Marin Community Clinics

  • Medical Assistant (Bilingual)

    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-CA-Novato
    Category
    Clinical Support (M.A., R.N.)
  • Overview

    The Medical Assistant will perform a wide range of duties in the medical office.  Tasks primarily (although not limited to) involve assisting in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a Physician, Physician Assistant and/or Family Nurse Practitioner. 

     

    The Medical Assistant will have direct contact with patients and work closely with the front office staff. Medical Assistant reports to MA supervisor and is under the direction of the Clinic Director.

    Responsibilities

    Escorts patients to the exam room, interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height, and records information on patients’ charts.

    Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients.

    Drapes patients with covering and positions instruments and equipment.

    Hands instruments and materials to doctor as directed.

    Cleans and sterilizes instruments.

    Inventories and orders medical supplies and materials.

    Operates electrocardiograph (EKG), and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic test or calls medical facility or department to schedule patients for tests.

    Gives injections or treatments, and performs routine laboratory tests.

    Keys data into computer to maintain office and patient records.

    Cleans and disinfects operatory in accordance with department’s policy and OSHA guidelines.

    Sterilizes and disinfects instruments in accordance with department policy and OSHA guidelines.

    Follows policies and procedures including universal precautions as defined by OSHA’s guidelines on Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazardous Materials standards.

    Practices good people skills to maintain good public relations with patients and with fellow co-workers.

    Maintains patient confidentiality in accordance to department policy and HIPAA guidelines.

    Attends and participates in required meetings, training and educational programs.

    Performs administrative responsibilities, including checking eligibility, verifying demographics, assisting patients with filling out necessary paperwork, and making up follow-up appointments.

    Performs other related work as assigned.

    Care Team responsibilities as outlined in the Care Team Patient Center Medical Home Procedures.

    Qualifications

    Must have a valid Medical Assistant certificate from an accredited Medical Assistant Educational program

    High School Diploma or GED completion

    Must have current CPR certification

    Minimum of 6-12 months of work experience preferred

    Bilingual English/Spanish required

    Prior experience working in community health-care clinic environment a plus

    Ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    Must possess strong interpersonal skills

    Must have ability to multitask in fast paced health-care clinic environment

    Experience with NextGen Electronic Health Records software a plus

    Must be able to communicate effectively in English, verbally and written

    Ability to read English/Spanish and comprehend medical information

    Must be able to work flexible hours as needed, evenings or weekends if necessary

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