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Medical Assistant

Company: JWCH Institute
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Description: The Medical Assistant for JWCH is a full time position under the direct supervision of the Clinic Administrator or Clinic Designee. Within the regulatory scope of practice, the Medical Assistant will assists in the provision of direct patient care by performing routine patient care procedures and technical supportive functions. Medical Assistants at Wesley Health Care Centers work side by side with our health care teams providing care for patients in a clinical setting. As a Medical Assistant at JWCH, you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping to improve the lives and health status of the underserved segments of the population of the greater Los Angeles area. Principal Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine (noninvasive) patient care functions as prescribed by licensed health care personnel following established clinic policies and procedures within defined scope of education, training and responsibilities
  • Collects and records patient data including height, weight, BMI, temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure, pulse oximeter, and peak flow measurement. according to established policies and procedures
  • Performs lab tests, including finger sticks, after appropriate training and verification of competency,
  • Administers immunizations and all medications per provider's order after a licensed health care professional verifies the correct medication and dosage,
  • Performs venipuncture and PPD skin placement. Documents measurement of PPD skin test and reports information directly to the provider or to the Registered Nurse
  • Applies/removes bandages and dressings,
  • Applies principles of aseptic technique and infection control per policy and procedures,
  • Provides basic health information and education to patients using established policies and procedures,
  • Works with patients on self-management goal as defined in the case management contract and/or under the direction of a licensed health care provider.
  • Performs routine clerical functions as assigned
  • Takes and routes phone calls timely and efficiently
  • Schedules routine and follow-up appointments
  • Accurately files all patients' labs, X-ray, EKG results and other documents after the provider has seen and signed off the information.
  • Keeps patient exam rooms and work areas clean and stocked.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Participates in assigned staff and other meetings, including quality improvement, case conferences and in-service meetings,
  • Participates in all safety programs, which may include assignment to an emergency response team,
  • Performs other duties and tasks as may be required or assigned.Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant school with a current MA certificate
  • Verification of appropriate hours in approved Medical Assistant course to perform venipuncture
  • Current BLS certificate from the American Heart Association
  • Two years' experience in an ambulatory clinic preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.*JWCH requires employees to be vaccinated with exceptions only as required by law (i.e. medical or religion).PHYSICAL DEMANDS Position requires prolonged sitting at a computer, some bending, lifting, stooping and stretching. Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, photocopy machine, telephone, and other office equipment is also required. Employees hired for this position must be able to perform the essential functions of this job without imposing significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others Employee BenefitsJWCH Institute, Inc., offers competitive salaries for all positions. Employees working 30 hours per week or more are provided a monthly allowance which can be used towards medical, dental, vision, and life insurance premiums. The agency offers sick leave and vacation accrual, 11 paid holidays, jury duty pay, mileage reimbursement, employee parking, direct deposit, credit union, and an employee assistance program. In addition JWCH offers a 401(k) Profit Sharing plan to employees who work a minimum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.Wesley Health Centers, JWCH Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: JWCH Institute, Norwalk , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Norwalk, California

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