Medical Assistant - Phlebotomy Licensed

West Hollywood, CA

THE POSITION

The medical assistant reports the nurse manager and help patients by providing information, services, and assistance. Other duties include securing medical records; maintaining medical supplies inventory; performing preventive maintenance to keep equipment operating.

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:

  • Requires a high school diploma
  • Medical Assistant certificate or equivalent experience such as 2 years of experience in a related field.
  • Ability to type 40+ wpm and have experience with healthcare software.
  • Phlebotomy license.
  • Experience in the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and chronic diseases care/ management preferred.
  • Have the appropriate level of behavioral maturity and patience in handling patients.
  • Have diplomacy and tact in handling difficult and irate patients.
  • 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 pre-employment drug test as well as a background check to include a 7-year criminal, 10-year SSN & employer history reference check as well as a pre-employment background 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.