Caring Health Center Medical Assistant in Springfield, Massachusetts

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Medical Assistants support Providers and Nurses in preparing clients for clinic visits and diagnostic testing. Also responsible for obtaining accurate results and document, laboratory results, medical records and referrals. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Graduated from accredited school, and High School diploma/G.E.D. 2. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, patients, representatives of outside agencies and the general public. 3. Professional mannerisms and appearance 4. Demonstrate proficiency in assessment and delivery of all services to a diverse population 5. Adult, Infant and Child C.P.R. certification RESPONSIBILITIES: Patient Prepping: 1. In accordance with established procedures, take and record vital signs including height , weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature for all visits 2. Perform tests, i.e., EKG, vision & audio screening, updraft treatments, ppd placement/readings and oxygen saturation as requested 3. Prepare exam room and assist with exam as needed 4. If bilingual, provide assistance to staff in interpretation during visits and phone contact as needed 5. Perform other duties deemed necessary by Site Manager or Clinical Services Director 6. Overseeing providers schedule and management of patient flow 7. Maintain confidentiality of all health center information 8. Schedule patient appointments and follow-up 9. Comply with H.I.P.P.A. regulations Maintenance of lab/work area: 1. Keep work areas, exam rooms, and lab clean and orderly 2. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times and follow protocols related to blood/body fluid spills 3. Order lab and clinic supplies as needed 4. Inspect supplies in exam rooms and supply closet minimally every quarter and document in log books