Paladina Health is seeking an experienced Medical Assistant to join our team in the St Louis, MO area. Are you exhausted by 20+ patients a day? Not enough time to really connect with your patients and change their lives? At Paladina Health, we put our patients first and make a real difference in their lives by providing excellent care and an exceptional experience. Come be part of our amazing team!
Paladina Health provides a fully comprehensive benefits package to all full time employees. This includes:
- Competitive pay with bonus opportunities
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- HSA/FSA options
- 401K with company match
- Short/Long term disability
- License/tuition reimbursement
- Ad hoc staff rewards
About the Role
We are currently looking for an experienced Medical Assistant to join our St Louis team and support our vision. The Medical Assistant is a key component of our care team and works closely with a primary care physician to deliver excellent patient care and provide an exceptional guest experience to our patients. Because of our unique model, our Medical Assistants oversee the full spectrum of the patient experience- acting both as a Medical Receptionist as well as assuming clinical responsibilities of a Medical Assistant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities generally reflect the expectations of this position but are not intended to be all-inclusive.
- Escorts patients to room and ensures that exam rooms are thoroughly cleaned and stocked
- Reviews previous medical information and gathers any relevant updated health information from the patient to inform the provider
- Take patient vitals performs any needed laboratory tests
- Perform blood draws and basic laboratory tests. Work with the contracted labs for additional tests
- Give injections, bandage wounds, assist with procedures
- Prepares and administers approved medications and immunizations via oral, topical, inhaled, intramuscular, subcutaneous or intradermal at the direction of and upon written order from the Provider
- Partners with other members of the care team to develop individual patient plan of care including identifying and working to address gaps in care
- Front desk duties, including: patient scheduling, documentation, check-in, check-out, etc.
- Medical record requests and abstraction
- Coordinate specialist visits, referrals, and other care outside of the clinic
- Documents care provided accurately on patient records.
- Records accurate and pertinent data in the medical record according to documentation guidelines
- Process test results and provide the patient with timely results via e-message, mail or phone as directed in written instructions by the Provider
- Participates in outreach to patients to drive engagement among Paladina Health eligible patient groups
- Maintains clinical and office supplies and equipment for treatments
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience in primary care (preferred)
- High school diploma required
- Graduation from a formal MA training program
- Preferred - certification with the American Association of Medical Assistants
- Communicates in an individualized manner in every encounter with the patient and Provider.
- Passionate about transforming the way healthcare is delivered
- Desire to improve the quality of care for people
- Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment where patient’s come first
- Entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for creating and driving best practices
- Willingness to go the extra mile for patients