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Medical Assistant I

Location
Tacoma, Washington
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
8 Sep 2022

Job Summary:

Performs routine and basic front and back office duties, to include phones, data entry, and assisting in the examination process of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs and records information on patients' charts, draws and collects blood samples and/or urine samples from patients, prepares specimens for laboratory analysis, and conducts a variety of diagnostic tests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine procedures to obtain claimant's medical history, record vital signs and complete lab requisitions
  • Performs standard diagnostic procedures accurately, efficiently, and with the highest quality including but not limited to: 12-lead electrocardiograms, proficient venipuncture, urine drug testing collection and preparation of lab specimens for laboratory courier, pulmonary function test (PFTs), arterial flow Doppler studies, and other clinical diagnostic studies assigned to meet the needs of the organization
  • Identify CDC travel recommendations, and provide with after visit summary for travel exams
  • Prepare and give medications as ordered and verified by provider
  • Performs housekeeping functions such as: changing exam room table paper, disinfecting surfaces, upkeep of tidiness of the entire clinic (exam rooms, bathrooms, waiting area, front office, lab room, etc.), ensuring all equipment is clean and presentable
  • Chaperone during an examination
  • If fluent in other languages, assist claimants and providers with translation of questionnaire forms or during evaluation, as necessary and to the limit allowed by qualifications
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the organization

Administrative Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for front office duties such as: answering telephones, scheduling and confirming appointments, preparing schedules, data entry (including referral contracts, post appointment information), and filing
  • Data entry and review of computerized worksheets manually completed by claimants
  • Reviews and edits reports in proprietary software application to ensure accuracy in context, grammar, spelling, and consistency. This will be accomplished through review of computerized worksheets, doctor's notes, and verifying information through dialogue with physician
  • Review each exam report for accuracy prior to submission to the physician for final review and approval
  • Assists in the retrieval of diagnostic tests for scanning into propriety software application
  • Interfaces with operational teams and assists in the provision of medical records
  • Works with providers and operational teams to ensure reports are submitted timely and accurately
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of reports for all lines of business
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the organization

Competencies:

  • Clinical competencies including accurate vital signs, venipuncture, administering EKG, spirometry, and injections (intra-muscular, sub-cutaneous and intra-dermal).
  • Knowledge of sterile technique, and how to don, doff and store N95 mask in order to pass a respiratory fit test.
  • High level of detail by the ability to identify mistakes or inconsistencies in medical reports and clinical diagnostic tests
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and its applications
  • Knowledge of EMR and MS Office Suite software applications
  • The ability to organize plan and coordinate multiple tasks with a high sense of urgency and follow-through
  • Ability to work both in a team environment as well as independently
  • Exceptional Customer Service skills that will enhance the interaction with the providers, operational teams and clients
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of applicable policies and procedures. Ability to maintain conditions that ensure a healthy and safe working environment
  • Works well with people; team builder

Education and/or Experience: (includes certificate & licenses)

  • High School diploma, or equivalent (GED)
  • Associate degree in Medical Assisting and/or graduation from an accredited vocational Medical Assistant program, and/or military equivalent
  • Medical Assistant Certification/Registration or meet state requirements
  • 0 to 1 years of medical assistant experience
  • CPR certification required
  • Technology driven medical data entry system experience or related computer data entry
  • Experience in Occupational Medicine, or Primary Care work environment preferred
  • Phlebotomy certification preferred
  • First Aid certification preferred
  • Must be able to successfully pass National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation

This job description supersedes all prior job descriptions and is intended to describe the general content and essential requirements for the position listed above. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of requirements, duties and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to add or change the duties of this position as required at any time

.QTC Management Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company has an ongoing commitment to affirmative action and the creation of a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The company recruits, hires, trains, and promotes individuals in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, people with disabilities protected under law, and protected veteran status

Experience

Required
  • Less than 1 year(s): Medical Assistant experience

Education

Required
  • Medical Assistant or better
  • High School Diploma or better
  • GED or better
Preferred
  • Corpsman or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required
  • CPR
Preferred
  • Medical Assistant
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Phlebotomy Certification
  • Emergency Medical Techn.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Skills

Required
  • Excel
  • MS Office
  • Word
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Terminology
  • Review Medical Reports/Evaluations
  • Interpersonal
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Executing Multiple Tasks
  • Customer Service
  • Blood Draws/Venipuncture

Behaviors

Required
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Motivations

Preferred
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Details

  • Job Reference: 706655083-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: QTC Management, Inc.
  • Location: Tacoma, Washington
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent