Certified Medical Assistant – Behavioral Health

Applicants for all positions must be or become fully vaccinated against Covid-19 if selected for hire. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered but serial Covid-19 testing will be required to maintain employment. 

Sign-on bonus of $4,000.00 on first paycheck and $1,000.00 at 12 months of employment.

Performs various administrative and clinical duties under the direct supervision of a Provider. Acts as a liaison between patients and physicians, interacting with patients to collect data and provide information.  Works directly with healthcare Providers to maintain patient records, collect test samples, and assist in basic examinations.

This position has a primary location. In the event of an operational or staffing need, there may be a request to support another Rosewood Family Health site (Powell/Lents/Gateway).

Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties

  • Maintains patient medical records, updating patient medical history, current status including vital signs, medical treatments and medication provided. Reviews and updates patient immunization records.
  • Prepares for patient visits. Reviews the patient file, including requests for labs, referrals and correspondence. Verifies and ensures necessary reports are present. Provides updates to Provider team as needed.
  • Collaborates with Providers to ensure efficiency of schedules and continuity of care. Discusses patients scheduled for the day including pre-visit prep.
  • Prepares and maintains patient exam rooms, ensuring that appropriate supplies are in the room and that necessary equipment is present and sterilized.
  • Prepares patient for examinations, explaining medical treatment procedures as needed.
  • Provides limited education and/or coaching for patients within scope. This includes discharge information and/or responding to follow-up questions. Instructs patients about medication and possible allergic reactions.
  • Responds to patients’ questions and concerns in person and via email exchange. If the question is outside of scope, directs inquiries to appropriate person.
  • Assists physician during examinations, procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries.
  • Anticipates Providers’ needs and manages Providers’ requests.
  • Collects and prepares laboratory specimens. Completes screenings. Collects and reviews patient data per protocol. Follows up on test results as directed by healthcare Providers. Documents specimens collected and results in electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Prepares and administers medication as directed by a physician.
  • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.

Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum of a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency approved by the US Department of Education is required. At least 2 years of full-time Medical Assistant work experience, and currently a certified MA, or eligible to take the certification exam. Completion of one of the following:
    • Graduation from a medical assisting program (may be a one-year certificate/diploma program or a two-year Associate Degree program) that is accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This program must be comprised of at least 720 hours of medical assistant training, including at least 160 hours in a clinical externship;
    • Graduation from an apprentice program that is approved by the state;
    • Complete at least 720 hours of Medical Assistant college education; OR
    • Earn an equivalent amount of military training that is related to medical assisting.
  • Experience: One year’s experience as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred. 
  • Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current CPR certification required within 90 days of hire. Certifications must be maintained and remain current.Current documentation for one of the following credentials offered through a national accrediting organizations is required within 12 months of hire; Certified Medical Assistant through American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through National Healthcareer Association (NHA); or National Certified Medical Assistant through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical knowledge to understand the theories, reasons and technical aspects of medicine. Strong people skills to handle different personalities, backgrounds and personal situations. Strong multi-tasking ability to handle the variety and pace of work. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Epic and EMR.

About YVFWC

We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment

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