Medical Assistant (Washington, DC)

Unity Health Care | Washington, DC

Job Description

Department: Nursing

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 7:00am-7:30pm

Job Details

MAJOR DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Medical Assistant I

  • Maintains patient and Electronic Health Record (EHR) confidentiality.
  • Prepares patient and EHR for provider visit, reports special problems or complaints to the provider, and assists during exam as needed.
  • Accurately performs and documents basic vital signs, height, weight, chief complaint, and initiates appropriate medical and social history for adult and pediatric patients.
  • Performs routine lab and patient procedures (i.e. standing orders, urine dipsticks, phlebotomy, finger/heel sticks, injections/immunizations, and EKG).
  • Maintains proper cleanliness and organization of office and medical areas including proactively restocking supplies.
  • Assists with processing appropriate referrals and appointments for patients, obtaining authorizations as needed, and follows up to determine if appointments were kept as scheduled.
  • Communicates and assists in effective discharge of the patient.
  • Follows Universal Precautions and Unity Health Care policies and procedures.
  • Participates in clinic record keeping including medical and operational logs.
  • Demonstrates appropriate customer service with internal and external customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of accredited Medical Assistant program with diploma.
  • Registered Medical Assistant certification preferred.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Current BLS + AED CPR certification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION

  • Must successfully pass Unity Medical Assistant screening test.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external customers.
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish preferred.
  • Willingness to articulate Unity’s mission through his/her work.

Experience working with underserved or homeless populations preferred. *For correctional position-correctional experience- preferred but not required.

To apply please view the listing at Unity Health Care.