Medical Assistant On-Call (#706)

Position Summary:
Under supervision from Unit Manager or designated supervisor at AMSHO, performs routine clinical tasks, including obtaining and recording patient information, performing simple nursing procedures, assisting physicians and licensed staff in minor surgery, performing infection control procedures and ordering clinic supplies.

Essential Job Functions:
Clinic
1. Interviews patient to obtain and record medical history using SOAP format in preparation for medical visits; obtains basic health information and relevant documents and records; takes and records vital signs, recognizing abnormalities and reporting them to nurses and providers.

2. Performs basic nursing procedures such as injections (for immunization and tuberculosis skin test only), phlebotomy and dressing changes; performs basic in-clinic lab tests and obtains/processes specimens for lab send-out; performs tests such as electrocardiogram, spirometry, audiometry, and Snellen test.

3. Assists physicians during examinations and in minor surgery as needed; assists in patient flow.

4. Performs sterilization, infection control and cleaning of clinic areas, and cleaning medical instruments/equipment.

5. Maintains and orders clinic supplies, keeping examination rooms and nursing area well-stocked.

6. Assists Medical Records, performs interpretation duties and performs Unit Clerk duties as required and/or as assigned.

Technical/Ethical
1. Adheres to policy and procedures within the unit.
2. Ensures patient’s rights to privacy, safety, and confidentiality.
3. Attends appropriate in-service education courses for technical growth.

Leadership
1. Attend all staff and component meetings, providing input as necessary; may participate in AHS subcommittees.
2. Identifies problems in work area and works with others to seek solutions.
3. Demonstrates good communication skills with patients.
4. Appropriately carries out AHS organizational goals.
5. Participates in orientation and training for volunteers and new staff.

Minimum Qualification:
Education: High school Diploma
Experience: One year of related experience in a clinic setting
Preferred: Commitment to working in the Asian community, to community health care with familiarity with community health clinics preferred.
Bilingual/Bicultural in an Asian language: Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, or Korean strongly desired.

Last updated 12/17/2019

Work Location: FRANK KIANG MEDICAL CENTER:
250 East 18th Street

Hours: On-Call

Salary: $20.41/hour