Outreach Medical Assistant/ EMT- 4th St. Clinic

January 25, 2021

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities The following information is intended to be representative of the essential functions performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific task or function will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities. 

Principal Responsibilities

• Accompany (or drive) 6 seater van to camping sites, motels etc with outreach team to assist in providing medical and behavioral health services to persons experiencing homelessness.

• Performs duties where unsheltered individuals are located(at campsites, motels, parks, daytime drop in centers) as well as in clinic.

• Performs routine Medical Assisting duties, including: assisting providers, tray setups (I&D or other minor procedures), charting patient care, vital signs, EKGs, urinalysis, rapid strep test, pregnancy testing, finger-stick glucose & Hgb, phlebotomy, immunizations and injection (intramuscular, intradermal and subcutaneous) medication administration.

• Stocking/inventory of outreach van, patient exam rooms, medications/immunizations, storage room and lab area.

• Logging daily in the MA lab log book.

 • Using the electronic health record to put in vital signs, lab results, orders, etc.

• General office duties: phone etiquette, basic computer skills, and filing.

• Follows all CLIA, HIPAA and OSHA guidelines.

Preferred Attributes

• Excellent communication skills with staff, volunteers, patients and all people and community organizations involving Fourth Street Clinic.

• Keeps customer service and the mission of the organization in mind when interacting with all clients, co-workers, and others.

• Ensuring all actions of patient care are charted correctly and accurately in the Electronic Health Record.

• Capable of working quickly and efficiently under pressure. Work well with others to organize and run efficiently medical provider’s clinic schedule.

• Sensitive to the needs of homeless people, but capable of being innovative and assertive with a diverse population in a variety of situations


• High school graduate

• Training as EMT, Medical Assistant and/or graduate of an accredited EMT/Medical Assistant program

• Knowledge of medical terminology

• CPR certification

Essential physical requirements: Able to lift up to 50 lbs. Other physical movements include pushing, balancing, stooping, flexing/twisting, ability to spend majority of time on feet, et al.


The Medical Assistant position is a 40-hour, full-time position which may include some fluctuation in hours worked per day. Some weekends required.



To Apply

• Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@fourthstreetclinic.org

• No phone calls, please.

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