Medical Assistant

Employer
Western University of Health Sciences
Location
Pomona, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

S01074

Position Title:

Medical Assistant

Position Status:

Full-time

Campus:

Patient Care Center-Pomona, CA

Department:

1313-Patient Care Center - PCC

Job Summary:

Provides assistive care to patients. Facilitates the efficient delivery of patient care, supports the professional role of the licensed staff, and provides support and assistance as directed by licensed staff in rendering basic healthcare to the patient. Assists with clerical and administrative functions as a multi-skilled auxiliary worker.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Completion of a certified Medical Assistant program or equivalency required; Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card or obtain one within one month of hire; demonstrated phlebotomy skills and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills also required.

2. Must have knowledge of medical terminology and basic non-invasive diagnostic equipment (blood pressure cuff, stethoscope and ophthalmoscope and otoscope) as well as a general understanding of basic physical examination.

3. Must have basic desktop computer skills and have a general knowledge of Computers, printer, telephone, adding machine, file cabinets, literature sorters, mailing supplies and internet, copy machine, fax machine, scanner and shredders.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Any combination of education, training, experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Medical Assistant Certificate and/or Licensed Vocational Nurse from an accredited course of study is required.
Experience: 2 – 3 years prior experience in a medical office environment. Knowledge of medical terminology and various types of medical testing equipment or devices. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, providers and staff.
Software: Electronic Medical Record and Practice Management Software programs, as well as, Microsoft office and other applicable software packages.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual highly preferred.

List comments regarding work hours:

Monday through Friday

Posting Date:

04/19/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Job Duty:

1. Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to clinic procedures such as recording temperatures, pulse rate, blood pressure, height and weight and responses to standardized medical history questions, including but not limited to allergies and current medications. Vision screening and Audiometric screening.

Percentage Of Time:

20

Job Duty:

2. Reports all observed patient concerns and changes in condition to a licensed staff member.

Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty:

4. Performs specialty skills such as suture removal, ear lavages, administration of vaccines, autoclaving and spore testing, peak and flow and injections (IM, subcutaneous and intradermal).

Percentage Of Time:

10

Job Duty:

5. Acts as a chaperone for health care providers during patient examination as requested and assists with procedures. Assist students and also serve as a Spanish translator when needed and if fluent in Spanish.

Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty:

6. Monitors and cleans assigned patient examination rooms, unit areas and unit equipment reporting outdated supplies, stock levels and restock set levels of items and necessary equipment repairs.

Percentage Of Time:

10

Job Duty:

7. Answers telephones, forwards telephone messages and under the direction of licensed staff schedules appointments, procedures and diagnostic tests.

Percentage Of Time:

10

Job Duty:

8. Assists in routine clerical functions such as printing bar codes and prepare the document for scanning into the patient’s electronic medical records. Knowledge of documentation in the Electronic Medical Records. Obtaining medical records from other providers, laboratories and imaging centers. Entering charges for billing purposes. Performs referrals, special authorization needed for any DME and/or medication not covered by insurance.

Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty:

9. Attends and completes mandatory in-services including infection control, safety, CPR, equipment usage and procedures according to clinics and department policies.

Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty:

10. May apply leads and monitors for diagnostic procedures such as EKG and ultrasound scan under the direct supervision of licensed personnel. Have VFC/CHDP Knowledge and Insurance knowledge.

Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty:

11. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Percentage Of Time:

5

Job Duty:

3. Performs Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Waved Lab tests such as urine dip stick, Hgb, Hct, finger stick, LEAD testing, glucose, hemoccults, Strep test, HIV test, HCG and reports results to the appropriate personnel. May perform patient phlebotomies in accordance with clinic procedures and providers’ orders.

Percentage Of Time:

20

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:

Yes

If yes, list maximum weight and duration:

WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Describe Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is typically low to moderate. Duties are routinely performed in an environmentally controlled interior healthcare office. Work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and ionizing radiation. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.

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