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Medical Assistant

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Medical Assistant

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Non-Exempt

Grade

NE7 (12.26 - 17.16)

Department

Clinic Healing Center

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Medical Assistant provides simple and complex care to all patients in accordance with the accepted standards of approved care. Consults with the Registered Nurse and/or the Medical Doctor on patient problems, identifies uncertainty in methods of procedure, and reports all incidents that might affect patients, personnel or visitors adversely. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED and current certification as a Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Must be insurable through the Tribe’s medical malpractice insurance policy.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty (30) days of employment.

  • Must possess a current CPR and First Aid Certification at the time of appointment.

  • Must be insurable under the Tribe’s driving insurance policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs patient screening and triage.

  • Obtains patient health history and updates electronic health records as required.

  • Assists in maintaining order and cleanliness, i.e. in laboratory, exam rooms, and central supply.

  • Administers medications orally and by injection.

  • Guides and instructs patients in self-care activities i.e. personal hygiene, nutrition, family planning, and grooming needs.

  • Sets up and operates specialized equipment for care of patients (i.e., EKG, suction, inhalation therapy, spirometry, etc.).

  • Assists physician/clinical nurse in the application of life saving techniques in emergency cases.

  • Applies dressings and bandages as directed, removes sutures; charts pertinent notes according to standards; gives of a variety of irrigations under direction of clinical nurse.

  • Collects and prepares lab specimens i.e. blood, urine, stool, sputum, etc.

  • Draws blood, performs procedures for laboratory tests and EKG’s, and makes referrals to other care providers as needed.

  • Provides lab technician functions and serves as a back-up in the lab on an as-needed basis.

  • Provides health screening and health education for groups and individuals as indicated and assists in organizing and implementation of immunization program.

  • Maintains inventory in laboratory and supply room and patient exam rooms.

  • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • High school diploma or GED and current certification as a Medical Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • Must be insurable through the Tribe’s medical malpractice insurance policy.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty (30) days of employment.

  • Must possess a current CPR and First Aid Certification at the time of appointment.

  • Must be insurable under the Tribe’s driving insurance policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit and stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in a clinical setting with a moderate noise level