City of Garland, TX

Medical Assistant

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/7/2020 10:30 AM)
Job ID
2020-6460
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
CityCare Clinic
Min
USD $15.78/Hr.
Mid
USD $20.08/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for providing assistance to the Physician and other medical staff providing medical services to employees and other eligible patients of the Employee Clinic.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Obtain and document patient vital signs, medical history, current medications, and chief complaints. 
  2. Assist in examinations, assessments and treatment of patient acute and/or chronic health problems and minor injuries. 
  3. Administer oral and injectible drugs.
  4. Assist in emergency medical situations, perform wound care, dressing and re-dressing, and calculate dosages of medications. 
  5. Perform phlebotomy, urine tests, blood glucose tests, spirometry, peak flows and conduct routine lab procedures. 
  6. Enter, maintain, and retrieve data from various paper and electronic sources.
  7. Maintain supply inventories, order and stock supplies, maintain exam room supplies.
  8. Assist with insurance pre-approvals, triage over the phone, education and administers allergy shots.
  9. Document and maintain patient records.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
 2 years experience in a medical office
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Six months to 1 year medical, specialized vocational, administrative, or technical study beyond High School
  • 1 - 2 years experience performing medical assistant work in a family practice
  • Experience working in an electronic medical records system
  • Medical Assistant Certification preferred, not required
  • Completion of Non-Certified Radiological Technician training course
  • CPR certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

  • General knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and application to acute and some chronic general medical conditions 
  • General knowledge of pediatrics, geriatrics, and family practice
  • Skill in phlebotomy, administering injections IM, SQ and ID, and assisting with minor surgeries
  • Ability to obtain vital signs, perform routine lab procedures, urine tests, blood glucose tests, and perform first aid, CPR, wound care and dressing 
  • Ability to calculate dosage of medications and operate lab and medical testing equipment such as centrifuge, EKG, AED, autoclave, etc 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, department managers, and health service contractors 
  • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written instructions 
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

Licenses & Certifications

 Medical Assistant Certification preferred, not required
 Valid Class C Texas driver's license
 Completion of Non-Certified Radiological Technician training course preferred
 CPR certification preferred

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office/clinic environment with exposure to patient illness and may be subjected to occasional travel to various job sites and health care facilities. May require sitting, standing, lifting, walking, bending, stooping, and kneeling during examination of patients. Routinely works with medical sharps requiring universal precautions to avoid contact with pathogens. May be exposed to biohazards and infections carried by humans and bodily fluids.

Competencies

Communication
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Managing Conflict
Problem Solving/Analysis
Quality
Teamwork

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