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Medical Assistant-Per Diem

Category: Medical Assistant
Somerville, MA

Department: Primary Care
Employment Type: Per Diem
Job Type: Union
Union Name: SHLABOR -Laborers Local 381
Work Shift: Days/Evenings
Work Days: Varied shifts as needed
Hours/Week: 0
Date Posted: 08/02/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-74676

Job Details

  • Somerville Hospital Primary Care Center has an opening for a per diem Medical Assistant (MA).  This position will provide clinical support for a family practice focusing on customer satisfaction and teamwork.  This position may require working some evenings, Saturdays and occasional holidays.  

    Job Duties: Actively and efficiently manage the flow of patients through the clinic. Actively communicate with patients to set expectations, i.e., wait times and what to expect during the visit. Pre-visit chart medical record preparation and information gathering to optimize the visit. Room patients: assist providers with medical histories, appropriate documentation in the electronic health record, check routine vital signs. Perform point of care testing. Perform screening questionnaires and pain scores as needed. Initiate team huddles and participate in team/department meetings. Assist providers with clinical procedures. Participate in process improvement initiatives. Update computerized reminders and snapshot. Review and update overdue health maintenance and open orders. Book screening tests as part of the outreach process (e. g., mammograms, colonoscopies) and occasionally books follow up appointments (e.g., well child visits, vaccine booster visits). Participates in proactive population management of chronic diseases by generating MyCHArt messages, sending templated letters, and calling patients by telephone. Tracks completion of certain patient tests.  Participate in shared medical appointments, including recording history and findings into the electronic health record. Participates in the education of students and residents by explaining the MA role and allowing observation of their work for training purposes.

    Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited medical assistant program; current experience as a Medical Assistant in outpatient setting and AHA BLS required. Knowledge of a second language is preferred. 


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