Unity Healthcare Medical Assistant in Washington, District Of Columbia

Medical Assistant

Department: Clinical

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 12

Job Details:

  • MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Medical Assistant I · Maintains patient and Electronic Health Record (EHR) confidentiality. · Prepares patient and EHR for provider visit, reports special problems or complaints to the provider, and assists during exam as needed. · Accurately performs and documents basic vital signs, height, weight, chief complaint, and initiates appropriate medical and social history for adult and pediatric patients. · Performs routine lab and patient procedures (i.e. standing orders, urine dipsticks, phlebotomy, finger/heel sticks, injections/immunizations, and EKG). · Maintains proper cleanliness and organization of office and medical areas including proactively restocking supplies. · Assists with processing appropriate referrals and appointments for patients, obtaining authorizations as needed, and follows up to determine if appointments were kept as scheduled. · Communicates and assists in effective discharge of the patient. · Follows Universal Precautions and Unity Health Care policies and procedures. · Participates in clinic record keeping including medical and operational logs. · Demonstrates appropriate customer service with internal and external customers. · Performs other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS · Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program with diploma. · Registered Medical Assistant certification preferred. · High school diploma or GED. · Current BLS + AED CPR certification. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION · Must successfully pass Unity Medical Assistant screening test. · Effective communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external customers. · Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred. · Willingness to articulate Unity's mission through his/her work. Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred. *For correctional position-correctional experience- preferred but not required.

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