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Medical Asst

Department: 016 - Wellness Integration Network
Location: Leesburg, FL

The Medical Assistant is responsible for directly supporting the clinic staff. The primary task is to enter data and notes into Electronic Health Record system, file charts, fill in where needed, assist with medical procedures and take vital signs. A successful Medical Assistant will be well versed in psychiatry and medical skills, capable of understanding mental status, and the use of psychotropic and medical medications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification with or without an accommodation. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. 

Medical Assistants (MA) must have knowledge of the behavioral healthcare field, medical terminology, use of an electronic health records system and ability to maintain effective and organized systems to ensure timely patient flow. The MA functions under direct supervision of the clinic supervisor when determining competencies and performing clinical tasks during patient care.

  • Administrative      Duties: Entering/maintaining electronic health      records, answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing      patient medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms,      scheduling appointments, arranging for clinic appointments and laboratory      services, handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping.
  • Clinical      Duties: Taking medical histories,      explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination,      assisting the provider during exams, collecting and preparing laboratory      specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, instructing patients about      medication and special diets, preparing and administering medications as      directed by a provider, authorizing prescription refills as directed,      drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures and changing      dressings
  • Patient      Liaison: Medical assistants are      instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the providerís office and      often explain the provider's instructions.

COMPETENCIES: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Motivation (KSAM) required for an employee to be successful.

  • Serving      Our Consumers: Effectively      meeting consumer needs, building productive consumer relationships, and      taking responsibility for consumer satisfaction and loyalty. 
    • Consumer       Focus: Building strong consumer       relationships and delivering consumer-centric solutions. .
    • Values       Differences: Recognizing the value that       different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
  • Effective      Communication: Clearly      conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a manner that      engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.  
    • Communicates       Effectively: Developing and delivering       multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique       needs of different audiences.
    • Manages       Conflict: Handling conflict situations       effectively, with a minimum of noise.
  • Continuous      Improvement: The      ongoing process of achieving positive changes in service and processes in      order to improve efficiency and quality.      
    • Resourcefulness: Securing and deploying resources effectively and       efficiently.
    • Cultivates       Innovation: Creating new and better ways       for the organization to be successful.
  • Expertise:      Demonstrating      proficiency of an employee's skill or knowledge within their field of      practice. 
    • Drives       Results: Consistently achieving results,       even under tough circumstances.

JUDGMENT/DECISION MAKING: Must be able to assure consumer confidentiality while maintaining open lines of communication. Must have the ability to identify potential and actual issues relating to the safety of consumers and solve or refer to the appropriate individual. Uses sound judgment in meeting the responsibilities and performing the duties of the position.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: High school diploma or GED and at least one (1) year      experience in a behavioral health environment. Medical Assistant certification in the      state of Florida.
  • Preferred: Some college with some at least one (1) year      experience as a medical assistant.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Completes all requirements according to Individual Training Plan within the first six months of hire and annually. Other training and/or professional development may be assigned due to evolution of programs.

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