CHHS Medical Assistant and Interpreter

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Jan 05, 2022
Closes
Jan 28, 2022
Ref
STF10722
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Medical Assistant and InterpreterThe George Mason University School of Nursing, within the College of Health and Human Services, invites applications for a Medical Assistant and Interpreter. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the College of Health and Human Services:The College of Health and Human Services comprises six academic units (departments): Global and Community Health; Health Administration and Policy; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; Rehabilitation Science; and Social Work. The College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students and approximately 120 faculty and staff. With the recent launch of its PhD in public health degree offered with 2 concentrations, the College has accomplished several key milestones necessary to becoming the first college of public health in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As part of these efforts, CHHS remains committed to transdisciplinary research and inter-professional practice leveraging the notable health disciplines comprising the College.About the School of Nursing: The mission of the School of Nursing is to prepare graduates of the BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs to function as interdisciplinary health professionals and citizens who provide leadership, health care, and service to individuals, families and the community. About the Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics:George Mason University's Mason and Partners (MAP) interprofessional clinics serve the uninsured and refugee community within Prince William and Fairfax counties in Northern Virginia. These bridge-care model free clinics, located in Manassas, Springfield, and Culmore, provide health care, school physicals, screenings, and mental health services for vulnerable populations located in low-income and medically underserved areas (MUA). The ambulatory clinics provide to the community referrals, resources, and case management for medical home placement; wellness and integrated care workshops; and group care for chronic disease management and education.About the Position:This position will support the Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinics which provides health care services to the uninsured community within Prince William and Fairfax counties in Northern Virginia and the Population Health Center on the Fairfax campus which offers integrated primary and behavioral care to the community while providing experiential learning and workforce training opportunities for students. The incumbent will be assisting faculty from the School of Nursing in providing healthcare services at the Mason and Partners (MAP) Clinic and Population Health Center. Employee will be onsite, telehealth, and offsite to explore clinic operations, review methods of clinic development, and perform different logistics tasks, including translations for patients (English/Spanish) and conducting medical and general intakes. The incumbent must be able to perform a complete range of basic clinical and clerical services in a healthcare setting under the direction of a registered nurse, nurse practitioner or physician. The incumbent needs to either have a Phlebotomist certification, or be willing to obtain it after being hired. Additionally, all laboratory forms need to be 100% accurate. Ability to work with culturally diverse populations and on interdisciplinary teams in an efficient and effective manner.Responsibilities:Assists Clinic Lead with clinic set-up and take-down, where applicable;Maintains medical and non-medical supply inventory at respective clinic site and reports supply needs to Clinic Lead and Operations Manager;Coordinates and performs on-site phlebotomy, laboratory and point-of-care testing;Facilitates learning opportunities for on-site clinical students, when applicable;Assess patients for fever, cough and/or rash;Assists Community Health Workers with medical and general patient intake and maintains patient flow;Collaborate with clinical students with patient operations and care coordination;Assesses and monitors patients' understanding of information conveyed;Maintains the examination areas; andReceives and screens telephone calls.Required Qualifications:Some direct care experience (typically 1+ year) required and working familiarity of clinical procedures in a hospital or medical setting; High school degree or GED diploma is required, plus completion of an accredited Medical Assistant program;Some advanced training in office procedures and knowledge of medical terminology;Use of standard office/medical equipment (i.e., personal computer, data terminal, online printer, calculator, telephone, facsimile, copier, blood pressure cuff, laboratory equipment and point of care testing equipment); and the preparation, comparison or checking of reports, records and related data;Be proficient in entering new patient data, lab results, vital signs, appointments in electronic medical record; andAbility to work with culturally diverse populations and on interdisciplinary teams in an efficient and effective manner.Preferred Qualifications:Bilingual; Spanish preferred;Completion of an Accredited Medical Assistant program;Experience with assisting clinic team members with patient interpretation as needed; andAbility to communicate clearly and effectively with patients and other external parties in a courteous and friendly manner.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application and upload a (1) cover letter, (2) a resume, and (3) a list of three professional references with contact information. Also, please include (4) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from underrepresented groups and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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