Medical Assistant

Overview

Date Posted:
12/6/2017
Job Code:
MedAsteq
Location:
Health Annex
Address:
4813 New Haven Ave
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Health Department
Base Pay:
$17.43/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Office/Clerical

Description

 

This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm and as needed; overtime as required

Under the direction of the Clinical Director of Nursing, the Medical Assistant provides clinical and administrative support to nursing and medical staff of the clinic-based divisions within the Department of Health.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Administers public health testing including specimen collection, preparation and shipment of blood, stool, sputum, urine, oral swab, and other bodily exudeate per Health Commissioner standing orders.   Testing includes, but not limited to, Tuberculosis(TB) skin, immunizations, Rapid HIV, parasites, STD, lead and nutritional screening.
  • Responsible for providing excellent customer service both in person and on the phone for all Health Department Clinic specialties including check in/out, scheduling follow-up appointments, verifying demographics and pay status, Medicaid eligibility verification and triage.
  • Obtains client vital signs, blood pressure, pulse, oximetry, height, weight, body mass index and health history review.
  • Responsible for EMR management which includes scanning and indexing health records, data entry into CHIRP immunization registry, Webchart and internal databases.
  • Provides immunizations per Health Commissioner’s standing orders.
  • Educates clients regarding communicable disease risk reduction.
  • Mentors Medical Assistant students.
  • Responsible for practicing infection control measures.
  • Performs cash register operations including cash and credit transactions, verifying counts and balancing register daily.
  • Assists with inventory management of clinical supplies and medications.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned as well as cross- trains in other divisions and overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED required, Associates Degree or Certification Program of comparable length in Medical Assisting is preferred
  • One year Medical Assisting experience required
  • Certified Medical Assistant preferred
  • CPR and TB Skin testing within three months of hire
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) certification upon employment as required for all public health staff
  • Strong Medical Assisting Skills including phlebotomy, immunizations, vital signs/body measurements, specimen collection/preparation and Medical Terminology knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service  skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related computer software
  • Math and computation skills necessary for cash register operation
  • Knowledge of infection prevention and control

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Medical Assistant will work in a standard clinic setting with the ability to move around freely, with some lifting up to 60 pounds, bending, pushing and-or pulling loads, reaching over head, kneeling, crawling, climbing ladders, exposure to temperature extremes and chemicals with frequent exposure to dangerous equipment, noise and noxious odors/fumes and potentially very frequent exposure to bloodbourne pathogens.