Certified Medical Assistant

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  • Full Time
  • Missoula, MT
  • $16.74 per hour

Website Partnership Health Center Partnership Health Center

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DEFINITION:

Provides clinical patient care as a member of a patient centered care team in all aspects of serving the patients of Partnership Health Center (PHC).

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Prioritizes patient needs in person and on the telephone. Manages patient flow and ensures that clinic appointments are conducted on schedule.

Conducts and records initial health interview and prepares patient for examination.  Gathers and records vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, height and weight. Documents interactions with patients.

Assists provider in minor procedures, including dressing changes, wound care and first aid.   Collects specimens, draws blood and performs the tests allowed as a CLIA-certified laboratory for waived tests.  Maintains control logs for patient testing.

Prepares and administers prescription medications to patients.  Documents medications in accordance with PHC policies. Phones in prescriptions to pharmacies as directed by the medical provider.

Schedules appointments for procedures and diagnostic tests with other medical providers and hospitals. Distributes test results to providers and assures entry into patient record.

Communicates with other health care providers, including other medical offices, hospitals and nursing home, as directed by providers.

Maintains clinic work area and equipment, including cleaning and sterilization.

Assists with material management, and stocking of area, inventory and ordering.

Performs related work as required or directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:  High school graduation or GED.

EXPERIENCE:  No experience required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Current certification as Medical Assistant from one of the following: the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); American of Medical Technologists (AMT); the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant Certification; or other nationally accredited certification program.  Requires a current Healthcare Professional BLS certification or the ability to obtain it within 90 days of hire.  Requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

The work is performed while walking or standing most of the time.  The work requires medium range lifting, including supply boxes (20-30 lbs.); assisting patients on and off the examination tables; carrying, lifting and restraining children.  Requires the manual dexterity to perform skills such as drawing blood.  The employee may risk exposure to bio-hazardous waste (blood, urine body fluids), disinfectant chemicals and communicable diseases. Work schedules rotate and may include evening and weekend hours.

Benefits: Visit the following link to view Missoula County Partnership Health Center benefits: https://www.missoulacounty.us/government/administration/human-resources/employee-benefits

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