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Medical Assistant FT

St Thomas Community Health Center

Medical Assistant FT

New Orleans, LA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    St.Thomas Community Health Center is looking to hire a full time Bi-lingual Medical Assistant.

    Join our Team!!

    GENERAL SUMMARY:Provides individualized, direct patient care of assigned patients under thesupervision of a licensed healthcare provider. The Certified Registered Medical Assistant(CRMA) assists in theimplementation of the delivery of health care services. The CRMA assists fellowemployees in providing the highest quality personalized patient care and maintains apositive work relationship with the health care team. The employee shoulddemonstrate the ability to provide care and service for individuals of all assigned agegroups. Demonstrates actions consistent with St. Thomas Community Health Center’sService Principles as duties are performed on a daily basis.”


    High school diploma or equivalent. (Some college preferred)

    Graduate of a Medical Assistant program required

    Basic Life Support at the Healthcare provider level training is required.

    Must have prior experience with vital signs and medical terminology.

    Must be skilled with electronic medical records and email messaging systems.

    Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and telephone skills.

    Graduate of Certified MA program with either a diploma or Associate’s degree

    3-5 years of experience in a primary care setting including Pediatrics

    Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

    Strong clinical skills including vital signs, point of care testing, administration of injections, EKGs, pulse oximetry

    Proficiency with VFC/LINKS data entry

    Proficiency with using an electronic health record (EHR)

    Must demonstrate an ability to work efficiently under pressure, set priorities, be self-directed, and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

    Ensures the safe, productive, and efficient operation of the clinic assignedthrough timely and attentive administrative and clinical support (as authorizedor licensed).Ensures all patient records and related documents are managed and maintainedtimely, accurately, and consistent with all HIPPA and related regulations andrequirements.Supports Provider to ensure readiness for patient visit.Enables clinic operations by effectively managing the patient flow in and out of exam rooms.Obtains pertinent patient information as requested by provider.Cleans, stocks and maintains exam rooms (supplies, patient education materials) callspatient to clinical area for appointment in a professional manner.Communicates pertinent patient related information to the physician.Completes point of care testing, physician orders and prescription requests timely andaccurately.Supports provider following patient visitExam room is left in ready state 100% of the time (cleaned and stocked withadequate supplies, expiration dates checked).Ensures patient’s questions are addressed, patient satisfaction surveys are distributed andcompleted, coordinates follow-up appointments (provided if appropriate), and that a (closingquestion) “Did you get your prescriptions/educational materials/handouts” etc. is consistentlyasked.

    Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrativeprocesses, and related duties complies with all regulatory and accreditationstandards, as well as clinic policies and procedures.Provides excellent telephone communicationDocuments, per clinic guidelines, all patient information accurately in the EMR (including, butnot limited to, vital signs, height, weight, allergies, brief history, patient instructions,communication of test results, messages, phone calls, etc.)Uphold and consistently represent the values and mission of the organization atall times.

    Represent the organization in a highly professional manner at alltimes.Ensure compliance and attention to all corporate policies and procedures (e.g.,professional dress code, use of personal cell phone, etc).Demonstrates responsibility for professional development and maintaining requiredclinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentialsMaintains annual regulatory/clinical requirements and documentation per policy *(i.e. annual in-services,blood borne pathogen CPR, TB testing, undoing racism seminar, etc)Maintains current clinical knowledge base and skill levelAccepts responsibility for attending appropriate in-services/education programs to maintain MAcertificationAccepts professional responsibility for identifying own developmental needs and seekseducational opportunities/experiences (i.e. specialty training, certification, etc.)Participates in quality improvement initiatives.Responsible for maintaining current personal information for personnel records and forEmergency Preparedness Communication tree and drillsResponsible for annual clinical skills competencies

    Our Mission

    To provide culturally competent healthcare of the highest quality, regardless of the ability to pay. St. Thomas Community Health Center fosters relevant research and educational activities directed toward achieving health care initiatives that reduce disparities in our community, Central to our mission is acknowledging the role of anti racism and providing care to all who are in need.

    Location/Facility -

    1936 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130

    2405 Jackson Ave. Bldg. B Suite 222

    1020 St. Andrew Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

    3943 St. Bernard Ave. New Orleans, LA, 70122

    1200 L.B. Landry Ave. New Orleans LA, 70114

    230 Ochsner Blvd, Gretna, LA 70056

    Hours - vary per clinic site Monday - Friday 7:30a -4:30p or 8a to 5p

    Job Type: Full-time