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Medical Assistant

Company: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Description: Medical AssistantReports To: Back Office Supervisor Status: Full-Time, Part-Time, Non-Exempt Position Summary: The Medical Assistant assists the physician(s) in preparing patients to be examined, and for setting up the examining rooms. The IHC is a Patient Centered Health Home and all employees are an integral part of this model of care delivery. Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Sets up the examining rooms and prepares patients to be seen by the medical provider
  • Performs routine back office clinical tasks as follows:
  • Vital signs, chief complaints
  • Simple Lab: HET, AU, UPT, EKG and others as needed
  • Keeps instruments and examining rooms clean and orderly
  • Sterilizes instruments
  • Knowledgeable about daily procedures as per available protocols
  • Assisting providers during scope exams or procedures
  • Assists in obtaining data or reports for keeping monthly statistics
  • Assists in other supportive services as necessary for the orderly flow of patients, such as, keeping charts orderly, assists in pulling and filing charts, as needed
  • Attends regular staff meetings
  • Assists patients with filling out questionnaires
  • Is knowledgeable about immunization schedules workflow protocols, safe administration techniques , storage and handling ,correct IZ documentation, and collects appropriate data for entry into the computer for follow-up of immunizations
  • Assists with tracking and rescheduling of patients as per protocol
  • Is knowledgeable about patient education handouts
  • Comply with IHC's HIPAA, and Privacy's Policies
  • Participate as a proactive representative of the Patient Centered Health Home
  • Perform duties utilizing the Team-Based Approach
  • Performs other duties as assigned Required Qualifications, Knowledge & Abilities:
    • High school degree or equivalent required with a medical assistant certification or upon successful completion of an externship at IHC
    • Fluent in English/Spanish and computer skills a plus
    • A minimum of two years experience working as a medical assistant in a health care setting
    • Ability to lift and carry 20 lbs required
    • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time required
    • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
    • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and learn new procedures quickly
    • Ability to stay calm while working quickly and with a high degree of accuracy
    • Flexibility, initiative, and reliability
    • Knowledge of & ability to work with the American Indian community & other minority populations
    • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
    • Ability to function independently and as a team member within diverse environments as well as with a diverse staff composition
    • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple administrative functions simultaneously in an accurate, organized, & efficient manner. Ability to multitask & thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
    • Ability to carry out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical & professional manner and demonstrate good judgment

Keywords: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , San Jose, California

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