Medical Assistant, Primary Care
Overview:Title: Medical Assistant, Primary Care AlexandriaSchedule: Full-TimeLocation: Alexandria, VAIf you want to work in healthcare because you believe that it is a privilege to be trusted by patients to deliver the best care, then you believe what we believe. If you are looking to join a likeminded, impeccable team, in a positive and collaborative work environment that comes from a leading hospital system, then we want you to join our Group.Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group offers a true collaborative practice environment in which physicians and staff work closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care to our patients. We encourage the career growth of professional staff with opportunities for career advancement at all levels including Primary Care, Specialty and Medical practices as well as our Urgent Care.Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group works to ensure that our staff can maintain the patient-centered focus for which the institution is renowned. In addition, you'll find the tools and technology needed to deliver the best possible medical care.SUMMARY Members of our dedicated care team work directly with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to ensure the highest level of care to our patients. In many practices of our multispecialty Physician Group, our Medical Assistant Care Team members may also be asked to perform phlebotomy, prepare specimens for transport to labs, perform simple laboratory procedures, take vital signs, prepare patients for procedures, assist with patient flow, and provide general support for practice operations.Excellent clinical and interpersonal skills are required as well as the desire to be part of a team that functions at the highest level.We offer a highly competitive compensation package.We promote a healthy work-life balance to include flexible working hours and offer a generous benefit package including health insurance, life, disability, 401K match, up to $5K annually in tuition reimbursement for those who qualify, and more.Requirements:Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant (MA) educational programCertification in basic life support through the American Heart Association and knowledge of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.Minimum 1 year of experience.Ability to use a multi-line telephone system and computer program for data entry and retrieval. Understanding of medical terminology is required.Other Qualifications: CCMAs (Certified Clinical Medial Assistants), AAMAs (American Association of Medical Assistants) and/or MAs certified through the American Medical Technologies (AMT) are strongly preferred.MA candidates who are not certified must agree to be certified within 6 months of initiation of employment.Qualified candidates must possess excellent interpersonal communication ability, customer service skills, and telephone etiquette.Must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment and have the ability to organize multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities.Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.Must present professionally, have a pleasant personality, and ability to communicate positively with patients and staff. AWARDS & RECOGNITION Located in Arlington, VA, VHC is the only Hospital in the mid-Atlantic region that is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations).Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is a nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering the highest quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 70 years.Named a CMS 5-Star Hospital, in 2020, based on our performance across seven areas of quality.Received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score of A for the 16th consecutive grading period - one of a few hospitals in the country to achieve this level of consistency.Achieved Magnet re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.The only Northern Virginia hospital named to Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals.2019 release of US News and World Report hospital rankings, received the highest ranking possible ("High Performing") in the following areas: Aortic Valve Surgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.VHC is a 437-bed facility.OUR COMMUNITY Arlington is home to the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery.Fairfax and Arlington Counties continues to attract families who enjoy living near DC but desire a suburban lifestyle.Fairfax County has some of the highest ranking schools in the nation according to US News and World Reports.Arlington County also offers outstanding schools - about 91 percent of all graduating high school seniors in Arlington go on to attend college.Northern Virginia has many recreational and community amenities including: over 89 miles of biking/jogging trails, 167 public parks, approximately 14 community centers, 7 live stage theaters, 8 libraries, and 652 restaurants.Whether you choose to live in Arlington County, Fairfax County, or in any of the other great areas in the DC area, you will have little problem in finding a location that is right for you.We look forward to hearing from qualified candidates interested in joining us in a highly collegial environment where the patient is at the center of what we do. HOW TO APPLY? Click the APPLY button, and you will be redirected to our website. Once you're on the website, please complete our 2-step application process: 1. the online application and 2. the electronic talent assessment (multiple-choice questionnaire). VERY IMPORTANT! In order for your application to be valid, your electronic talent assessment must be completed and submitted. Applicants who only complete the application without the talent assessment won't be considered.