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Medical Assistant (Casa Grande)

Casa Grande, AZ | Full Time
20 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

Do you have experience in coordinating care or helping people cope with life? Then join our Behavioral Health Services program! EBF provides the highest level of support to members and families through life transitions, behavioral concerns, and/or behavioral health and substance abuse challenges.


Easterseals Blake Foundation is committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, our members, and the communities we serve. As such, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus. Proof of full vaccination status is required prior to the start of employment. Medical or religious waivers may be requested.


The Medical Assistant performs administrative and clinical support functions for the medical staff. This position also provides administrative office duties including, but not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors and clients, copying, faxing and maintenance of files, logs and manuals.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all service delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care.
  • Requests physicians’ schedules for next day.
  • Obtains and records vital signs in members’ charts prior to appointments, psych evaluations, when a patient begins a new medication or is scheduled for follow-up care, or upon request of a physician or nurse.
  • Alerts medical staff to abnormal vital signs, or any patient concerns.
  • Schedules appointments and referrals as indicated.
  • Monitors refill/Medline phone calls on an hourly basis, obtaining information needed for refills.
  • Answers phone requests from reception for prescription pickup, delivers prescriptions to members, reports member/family questions or issues to nursing.
  • Responds effectively to members’ needs and problems.
  • Provides patient education; reviews and explains physician’s instructions.
  • Serves as a liaison between physician and other agencies.
  • Prepares and files medical charts as needed.
  • Assists with patient appointment flow; covers front desk.
  • Provides assistance with certified mail, copying, faxes, chart retrieval, etc.
  • Develops, maintains and updates files, logs, manuals and handbooks for medical staff.
  • Maintains office equipment. Performs inventory control and orders supplies.
  • Gathers information on community resources for medical staff.
  • Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
  • Maintains an approved schedule, and acceptable level of attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary as they relate to the general nature of the position.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements: or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Education – High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience – One year of medical assistant experience in a psychiatric setting preferred.
  • Certification – Medical Assistant Certification from an accredited program preferred.
  • Regulatory –
    • Minimum 21 years of age.
    • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
    • Arizona Driver’s License, 39-month Motor Vehicle Report and proof of vehicle registration and liability insurance that meets insurance requirements.
    • Must possess a valid AZ DPS Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.
    • CPR and First Aid certification (Employer provides).
    • Initial current negative TB test result (Employer provides).

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, goggles and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs.
  • May work in an office setting.

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting.
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
  • Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a professional manner in all situations.

Working Conditions:

Requires high level of energy to perform the daily activities of a primarily administrative nature. Requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, and squatting. Requires extensive typing and writing.


Additional Information:

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications. Other duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications may be assigned to this position.


Easterseals Blake Foundation is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disabled Employer

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