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Medical Assistant (MA)

Company: Community Health Alliance - Nevada
Location: Reno
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant participates in the delivery of excellent primary care in a care team structure within the ambulatory clinic setting, with an emphasis on the prevention of disease; is responsible for initial patient assessment, preparation of the patient for examination and/or procedures; administers medications under direction of provider; performs in-office lab procedures and phlebotomy on pediatric and adult patients; sterilizes instruments; and ensures compliance with OSHA regulations. This position is full-time, Monday - Friday. Candidates must be able to read, write and speak Spanish fluently.Employees of CHA enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • CHA paid pension plan at 5% of earnings after one year of service; no employee match
  • 100% company paid employee medical insurance and 90% paid vision and dental on the 1st of month following 60 days from date of hire.
  • PTO accrual starting at 4.53846 hours of leave per pay period (approx. 14 days/yr; increased to 5.53 hours of accrual (approx. 18 days/yr) after one year of service
  • Sick Leave -5 days each year
  • 7 paid holidays & 5 paid float personal days per year
  • Malpractice coverage through FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act)
  • Continuing education benefit available at $500 per year
  • Additional 403(b)retirement annuity plan for employee to save; no employer match
  • CHA provides a $10,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy for each benefit-eligible employee at no cost to the employee. This is an employee benefit paid and sponsored by CHA.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of the essential functions, practices and procedures of a medical clinic/office
      • Knowledge of CPT and ICD-10-CM coding
        • Knowledge of in office lab procedures; pediatric and adult phlebotomy skills
          • Knowledge and skill in pediatric and adult medication and immunization administration
            • Knowledge of an electronic medical record system; when applicable
              • Skill in operating personal computer utilizing word processing, databases and e-mail
                • Skill in operating various office equipment, such as calculator, copy machine, facsimile machine, and telephone system
                  • Skill in operating various medical office equipment, such as EKG machine, pulse oximeter, nebulizer, spirometer, audiology equipment, sterilizers, etc.
                    • Skill in accuracy and attention to detail
                      • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, most importantly patient financial and medical information
                        • Ability to read, write legibly, calculate mathematical figures and medication doses
                          • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables
                            • Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions
                              • Ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and to enhance teamwork in the clinics and overall CHA's organization
                                • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner
                                  • Ability to understand and respond appropriately, effectively and sensitively to special population groups as defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, etc.
                                    • Ability to hear and speak well enough to converse over telephone and interview patient
                                      • Ability to see to accurately calculate and administer doses of medication and perform duties as a medical assistant
                                        • Ability to maintain a Drivers License, and to perform transportation or courier duties; as needed
                                          • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis
                                            • Reasonable accommodation will be made for physical limitations on an individual basis@chaindeedQualificationsEducation and Experience: High school diploma or general education equivalent (GED) required. Certificate of completion from an AMA-approved Medical Assistant program; a minimum of 1 year recent working experience as a Medical Assistant preferred. In lieu of graduation from an AMA-approved Medical Assistant program, must have 5 years recent work experience as a medical assistant. RMA or CMA national certification or ability to obtain RMA or CMA within 6 months of hire is required. Current CPR certification required. Experience in a family practice clinic and bilingual Spanish required.Role: Work as a Care Team member in order to provide clinical support (medical assistance) for provider staff. Work as part of a clinic Care Team to continually improve the quality services provided.Escorts patient from waiting room to exam room and from exam room to check outTakes vital signs and prepares patients for examinationPlots pediatric measurements on growth charts in medical recordsTakes brief history, including chief complaints/allergiesAssists in completion of health history formArranges equipment, instruments, etc. required for examAssists provider with exam or special procedures to include required documentationCompletes required lab forms with correct ICD-9 and CPT codes and billing informationTranslates for providers as needed if possibleProvides patient education as directedProvides emotional support, compassion and is sympathetic to patient needsCompletes prior authorization requestsTriages phone calls and walk-ins at the clinic where applicable, performing those duties in accordance with policy and proceduresMedical QualityCompletes medical assistant proficiency review as requiredEnsures medical equipment is in good working condition performing routine maintenance and cleaning as requiredMedical RecordsDocuments in patient's medical record in accordance with policyKeeps medical record organized in sequential order by dating pagesFiles documents and corrects misfiled documents in medical records

Keywords: Community Health Alliance - Nevada, Reno , Medical Assistant (MA), Healthcare , Reno, Nevada

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