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Rapid Results - Medical Assistant

Company: Mens Health Foundation
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Rapid Results Medical Assistant
OUR PURPOSE
Men's Health Foundation connects men at risk to comprehensive healthcare and wellness through education, collaboration and advocacy, inspiring and , empowering all men to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. We see a world where inequity and stigma do not separate men from healthcare. At Men's Health Foundation we are reimagining men's healthcare.
THE POSITION Under the supervision the Nurse Manager and the Rapid Result Program Manager, the Rapid Results Medical Assistant plays a vital role in Men's Health Foundation's mission to arrest the spread of HIV/STDs in the community through their work in our express testing clinics. In this fast-paced and dynamic environment, the Medical Assistant conducts HIV testing, obtains samples from patients for STI tests, draws blood, and administers treatment as directed by medical providers. Other duties include securing medical records; maintaining medical supplies inventory; performing preventive maintenance to keep equipment operating.
Schedule: This position is scheduled for Monday through Thursday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The location is 8280 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood CA 90069.
The Medical Assistant/Patient Access Specialist must be able to maintain both strong professional boundaries and a compassionate, sex-positive approach to clients. At MHF our goal is to educate clients so that they can make the best choices for their own lives.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)
Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
Prepares patients for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; taking blood pressure, weight, and temperature; reporting patient history summary or abnormal findings to providers.
Prioritizes infection control practices; uses sterile technique as appropriate.
Will be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
Prepare treatment rooms for examination of patients; ensures disinfection and cleanliness between patient visits.
Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
Reinforces physician's orders and answers questions regarding visit.
Maintains safe, secure, positive attitude and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; requesting refills as needed; verifying receipt.
Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; reporting need for repairs. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Assist with more complex procedures, such as HRA, (DXA) bone density scans.
Maintains accurate and complete proper documentation for all patient encounters.
Other duties may be assigned, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Medical Assistant certificate or equivalent experience such as 2 years of experience in a related field.
Phlebotomy certification
Working knowledge and/or experience working in public health or related field, including understanding of STDs, HIV preferred
HIV counseling and testing experience, a plus
Have the appropriate level of behavioral maturity and patience in handling patients.
Have diplomacy and tact in handling difficult and irate patients.
Bilingual (English/Spanish fluency) skills, preferred
Requires a high school diploma
Ability to type 40+ wpm and have experience with healthcare software.
Ability to work effectively with men and transgender women of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientation in a multicultural environment.
COMPANY REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to pass a background check to include a 7-year criminal, 10-year SSN & employer history reference check
Excellent interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Must be able to work flexible schedules
Must take yearly flu shot and test for tuberculosis as required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, write and speak the English language fluently. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public in person.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as dollar totals, monetary conversions, discounts, interest, fractions, decimals, percentages, area, and volume.
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve technical and practical problems and deal with a variety of intangibles in situations where only limited communication, support, information, and access exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Must have good computer skills and be proficient in the use of systems to complete correspondence, documents, spreadsheets and presentations, such as Microsoft Outlook and Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat .
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to stand and walk. The employee may be required to climb ladders or stairs, be in high spaces, and/or balance, stop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is most of the time is in an office environment, workstation, shared space. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally moderate with occasional high volume.

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Keywords: Mens Health Foundation, Los Angeles , Rapid Results - Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Los Angeles, California

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