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Caring Health Center, Inc. Medical Assistant in Springfield, Massachusetts

Medical Assistant SPRINGFIELD, MA General Description: Medical Assistants support providers and nurses in preparing clients for clinic visits and diagnostic testing. They are also responsible for obtaining accurate results and documenting in the electronic health record. Minimum Requirements: 1.Graduated from accredited school, and High School diploma/G.E.D. 2.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, patients, representatives of outside agencies and the general public. 3.Professional mannerisms and appearance 4.Demonstrate proficiency in assessment and delivery of all services to a diverse population 5.Adult, Infant and Child C.P.R. Responsibilities: Patient Prepping: 1.In accordance established procedures, take and record vital signs including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature for all visits. 2.Perform tests, i.e., EKG, vision and audio screening and oxygen saturation as requested. 3.Prepare exam room and assist with exam as needed 4.If bilingual, provide assistance to staff in interpretation during visits and phone contact as needed 5.Perform other duties deemed necessary by Site Manager or Clinical Services Director 6.Oversee providers schedule and management of patient flow 7.Maintain confidentiality of all health center information 8.Schedule patient appointments and follow-up 9.Comply with H.I.P.P.A. regulations Maintenance of lab/work area: 1.Keep work areas, exam rooms, and lab clean and orderly 2.Maintain Universal Precautions at all times and follow protocols related to blood/body fluid spills 3.Order lab and clinic supplies as needed 4.Inspect supplies in exam rooms and supply closet minimally every quarter and document in log books Laboratory Assistance: 1.Review order sheet 2.Draw, perform and/or collect all lab specimens ensuring specimen integrity 3.Perform urinalysis, hcg, strep testing , finger stick blood glucose, hgb and lead testing 4.Complete correct lab requisition according to insurance/grant 5.Record completed lab work in lab logs daily 6.Autoclave and record weekly spore count ACO: 1.Assist with QI projects to improve and maintain quality measures for HRSA, UDS, NCC, ACO and PCMH. This position also requires the ability to work at a computer workstation, and some knowledge of a key board. From time to time, it also requires the ability to work long and arduous hours. Apply directly on our website: Caring Health Center (CHC) is one of the premier healthcare organizations in Western Massachusetts, and for 25 years it has served as an essential source of care for residents of the greater Springfield area. CHC employs over 250 staff members and serves close to 20,000 patients annually, providing affordable, quality, comprehensive care at three sites. CHC offers not only the very best in medical care, but provides dental care, pediatric care, pharmacy services, behavioral health care, nutrition education, wellness programs, refugee services, and WIC. Our staff thrive at CHC because the work environment is conducive to success, and we value our employees. CHC is currently seeking applicants with dedication, motivation, compassion, and a commitment to excellence that matches our own.