Primary Care Services - SKWC Medical Assistant
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Thursday, April 4, 2019
THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.
Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.
Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.
THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME
The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.
We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.
We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.
We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.
We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.
Job Summary: The Medical Assistant is a key member of the primary care team and instrumental to its success. The primary care team includes the patient, his or her family or support system, and the patient’s personal clinician (attending physician, resident physician, or physician assistant, nurse). The primary care team may also include, if warranted, a pharmacist, mental health and/or substance abuse counselor, and/or peer specialist. The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled member of the health care team who performs administrative and clinical procedures under the supervision of licensed health care providers. The Medical Assistant clinically assesses and triage walk-in patients or in-coming “sick” calls from patients per the Stephen Klein Wellness Center triage protocol.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Determine the preferred mode of communication with patient
- Demonstrate skills required to provide care to patients.
- Assesses needs of the patient, providing proper care to meet those needs.
- Performs various administrative and clinical procedures as required including but not limited to:
- Prepares exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments
- Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for examination and treatment
- Maintains clean and neat examination rooms
- Interview patients to obtain medical information and vital signs
- Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
- Prepare and administer medications and vaccinations as directed by a physician or Physician Assistant
- Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
- Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization
- Assists with scheduling of tests and treatments
- Calling in prescriptions to pharmacies
- Application of dressings and bandages
- Visual screening
- Carrying out aseptic techniques and following universal precautions and proper OSHA standards
- Provide counseling and instructions regarding common patient problems.
- Scheduling appointments and greeting visitors
- Sorting/Handling mail
- Medical Records filing/updating/record-keeping
- Assisting with submitting medical claim forms patient billing and bookkeeping
- Assists with other clinical procedures and administrative duties as assigned or directed.
- Provides patient counseling services and patient education consistent with directions of the supervising physician.
- Inputs all required data into EMR and other relevant databases.
- Participate in weekly primary care team meetings for case review and discussion of evidence-based chronic disease management, integrated care best practices, etc
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Graduation from a Medical Assisting training program.
- Certified Medical Assistant.
- A high school diploma or GED.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, internet.
- CPR and First Aid certification
- At least one year of experience as Medical Assistant.
Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.
Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.
The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization. Join us! Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.