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Medical Assistant - Tenaya

Company: Golden Valley Health Centers
Location: Modesto
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant (MA) performs nursing procedures and patient registration tasks and procedures. The MA reports to the Back Office Supervisor, whichever is appropriate to the designated site.This position works for our Tenaya Clinic.Schedule requires the availability to work Monday - Friday, from 7:30am to 6:00pm, with flexibility to work overtime as needed.Starting at $14.90 an hourEssential Duties and ResponsibilitiesDemonstrates effective communication and problem- skills.Works within a team care environment to provide excellent patient care services within scope of practice as established by the Medical Board of California.Coordinates duties with Back Office Supervisor (BOS) and from licensed providers, RNs, LVNs, Director of Nursing (DON), Director of Operations (DOO), Quality Improvement/Assurance staff, GVHC trainers and Senior Leadership.Pre-visit planning in collaboration with patientCreating opportunities for patient accessCommunicating effectively with care team throughout the dayMaintaining efficient patient care flow throughout the dayProviding continuity of care for the patient within the care team for that dayCollect and record patient data for vital signs, height, weight, and basic medical historyMedication and vaccine administrationSpecimen collection and in-house diagnostic testsUncomplicated wound care and suture removalNon-invasive treatments (e.g. ear lavage)Removal of splints and orthoticsApplication of prefabricated orthopedic appliancesAssisting in ambulation and transfersPatient preparation for procedures and assisting provider in suchProvide patient instructions and education upon authorization of the providerEmergency first aid and CPRNail cutting in healthy patientsFit prescription lenses or use any optical device in connection with ocular exercises, visual training, vision training, or orthopticsRecords performance of authorized patient treatment and care in the medical record, consistent with GVHC protocolsParticipates in staff education and training activities in collaboration with back office training staff. Maintains required competencies as established.Assists in facility management including keeping patient areas clean and safeAssists in responding to and resolving patient complaints as needed.Proactively assumes responsibility for continuous improvement activities and is receptive to accepting other job duties as assigned and as delegated.Min. Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF: Basic MA and back office procedures and medical terminology. SKILLS: Basic computer skills and data entry skills; excellent communication skills. ABILITY TO: Handle multiple priorities, build positive relationships, maintain a positive attitude and a warm and friendly demeanor; efficiently work in a team environment; travel as required for assigned site(s) and designated meetings/trainings.Physical Demands Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and push 100 pounds on wheels. Specific vision abilities include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. High manual dexterity. Reach above shoulder level, bend, squat, sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn, and good finger sensation. Hearing adequate for phone work and clear speech for staff and patient communication.Work Environment The noise level in the work environment is usually average.Education/Experience Requirements High School Diploma and Medical Assisting certificate from an accredited program RequiredCurrent American Heart Association BLS CPR certificationBilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Keywords: Golden Valley Health Centers, Modesto , Medical Assistant - Tenaya, Other , Modesto, California

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