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Medical Assistant

Company: Thundermist Health Center
Location: Warwick
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Thundermist's Mission - To improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles.

Please note, effective September 1,2021, all Thundermist employees are required to have an initial dose of vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Effective October 1, 2021, all employees of RI licensed health care facilities must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Employees may be deemed exempt from this requirement based on documentation from their health care provider.

Medical Assistant General Responsibilities:

  • Provides support by performing clinical and administrative duties under the direction of a Health Care Provider to ensure excellent quality of care to patients.
  • Duties may include, interviewing patients, measuring vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height), recording information in patient's chart, preparing treatment rooms for examination of patients, and obtaining medical history. Required Qualifications:
    • Interest in working in Pediatrics, or Behavioral Health is a must.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent substitute.
      • Post-secondary training in Medical Assistant program is preferred.
      • Bi-lingual desirable.
      • Organizational skills.
      • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
      • EMR experience preferred
      • Professionalism, documentation skills Physical Effort/Environment:
        • Requires walking, bending, and occasional lifting.
        • Daily use of a computer, phone, and medical equipment
        • Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing rooms, equipment and instruments as needed. Work Schedule Demands:
          • Full-time, part-time, or per diem. Schedules are variable and may include one or more evenings and/or weekend shifts.
          • In person Communication Skills:
            • Quality verbal and written communication skills
            • Able to document clearly, competently, and concisely in the medical record
            • Exceptional customer service and phone etiquette Confidentiality of Information:

              Full access to patient's medical record. Maintains confidentiality and compliance with HIPAA at all levels of patient interaction.

              Significant Job Functions:

              • Responsible for preparing provider requested forms, office notes, and external records prior to the patient's scheduled visit.
              • Monitor the providers schedule to ensure that patients are scheduled according to established scheduling guidelines
              • Works in conjunction with the provider to ensure timeliness of visits
              • Greet patients and obtain vital signs, (i.e. blood pressure, height, weight, etc.)
              • Confirm the reason for the patient visit and obtain patient history's when applicable
              • Document requests for medication refills
              • Perform routine diagnostic testing
              • Responsible for managing telephone encounters as assigned in a timely manner
              • Prepare patients and the exam room based on the visit type
              • Operate, clean, and maintain clinical equipment
              • Properly prepare instruments for the autoclave
              • Properly dispose of medical waste and sharps
              • Assist providers in rooms as needed
              • Clean and stock rooms.
              • Alert appropriate staff to any expired medications or medical supplies
              • Perform opening and closing duties as assigned and based on established workflows Administrative
                • Complete paperwork as needed and maintain departmental logs as needed
                • Alert appropriate staff by using established workflows of any clinical or office supply shortages.
                • Use appropriate stamps when indicated for confidential patients, lab orders, and mailings.
                • Correctly printing patient identify labels and affixing them to the appropriate forms, orders, and requisitions
                • Able to obtain lab results for external facilities
                • Maintain professional standards of behavior
                • Properly complete documentation, scanning, and faxing of requests for patient records
                • Perform other job-related duties as needed
                • $18.25 per hour and up as well as a $500 bonus after 90 Days Employment Thundermist is a great place to start and grow a career in healthcare. We have an engaged staff, competitive salaries, and great benefits starting at just 20 hours a week.

                  Benefits include:
                  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
                  • Starting with 22 days Paid Time Off
                  • Flexible Spending Accounts
                  • 3% Paid Retirement Plan
                  • $75,000 Paid Life and LTD Insurance
                  • Employee Assistance Program
                  • Employee Resource Groups
                  • Tax-deferred Annuity
                  • AFLAC Insurance Plans
                  • Up to $2,000 yearly Tuition Reimbursement
                  • College Bound Fund
                  • $200 Annual Wellness Benefit Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

                    Other details
                    • Pay Type Hourly
                    • Min Hiring Rate $18.24
                    • Max Hiring Rate $27.37

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Keywords: Thundermist Health Center, Warwick , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Warwick, Rhode Island

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