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Medical Assistant – Certified – Occupational Health – 23090

WorkHealth

Department: Work Health – Ellsworth

Position is located: Ellsworth Family Practice

 

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0 (40 hours per week)

Work Schedule: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Summary:
The Medical Assistant provides day-to-day clinical support for the WorkHealth clinics. The Medical Assistant performs administrative and patient care duties to assist the medical staff in the examination and treatment of patients and will provide some clinical occupational health services independently, such as urine drug collection, breath alcohol testing, spirometry screening, hearing screening, and immunizations, commensurate with training and competencies. The Medical Assistant will provide administrative support when needed, assisting with patient scheduling, registration, and referrals. This position is also responsible for managing patient records and will serve as a liaison between the patient, client, and practitioners.

Responsibilities:
1. Assists in the examination and treatment of a patient, under the direction of a licensed provider. 2. Conducts employee and occupational health services that include, but are not limited to: pre-placement exams, vaccination reviews, urine drug collection, breath alcohol testing, spirometry, hearing screening, vision screening, phlebotomy and fit testing, commensurate with certifications. 3. Administers immunizations/injections. 4. Assists provider, as directed, in splinting, wound care and other minor office procedures. 5. Obtains and maintains required certifications and competencies to perform occupational health services. 6. Maintains patient health records, ensuring proper documentation for quality patient care, safety, and data tracking. 7. Notifies patient of applicable results, communicating recommendations of diagnostic tests, as instructed by the practitioner. 8. Stocks/orders medical supplies as needed. 9. Assists with front desk responsibilities, as needed. 10. Performs calibration of all occupational health medical devices, as per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines. 11. Demonstrates awareness of and adherence to legal requirements pertinent to occupational and employee health and safety. 12. Knowledge of OSHA and Worker’s Compensation rules and demonstrates compliance with. 13. Maintains patient confidentiality with patients and fellow employees. 14. Seeks assistance, guidance and direction when unsure of procedures and protocols in performance of duties. 15. Demonstrates safe behavior in all aspects of the job. 16. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Other information:
Certified Medical Assistant Certification Required. NIOSH Spirometry, CAOHC/Audiometry, DOT Urine Collector, and Breath Alcohol Technician certifications are required and must be obtained within 12 months of hire.

Competencies and skills:
Essential:
* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

Credentials:
*Certified Medical Assistant

Education:
Essential:
* High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

 

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.
* Extend body and limbs to reach items.
* Prolonged periods of sitting.
* Prolonged periods of standing.
* Prolonged periods of walking.

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