Medical Assistant (FT) – Los Angeles Christian Health Centers – Los Angeles, CA

The medical assistant will work within their scope as defined by state and federal guidelines. The MA oversees the operations of rooming and checking in patients and the general flow of the back office. The MA communicates effectively with all members of the team including but not limited to providers, fellow MA’s, nurses, provider, patient navigators, and patient registration specialists. Demonstrates Christ-like behavior and attitude in all job duties and responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Includes but are not limited to the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Conjointly supervised by MA Supervisor, Physicians, and/or Mid-level providers.
  • Performs chart prep on all patients using Azara pre-visit planning tool and most current Routine Standing Orders.
  • Participates in daily huddles with care team per team schedule in order to anticipate what is needed for the scheduled patient visits.
  • Directs patient flow during clinic operations.
  • Performs or oversees intake process (vitals, medication review, medical history, proper completion of forms and templates in eCW etc.).
  • Performs necessary and ordered diagnostic tests (peak flow measurement, Snellen, etc.).
  • Fills lab orders (venipuncture, urinalysis, blood testing, blood sugar, etc.) for both in-house and sends out lab tests processing and preparing specimens for pick up by the lab each day.
  • Provide evidence-based educational handouts per provider and order set direction, advising patients to ask the nurse or provider any questions they may have.
  • Administer medications within scope-injections, nebulized meds, etc.
  • Thoroughly documents all intake information and procedures in the patient’s chart in the EMR.
  • Understands how the role fits into a Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care
  • Assists providers in exam rooms when needed.
  • Prepares room for the next patient.
  • Maintains proper specifications for equipment and cleans equipment as needed (e.g. daily check of refrigerator temperatures, monthly calibrating, etc).
  • Maintains an adequate supply of all medical supplies and equipment.
  • Assists in various clinic duties as assigned (restocking of supplies, preparation, and closing of clinic rooms, etc.).
  • Assists with orienting new staff.
  • Assists in obtaining free vaccines for patients by facilitating paperwork for pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs.
  • Maintains logs as directed for various things like room temperatures, water temperatures, daily room cleaning
  • May be asked to cover staffing needs that may occur due to sick leave or vacation time at other sites. This could involve traveling to another site.


QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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. Must be CPR certified.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or (GED), Current Medical Assistant certificate/diploma, Phlebotomy training; proficiency a plus, Computer and electronic medical record experience a plus. “New grads welcomed”.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred; the requirement for Spanish may vary depending on the clinic site.

Non-exempt position. Medical, Dental, Vision, and 403B Retirement Plan with Employer Match. We will consider candidates with criminal histories. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Los Angeles Christian Health Centers:

Los Angeles Christian Health Centers opened in 1995 with a handful of staff but a big vision to render hope and healing through healthcare to the thousands of homeless and low-income residents living in Los Angeles County. Today, 120 staff members serve the County’s most vulnerable populations from our two full-time health centers in Skid Row and Boyle Heights. We also provide comprehensive medical care at our 10 part-time satellite clinics hosted by our community partners throughout Downtown Los Angeles and Watts.

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