Organization: Canyonlands Community Healthcare Category: Medical Assistant Location: Safford, AZ Date Job Posted: August 29, 2023 Share with Others:
Under the direction of the Practice Manager, the Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for
providing nursing care to clinic patients as well as providing support and assistance to medical providers, care managers, and other staff to provide quality primary health care as part of a Patient Centered Healthcare team and coordinating direct patient care while facilitating patient flow within the clinic. Acts within the scope of his/her certification/registration/educational provisions and within the scope of Agency nursing protocols.
Prepares examination rooms for use by turning on instruments, computer systems (as applicable), lights and ensures exam rooms are clean, tidy, and well stocked each morning. Closes down, tidies, and stocks rooms at the end of each day.
Rooms patients per Canyonlands’ current standard (includes, but is not limited to: taking vital signs, noting chief complaint, noting allergies, etc). Documents findings in medical record timely and accurately.
Administers some oral medications, immunizations and other specified injections, SVN treatments, and TB skin tests after approval of competency by the Clinical Support Director, under direct supervision of the Provider, and within the guidelines and restrictions outlined in Agency protocol. Maintains current knowledge of the Agency’s immunization program per State of Arizona guidelines.
Performs EKGs, PFTs, audiograms, and vision tests.
Assists provider with routine examinations, special procedures, office surgeries, and chaperoning as necessary.
Maintains and proves clinical and lab competencies annually by participating in a skills lab or other method of assessment approved by the Clinical Support Director.
Completes well-child EPSDT forms/PE forms.
Education, Experience, Certifications
Registration or certification as a Medical Assistant achieved by the passing of the Medical Assistant exam administered by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) or the AMT (American Medical Technologists). One (1) plus years of directly related clinical experience.
Ability to perform each essential function duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Completion of a Medical Assistant training program accredited by the CAAHEP, ABHES, ACCSC, or other accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education.
CPR certified (BLS).
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Ability to read, write and speak clearly understandable English.
Good interpersonal and human relations skills are required. Must possess skills to empathize and care for a variety of patients, including low-income and diverse cultures and treat everyone (internal and external
customers) with respect and dignity.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times in all situations and follow the laws and intent of the most current HIPAA laws and regulations and Canyonlands’ security and privacy policies.
Above average computer skills to operate and/or learn Agency’s current EMR/EHR system.
Ability to be physically active for long periods of time to ensure patient care and safety and have the ability to work well under pressure and present self in calm, caring, and professional manner.