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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Medical Assistant

Valley Center, USA
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COMPANY: INDIAN HEALTH COUNCIL, INC.

Job Description

SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant is part of a primary care team and is responsible to assist with coordination and providing panel management services to patients within the practice.  Supports the improvement of health outcomes through scheduling preventative and maintenance care appointments, educating patients, building the medical home between patients and practitioners and enhancing communication and continuity of care.  The Medical Assistant works with the Care Team to increase patient’s access to appointments, services and health care resources thereby, supporting patient’s self-care management goals.  Assists with prior authorization processing.  Assists in examination and treatment of patients under direction of Physician by performing the following duties.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  1. Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients' charts.
  2. Administers injectable and oral immunizations.
  3. Performs routine lab duties such as Hct, Urinalysis dipstick, pregnancy test, strep antigen screen, Mantoux test, Tympanometry, EKG, Snellen, Audiometry, HGB A1C, O2 SAT, blood lead Serum glucose and Nebulizer treatments.
  4. Performs venipuncture and prepares lab specimens for pick up.
  5. Maintains lab and order records.
  6. Operates electrocardiograph (EKG), and other equipment to administer routine diagnostic test or calls medical facility or department to schedule patients for tests.
  7. Gives injections or treatments, and performs routine laboratory tests.
  8. Assists in minor surgery and other specialty surgical and medical procedures.
  9. Maintains, cleans and sterilizes all instruments, as needed. Maintain autoclave log.  Checks all sterile items for integrity and sterility prior to use.  Performs monthly spore tests.
  10. Ensures assigned exam rooms are cleaned and restocked with medical supplies and materials to include sharps containers and biohazard bags.  Orders and maintains medical supplies, as well as reporting any supply problem or defective equipment to supervisor
  11. Review and prep next day charts for providers, with I-Care and current Medication list
  12. Ensure that patient records are accurate and complete, ensures that encounter forms are completed properly.
  13. Maintains computerized PLC registries, files reports as needed by department.  (women, immunization, asthma, health)
  14. Prepares appropriate forms as required for the patient’s medical treatment, including radiology and laboratory slips and referrals based on findings of physician.
  15. Gives counseling, care and follow-up instructions; health education and materials to patients under the direct supervision of a physician, podiatrist or licensed nurse.
  16. Assists in answering telephones and taking messages, making appointments, filing, completing statistics and making referrals.
  17. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety, and infection control standards.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Must be a graduate of a vocational or technical college in medical assisting.

Demonstrates clinical competence.

Assumes responsibility for own personal and professional growth.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

 Must be a graduate of a vocational or technical college in medical assisting.

CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment and renewed on a regular basis as so stipulated by the certification.

 

CUSTOMER RELATIONS

  1. Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees.  Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.
  2. Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.
  3. Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care
  2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.

SAFETY

  1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
  2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.
  3. Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.
  4. Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.
  5. Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.

HIPAA/COMPLIANCE

  1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.
  2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.
  3. Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.
  4. Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.
  5. Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.

Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1,

Company Description
Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon Reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, IHC provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja- Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.


Role: Medical Assistant
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Location: Valley Center,

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