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Job Details

Medical Assistant

Date Posted: 05/23/2022

Requisition Number: 515

Location: CHA Somerville Campus

Work Days: varied, evenings and Saturday rotation

Category: Medical Assistant

Department: Primary Care and Family Health Admin

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day / Evening

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: SH Laborers 381


Summary:
Medical assistants are essential members or the care team. They provide clinical support to both patients and providers to ensure that the patient's health care needs are addressed, while also contributing to the smooth operation of the clinic by facilitating patient flow.

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 booksfollow upappointments (e.g., well child visits, vaccine booster visits). Participates in proactive population management of chronic diseases by generatingMyCHArtmessages, sendingtemplatedletters, 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 AHABLSrequired. Knowledge of a second language is preferred.

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

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