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Multi-Specialty Clinics

Medical Assistant III - Full Time - 11/30/18

Bargaining Unit:  Non Represented                  Rate of Pay:  $20.78 / HR + DOE

Two Positions open to current employees of MSC only

SUMMARY:  Assists the physician or mid-level practitioner in the examination and treatment of patients performing technical services within the scope of practice of the Medical Assistant.  Serves as designated preceptor for Pediatrics and Adult Medicine.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Interviews patients, obtains vital signs, documenting this information in the patient record.

Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients and for special procedures.

Drapes patients as needed and positions instruments and equipment.

Hands instruments and materials to practitioners as directed.

Follows the policy for cleaning and/or processing instruments for sterilization and demonstrates proper sterile technique.

Safely operates medical equipment as directed by the supervising physician/designee.

Obtains test results as requested by the medical provider.

Administers intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal injections, verifying correct medication and dosage with the licensed clinical staff.

Routine CLIA-waived laboratory testing, as directed by the supervising physician/designee.

Performs ear lavage for ear wax removal.

Reinforces patient education materials/instructions under specific written authorization of the medical provider. 

Completes all MA tasks daily as assigned.

Has ability to accurately maintain EMR’s.

Obtains prior authorization for medications.

Enters data into the computer as needed to maintain office and patient records.

Maintains par levels of medical supplies and medications.  Keeps rooms well-stocked and organized per practitioner preferences.  Reports deficiencies to Clinic Supervisor or Lead for ordering.

Ensures all outdated supplies, materials and medications are discarded and replaced per policy.

Cleans patient care equipment per policy following each patient use.  Reports safety concerns to Clinic Supervisor. 

Maintains cleanliness of patient exam rooms.

Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.

Complies with System policies and procedures.

Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:  Required: Certified Medical Assistant or EMT status preferred. All certifications (Medical Assistant, EMT-1 or EMT-P) must be kept valid and current. Compliance with any future change in testing or certification required by California State legislature.  Completion of TFHS Preceptor program.

OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Other certification in patient care related fields (examples: EMT-B or EMT-P). A willingness to be trained on-the-job in duties not previously learned is essential. Knowledge of medical terminology required, as well as familiarity with medical documents and medical chart components. Experience as medical assistant in a medical office, working in a clinical setting with patients and handling charts, is preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish preferred. 

PC:  WC/Peds