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Medical Assistant

Nursing

Full Time

Days

8:15am-4:45pm

MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Medical Assistant I

·      Maintains patient and Electronic Health Record (EHR) confidentiality.

·      Prepares patient and EHR for provider visit, reports special problems or complaints to the provider, and assists during exam as needed.

·      Accurately performs and documents basic vital signs, height, weight, chief complaint, and initiates appropriate medical and social history for adult and pediatric patients.

·      Performs routine lab and patient procedures (i.e. standing orders, urine dipsticks, phlebotomy, finger/heel sticks, injections/immunizations, and EKG).

·      Maintains proper cleanliness and organization of office and medical areas including proactively restocking supplies.

·      Assists with processing appropriate referrals and appointments for patients, obtaining authorizations as needed, and follows up to determine if appointments were kept as scheduled.

·      Communicates and assists in effective discharge of the patient.

·      Follows Universal Precautions and Unity Health Care policies and procedures.

·      Participates in clinic record keeping including medical and operational logs.

·      Demonstrates appropriate customer service with internal and external customers.

·      Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program with diploma.

·         Registered Medical Assistant certification preferred.

·         High school diploma or GED. 

·         Current BLS + AED CPR certification.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

·         Must successfully pass Unity Medical Assistant screening test.

·         Effective communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external customers.

·         Bilingual:  English/Spanish preferred.

·         Willingness to articulate Unity's mission through his/her work.

Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred. *For correctional position-correctional experience- preferred but not required.