Certified Medical Assistant

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ACHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center and licensed primary care clinic. We provide medical and dental care, with additional specialists in Chiropractic, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychology, Podiatry and Optometry. ACHC Clinics are located across Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties. SUMMARY The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) assists the Medical Providers (Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant) within scope of practice. CMAs also perform clerical and information technology functions for medical providers in a clinic setting, including primary responsibility for the operation of electronic health records and electronic dictation systems. The CMAxe2x80x99s primary goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of the Provider. The CMA must be able to anticipate Providerxe2x80x99s needs to facilitate the flow of clinic. The CMA must be discreet, tactful, and unobtrusive in performance of duties so as not to distract medical staff from patient care. Good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self-motivated are especially important. A CMA must be adaptable and versatile. Good attendance is an important element of this job. RESPONSIBILITES Prepares patient and area for procedures. Patient Intake: Obtains vital signs (pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature). Measures height and weighs patient. Performs vision screening and audiometry screening. Obtains reason for visit to Health Center. Obtains History (immunization, allergies, family, surgery, obstetric/ Gynecological). Obtains specimens using correct collection technique. i.e., urine (clean catch), capillary for glucose, hemoglobin, lead, HA1C, and Cholesterol. As directed, assist Provider on patient care examination and treatment procedures. When acting as a Scribe: Transcribe a history and physical exam, and document accurately the Providerxe2x80x99s encounter with the patient and others present. List all proper diagnoses and symptoms as well as follow up instructions and prescriptions as dictated by the Provider. Transcribe patient orders including laboratory and radiology tests, medications, etc. Document any procedures performed by the provider. Ask patient if instructions are clear for return visit. Check encounter forms for all required signatures and information. Assist patient to check-out / appointment. Daily Tasks: Open exam rooms: Check/turn on the otoscope/ophthalmoscopes. Check pelvic equipment/instruments. Check that all appropriate supplies are available. Clean exam tables and counter tops. Check and log refrigerator temperatures. Perform quality controls. Maintains and enters information on computer system, as well as documentation in patient charts. Perform other routines and tasks as assigned. SKILLS Medical terminology. Recognition of physical exam process and ability to record exam details. Computer proficiency and ability to quickly learn new applications. Legible handwriting and ability to accurately record information. Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow. Professional demeanor and recognition of privacy considerations for patients and families. Other Requirements: Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively. Must be able to act calmly and effectively in a busy or stressful situation. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language in person, by phone and in writing. Requires adherence to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, confidentiality, attendance, punctuality and personal appearance. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and peers. Assist in training of new staff and students completing externship. EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION Education, experience and certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Prefer one to two years of experience. History working with NextGen software and medical coding training, or certification are preferred but not required. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION Current certification as a CMA in the State of California. BENEFITS 403(B) 403(B) matching Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Vacation Pay Sick Pay ORGANIZATIONAL REPORTING Day-to-day clinical supervision by Provider on duty. Organizational supervision provided by the Site Manager and/or department Supervisor. FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Hearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone. Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly to patients in person and over the telephone. Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens. Other: Requires occasional lifting and carrying items weighing up to 20 pounds unassisted. Requires frequent bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements (specifically keyboarding and writing), standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift. The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance for this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. EEO Statement: Avenal (Aria) Community Health Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Avenal (Aria) Community Health Center participates in E-Verify.

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