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Medical Assistant (Urgent Care - Part Time)
Shasta Community Health Center Redding, CA

Medical Assistant (Urgent Care - Part Time)

Shasta Community Health Center
Redding, CA
Expired: 29 days ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $21 to $23 Hourly
  • Part-Time
Job Description

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Base Pay: $21.00 - $23.40 / hourJOB SUMMARY (M-Thurs 5pm-8pm, Sat 9am-1pm)

The primary function of the Medical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant is to provide direct and indirect support to the clinician in the delivery of patient care. The Medical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant prepares the exam room, chart, and patient to be seen by the clinician and performs/implements orders for diagnostic tests.  S/he accurately administers medications, including immunizations by all routes except IV. S/he arranges outside referral appointments and provides patient education under the direct supervision of the clinician when appropriate. The Medical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant must function under the direct supervision of an on-site physician, surgeon, podiatrist, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife. The Medical Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant is expected to consult frequently with the supervising clinician and to inform the clinician of the information given or actions taken.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Escorts patients to exam rooms, interviews patients, measure vital signs
  • Collects and records patient data, and basic information about presenting, and previous conditions. Prepare the exam room and workstation for clinician; cleans and stocks rooms in between patients.
  • Assures efficient patient flow by ongoing assessment of clinician schedule and working with other staff to minimize patient waiting time.
  • Prepares the patient and assists the clinician with exams and procedures when needed, including position, draping, shaving, and disinfecting.
  • Administers injections, including immunizations, after verification by RN or clinician.
  • Administers medications orally, sublingually, topically, vaginally or rectally, after verification by RN or clinician.
  • Administers scheduled medications after verification by RN or clinician.
  • Performs diagnostic and laboratory tests including but not limited to audiometry, EKG, spirometry, in-house CLIA-waived tests according to SCHC competency standards and protocols.
  • Collects, by non-invasive techniques, and preserve specimens for testing, including urine, sputum, semen and stool.
  • Performs age-appropriate screening as needed or as directed by clinician, including visual acuity
  • Removes sutures and/or staples from superficial incisions or lacerations.
  • Applies and removes bandages and dressings to superficial incisions or lacerations.
  • Applies orthopedic appliances such as knee immobilizers, envelope slings, orthotics, and similar devices.
  • Obtains impressions for orthotics, padding and custom-molded shoes.
  • Selects and adjusts crutches; and instruct patient in proper use of crutches.
  • Performs ear lavage to remove impacted cerumen.
  • Assists patients in ambulation and transfers.
  • Cuts the nails of otherwise healthy patients.
  • Provides patient information and instructions.
  • Assures all documents for scanning contain patient identification.
  • Performs end of shift tasks for room closure, cleans equipment, and logs off EHR. Follows SCHC standards for Universal Precautions.
  • Works cooperatively with any RN Coordinator or other staff to assure that the clinician sees patients as quickly as possible.
  • Schedule patients appropriately.
  • Alerts Center Manager or designated person to needed supplies/equipment.
  • Reports any safety hazards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of nursing practices and medical assisting scope of practice and skill in the outpatient setting.
  • Knowledge of sterile technique and universal precautions.
  • Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette.
  • Ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow.
  • Ability to perform phlebotomy and administer injections.
  • Ability to pass a written medication quiz.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and spell English and medical terminology correctly.
  • Basic Computer proficiency in Windows environment.
  • Typing 35 WPM or greater.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of a formal Medical Assistant program.
  • Current CPR/BLS upon hire and maintain current.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Certification as Medical Assistant
  • Previous experience working in an outpatient clinic or doctor’s office.
  • Typing 45 WPM or greater.

Address

Shasta Community Health Center

Redding, CA
96001 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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