Medical Centers have opened in a growing number of locations, and we operate numerous School-Based Health Centers to ensure that routine and preventive care is provided when and where children need it. Good health affects everyone. We believe that when you help one person, you can lift up an entire community. Your community needs Open Door, and Open Door needs you. Learn more about our services, join us, and help us continue to grow.

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.

What email should we contact you at once we get salary info from the hiring manager?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.

Our qualification feature is only available to registered members - what email address would you like for us to keep on file?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.