Job Description

Job Title:                          Medical Assistant III

Reports To:                       Medical Support Staff Supervisor

Job Summary:                  Assists provider and clinical staff in the administration of patient care in assigned clinical areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The job duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Other duties that fall within the broad scope of this classification may be assigned.

Assists Provider in the Administration of Patient Care:

  • Identifies patient health care service requirements while being aware of age specific needs and protocols.
  • Directs patient to exam room, obtains and records accurate routine patient vital signs, prepares patient for examination, and assists performing procedures, injections and other treatments as ordered by provider.
  • Assists provider in examination of patients and gives instructions as directed by provider.
  • Fills out appropriate immunization paperwork for recording purposes.
  • Answers phone calls and takes messages. Returns patient calls as directed by provider.
  • Cleans and prepares rooms between patients and stocks exam rooms.
  • Processes referrals, medication refill requests, and coordinates appointments for specific care and diagnostic procedures.
  • Acts as a liaison between providers and other care givers.
  • Pulls requested charts for messages and documentation.
  • Receives reports on patients and delivers them to the appropriate provider.
  • Notifies patient of test results when instructed to do so by provider.
  • Performs sterilization of instruments and surgical packs in a timely manner.
  • Documents and maintains records of verbal and written procedures, medication, delivery of care, and pertinent information regarding patient care services.
  • Complies with infection control policies and protocols; follows medication administration, storage procedures and controlled substance regulations.
  • Ensures operation of medical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, reporting malfunctions, requesting repairs, maintaining equipment inventory, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • When needed, performs lab draws, conducts CBC analyzer tests, and maintains laboratory documents.
  • Travels to any location as needed.
  • Working assigned weekends is required.

 

  • If Assigned to Mobile Medical Operations:
  • Works closely with Mobile Medical Leadership Team to resolve patient flow issues.
  • Collaborates with Immunizations Coordinator to perform necessary VFC and Vaccine program quality management tasks such as logging medication, performing temperature checks, monthly ordering and participating in VFC audits.
  • Maintains medical supplies inventory on mobile medical unit by anticipating and ordering needed supplies.

 

  • In Addition to the Job Duties of a MA II the following duties will be performed by a MA III:
  • Serves as primary trainer to all medical assistant staff in clinical setting.
  • Assists with providing medical assistant training during new hire orientation.
  • Assists in performing audits of medical assistant staff.
  • Counts and reconciles medications and vaccines.
  • Creates monthly Medical Support Staff work schedule.
  • Assists in conducting monthly log checks including oxygen tanks, bump tests, refrigerator tests, etc.
  • May assist in performing Medical Support Staff Supervisor administrative duties as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Current Registered or Certified Medical Assistant required.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required.
  • Fingerprint clearance card required.
  • Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Certification required.
  • Minimum one year of medical assistant experience working in direct patient care.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement. For Float positions, mileage may not be paid.

 

Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish may be preferred based on current staffing patterns, patient population, and/or duty assignment.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, other office machinery, and medical equipment.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
  • Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult and pediatric patients.

 

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform basic medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to gather data in an organized fashion from varied sources.
  • Ability to perform variety of assignments requiring independent judgment.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Computer literacy required.

 

Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work frequently involves use of needles and other medical equipment with proximity to electrical current, and exposure to moving mechanical parts and some hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires reliable transportation as position requires occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends.
  • If hired for a float position, position requires frequent travel to any health center as needed.