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Medical Assistant

Allied Staff • Regular - Onsite - Full Time, Tacoma, WA

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apree health brings together a best-in-class engagement platform with an advanced primary care model to provide a vastly better health and care experience, improve outcomes, and significantly lower the total cost of care for a population.

Medical Assistant      
  
    
 
Patient Care         
  • Take manual vital signs, record in electronic medical record and perform systems review, perform point of care testing and assist providers with diagnostic tests.
  • Administer immunizations, injections, or oral medications as directed by provider or standing order to all age groups.
  • Perform point of care testing, assisting providers with diagnostic tests, treatment and therapeutic measures.
  • Observe and record patient reaction as necessary.
  • Perform phlebotomy, prepare designated lab work and/or specimens as directed by provider or standing order.
  • Process lab, swab, specimen.
  • Active in routine patient education, self-management teaching under the direction of the provider.
  • Track future patient care needs such as preventive exams, completion of outside diagnostic testing and referrals.
  • Outreach to patients and specialists to help coordinate referrals, care gap closures, release of records, and overall care. Coordinate care with disease management or case management programs as needed.
 
Clinic Operations          
  • Manage patient care /Patient flow throughout the care center.
  •  Set up exam/procedure room appropriately based on patient visit needs.
  • Handle multiple phone lines and email correspondence with excellent verbal and written communication skills., at times working at the front desk when needed.
  • Perform inventory of clinic supplies and dispensary, order and stock clinic supply as needed.
  • Where necessary to be the external facing representative for the clinic (Telephone, schedule appointments, Patient Registration, etc.).
  • May be required to travel to other sites for coverage or to off-site events for the client.
 
Compliance          
  • Accurately perform QA controls and complete QA documents.
  • Utilize principles of safety and infection control, including universal precautions.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping patient care information confidential and in compliance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Meets standards of medical record audit for documenting medical history according to Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in organizational quality improvement guidelines and pertinent government regulations including OSHA and CLIA.
 
Team Duties         
  • Prepare for, attend and participate in team meetings and huddles. Collaborate in developing team priorities and patient goals & care plans.
  • Participate in training, orientation, ongoing competency assessments and continuous learning efforts.
  • Work with clinic team to meet client performance targets and metrics for clinic services.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours with shifts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
Additional Qualifications:         
  • Ability to correctly set up exam rooms/procedure rooms using sterile/aseptic technique with appropriate instruments or trays.
  • Basic understanding of cleaning, sterilization and autoclaving procedures.
  • Basic ability to provide support as needed in office-based procedures.
  • Basic understanding and ability to provide immunization to all age groups.
  • Previous experience of documenting in electronic medical record required.
Education/Experience:         
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • State Licensed Medical Assistant Certification, AAMA preferred
  • Phlebotomy certified within 90 days of hire where required.
  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant program.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience. Preferred in primary/urgent care.
 
Employee Health Requirements:         
  • Documentation of Hep B vaccination or proof of immunity (titer).
  • Documentation of proof of a negative TB test in the last 90 days before start-date.
  • We require CPR certification (BLS) pre-hire and ongoing
  • Documentation of annual influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations in compliance with company policy.
   
Compensation:  $20-$29/hr. (national average, premium markets may vary)  
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