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Medical Assistant

Company: WelbeHealth
Location: Fresno
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt WelbeHealth, we make the impossible, possible for underserved seniors. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge healthcare and well-being service products especially for seniors and their families. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative healthcare, insurance, social support and more to seniors. We create senior well-being through our courage to love, pioneering spirit and shared intention. These values permeate everything we do. At WelbeHealth, you'll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of healthcare and well-being experiences and create the never-before-seen!The WelbeHealth Medical Assistant (PCP and Float) is responsible for assisting the medical staff (providers, nurses and on-site Specialty Care Providers) in the provision of safe andefficient delivery of medical services at the WelbeHealth clinic, as directed. Under the general supervision of medical staff, the Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical duties (e.g., scheduling medical appointments, greeting participants, and filing medical records, taking and recording vital signs, preparing exam rooms, and maintaining equipment and supplies). The Medical Assistant works collaboratively with all members of the WelbeHealth team and participants to promote the WelbeHealth mission. The Medical Assistant collaborates effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to promote the WelbeHealth values, team culture and missionDuties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist WelbeHealth medical staff (or if Float MA, assigned on site Specialty Care Providers) to address the participants' needs in the WelbeHealth clinic as follows:
    • Prepare the participants for their appointments, including but not limited to setting up exam rooms, checking participants in and out, obtaining accurate history of present illness, etc.
    • Perform required pre-exam physical tests, i.e., measuring and documenting participants' vital signs as ordered by a physician and assist the physician during the examination as appropriate.
    • Perform general medical procedures, i.e., dressing changes and suture removal as directed, and under specific authorization and supervision of a physician, as long as the training requirements are met according to state law.
    • Collect and prepare laboratory specimens as ordered and perform routine sterilization procedures of medical and dental equipment according to guidelines.
    • Triage and address as directed, unscheduled requests for physician visits in the WelbeHealth clinic.
    • Float MA should proactively review on-site Specialist calendar daily to ensure all available appointments are filled and address any vacancies; provide weekly schedule to onsite Specialists and/or Specialist's coordinator. Support Specialists prepping participant for exam and ensuring history of current conditions is captured; Specialist has current orders and relevant information related to appointment, document procedures and care provided by the Specialist in Athena.
    • Maintain clinic logs and ensure exam rooms are properly stocked, sanitized, and re-prepped for participant encounters at all times.
    • Maintain Emergency Cart daily log; monitor and maintain medication/vaccine refrigerator log; manage participant sharps containers and maintain log.
    • Conduct required quality control checks on clinic lab equipment and maintain logs.
    • Perform and document ordered procedures and care, and provide as-needed teaching to participants, in accordance with scope of practice, as directed by PCP or Specialist.
    • Perform staff and non-staff COVID testing as needed.
    • Remain alert and update the supervisor or any member of the IDT promptly of any changes in participants' condition.
    • Schedule participants for medical appointments with providers inside the WelbeHealth clinic as well as outside specialty offices, document encounters in the EMR, monitor appointment attendance, and inform participants and team appropriately.
    • Answer the WelbeHealth clinic telephone and address participant and provider issues, relating urgent matters to the Clinical Services Director or RN.
    • Assist with ordering medical supplies.
    • Assist with equipment maintenance and sterilization.
    • When necessary and appropriate, help with appointment reminders, clinical inbox management, translation and interpreter services and scribing (if trained).
    • Participate in standing Clinic meetings such as Morning Briefing/Huddle/IDT/Ad Hoc or other attended meetings and complete action items as assigned.
    • Be legally authorized to practice in position location, required.
    • Only act within the scope of his or her authority to practice.
    • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications and Requirements:
      • Education Required (Minimum level of education): Current MA Certificate. Preferred MA experience working in the Home Health/Clinical Setting.
      • Certifications/Licenses Required: Valid State Driver's License with a clean DMV record. Copy of recent Vehicle Insurance required.
      • High School Diploma or Equivalency.
      • 2-year degree program in Medical Assistance Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
      • Certification by a Medical Assistant Certifying Organization approved by the State Medical Board, preferred.
      • Must be at least 18 years of age.
      • Minimum of two years' of Medical Assistant experience in a clinical setting with a frail or elderly population.
      • Ability to follow directions from supervisor and communicate needs effectively.
      • Excellent clinical, organizational and communication skills in settings with seniors, their families, and interdisciplinary team members.
      • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
      • Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
      • Experience and competency working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
      • Commitment to unlocking the full potential of our most vulnerable seniors.
      • Bilingual English/Spanish, a plus. COVID-19 Vaccination PolicyAt WelbeHealth, our mission is to unlock the full potential of our vulnerable seniors. In this spirit, please note that we have a vaccination policy for all of our employees and proof of vaccination prior to employment is required. Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and InclusionAt WelbeHealth, we embrace and cherish the diversity of our team members, and we're committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People seeking employment at WelbeHealth are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), pregnancy or other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: WelbeHealth, Fresno , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Fresno, California

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