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Medical Assistant - Caring Together Program

Location:York, PA
Salary Range:Minimum $12.00/hr
Benefits:Eligible for 403(b) retirement, vacation, sick leave and holidays
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:MA will work with Caring Together Team to deliver care to both HIV program patients and general primary care patients.

MA will run provider part of the time and will work with staff in the Department of Social Services the remainder of the time.

Enthusiasm about working with a care team and interest in working with HIV positive patients is critical.
Duties:Summary of the duties of this position:

Reviews and identifies patient medical information to determine wellness needs to enhance the provider’s ability to administer comprehensive care in accordance with the guidelines for the planned patient care initiative.

Accurately obtains and legibly records all vital information, medication renewal, allergies and chief complaint, etc., while rooming patient. Verifies identity of patient through “active” technique.

Prepares exam room and patient for specific visit type, ensuring that the provider is able to conduct the visit immediately upon entry to the room.

Ability to perform all orders/instructions as recorded and requested by the provider, in a timely manner. Clearly documents all aspects of patient care in the appropriate chart, log, list and record per the Management of Health Records Policy to include accurate medical terminology.

Accurately prepares and administers medications, insulin and immunizations with peer-checking technique as per standing and/or provider order.

Ensures elements of Caring Together performance measures are completed at each visit.

Communicates with other members of care team to ensure coordinated, patient-centered care.

Performs medical intakes for Caring Together clients.

Participates in Caring Together CQI activities.

Attends and participates in Caring Together provider and team meetings.

Performs referrals for program patients as needed.

Documents immunizations accurately at all points of record keeping and performs registry maintenance.

Collects, processes, labels and documents samples for laboratory testing following proper laboratory protocol and procedure for Caring Together program patients.

Performs nurse visits in compliance with FFH defined policy.

Calls patients to make appointments for needed care.

Collaborates with other Team members for clinical direction and assistance in accordance with FFH established procedures and develops and maintains a collaborative working relationship within the Family First Health organization

Communicates effectively and respectfully with the healthcare team, peers, patients and families.

Maintains proper medical supply inventory in exam rooms, lab and clinical area.

Provides leadership to staff by assisting with workload, patient care and supporting departmental changes.

Collaborates with lead/supervisor to identify areas needing improvement to include problem resolution.

Provides educational material to patient to ensure patient understanding of the illness and or treatment plan.

Demonstrates proper handling, storage and maintenance of immunizations.

Attends and actively participates in organizational committees and meetings as required (ie. lunch & learn, in-service, etc.) and actively pursues educational opportunities.

Maintains professional knowledge by affiliating with professional and technical organizations, and by participating in applicable continuing education programs, conferences, seminars and workshops.

Responsible for immunization cold chain to include handling of vaccinations.

Attends and actively participates in organizational committees and meetings as required (ie. lunch & learn, in-service, etc.) and actively pursues educational opportunities.
Qualifications:Minimum qualifications include an completion of an accredited Medical Assisting program.

Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

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