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Medical Assistant

Company: Foothill Community Health Center
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Job Description:

As a federally qualified health care center, Foothill Community Health Center (FCHC) provides primary and preventive healthcare services (medical, dental, and behavioral health) to the residents in the underserved area of East San Jose. FCHC's mission is to help people by providing accessible, high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay, national origin, or immigration status.

The Medical Assistant interacts in a friendly, professional manner with a wide range of patients, operations staff, physicians, and other departments at Foothill Community Health Center. The Medical Assistant is responsible of comprehending, executing and acting under the direction of a health care practitioner. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physical and emotional development of all age groups and diverse population is essential.


  • Ensures efficient patient flow, pulling and preparing charts, rooming patients
  • Obtains vital signs and chief complaint
  • Performs venous and capillary invasive procedures for blood withdrawal
  • Performs intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections for diagnostic agents and administer skin tests
  • Performs intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections for therapeutic agents
  • Applies, or assists with application of, durable medical equipment
  • Administers SQ, IM and ID medications as ordered by the provider
  • Administers immunizations
  • Assists with multiple procedures such as: sigmoidoscopy, colposcopy, endocervical biopsy, excision of lesions, etc.
  • Performs tympanograms, and ear irrigations (with Provider order)
  • Assists eye care, and performs eye patching
  • Performs laceration set-up, wound dressing application and suture/clip removal
  • Performs waived Laboratory Tests
  • Gives approved instructions to patients
  • Covers front desk duties - including; scheduling patient appointments, entering patient information into the database, obtaining managed care referrals and appropriate insurance information
  • Demonstrates clear Knowledge of the Clinic structure, standards, procedures, and protocols.
  • Rooming patients - including HAC
  • Assist with procedures
  • HAC work lists (checking and completing)
  • Phone messages (respond and complete)
  • Schedule patients for outside tests
  • Chart audits
  • Referral process (the part we do in our clinic)
  • Keep schedules accurate and communicate with providers
  • Open rooms and stations; make sure rooms are stocked (supplies and linens)
  • Immunization count
  • Check daily schedule and pre-print all L & D summaries, ER records, DEMS sheets, whatever will be needed for the days appointments.
  • Check and record refrigerator/freezer log temps and the bump eye wash stations.
  • Close down team; computers, counts, rooms, thermometers (clear on Fridays), counter tops and beds wiped down, empty linen, dump ALL urine, check sharps containers.
  • Update OB program and PCR (if team diabetic designee requests)
  • Stock procedure rooms (W/N float = West Proc Room; S/E float = North Proc Room)
  • Check and restock your team's Diabetic tool box, Education files, forms books, and Ortho/Derm box.
  • Set up for procedures, assist if team requests, clean instruments, wrap, and autoclave. Do not leave soaking overnight.
  • Fax records for your teams
  • Professionalism, ability to responsibly manage time on one's own.
  • Must be able to follow California labor code 512(a) related lunches and break policy.
  • Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions to ensure an injury-free work environment.
  • Use appropriate ergonomic measures to reduce risk of work-related injuries
  • Strive to meet the highest standards of quality and customer service.
  • Maintains patient's confidentiality; complies with HIPAA, Patient Privacy Policies.
  • Adheres to OSHA policies and reports any perceived hazards to their supervisor or OSHA Safety Officer upon discovery.
  • Attends OSHA and other training programs as required.
  • Attends all regular Staff Meetings.
  • Replenishes supplies as needed.
  • Must be punctual and maintain a good attendance record.
  • Completes all other duties as assigned by Practice Managers.
  • Must be able to work at all applicable locations.
  • Availability to work all operational hours as needed.
  • Other tasks and projects as assigned by supervisor, manager and/or director.


    • Meets minimum level state educational requirements for HCA certification categories A, C, & E.
    • Must have high school diploma, college preferred.
    • Provide MA diploma or transcripts.
    • Understanding of medical terminology.

      EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERFoothill Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran's status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Keywords: Foothill Community Health Center, San Jose , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , San Jose, California

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