Community Health Care
Community Health Care is seeking a Medical Assistant to join our team! We have a $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for this position!
Community Health Care is a leading non-profit organization that offers quality health care to low income and uninsured families in the greater Tacoma area. We provide comprehensive family practice care, including medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services in our seven clinics throughout Pierce County. We seek to continuously improve our commitment and service to our patients and community. Join us in our mission to “provide the highest quality healthcare with compassionate and accessible service for all.
We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, 12 paid holidays, life insurance, flexible spending account, continuing education, employee assistant program and more!
The Medical Assistant is accountable for provision of quality patient care, clerical support staff duties and effective provider- and clinic-team membership to assure excellence in patient care and customer service. Responsible for practicing within scope of practice under the clinical guidance and direction of licensed personnel and adherence to orders directed by the medical provider to promote positive outcomes.
Clerical Support Staff Functions:
- Greet patients and visitors with respect and kindness, assisting with registration and appointment scheduling as necessary to maintain patient flow and clinic productivity.
- Assist with incoming telephone calls, take, and route messages per call routing guidelines and register and schedule appointments per approved protocol or provider order to facilitate access to services and promote excellence in customer service.
- Prepare new medical records, file, and maintain medical records accurately and with appropriate confidentiality.
- Pull medical records or lab/X-ray reports as directed.
- Utilize copier, fax, and computer as required for tasks.
- Collect and enter data into databases as directed.
- Pull and prepare medical records for patient visits.
- Prepare exam rooms, equipment and supplies for exams and procedures, using sterile technique as appropriate.
- Perform timely rooming and preparation of patients for planned purpose of visit, communicating to team members to facilitate patient care and productivity.
- Take and document accurate vital signs (TPR and pain scale), height, weight, and chief complaint to facilitate patient care.
- As directed, perform tasks and procedures within scope of practice, documenting accurately and completely in the medical record. These procedures include, but not limited to 12-lead EKG, vision, and hearing screenings, PPD administration and reading, immunizations, injections, phlebotomy, and simple wound care and dressing application.
- Assist nursing staff and provider with procedures during exam or treatment and completion of associated requisitions/forms as directed.
- Obtain and prepare specimens for testing, examination or culture using proper technique and following specimen collection guidelines, including operation of the centrifuge, and completion of requisitions and log entry.
- Perform daily clinic duties such as “waived” tests and quality control duties in collaboration with other clinic team members.
- Clean and prepare instruments for sterilization and operate autoclave.
- Clean, decontaminate, and restock exam rooms as necessary and decontaminate equipment and wrap materials for sterilization, including operation of autoclave.
- Document patient data and interaction in the medical record completely and accurately and file progress notes and reports as directed.
- Replace full sharp containers and prepare hazardous materials for pick up.
- Participate in QPI projects, QA activities, data entry and tracking for programs, routine staff meetings, in-services, and team-building activities.
- Perform clerical and clinical duties as assigned by licensed staff, including the OB RN, to assist with quality patient care, customer service and effective teamwork.
1. Must have valid WA State Certified Medical Assistant credential
2. High School Diploma or equivalent
3. Graduation from an accredited, state approved Medical Assistant Program
4. CPR certification
1. One year experience in community health care and ambulatory care experience.
2. Bilingual capacity
To learn more please visit: www.commhealth.org
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $19.69 – $28.68 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible spending account
- Free parking
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Primary Care
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Certified Medical Assistant (Required)
Work Location: One location
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