City of Garland, TX

TEMP - Medical Assistant (COVID-19 Vaccine Administration)

Location US
Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2021 2:38 PM)
Job ID
2021-7197
# of Openings Remaining
9
Department
Public Health
Job Family
Customer Service
Min
USD $20.00/Hr.
Mid
USD $20.00/Hr.
Type
Temporary Full-Time

Position Summary

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

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.
  3. Administer oral and injectable drugs.
  4. Assist in emergency medical situations and calculate dosages of medications.
  5. Perform phlebotomy 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 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
Medical Assistant Certification
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
  • 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
  • Ability to obtain vital signs, perform routine lab procedures and perform first aid, CPR
  • Ability to calculate dosage of medications and operate lab and medical testing equipment  
  • 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
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
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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