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ADA:
Full time position. Job duties may require holding/lifting patient to or onto exam table. Ability to sit and/or stand periodically during the workday. Computer data entry a portion of job duty.

OSHA:
Must adhere to universal precautions, to include blood borne pathogen protection, at all times.

Primary Duties:
  • Screens patients according to FCHC protocols (i.e. obtaining vital signs, height, weight, vision/hearing testing) and any other procedures directed by the supervising provider/Clinical Coordinator, or Clinical Support Leaders.
  • Performs accurate charting in medical record in accordance with FCHC policies and procedures.
  • Provide assistance to nurses and providers as needed.
  • Maintain exam rooms and work areas (i.e. keeping well-stocked, orderly and clean, to include disinfecting exam tables between patients as per infection control policy).
  • Perform phlebotomy/fingerstick as permitted by training.
  • Administers injections according to position requirements (i.e., subcutaneous, intramuscular and intradermal injections).
  • Perform procedures, as ordered (i.e., EKGs, nebulizer treatments, pulse oximeter, ear lavages, etc).
  • Able to accurately make/cancel/reschedule appointments in the computer appointment system. Able to follow-up on appointment to determine patient compliance and contact patients to reschedule (no-show policy).
  • Maintain strict infection control (i.e., sterilizing instruments, performing procedures, needle disposal, etc.).


Secondary Duties:
  • Have current knowledge of and participate in maintenance of drug assistance programs.
  • Understand all emergency protocols and respond accordingly.
  • Understand and assist in the referral process of patients to outside services or providers. Follow-up on patient referrals, as necessary
  • Understand mandatory reporting of child/elder abuse policy and procedure.
  • Understand State requirements for reporting of communicable diseases and offering of special labs for pregnant patients.
  • Understand and utilize the VFC program where applicable and document accurately including 680 forms and vaccine administration records.
  • Counsel patients per treatment plan (i.e., diet, exercise, medication, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Must be able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for infant, adolescent, or geriatric patients.
  • Performs in-house waived testing, after they are quality controlled, which may include some or all of the following: pregnancy tests, hemocue/Hemoglobin, glucometer, urine dip, hemoccult-stool, oraquick, or throat swab. Each test will be done according to directions/procedure and results logged in patients medical record.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proof of satisfactory completion of an approved medical assistant program or nursing assistant program; or
  • One (1) year of experience in a medical related field.
  • Registered and Certified Medical Assistants must maintain current RMA/CMA certification.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Strong Customer relations skills
  • Ability to maintain confidential information

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by supervisor.
* This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Location All
Status Assistant
Time Full Time
Date Added 20 February 2020
Start Date 20 February 2020
Category: Medical Assistant
Company name Florida Community Health Centers
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Description

History

Since 1976, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. has been a leader in providing health care services in Florida. Comprehensive primary health care services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee and throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast.  

FCHC has health center locations in Clewiston, Fort Pierce, Indiantown, Moore Haven, Okeechobee,  Pahokee, Port St. Lucie, and Stuart with FCHC’s Corporate Office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida. There are over 400 employees, in which 100 are clinicians. FCHC has multiple staff members who speak Spanish and Creole, and translation is available for other languages as needed. FCHC has created a “one-stop shop” for patients providing pediatric, adult primary, dental, OB/GYN and pharmacy services, with an option to have prescriptions delivered by mail.Our patients benefit from a “medical home” model, where they may access and benefit from our extensive array of health care clinicians and services at each location. FCHC is starting the process to expand our behavioral health and susbstance use disorder services.

Utilizing a sliding fee scale (SFS), based on annual federal poverty limits (FPL), we are able to determine the amount of financial responsibility each patient carries regarding their health care services. Patients who are at or below 100% of FPL have their health care needs provided by FCHC at a nominal charge.

FCHC is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3, consumer directed corporation designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and accredited by The Joint Commission (JC), as well as recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


 Mission

The Mission of Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) is to provide accessible, cost-effective, high-quality, comprehensive health care to all persons in our communities.


 Vision

Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) will maintain strong leadership in, and advocate for, the provision of health care services.

FCHC will foster and promote collaborative relationships and will develop partnerships with local, state, and federal public health service agencies and the community in general, to enhance the quality of delivery systems for comprehensive health care. FCHC will be an employer of choice and will demonstrate excellence with a highly trained staff and governing board.


Values

FCHC values Integrity, Compassion, Commitment to serving others (external and internal to the organization), Innovation, Effectiveness (cost and outcome), Efficiency, being Mission-driven, and Commitment to excellence.

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