Medical Assistant

Job Description

Job Location: Los Angeles Reports to (title): Medical Director
Department: Health Project Department Supervises: NA
Working title: Medical Assistant Classification: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $15.00 – $16.00 Status: Regular Full-Time
Hours/week: 40+ Type of Position: Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY
The Medical Assistant is part of a multi-disciplinary team working together to establish and carry out a case plan for each client. The Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the health clinic running smoothly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
⦁ Meet with the patient to take history, check and record vital signs
⦁ Ensures physician or nurse has needed supplies, instruments, and equipment
⦁ Sterilizes/cleans equipment
⦁ Prepares/sets-up treatment rooms
⦁ Ensures treatment rooms are maintained in a clean and orderly manner
⦁ Assists physicians and nurses in providing treatment
⦁ Scheduled appointments and check patients in/out
⦁ Record and file information on patients and medical records
⦁ Answer phone calls, order supplies, send out letters, and complete insurance forms
⦁ Bill and code patients and programs as appropriate to the services received
⦁ Communicate regularly or as necessary, both verbally and in writing, with team members, such as ancillary site physicians and caseworkers, dentists, support staff and other UAII employees regarding client treatment and care to ensure accuracy and expedite patient services
⦁ Adhere to agency policies and procedures and advances the goals of UAII in a manner that embodies the agency’s philosophy
⦁ Maintain strict confidentiality of client and personnel information
⦁ Keep Medical Director well informed regarding activities, pending issues, and potential problems
⦁ Participate in United American Indian Involvement staff training and weekly team meetings
⦁ Represents the agency and communicates accordingly at all community, government and/or business meetings
⦁ Other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Health Project Director as required to fulfill the purpose of the position

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience & Qualifications:

⦁ Experience in a health care facility or health field area
⦁ Able to follow orders and work under close supervision
⦁ Willingness to learn new skills and participate in training sessions relevant to the position
⦁ Ability to work independently and as a team member; who consistently demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, efficiency, excellent internal and external customer service, high ethical standards, and behavior that contributes to a harmonious work environment

Education:

⦁ High school diploma
⦁ Completion of a medical assistant vocational training program

License/Certifications:

⦁ Medical Assistant certificate
⦁ Basic life support/CPR

Confidentiality:

⦁ This position has access to sensitive information, and a breach in confidentiality will be grounds for disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination
⦁ Maintain strict confidentiality of client and personnel information adhering to HIPAA, professional codes of conduct, State of CA regulations, Privacy Act, and UAII policies and procedures

Communication/ Interpersonal Skills:

⦁ Communicate and deal effectively with people in a professional and courteous manner verbally and in writing

Technology Skills:

⦁ Demonstrate technology the ability to operate a multi-line phone system
⦁ Fluency in Microsoft Office programs and skill with computers and office machine
⦁ Demonstrate skills using and calibrating POC machines and lab equipment
⦁ Ability to learn RPMS database and associated applications as needed

Other Skills:

⦁ Must have a positive work attitude
⦁ Excellent organizational skills and ability to solve problems
⦁ Maintains personal responsibility for maintaining valid licensure and for ensuring timely completion of appropriate Continuing Education Units for renewal of the license
⦁ Available to work evening and weekend hours as needed
⦁ Available and willing to travel as needed
⦁ Available to work evening and weekend hours as needed
⦁ Willingness to learn new skills, crossed train and participate in training sessions relevant to the position
position preferences
⦁ Experience working with the American Indian community

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions exist, and the noise level in the work environment can vary from low to moderate.

Physical demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the primary functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk frequently, sit, bend, twist, talk, and hear. There are prolonged periods of sitting, keyboarding, reading, as well. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include reading, distance, computer, and color vision. Talking and hearing are essential to communicate with vendors and staff.

Mental demands: There are a number of deadlines associated with this position. The employee must also multi-task and interact with a variety of people on various and, at times, complicated issues.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees of United American Involvement, Inc. (UAII) are expected to conform to the following:
⦁ Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent
⦁ Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare and social services industry
⦁ Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and dependable manner with clients, employees, and vendors
⦁ Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
⦁ Meet or exceed the performance standards as set by your supervisor

INDIAN PREFERENCE
United American Indian Involvement, Inc. has an Indian Preference in Employment Policy. According to this Policy, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this position and who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Tribe will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position. Other qualified candidates will be considered after all qualified candidates entitled to this preference have been adequately considered.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
United American Indian Involvement, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
All employees must:
⦁ Have a fingerprint clearance
⦁ Have an annual negative TB test result on file
⦁ Pass a post-offer drug test
⦁ Have a valid CA driver’s license and active auto insurance

Disclaimer: The information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performance by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. Employees will be asked to perform other duties as needed.

Company Description

United American Indian Involvement Inc., (UAII) Established in 1974, is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization offering a wide array of health and human services to American Indians/Alaskan Native (AIAN) living throughout Los Angeles County. UAII has grown from a small community-based organization providing social services to AIAN living in the Skid Row area within the City of Los Angeles, to a multidisciplinary comprehensive service center meeting the multiple needs of AIAN countywide.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

United American Indian Involvement Inc.

United American Indian Involvement Inc., (UAII) Established in 1974, is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit organization offering a wide array of health and human services to American Indians/Alaskan Native (AIAN) living throughout Los Angeles County. UAII has grown from a small community-based organization providing social services to AIAN living in the Skid Row area within the City of Los Angeles, to a multidisciplinary comprehensive service center meeting the multiple needs of AIAN countywide. An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Los Angeles

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