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Medical Assistant 2

Location: UNMMG Truman Health Services
Pay Range: $14.64 minimum to $18.30 midpoint
Job Code: T0050
# of Openings: 1

Description

Job Code/Title: T0050 / Medical Assistant 2
FLSA:  Non- Exempt
Grade: CN4

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UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNM Medical Group, Inc. is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, paid leave and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

Truman Health Services is a NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home which provides the highest level of care and latest treatment options for New Mexicans living with HIV, requiring gender services or seeking PrEP.  We offer a variety  of treatment services utilizing a holistic approach towards supporting our patients'   medical, social and mental health needs. Truman Health Services is seeking an experienced candidate to serve as Medical Assistant.

 

UNMMG Truman Health Services is seeking an enthusiastic medical assistant to join our fabulous team! We are looking for a medical assistant who aligns with our vision to provide patient-centered, team based care to people living with HIV and the transgender community. Truman Health Services is a busy clinic with a multidisciplinary team approach to proving exceptional services with an emphasis on holistic care. Our medical home model provides primary health care, behavioral health services and case management as well as chiropractic, acupuncture and medical massage as complimentary pain management modalities, If you are looking for a fulfilling, challenging position with an amazing collaborative team of compassionate people, Truman Health Services is the place for you.

 

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Under supervision in an outpatient ambulatory clinical setting, collects patient data and/or medical history, registers patients, provides administrative services such as coordinating and scheduling appointments and verifying medical coverage, assists with direct patient care, and performs specialized medical procedures of a routine nature, as determined by established clinical protocol and established policies and procedures.  This individual will cross train and provide support in other positions within the clinic. Must be a certified medical assistant.                                                                                  

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides administrative/clerical services such as data collection, scheduling appointments, verifying medical coverage, and telephone / cashiering duties.
  2. Performs various clinical activities to include patient triage/discharge, patient interviewing, phoning in prescriptions, and assisting provider in procedural set up and chaperoning.
  3. Conducts initial screening of patient, collects patient data and takes medical histories; enters data into computer, verifies accuracy of data, makes corrections when necessary. Promptly reports abnormal data to appropriate personnel.
  4. Assists with direct patient care procedures and related tasks by taking vital signs, preparing charts, and assisting with medical examinations.
  5. Performs routine specialized non-invasive or invasive treatment procedures, as required by the clinic specialty that may include oximetry, point of care testing, phlebotomy, EKG, or ear irrigation.
  6. May order and maintain stocks of medication and medical supplies as necessary.
  7. May administer approved medications (i.e., IM/SQ/Oral) according to 7 Rights of Medication Administration.
  8. Educates and advises patients on specified medical issues within established parameters.
  9. May coordinate routine office activities and administrative functions in support of unit activities.
  10. Cross trains with and backs up other office personnel for all administrative, customer service, master scheduling, and PSC duties.
  11. Assists with patient transfers and admissions when/where needed.
  12. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  13. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

High school diploma or GED, Medical Assistant Program Graduate Certificate.  Current Registered or Certified Medical Assistant and current BLS certification.  1 year of experience that is directly related.  Verification of education and licensure will be required if selected for hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures.
  • Knowledge of outpatient clinical administrative procedures.
  • Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
  • Ability to perform standard clinical and patient care procedures according to established protocol.
  • Ability to maintain calendars and schedule appointments.

Conditions of Employment

  • Basic life support (BLS) Certification.
  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Fingerprinting, and subsequent clearance, is required.
  • Must provide proof of varicella & MMR immunity or obtain vaccinations within 90 days of employment.
  • Must obtain annual influenza vaccination.
  • If this position is assigned to a clinical area, successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-placement medical evaluation/health screen.  Required N-95 mask fitting, testing, vaccinations to include annual TST, Tdap, and Hepatitis B will be determined based on location and nature of position

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • May require travel to work in facilities in the Albuquerque area
  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • Occasional risk exposure to unusual elements such as toxic chemicals, bio-hazardous materials requiring awareness of safety precautions. May include the use of protective equipment.
  • May work with blood or blood-borne pathogens.
  • Moderate physical activity. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.




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