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Medical Assistant

Vera Whole Health Anchorage, AK
  • Posted: 3 days ago
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The MA is responsible for a wide range of administrative and clinical tasks to assist our clinical providers. The MA provides support in delivering excellent patient service, clinical support, front office duties and promotes health and wellness. The MA ensures the clinic runs efficiently by managing the flow of patient services, monitoring resources, and works collaboratively with the clinic providers.

About Vera

The vision of Vera Whole Health is to create a health revolution by enlivening people, invigorating companies, and transforming healthcare. Vera Whole Health ensures that the right people get the right care at the right time, which means patients are healthier, happier and more productive. Vera Whole Health is a market leading healthcare company that provides primary care, population health management, and behavior coaching to employees via employer-funded on- or near-site clinics. By addressing the needs of both the individual and the organization, Vera dramatically improves employee health and significantly reduces costs. Come join our health revolution.



Vera Whole Health is looking for an MA to join our clinic in Anchorage Alaska!

The MA is responsible for a wide range of administrative and clinical tasks to assist our clinical providers. The MA provides support in delivering excellent patient service, clinical support, front office duties and promotes health and wellness. The MA ensures the clinic runs efficiently by managing the flow of patient services, monitoring resources, and works collaboratively with the clinic providers.

Patient Care

  • Take vital signs, record in medical record and perform systems review.
  • Perform point of care testing and assist providers with diagnostic tests.
  • Administer immunizations, injections, or oral medications as directed by provider or standing order.
  • Lab draws, prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider or standing order.
  • Active in routine patient education, self-management teaching under the direction of the provider.
  • Respond to emergencies when needed.
  • Track future patient care needs such as preventive exams, completion of outside diagnostic testing.

Clinic Operations

  • Manage patient care flow.
  • Set up exam/procedure room appropriately based on patient visit needs.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Handle multiple phone lines and email correspondence with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Perform inventory, order and stock clinic supplies as needed.
  • Regular and reliable attendance at the assigned Vera clinic or clinics; punctuality.
  • May be required to travel to other sites for coverage or to off-site events for the client.

Compliance

  • Perform QA controls and complete QA documents.
  • Utilize principles of safety and infection control, including universal precautions.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping patient care information confidential and in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Participate in medical sites efforts to comply with organizational quality improvement guidelines and pertinent government regulations including OSHA and CLIA.

Team Duties

  • Collaborate in developing team priorities and patient goals & care plans.
  • Prepare for, attend and participate in team meetings and huddles.
  • Participate in training, orientation, ongoing competency assessments and continuous learning efforts.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours with shifts on Monday-Saturday.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications Preferred:
  • Ability to correctly perform vital signs and accurately record data.
  • Basic ability to prepare patient for office visit/procedures.
  • Basic understanding of patient care flow.
  • Ability to correctly set up exam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriate instruments or trays
  • Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization and autoclaving procedures.
  • Lab Draws & EKG's.

Education/Experience:
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience. Preferred in primary/urgent care.
  • Documentation ofHepatitisB vaccination or proof of immunity (titer).
  • Documentation of proof of a negative TB test in the last 90 days before start-date.
  • Must show proof of currentBLScertification or beBLSCPR certifiedbefore start-date.
  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.

About Vera

The vision of Vera Whole Health is to create a health revolution by enlivening people, invigorating companies, and transforming healthcare. Vera Whole Health ensures that the right people get the right care at the right time, which means patients are healthier, happier and more productive. Vera Whole Health is a market leading healthcare company that provides primary care, population health management, and behavior coaching to employees via employer-funded on- or near-site clinics. By addressing the needs of both the individual and the organization, Vera dramatically improves employee health and significantly reduces costs. Come join our health revolution.


Physical Demands:

  • Includes full range of body motion including the potential of handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing, walking and sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally lift and carry items up to 30-50 pounds.
  • Requires corrected vision, hearing and speech within normal ranges.

Vera Whole Health is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability please send an email to visit our websiteto let us know the nature of your request.

Vera Whole Health

Why Work Here?

Empathetic Listening, Esteem, And Behavior Change We provide population health management to large and mid-sized employers. Our delivery model of on-site primary care with embedded health coaching is efficient and effective. But this isn’t what makes us special. We have a powerful secret: Empathetic listening unlocks the door to behavior change and leads to long-term health. Behavior change is the key to health. It’s also the missing ingredient in today’s healthcare system. Here’s why: today’s healthcare system treats symptoms, not people. Our mission gets back to treating people by esteeming them through empathetic listening. This experience unlocks the patient’s ability to think beyond the immediate moment, illness, or symptom by engaging them in a true two-way conversation. It frees them to change their behavior in a lasting way. The results are powerful. We’ve designed each element of our model around this core concept: - Our time rich and accessible primary care approach enables providers to build a strong connection with each patient and build a care plan that addresses each patient’s core needs. - Whole Health Councils, our patient-championed outreach programs create vibrant health cultures in organizations we serve. - Our coaches are experts in behavior change and empower patients to own their health. Population Health Management Done Right Our model has proven its worth in the market since 2012. We’ve integrated with leading health systems like Virginia Mason and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and numerous employers. Now we’re expanding nationally. The model combines our unique behavior change approach with all of the core elements of best practice population health management: - Identifying highly impactable individuals through data analysis. - Intervening and creating tailored care plans. - Providing ongoing service and support to ensure that the care plan is effectively implemented.

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