Medical Assistant Certified - Psychiatric - Yakima

Employer: Community Health of Central Washington

Job Description:
Are you looking for a work family; a place where you can make a difference in the lives of others? Community Health of Central Washington (CHCW) offers an opportunity to work in a culturally rich, diverse, and rewarding healthcare environment with exceptional health benefits, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, retirement, and more!

CHCW has an opening for a Psychiatric Medical Assistant Certified (MA-C) to join our Psychiatric team. The Psychiatric MA-C will assist the psychiatric staff by preparing patients for appointments, setting up for and assisting with procedures, preparing rooms, equipment and instruments for the next patient, administering immunizations, and performing clerical assignments within scope of licensure.

Essential job duties include, but are not limited to:
Assisting psychiatric staff by preparing patients for their appointments following established protocols to include rooming patients in a warm and friendly manner, obtaining and recording vital signs and updating patient records, including meaningful use data, into the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Administering medications/injections/treatments per provider’s orders within scope of licensure, monitoring prescriptions for controlled substances in the state database. Performing medication refills per protocol.
Setting up for, performing and/or assisting with tests/procedures within scope of licensure, including performing CLIA waived lab testing, cleaning and dressing wounds as instructed by provider, ordering imaging and labs as instructed by provider, and notifying patient of results as requested by provider. Assisting with transfers, transports, and ambulation of patients.
Managing Psychiatric schedule, recall list, and inbox as needed and communicating health needs to care team members for comprehensive care coordination and treatment planning at the direction of the provider.
Performing clerical tasks, including assisting patients with completion of forms.
Providing patient education, as instructed by provider or RN.
Maintaining and recording vaccine refrigerator and freezer temperature log. May order clinic supplies and medications, as needed.
Maintaining licensure and required continuing education and completing on-line education modules, as required.

High School Diploma/GED required
Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant course required
Washington State Medical Assistant Certified or Interim License or enrollment in CHCW Medical Apprenticeship Program required
One year of Psych experience and/or training is preferred
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Excellent health insurance (M/D/V)
Paid holidays (9)
CHCW responds to community needs with innovation and collaboration to develop sustainable programs and services that drive health care equity. At CHCW we practice our culture of HEAT by being committed to a workplace that is Helpful, Encouraging, Accountable, and Team Oriented.

Licenses & Certifications:
MAC Preferred

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)

Contact Person:
Phone: 509-452-4520
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay:

Posted on December 20, 2022

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