About the Position

Location

Topeka, KS

Essential Role

Provides patient care services to complement the provider’s role of delivering primary health care services at GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc.

Salary

Dependent on Experience

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Medical Manager/Clinic Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares patients for examination, treatments and procedures
  • Obtains vital signs and chief complaints
  • Obtains and/or reviews family history
  • Chaperones and assists providers during exams and procedures
  • Administers P.O. and I.M. injections and medications as ordered (after completion of competency training)
  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment and instruments
  • Maintains and stocks exam rooms
  • Performs phlebotomy and CLIA waived lab tests
  • Performs direct patient care within the limits of his/her training and capabilities when the provider is unavailable
  • Documents administration of all injections and medications in medical records
  • Records lab results in medical record and notifies patients of their results subsequent to provider reviews
  • Records family history in medical records
  • Returns or receives patient phone calls during office hours; performs triage of patients by phone or in office, assessing medical needs of patient and coordinating appropriate care or interventions and referring to licensed staff or providers as indicated
  • Provides patient education as requested
  • Assures proper labeling and handling of all specimens. Completes appropriate requisitions and/or paperwork
  • Maintains a follow-up system for lab results
  • Coordinates referrals and schedules appointments with specialists and ancillary services on behalf of patients in the absence of designated employee
  • Maintains clinical equipment and supplies
  • Assists in the development of and documents protocols related to his or her job functions
  • Responsible for orientation of new staff and students, training and checking off on skills and core competencies for all MA staff, and assisting supervisor in remedial training of staff as needed
  • Responsible for all reconciliation for UDS
  • Provide coverage where and when needed in the absence of staff
  • Assist in yearly staff TB skin test and influenza administration
  • Assists with PPAP as necessary
  • Takes off physician to physician calls each morning
  • Assist with ordering and distribution of medical supplies, medications, and employee apparel
  • Assist with VFC training, ordering, and monthly inventory of stock

Experience & Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Certified Medical Assistant certification
  • LPN preferred
  • CPR certification (must be obtained within 30 days of hire)
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for community between clinics
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a medical assistant role or equivalent
  • Previous computer experience or training in medical field preferred

Qualifications

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including computers, copiers, and other standard office equipment
  • Ability to work independently, organize, monitor, and adjust work as necessary to ensure accuracy and timeliness
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems
  • Can provide innovative input into the development of the office and its processes
  • Ability to strongly embrace and personify the mission and values of GraceMed with socio-economic and cultural sensitivity in mind
  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions
  • Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during stressful situations
  • Understands ethics of confidentiality
  • Courteous, honest and professional at all times

Work Environment & Schedule

Working Conditions

Medical office setting. Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, and lifting (up to 50lbs.) may be required. Interaction with physicians, patients and other office personnel. May involve contact with angry, upset or ill persons. May involve potential exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous substances. Must have visual acuity and manual dexterity to interface with computer. Must have auditory acuity to handle phone calls.

Work Schedule

Schedule will vary by clinic, but will be normally scheduled 40 hours per work week (Monday-Friday). Schedules may vary based on patient volume.

Confidentiality

As an employee of GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc., you are bound by principles of medical ethics. You have both a legal and moral obligation to protect the privacy of our patients. In the course of your work, you will have access to confidential information regarding patients, and/or the practices’ confidential business. It is essential that you refrain from any discussions regarding personal information about a patient, a patient’s condition, a patient’s finances, proprietary company information, and/or the practices’ confidential business with any third person. This includes, but is not limited to, other employees, your spouse, family or friends. 

Confidentiality is so important that any breach of this policy will be considered grounds for termination. Review and signature of the Agreement is a condition of employment. Successful skills testing, drug screening, and a background check are required for employment.

How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to Ellen Miller at elmiller@gracemed.org, or you may mail it to GraceMed HR, 1615 SW 8th Ave, Topeka, KS 66606.