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MEDICAL ASSISTANT - HOOD RIVER

Company: One Community Health (Oregon)
Location: Hood River
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description $18 an hour for un-certified Medical Assistants who have completed training and are pending testing.$21 an hour for Certified Medical Assistants & $1,000 Sign-On bonus! POSITION DESCRIPTION Provide direct patient care and support to the assigned PCPCH team. General duties include patient intake and processing, assisting providers with treatments and procedures, patient instruction and patient education. Facilitate patient triage as a communication liaison between patient, medical provider and licensed nurse. Additional duties include quality control checks, performance improvement, supply stocking, equipment sterilization, patient records management, and patient scheduling. JOB-SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS · Embrace the philosophy, mission, and values of OCH. · Process patients for their visit and record initial patient data including; vital signs, current complaints, general health status, and specific patient concerns. Provide unusual information to the provider for review. · Assist the provider during patient exams as requested and required. · Assist the provider with treatments and procedures including preparation of patient and equipment and post-treatment clean up. · Provide basic information about treatments and procedures to patients prior to treatment. · Provide basic patient education and information about follow-up care at the conclusion of patient visits. · Handle patient communication relating to: prescription renewals; current illnesses; chronic conditions; health-related information and education. · Obtain information from outside agencies related to test orders, appointment times, etc. · Respond to telephone calls and EMR messages according to established standards and time frames. · Document relevant patient information and actions accurately, timely and completely in EHR system and participate in systems/EHR enhancement focused on improving access, quality care, and care team efficiency. Comply with Meaningful Use and PCPCH programs in use of the EHR system. · Safeguard, preserve, and maintain confidential patient, employee and business information in compliance with HIPAA and Privacy laws · Work as a team member with other health care team members providing direct and indirect support of all clinical appointments on a daily basis. · Communicate with PCPCH Team Members to facilitate continuity of care for all patients. · Perform tasks of "nursing" visits, as directed by licensed medical provider. · Assist in patient triage by facilitating communication between medical provider and licensed nursing staff. · Understand and interface with, as needed, Referrals and Medication Assistance Programs. · Conduct assigned quality control checks and other required checks and counts. · Operate bio-medical equipment following appropriate function and operating procedures. Report malfunctions immediately to supervisor or other team members as appropriate. · Complete all types of documentation including medical records, logs, and reports as assigned. · Maintain a clean, neat, safe, organized working environment. Sanitize where necessary to facilitate infection control. · Follow all safety and biohazard procedures including handling and disposing of biohazards material. · Participate in quality monitoring and performance improvement activities and workgroups as assigned. · Attend meetings and educational presentations as needed or required. · Maintain compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards. · Perform other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES · Read, speak, understand and write proficiently in English. Strong written and oral communication skills · Able to work independently, be self-directed and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. · Able to work in a team environment. Successful relationship management skills involving multidisciplinary teams in a diverse, multicultural environment. · Organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple activities and tasks. · Works with high initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment. · Able to produce work to meet timelines for team and organizational goals safely and with high level of quality. · React calmly and effectively in high pressure and emergency situations. · Able to use initiative and good judgment to resolve problems and challenges · Able to inspire trust and confidence, and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences · Able to accurately obtain all vital signs. · Able to administer immunizations. Able to forecast immunizations. · Knowledge of medical terminology. · Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, Epic, and other systems · Able to administer PPD Tests · Able to perform EKG's · Able to perform Tympanograms · Able to conduct Snellen's Exam · Able to perform O2 Sat monitoring and administer Nebulizer Treatments. · Able to read and interpret PPD results and initiate appropriate referral for positive results · Able to administer Oral and Injectable medications · Possess understanding of patient flow through the health center and its impact on team efficiency · Able to set up sterile field/procedure. · Competency in INS nursing visit procedure. · Knowledge of and compliance with HIPAA regulations · Knowledge of customer service and workplace safety Preferred · Internal locus of control · Expectation to excel and be part of a high functioning team MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education · High school graduate or equivalent. · Graduate of an accredited Medical Assisting program. · Bilingual English/Spanish. Experience/licensing/certification · A combination of equivalent education and work experience · Achieve Medical Assisting Certification within 6 months from date of hire. · Current CPR certification · Successful completion of OCH credentialing requirements. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Experience working in a medical office environment. · Experience working with low income, multi-ethnic populations.

Keywords: One Community Health (Oregon), Gresham , MEDICAL ASSISTANT - HOOD RIVER, Healthcare , Hood River, Oregon

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