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Medical Assistant/Lab

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04-5013-176

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FLORIDA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

As a member of our team, you will join us in embarking on a mission to provide accessible, cost effective, high quality, comprehensive health care to all persons in our communities.

If you are passionate about advocating for the provision of health care services, then this is the organization for you!

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Rich Health care benefits
  • Generous vacation and sick days
  • Robust 401k motion

ADA: Full time position. Ability to sit for long periods of time and/or stand periodically during work day and lift up to 30 lbs., when necessary. Computer data entry a portion of job duty.

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

Position Summary: The primary goal of a Medical Assistant (RMA, & CMA) to increase the efficiency and the productivity of the physician they are working for. MA/ Scribes duties include performing all clerical and information technology functions for a physician in a clinic setting. This includes primary responsibility of the operation of the electronic health records. The MA (RMA, & CMA) must be able anticipate physician needs to facilitate the flow of patients in the clinic. MA (RMA, & CMA) must possess good judgment, organizational ability, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to be self‐motivated are especially important when working as a scribe. MA (RMA, & CMA) must be adaptable and versatile as they will be responsible for many tasks. Good attendance is also an important element of this job.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Greets and assists patients entering the lab for testing purposes
  • Drawing of blood or collection of urine specimens by the use of established procedures for safety and
    patient comfort, including routine blood drawing and venipuncture techniques, butterfly/syringe
    techniques, finger sticks and other techniques, processing specimens, including pipetting, centrifuging,
    transferring serum or plasma into other tubes, freezing, preserving, dipping and slide preparation;
    packaging specimens for pickup and delivery for laboratory testing, labeling specimens as required and
    placing all necessary items in the specimen envelope; maintenance of records related to incoming
    patients and specimens delivered; completing and processing paperwork, including laboratory services
    log, requisition and other routine paperwork; processing test reports and the maintenance and
    ordering of all necessary supplies related to the foregoing
  • Responsible for running controls on all in‐house performed laboratory studies, according to
    manufacturer’s recommended schedule, and document results to be maintained in laboratory (i.e.,
    pregnancy test, urine dipstick, Hemocue machine, Glucometer, and other tests as indicated at site)
  • Responsible for keeping Communicable/Sexually Transmitted Disease log up to date
  • Reject all improperly or unlabeled specimens
  • Sort lab results by provider and distributing daily in a timely manner. Notify provider IMMEDIATELY if
    results are panic values, grossly abnormal, or are not back in a timely manner.
  • Keep Accession Log in order by date for five years
  • Ensure that CPT test codes placed onto routing slip are correct for test performed and that posted
    charges are appropriate.
  • Record refrigerator and freezer temperature each morning in Refrigerator/Temperature Log.
  • Review tests ordered by providers to ensure that correct tests are performed and are the least
    expensive alternative to give all of the desired results.
  • Monitor laboratory for any potential safety hazard and take appropriate corrective action. Report
    hazard and action to Clinical Coordinator and Safety Officer.
  • Keep work area clean and hazard free.
  • Ensure approval is obtained, in advance, from Clinical Coordinator for any non‐capitated lab test in
    excess of $50 (does not apply to patients with third party coverage or personal funds “E”).
  • Ensure OSHA required personal protection (gloves and eye protection) is worn while performing above
    duties and that universal precautions are observed at all times.
  • 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 and mounts EKGs.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality; pull and re‐file records adhering to the terminal digit filing system and
    the use of out guides; file reports (i.e. Lab/hospital and other) under appropriate section of the medical
    record in a timely manner; ensure that policies and procedures are followed in the release of patient
    information to third party payers, other health facilities, patients themselves, telephone releases or
    subpoenas/court orders and referring any questions to Center Manager/Supervisor immediately:
  • Intake of patients: screen patients by asking chief complaint/reason for visit, obtain clinical
    database/health history, measure vital signs (height/length, tem, BP, pulse, respiration, weight, vision
    on new patients and head circumference on children) and appropriately record in patient’s medical
    record. Place in exam room and notify provider
  • Perform and log activities of daily living, cardiovascular risk assessment, and record in medical
    record.
  • Prepares patients and assists provider with procedures (i.e., pelvic exam including wet mount slide,
    PAP and DNA probe preparation, sterile field/tray setup, flexible sigmoidoscopy).
  • Verify appointments, recall/reschedule missed appointments, prepares instruments and supplies for
    sterilization.
  • Translates for provider or nurse (if applicable).
  • Assists in keeping examining rooms and work areas clean, orderly, and stocked.
  • 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

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Formal training and/or two years experience in phlebotomy and lab specimen preparation for adults
    and pediatrics.
  • Certified Medical Assistant, Laboratory Technician/Technologist, or Phlebotomist.
  • Maintain current CPR certification

Apply at www.fchcinc.org

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