Since 1970, Salud has been committed to providing a Medical Home to patients, where medical, dental, behavioral health services and clinical pharmacists work together and coordinate efforts in a team based system of care. We strive to improve the quality of our patient's lives who would otherwise have limited access to health care. We serve all individuals regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
General Description of Duties:
As a Medical Assistant/Limited Scope X-Ray team member, you will function as a member of the patient care team performing medical assisting duties. As a Medical Assistant (MA)/Limited Scope team members, you will approach your tasks in a team-based care fashion which supports patients and their families in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change while adhering to the spirit of the SALUD Mission Statement and Core Values.
The Medical Assistant/Limited Scope position is a part of the Career Development Program of SALUD; these positions at SALUD are required to complete the Career Development Program. The Career Development Program levels must be completed in a timely manner, as they are available, and within the parameters established by Salud. Those unable to complete the Program within the parameters set by the organization will not be allowed to continue in their current role.
Receives supervision from the home clinic Center Director, or Associate Center Director Receives day-to-day technical or clinical oversight from the MA Lead and/or medical providers.
- Works in conjunction with other Medical Providers, Dental Providers, Behavioral Health Providers and all other staff to ensure that the patients obtain the highest standards of integrated healthcare
- Acts as a patient advocate for our vulnerable populations by ensuring that patients are fully informed and comfortable with their visit to SALUD
- Follows procedures for the electronic health records system: documents all care given and maintains patient health history appropriately, responsible for specific quality measure and appropriate documentation
- Assures patients are notified of laboratory, imagining, and other information as directed by the provider within established timeframes and appropriately documented in the patient record
- May assist with interpretation, as needed for providers
- Adheres to all standards, protocols, and laws surrounding patient confidentiality
- Maintain patient flow throughout clinic by utilizing a proactive approach and anticipating the necessary supplies and setup for each patient visit.
- Obtains and records data pertinent to patient visits such as: vital signs and reason for visit
- Assists with numerous medical, surgical, and gynecological procedures
- Performs autoclave sterilization of instruments
- Adheres to infection control policies and procedures Collects, processes, records, and educates patients on a wide number of medical laboratory tests
- Administers and maintains medications at the highest standards of patient care
- Stores, inventories, and administers immunizations in compliance with all state and federal guidelines
- Performs EKGs, Spirometry, vision acuity, ear irrigation, and other tests/procedures as directed by provider
- Assesses and schedules patients accurately by phone and in person
- Responds appropriately to medical emergencies
- Maintains basic CPR certification
- May be required to travel to other clinics occasionally based on staffing shortages.
- Explain the procedure to the patient and ensure their understanding
- Assist the patient in preparing for the exam- positioning the patient
- Provide reassurance and support to the patient throughout the procedure
- Maintain X-Ray safety protocols and standards
- Perform the imaging of basic anatomical regions such as abdomen, chest, head as well as the upper and lower extremities.
- Ensure test and imaging quality is optimal so that physician can properly make diagnoses.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Able to work well with patients
- Excellent communication skills
- Detailed oriented and able to accurately document required information clearly
- Ability to work in fast-paced environment
- Strong organizational skills
- Must work well with the other patient care team members
- Possess empathy toward the needs of others
- Flexibility to learn new skills and tasks
- Ability to pass yearly competency skills
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must
High school diploma or equivalent required
Successful completion a formal MA training program, a minimum of 6 months in length, required
Previous healthcare experience preferred but not required
Graduate from a Medical Assistant/Limited Scope program
Blood borne Pathogen Risk Level:
High risk for blood borne pathogens
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires sitting, standing and/or walking for prolonged periods of time. Manual dexterity required for use of calculator, computer keyboard, photocopier, scanner, telephone and other office equipment. Occasionally lifts and carries items. Requires normal visual and hearing acuity. Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids. Requires working under stress in emergency situations or irregular hours.
Salud Family Health Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state, or local laws. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.