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Medical Assistant - Float

Company: Pueblo Community Health Center
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Medical Assistant Float: Starting Pay Range: $18.23 - $25.74 an hourPueblo Community Health Center offers a flexible benefits program to full-time and part-time employees working 20 hours or more per week.Benefit opportunities presently available to employees are listed below:Medical InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceLong-Term Disability InsuranceShort-Term Disability InsuranceLife Insurance403(b) Tax-Sheltered Annuity PlanCafeteria 125 Flexible Spending AccountIn addition to the benefits available for purchase through the Cafeteria 125 plan, Pueblo Community Health Center offers supplemental insurances and generous paid time off benefits including holidays and personal time off (PTO). The organization also contributes to the employee's tax-sheltered annuity plan after one year of service.All Pueblo Community Health Center employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq ), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.), the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (C.R.S. 24-34-401 et seq.), and any other relevant federal or State law. As such all persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment.Job Summary:A team member of nursing services who participates in the delivery of health care to the patients of Pueblo Community Health Center.Reports to:Clinical Nursing ManagerSupervision Exercised:NoneEducation/Experience/License/Certification:Graduate of a certified Medical Assistant Program.One year medical assisting desiredCurrent B.L.S. with skills demonstration C.P.R. certification for Healthcare Providers required.Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.Valid driver's license and auto insurance as required by law.Current certification or registration through NHA, AMT, AAMA or other recognized credentialing organization is required.Required Travel:Occasional travel may be required including day-to-day local travel.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Essential to have ability to understand information/instruction, be able to exchange verbal information with others and ability to present information/instruction verbally.Essential to have ability to read and understand written materials and to compose information/instruction in a written form.Essential to have ability to memorize.Essential to have ability to reason mathematically, have analytical skills and be able to problem solve.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Ensure the function and activities of this department to embrace the philosophy, mission, values and Communicate with Heart service model supported by the Board of Directors of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.Adhere to the guidelines and procedures of Pueblo Community Health Center, Inc.Fill in positions temporarily vacated within clinical nursing and triage for regular staff to cover for vacation, sick leave or during replacement of staff positions. When no vacancies are present in staff positions, will assume POD responsibilities. The POD responsibilities includes: Managing all Patient\Nurse Visits and completing patient messages for Physicians who are within assigned POD Schedule patients using Next Gen EPM.Maintain knowledge of MA work flow in providing care and use within Next Gen EHR.Maintain knowledge of Provider workflow in providing care and use within Next Gen EHR.Maintain knowledge of case management programs used within the department.Maintain knowledge of medical provider patient appointment template and use for scheduling within Next Gen EPM.Keep patients up to date with immunizations per Chief Medical Officers' standing orders, (Pediatric, Adult & Geriatric).Enroll women into WWC\WiWo program per annum per MA/Nursing P & P if seen in direct patient by the provider you are assigned.Schedule children from birth to age 20 for well child exam if they are behind schedule.Refer babies to Cavity Free by Age Three (3), if seen during a well child check at age 1yr, 2 yr, and 3yr.If patient qualifies for CCS program or is due for a colonoscopy, complete consent, legal affidavit, supporting legal document and task to CM.Assist the Medical Provider in providing patient care. This will include the following, but not limited to:Anthropometrics - Document in vital signs templateMaintain appropriate patient care forms in patient medical record per EMR outage Policy and Procedure.Assist with treatments, surgical procedures, and emergencies.Prepare patient for examination or treatment.Provide information to the patient concerning preparations for laboratory/radiographic examinations.Serve as an informational source to the patient concerning Specialty Physician referrals, Medical Triage, and Medications prescribed by the Physician.May fax Radiology requistions to appropriate hospital, if it does not require Prior Authorization from patient insurance otherwise task to Referral Dept.Schedule acute appointments for specialty referral if patient is to be seen within 48 hours, Referral dept must be tasked referral for insurance authorization.May schedule and fax PT\OT\ST\ and task home health as directed by the medical provider.Administration of immunizations/medications as prescribed by the physician and documented.Perform phlebotomy if assigned to satellite site.Perpetuate and anticipate the needs of the medical provider within the flow of patientMaintain emergency medication/airway boxes and medication stock (narcotic log/count if assigned to a Satellite Clinic.Perform EKG, audiogram, spirometer, HGB, serial glucose & HIV, urine HCG and routine U/A.Keep patients up to date with immunizations per Chief Medical Officers' standing orders (Pediatric, Adult & Geriatric)Pack and sterilize surgical instruments per nursing policy and procedure.Abstract patient (paper) medical records into the Electronic Health Record (EMR) if not complete per Nursing Policy and Procedure on established patients.Scan documents from the patients (paper) medical record into their Electronic Health Record per Nursing Policy and Procedure.Have new patients who have never been seen fill out Past Medical History Form to be abstracted into their Electronic Health Record prior to being seen by Provider.Document all Patient Encounters within their EMR per policy and procedure.Manage Inbox and Work flow in a timely manner. All patient calls or tasks received from the Provider must be complete by same day received.Match unmatched prescriptions with the Providers Inbox but do not ERx any medication.Manage Symptomatic Telephone call during evening from assigned Providers Inbox and use Electronic Triage Assessment and complete per Nursing Policy and Procedure.Administer immunizations, medications and treatments as prescribed by the medical provider and document in the patient's electronic medical record.Maintain all logs used at Health Center.Maintain emergency medication/airway boxes and medication stock (narcotic log/count).Adhere to Nursing Policies and Procedures.Be a team member and participate in ongoing evaluations of patient care systems.Provide health care services appropriate to the age-specific needs of all patients in accordance with the principles of growth and development for infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric life cycles.Adhere to the infection control policies and procedures.Maintain current licensure and CPR certification.Perform other related duties as assigned by Nursing Supervisor.Follow organization and departmental call off procedures.When assigned to Triage: Will function as a Telephone Screening MA and will follow Triage Policy and Procedures and report to the Triage Nursing Supervisor.Adhere to Triage Protocols, if no protocol is present for patient compliant check with Triage Nursing Supervisor.Uses Telephone Triage Template to document patient telephone symptoms.When assigned to Triage, maintain Triage Patient Satisfaction Indicators: Wait time and abandonment rate in the queue at the 90-100% level.Maintain daily patient appointment Fill Rate at the upper 90-100% level.The above duties are not all inclusive and are not intended to limit or define the duties that may be assigned.Company's website:

Closing Date: Open until filled.Pueblo Community Health Center is a tobacco-free workplace. EOELocation: Pueblo Community Health Center NursingSchedule: Full Time, M-F varied

Keywords: Pueblo Community Health Center, Pueblo , Medical Assistant - Float, Other , Pueblo, Colorado

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