Community Health Connections Medical Assistant-Population Health Outreach/HRSA Hypertension in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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
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
Medical office experience: Some Knowledge
Accurate Data Entry: Some Knowledge
Medical terminology: Some Knowledge
Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate
- High School or better
Licenses & Certifications
Certified Medical Asst.