Full-Time Certified Medical Assistant
Join our network of health centers that stands behind the belief that all people are entitled to accessible, comprehensive, quality and affordable health care. Join our interdisciplinary team of qualified and dedicated where we nurture talent with values-driven and Trauma Informed Care principles and provide professionals with opportunities for growth and support.
The Certified Medical Assistant is a technical role that supports primary care delivery by performing both, direct and indirect patient care, general laboratory duties and maintenance of laboratory-related equipment and supplies, and triage duties.
The qualified candidate will have a high school diploma or GED, and have graduated from an accredited Medical Assistant Program. Candidate must possess a current Medical Assistant Certification in PA, and have taken and passed the test through an accreditation board (such as NHA, ACMA, etc.), with one (1) year of experience working as a medical assistant preferred, though recent graduates are also encouraged to apply, as long as they have completed their externship.
Experience working within a community based health center is also preferred. Must be familiar with EMR systems, such as Centricity or other similar software. Must be competent when working with computers, particularly word processing; have exemplary organization skills and the ability to prioritize as well as function as a team member; be highly responsible and reliable, as well as courteous; and have an unconditional ability to maintain patient confidentiality
Direct Patient Care:
- Prepares the environment to assure that the all necessary equipment/information is available for effective and efficient care during the visit.
- Greets the patient and helps the patients feel prepared for their visit.
- Completes vital signs, weight and height, EKGs, eye and hearing exams, as assigned.
- Assures that all documentation is correct and complete.
- Works with the CRNP to provide comprehensive care.
- Maintain medical records using standard filing systems.
- Performs inventory control and ordering supplies, as assigned
- Initiates and performs rapid HIV test, including consent form.
- Completes all necessary paperwork.
- Assists with therapeutic procedures.
- Prepares and administers medications as ordered.
- Collects and preserves bodily fluids, blood, and other specimens.
- Performs simple STAT screening tests on collected specimens.
Indirect Patient Care:
- Prepares forms for visit.
- Prepares and forwards requests for referrals as assigned which may involve all or some of the following: obtaining health insurance authorization, completing referral form, making referral appointment for patient, coordinating on-site Transportation Services, and notifying patient when referral is complete.
- Prepares and forwards request for medication refills as assigned.
General Laboratory Services:
- Performs a variety of standard lab tests with standing orders from primary care providers (including but not limited to blood sugars, urine dip, etc).
- Prepares laboratory specimens to assure the correct information.
- Completes all paperwork and forms related to the handling of specimens and document all actions in the patient record.
- Records receipt of lab results, tracks results not received, and forwards all results to primary care. By direct order of primary care provider, records test/procedure results in the patient record.
Maintenance of Laboratory-Related Equipment and Supplies:
- Takes inventory of supplies on a regular basis, order supplies, and store upon their arrival.
- Ensures lab equipment properly maintained which includes knowledge of routine handling/usage, storage, and cleansing/sterilization. Have equipment serviced at recommended intervals according to manufacturer’s and/or OSHA guidelines.
- Assists the primary care providers and clinical nurse in collecting information related to triaging patients.
- Consistently practices universal precautions.
- Participates in relevant Practice committees.
- Performs additional duties related to the responsibilities of the Medical Assistant as directed by supervisor.
- Substitutes for Medical Assistants at other practices, when deemed necessary by supervisor.
- Supports smooth functioning of practice by completing data entry as assigned.
- Receives cross-training as a Medical Receptionist and substitutes for this role at the Practice when deemed necessary by supervisor. This includes scheduling, registration, updating patient records, answering phones and other duties as required.
$15/hour with benefits including medical, dental, and vision after a two-month waiting period, life insurance, 403(b), and generous PTO plan.
The positions are stationed at our Abbottsford Health Center and 11th Street locations in the City of Philadelphia with travel between sites when needed.
Why Should You Apply?
● Nurse-managed, person-centered, holistic, and trauma informed care facility
● Multi-disciplinary departments co-located for integration
● Competitive salary and benefits with great location in Philadelphia
HOW TO APPLY:
Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of federally qualified community health centers (FQHC) that uses a nurse-managed, integrated model to deliver primary care, behavioral health, dental, and preventive services, which are co-located at the centers and are designed to treat the whole patient. Our model relies heavily on a psychosocial, interdisciplinary approach to care that “wraps its arms” around patients.
FPCN has been recognized over the years for our amazing work within the communities we serve from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Influencers of Healthcare Awards, 2019, Philadelphia Immunization Program Immunization Champion Awards, 2018, American Cancer Society’s Partner in Health Award, 2018, plus many more. With a growth vision, FPCN’s future is bright.
The Family Practice & Counseling Network, a division of Resources for Human Development, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.