Medical Assistant

Horizon Health And Wellness Yuma , AZ 85364

Posted 1 week ago

This position promotes and restores patients health by maintaining the day to day operation of the patent care area; assisting support staff; working with the clinic provider to assure physical and psychological support for patients at the level for which the Medical Assistant was trained and certified. This position has been identified as a safety sensitive position that includes tasks or duties (i.e., driving) that the employer in good faith believes could affect the safety, health or reputation of the Agency, participants, the employee performing the task or others.

Requirements

Responsible for filling medi-planners for residential and community based participants and updating of medication list

Administer medication as ordered by physician

Responsible for ordering medication for refills

Monitor effects of medication

Field medically related telephone calls to medical office

Monitor Clozaril participants coordinate weekly blood draws and special orders of Clozaril

Give Haldol Decanoate and Prolixin Decanoate as ordered and any other injectable medications as required

Utilize glucometer to assist in monitoring participants blood glucose levels

Responsible for inspection of medication storage areas and appropriate disposal of out of date medications

Keep medical room stocked with appropriate supplies

Responsible for accurate and timely completion of paperwork

Be available for staff consultation

Work with medical secretary and doctor to provide appropriate coverage

Assist in emergency situations

Other duties assigned by supervisor

Qualifications Required

HS diploma or GED plus Medical Assistant certificate from an accredited program

Possess valid drivers license with acceptable driving record, MVD report, home telephone and reliable transportation

Assists provider in examination of patients and gives instructions to patients as directed by provider

Administer injections to include immunizations and completes paperwork for recording purposes

Processes referrals and sets up appointments for patents for diagnostic procedures and/or with a specialist

Acts as a liaison with the providers, other doctors offices and hospital

Complete progress notes at the end of each service and submit within 24 hours

Coordinate with PCPs by mailing out the PCP Coordination form and documenting in the medical record

Assist Doctors with refills by pulling the necessary chart, ensure client has a follow-up appointment and get pharmacy information for the doctor

Coordinate with the Pharmacy and Insurance companies as needed to provide assistance to consumers with obtaining prescriptions

Complete required annual trainings as required by Agency policy

Reports communicable disease to County Health Department as needed

Protects patients and employees by complying with infection control policies and protocols; following medication administration and storage procedures and controlled substance regulations

Disposes of used syringes, outdated medications and documents related to procedures

Performs specimen collection and approved waived testing

Must obtain and maintain a fingerprint clearance card and pass a background check

Have working knowledge of English.

Qualifications Preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Sign Language.

Previous front and back office experience in a primary care setting

Benefits

Medical

Dental

Vision

401K

AFLAC

STD/LTD/VTL

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