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Community Health Connections Medical Assistant-Population Health Outreach/HRSA Hypertension in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Description

Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:

  • Prepares patients for visits with providers by performing and recording vital signs (including: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, weight, and other procedures as needed)

  • Assists in routine physical examinations by preparing the patient, the equipment, and supplies, and assisting the provider as needed

  • Assists in preparing patients for routine diagnostic procedures (i.e. urine specimens) and performing selected screening tests (including: urine dipsticks, urine hCG, and rapid strep throat cultures)

  • Assists in preparing routine diagnostic request forms

  • Books patients for tests and appointments with outside facilities and/or specialists

  • Work is of medium demand, walking and standing.

  • Occasional lifting of patients with assistance, reaching, handling and fingering of instruments and equipment and caring of patient needs.

  • Hearing to distinguish difference in heartbeat and breathing of patients and to hear instructions.

  • Near visual acuity to read gauges and dials on equipment.

  • Color vision for perceiving changes in patient's skin color or color of solutions.

  • Able to lift 40 lbs.

  • Managing patient care is a team effort that involves clinical and non-clinical staff interacting with patients

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards

  • Performs other job related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required, Associate Degree in Medical Office Assistant or equivalent preferred

  • Certified as a Medical Assistant from an accredited program preferred

  • Previous experience preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Hmong preferred

  • Work experience similar to a medical office environment

  • Computer skills for accurate data entry

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology

  • CPR certification or equivalent

  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced medical office environment

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Medical office experience: Some Knowledge

  • Accurate Data Entry: Some Knowledge

  • Medical terminology: Some Knowledge

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate

Education

Required

  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • Certified Medical Asst.

  • CPR

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