Outreach EMT Medical Assistant

Wasatch Homeless Healthcare

Location: Fourth Street Clinic and out in the Community (Outreach).

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

Principal responsibilities out of clinic:

Identifying, finding, contacting, engaging, and following up with patients and potential patients on the street, camps, motels, shelters and other locations as needed.

Serving as a Medical Assistant to outreach team:

  • Vital signs
  • Lab work including specimen collection, processing, interpretation and reporting
  • Wound care/first aid
  • Assisting provider in all duties as needed
  • Charting in electronic medical records

Outreach EMT/Paramedic without provider onsite:

  • Functions with autonomy by communicating with provider about the assessment and treatment of patients in the field
  • Patient assessment
  • Vital signs and interpretation
  • Labs work
  • Patient history and basic physical exam including history of present illness and past medical history Basic EMT/Paramedic examination of patient’s body
  • Cap refill, pupils, edema, lungs auscultation and vital signs
  • DCAPBTLS –identify, document, and basic interpretation of abnormalities including but not limited to deformities, contusions, abrasions, punctures / penetrations, burns, tenderness, lacerations and swelling.
  • Communication with provider about needs of patients and provider plan of care.
  • Charting and navigation within EHR, as well as other hospital system EHRs in order to obtain further details about patient’s history and needs.

Principal Responsibilities in clinic:

  • Performs routine Medical Assisting duties, including: assisting providers, tray setups (paps, pelvics, minor surgeries), charting patient care, vital signs, EKGs, urinalysis, rapid strep test, pregnancy testing, finger-stick glucose & Hgb, phlebotomy and injections (intramuscular, intradermal and subcutaneous) medication administration.
  • Stocking/inventory of patient exam rooms, medications/immunizations, storage room and lab area.
  • Follows all CLIA, HIPAA and OSHA guidelines.
  • Reporting all safety concerns with staff and patients to your supervisor immediately.
  • Be an active participant in the Medical Assistant/RN team including assisting staff when asked for assistance as well as knowing your scope of practice.
  • Logging daily in the MA lab log book (microscope, refrigerator temp. and centrifuge).
  • Using the electronic health record to put in vital signs, lab results, orders, etc.
  • Assumes responsibility for the training of MA externs and volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Good organizational skills with emphasis on accuracy, prioritization and reliability.
  • General office skills: phone etiquette, basic computer skills, and filing.
  • Excellent communication skills with staff, volunteers, patients and all people and community organizations involving Fourth Street Clinic.
  • Provides input in development of clinical procedures/setting clinic goals.
  • Responsible for specific duties assigned to them by supervising personnel.
  • Expected to be prepared to start shift at scheduled time.
  • 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.
  • All other clinic responsibilities included in the employee handbook.

Qualifications:

  • Medical Assistant
  • EMT Certified
  • English/Spanish bilingual prefered 

Schedule:

Full-time

Wage:

$12.00 - $14.00 per hr.

How to apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to jobs@fourthstreetclinic.org

Job closes:

06/01/2018