Medical Assistant Family Planning Clinic Various Locations throughout King County, WA
Salary: $48,004.94 - $60,849.36 Annually
Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)
Department: DPH - Public Health
Job Number: 2020AC12133
Division: Community Health Services
Closing: 10/6/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
The Federal Way Public Health Family Planning Clinic is looking for a skilled, motivated and enthusiastic Medical Assistant who is committed to a team approach, serving men, women and teens to provide high quality sexual and reproductive health and education services.
The Medical Assistant works as a paraprofessional performing delegated patient care functions under the clinical direction of an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and under the supervision of a Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS) or site manager.
Medical Assistants work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary clinic team that interacts with the public and community partners, while delivering quality healthcare services to racially, ethnically, and socio economically diverse populations. Medical Assistants perform administrative support duties, conduct education and outreach activities, research various topics and information, conduct assessments, and are expected to regularly adapt their role/tasks in order to maximize clinic efficiency and flow.
The primary focus of this position is providing family planning care including: birth control, options counseling, abortion referrals, and STD diagnosis and treatment to patients. Additional duties vary and can include: immunizations, phlebotomy, medication administration, injections, and data entry into tracking system.
Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.
- Assist providers with patient care and coordinate efficient clinic flow by promptly rooming patients.
- As directed by ARNP, perform and process blood draws, administer medication and collect specimens.
- Interview and accurately record client's medical, dietary, social history, anthropometric and lab results, and accurately enter patient information into electronic health record, health information tracking systems, and chronic disease registries.
- Provide health care education regarding reproductive health, emergency contraception and pregnancy options, including abortion referral through individual instruction and written materials to clinic clients.
- As directed by ARNP, phone in prescriptions to pharmacies, schedule follow-up appointments and refer patients for specialty and/or follow-up care as needed.
- Monitor, request, stock and clean routine clinic supplies, maintain safety and cleanliness of examination/treatment rooms and laboratory areas. This may include some bending, lifting, reaching, stooping and moving objects weighing 35 pounds.
- Utilize clinic practice management software to assist with scheduling, registering and checking in patients for appointments.
- Attend training and respond to emergency situations within the clinic supporting health care providers and emergency personnel.
- Perform pre-visit planning activities, attend huddles
- Assist with procedures
- Administer vaccines, and single dose medications via the following routes;
oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, intranasal.
- Perform CLIA waived lab tests
- Provide coverage for other MA absences
- Properly donning and doffing PPE
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:
- Must possess current certification as a Medical Assistant, Certified from Washington State Department of Health. You will not be considered for this position if you not possess this certification.
- Must have documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required at time of hire – CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.
- The ability to do basic mathematics including basic calculations, convert fractions and decimals, graph anthropometrics, and all with a high degree of accuracy.
- Knowledge of Medical Assistant skills including phlebotomy and related laboratory and clinical procedures, medical terminology, vital signs and immunizations.
- Knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions, State and Federal guidelines regarding laboratory safety, handling and/or disposing of biohazards and specimens.
- The ability to engage and educate clients on health care maintenance and prevention.
- The ability to effectively communicate (oral and written) including with clients, co-workers, supervisors, health care providers and the public.
- The ability to effectively communicate with non-English speaking clients utilizing interpreters when necessary.
- The ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment.
- The ability to rapidly set priorities in a changing environment, identify problems, make decisions within the scope of the position, implement appropriate actions or solutions, and seek additional information when necessary.
- The ability to successfully multitask in a fast paced environment.
- Knowledge of laws governing health care including HIPAA, the handling of confidential information, and understanding of Child Protective Services mandates.
- Be familiar with medical recordkeeping; utilizing patient tracking registries.
- The ability to accurately enter data into computerized systems.
- The physical ability and sufficient manual dexterity to perform the requisite health care services with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Ability to effectively deal with change; able to be flexible and adaptable; able to gather information and try different ideas to make things work.
- Relates well with diverse personality types; treats everyone fairly and equitably.
- Able to work with a multi-disciplinary team that interacts with the public and community partners while delivering quality healthcare services to racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse populations.
- Ability to talk to others with ease; listen attentively; be receptive to what others have to say.
- Must have good attendance history
- Desire to work with vulnerable populations
Additional Desired Qualifications:
- Family Planning/Gynecology knowledge, skills, and experience is desired.
- Experience interviewing clients to obtain their medical, dietary, and social history.
- Experience using EPIC electronic health record.
- Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and willing to attempt creative solutions.
- Bicultural/Bilingual especially in Spanish.
- Documentation of current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification with AED training required at time of hire. CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.
- The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.
- Must have Medical Assistant Certification with Washington Department of Health
Must have current certification from one of the following:
- Designation as a Certified Medical Assistant from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
- Designation as a Registered Medical Assistant from American Medical Technologists (AMT).
- Designation as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
- Designation as a National Certified Medical Assistant from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
The Medical Assistant must be willing to provide information and client education regarding reproductive health, emergency contraception and pregnancy options, including abortion referral.
WHO MAY APPLY:
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Interviews for this position will start the week of October 14-15, 2020.
This is a Term Limited Temporary/Special Duty Assignment, 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (32 to 40 hours per week). This position has a regular schedule of Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. However, in an effort to meet our clients' needs, this position may be required to work outside these hours and may include Saturday hours.
This position will primarily work at the Federal Way Public Health Center located at 33431 13th Pl. S., Federal Way, 98003. However, in an effort to meet our clients' needs, this position may be required to work at various Public Health Centers and sites throughout King County.
For more information, contact Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist at email@example.com
The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
- NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application
- Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.
- Letter of Interest which details how you meet or exceed the qualifications.
Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring
- The selected candidate will be required to submit a background check. Records are not automatically disqualifying.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required trainings on time.
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by Protect 17.
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Location: Various Locations throughout King County, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/2866697/medical-assistant-family-planning-clinic?page=6&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $48,004.94 - $60,849.36 YR