Medical Assistant

Unity Health Care
Washington, DC
Sep 19, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time
MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSMedical Assistant I* Maintains patient and Electronic Health Record (EHR) confidentiality.* Prepares patient and EHR for provider visit, reports special problems or complaints to the provider, and assists during exam as needed.* Accurately performs and documents basic vital signs, height, weight, chief complaint, and initiates appropriate medical and social history for adult and pediatric patients.* Performs routine lab and patient procedures (ie standing orders, urine dipsticks, phlebotomy, finger/heel sticks, injections/immunizations, and EKG). * Maintains proper cleanliness and organization of office and medical areas including proactively restocking supplies.* Assists with processing appropriate referrals and appointments for patients, obtaining authorizations as needed, and follows up to determine if appointments were kept as scheduled.* Communicates and assists in effective discharge of the patient.* Follows Universal Precautions and Unity Health Care policies and procedures.* Participates in clinic record keeping including medical and operational logs.* Demonstrates appropriate customer service with internal and external customers.* Performs other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS * Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program with diploma.* Registered Medical Assistant certification preferred.* High school diploma or GED. * Current BLS + AED CPR certification.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION* Must successfully pass Unity Medical Assistant screening test.* Effective communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external customers.* Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred.* Willingness to articulate Unity's mission through his/her work.Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred. *For correctional position-correctional experience- preferred but not required.

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