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- Floater Reg. III (Bakersfield)
Job Summary: The person in this position is part of the team concept in the Center’s health delivery system, which is devoted to the delivery of primary care in an ambulatory setting with emphases on prevention and health maintenance. Assist the RN, LVN, and the clinical staff in performing their duties and carrying on the necessary functions required in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Prepare patient for examination.
- Note brief history or the reason for visit in the patient’s chart.
- Take and record height, weight, and blood pressure, pulse rate, respiration, and temperature.
- Assist the clinical staff in completing examination and procedures as instructed.
- Take health history for all patients.
- Completely fill out lab slips and other forms, when necessary.
- Administer medications and injections for written orders.
- Follow universal precautions to protect self and patients.
- Assist the medical staff in patient education and family planning counseling. Stock exam rooms with supplies.
- Complete MA Performance Criteria training sheet.
- Perform CLIA Waived Testing
- Interpret for the clinical staff when necessary.
- Under the direction of the nurse or provider in charge, takes responsibility of medical supplies and cleaning of the medical instruments and equipment.
- Provide HIV/Antibody counseling in accordance with established protocols and in compliance with State and Federal requirements.
- Obtain laboratory samples and complete paper work per written orders by the provider.
- Any other duties or responsibilities the clinical staff may assign from time to time and when the need arises.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability and willingness to treat all patients with the utmost kindness and consideration in the most trying situations.
- Friendly personality with the desire to work with the public.
- Ability to handle multi-functions.
- Understanding of community based organizations.
- Promotes and believes in OFH mission statement.
- Ability to relate to the public regardless of ethnic, religious and economic status.
- Must be willing to work at any Omni Family Health, location, other that the assigned site and be agreeable to work weekends, if so needed.
- Must obtain a Valid California Drivers License at all times plus proof of insurance, to allow you to be placed in all Omni Family Health clinics if needed.
- Commitment to the concepts of preventive health care program and team approach to health care delivery.
- compliance - Responsible for maintaining abreast of and in compliance with all HPAA regulations and requirements. Treats all member information confidential.
- Compliance - Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
- QA/QI - Participate in QA/QI activities and contribute towards the overall performance improvement of the organization.
- IT - Required to learn and use the Electronic Health Record and Practice Electronic System and its components. As required by the job functions and highlighted in the Policies and Procedures. These components include NextGen, PMS, QSI and other electronic features, as they are developed and implemented, as applicable to work environment.
- All employees will participate in Patient Centered Health Home Model at Omni Family Health.
Qualifications, Education, and Experience:
- Must have High school diploma or equivalent and have successfully completed and graduated from a medical assistant program or must be certified through the Medical Board of California (in addition to #2 below).
- The following will be accepted on a case by case basis in lieu of the above: Medical Assistant training shall be administered in either of the following settings: 1) Under a licensed physician or podiatrist, or under a registered nurse, licensed vocational nurse, a physician assistant or a qualified medical assistant, or 2) in a secondary, post secondary, or adult education program in a public school authorized by the Department of Education, in a community college program provided for in the Education Code, or a post secondary institution accredited or approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education in the Department of Consumer Affairs.
- Must have a Venipuncture Certificate or equivalent
- Bilingual in English/Spanish may be required
- Prior experience as medical assistant is helpful
Responsible To: Director of Nursing (DNA) and Health Center Nurse (HCN)
Classification: Full or Part Time Position, Non-exempt