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Medical Assistant

Location:Nisqually Reservation, WA
Salary Range:Starts at $20.34/hour
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Yes
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Health
Description:This Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting with the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of the physician or other health care provider.
Duties:DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Prepare patients for examination and treatment.
•Interview patients, measure vital signs, record health histories and chief complaints.
•Draw and collect blood samples and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
•Provide other medical treatments ordered by providers such as audiograms, vision checks, administration of oral vaccines, and EKGs.
•Stock immunization inventory, maintain temperature logs, order immunizations, create and provide monthly reports to the Department of Health.
•Process medication refills, faxes, and charts.
•Compile information regarding patient care, such as the number of patients served, appointment cancellations, and no shows.
•Clean and stock all areas of medical clinic including cleaning, sterilizing, and packaging of medical instruments.
•Maintain clinic equipment such as refrigerator temperatures, machine calibration, and autoclave flushing.
•Write and submit information for monthly newsletter.
•Perform medical records duties such as copying and processing Release of Information forms, retrieving and filing charts, processing PCCs, maintaining medical records.
•Provide staff administrative support and back-up including answering phones, taking messages, conveying information from providers to patients, processing mail, greeting and checking-in patients, filing, and appointment scheduling.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
•Knowledge of Native American customs, traditions, and culture.
•Knowledge of HIPAA and other laws, rules, and regulations related security and confidentially of data.
•Knowledge of medical instruments, equipment and procedures.
•Knowledge of administrative procedures and practices.
•Knowledge of proper use and disposal techniques for sharps.
•Knowledge and ability to properly sterilize equipment, instruments, and work area.
•Knowledge of proper handling and disposal techniques for infectious waste and biohazards.
•Knowledge of standard office equipment, including the computer.
•Skill in preparing, interpreting, and maintaining medical records.
•Ability to exercise tact and judgment in all contacts.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•Ability to understand and follow written policies, procedures and guidelines.
•Ability to interact professionally with physicians, nurses, patients, and insurance providers.
•Able to act calmly and rationally in an emergency situation.
•Ability to demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability necessary to provide care to specific age groups served in his/her assigned area.
•Ability to follow facility policies and attend in-services as appropriate.
Qualifications:•Graduation from an accredited program for Medical Assistants AND two years experience as a Medical Assistant.
•Ability to obtain a Health Care Assistant license with the State of Washington prior to hire.
•Must have current CPR Certification and TB Testing.
•Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the Tribe’s policy.


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