Administrative Coordinator (public Health Clinical Tech)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$37,850.18 - $63,083.49 Annually
Oct 09, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the Medical Services Branch in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, within the Fairfax County Sheriff's Department to provide administrative support. The position is based in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment and we are seeking a skilled professional to join the team as a Public Health Technician (Administrative Assistant II). The incumbent must be knowledgeable of health care office and health care record management processes and procedures and is responsible for the coordination of administrative processes and procedures of the Medical Services Branch. Other duties include:
  • Responsible for administrative and medical support services for the entire Medical Branch of the Adult Detention Center
  • Coordinates calls to/from other medical professionals, staff, family members, insurance companies, government officials, other prisons, and many more.
  • Supports billing and insurance claim efforts throughout the Medical Branch.
  • Schedules and coordinates patient-inmates' health care appointments internally (on-site)
  • Provides back-up support for laboratory and pharmacy technician services.
  • Maintains medical supplies inventory and help procure medical and office supplies.
  • Responsible to keep patient/inmate records organized and secure. Responds to emergencies and participates in post-emergency quality improvement processes.
  • Provide support for medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and nursing squads to allow for solid business processes.
  • Maintains and supports Standard Operating Procedures and practice protocols in the Medical Branch.
  • Performs other administrative support functions for the health services administrator as needed.
Note: This job announcement is being readvertised. If you previously applied to 21-00812 you do not need to reapply in order to be considered.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)
  • Provides technical paramedical services to individuals and/or families in clinics, ambulatory care centers, offices, or community settings;
  • Performs appropriate height, weight, and head circumference measurements;
  • Performs Snellen (eye chart), Ishihara vision (color), and audio (hearing) testing;
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests and/or specimen collections per agency protocol (e.g., venipuncture; finger, foot, and heel stick; blood pressure checks; and urine testing);
  • Records and reports testing and specimen collection findings;
  • Prepares lab specimens collected for shipment to other labs;
  • Maintains a neat clinic area, assuring supply room is properly stocked and organized and that equipment is cleaned, sterilized and maintained in good working order.
  • Under the direction of a physician, as authorized by the Medical Practice Act:
  • Solicits contraindications and medical history prior to an injection;

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of the standard procedures for performing hearing, vision, EKG, PFT, and other tests;
  • Skill in performing technical medical procedures (e.g., injections, venipuncture, blood pressure screening);
  • Ability to perform CPR or perform emergency treatment for life-threatening conditions;
  • Ability to perform a variety of clinical tests and record the results;
  • Ability to identify questionable test findings;
  • Ability to elicit sufficient pertinent medical information from a client and record a medical history that is complete and accurate;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients and staff members.

Employment Standards

Graduation from a clinical technician training program, such as that provided by the armed services; Plus one year of experience as a clinical technician.

This position is primarily responsible to provide administrative and medical support services for the Medical Services Branch in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, within the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department.
  1. Prior health care office and health care record management experience.
  2. Ability to provide support as needed for laboratory testing and pharmacy operations.
  3. Prior experience in coordination of billing, invoicing, and insurance payments for patient care.
  4. Knowledge of medical terminology and a basic understanding of medical billing processes.
  5. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a friendly, service-oriented, and professional manner with internal and external customers.
  6. Proficient in computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.


All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral. Ability to stand for 2 hours at a time. The employee must be able to push, bend, twist; lifting may be required up to 25 lbs. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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