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Wheeler Clinic Bilingual Medical Assistant in Waterbury, Connecticut

Bilingual Medical Assistant

Waterbury, CT, USA Req #210

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives. Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant is an integral part of the team concept in Wheeler’s health delivery system, which is devoted to the delivery of integrated primary care in an ambulatory setting with emphases on prevention and health maintenance. This position helps patients by providing information, services and assistance. The Medical Assistant supports the clinical staff in performing their duties, maintaining clinic environment to care and carry out the necessary functions required in accordance with established policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a medical assistant program required. Knowledge of medical terminology and familiarity with EHRs is required. Candidate must have access to timely and reliable transportation in order to provide full day coverage at another site, as needed is required. Current program needs require the ability to fluently communicate in English and Spanish.

LOCATION

FQHC in Waterbury, CT

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

  • For Good Health

  • Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

  • Wellness Programs

  • Free annual flu shots

  • For a Secure Future

  • Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

  • For Retirement

  • 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

  • For Career Advancement

  • Education Reimbursement Program

  • Training and development opportunities

  • For Work Life Balance

  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

  • Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Shows patient to examination rooms and prepares them for MD, APRN, PA.

    Verifies patient information by interviewing patient, recording medical history, review of medications, screening tools; confirming purpose of the visit and enters in to medical record.

    Obtains patients vital signs, height and weight and enters into the medical record.

    Maintains effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow.

    Performs phlebotomy and prepares specimens for laboratory analysis based on programmatic need.

    Performs medical support tasks under the supervision of APRN, RN.

    Gives instructions to patients as instructed by MD, APRN.

    Ensures all related reports, labs and information is filed is available in patients’ medical records prior to their appointment.

    Follows up and tracks referral statuses insuring referrals have been sent and received in a timely fashion.

    Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.

    Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; trouble shooting breakdowns; maintain supplies; performing preventative maintenance; calling for repairs.

    Takes telephone messages and provides feedback and answers to patient/MD/ APRN/PA/pharmacy calls.

    Triages and processes messages from patients and front office staff to MD, APRN, PA.

    Maintains all logs and required checks (e.g., refrigerator temperatures, emergency medications, expired medications, oxygen, cold sterilization fluid change).

    Enhances practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    Must be able to pass a respirator fit test at time of hire and on annual basis.

    Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

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Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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  • Pay Type Hourly

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