DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.
1. Ability to empathize with vulnerable populations and care for poor and underserved patients.
2. Assists clinician in following up on patient needs, including but not limited to inbox management, giving patient prescriptions, work-slip and/or addressing messages. Provide information/instructions to patients with clinician authorization.
3. Collaborate with patients and other healthcare providers to deliver coordinated, high quality care.
4. Collects by non-invasive techniques and preserves specimens for testing including urine, sputum and stool. Transports specimens to laboratory.
5. Effectively utilizes population health methodologies such as patient registry, inreach (e.g. ordering from care protocols), outreach, care protocols and team-based care to improve patient and population outcomes.
6. Following specific training, the Medical Assistant may administer P.O.intradermal, intramuscular, subcutaneous injections, inhalation, and immunizations, performs skin tests, i.e., PPD placement.
7. Greets and escorts patients to examination rooms, prepares patients according to procedures, and assists physician/clinician with the care of the patient as instructed. Assists providers/nurses with examination and treatment/procedures. Assures proper consents are obtained.
8. Interviews and collects basic information from patients about their present and previous medical condition; measures vital signs and other information as required by department.
9. Maintains patient examination areas, cleans, maintains, and/or sterilizes equipment. Stocks examination rooms, orders medical supplies and equipment. Checks and prepares rooms for clinic’s daily schedule. Checks equipment, and advises appropriate personnel when replacements are necessary.
10. Participates in Performance Improvement/Quality Control activities.
11. Performs basic clinical/technical skills specific to department and simple non-invasive testing.
12. Performs clerical functions, i.e., answers phones, uses computers, registers patients, completes forms as necessary, files medical records. Completes registration and makes appointments for patients on AHS computer system when appropriate.
13. Performs phlebotomy which includes venipuncuture, finger-stick venipuncuture and heel-stick venipuncture.
14. Promptly responds to patient needs. Responds effectively to emergency situations including, Code Blue and other emergencies as directed.
15. Provide patient-centered care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values. Provides and promotes excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers.
16. Records information in the patients’ record.
17. Supports the plan of care including coordinating consultation, testing, referrals and required authorizations; assists patient with implementation of the plan of care and ensuring results are available. Instructs and assists patients in undressing for procedures for Physician’s examination as appropriate. Direct patients to various departments outside of clinic (X-ray, Ultrasound, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Admitting and/or Billing Department, WIC, etc.) Instruct patient and family members in techniques and methods of self-care, as appropriate; give patients basic pre and post - operative care instructions as necessary; participate in orientation of new employees/students in areas as necessary; follow clinician/providers treatment plans. Transports patients to ancillary services. Assists patients with limited mobility in wheelchairs, with crutches, gait impairment, and/or gurney assists.
18. With training, provides health coaching, goal setting and action plan review to patients.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Graduation from a certified/accredited medical assistant school.
Preferred Minimum Experience: One year in an outpatient setting.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Acquire and maintain active Medical Assistant certification as issued by American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA), National Center for Competency, Testing/Multi-skilled Medical Certification Institute (NCCT/MMCI), or American Medical Technologists (AMT); BLS - Basic Life Support Certification issued by the American Heart Association.
Highland General Hospital
FQHC HGH HCP 4
Services As Needed / Per Diem