Rapid Results - Medical Assistant
Company: Mens Health Foundation
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 28, 2023
Rapid Results Medical Assistant
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
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
Prioritizes infection control practices; uses sterile technique as
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
Reinforces physician's orders and answers questions regarding
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
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
Maintains accurate and complete proper documentation for all
Other duties may be assigned, as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Medical Assistant certificate or equivalent
experience such as 2 years of experience in a related field.
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
Have diplomacy and tact in handling difficult and irate
Bilingual (English/Spanish fluency) skills, preferred
Requires a high school diploma
Ability to type 40+ wpm and have experience with healthcare
Ability to work effectively with men and transgender women of
diverse races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientation in a
COMPANY REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to pass a background check to
include a 7-year criminal, 10-year SSN & employer history reference
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.
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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