Certified Medical Assistant - $4,000 Bonus
Company: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Posted on: March 18, 2023
YVFWC has a compulsory vaccination policy including the Covid-19
primary series. The organization does not mandate the Covid-19
booster although it is offered through our employee health
department. Medical and religious exemptions to the primary series
will be considered and for those approved, the employee should
anticipate following appropriate guidance around masking and other
protective equipment offered.
Performs various administrative and clinical duties under the
direct supervision of a Provider. Acts as a liaison between
patients and physicians, interacting with patients to collect data
and provide information. Works directly with healthcare Providers
to maintain patient records, collect test samples, and assist in
What We Offer
- Sign-on bonus of $4,000 in first paycheck and $1,000 at 12
months of employment.
- $20-24/hour DOE with ability to go higher for highly
- 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including
Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing,
403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, and
- Maintains patient medical records, updating patient medical
history, current status including vital signs, medical treatments
and medication provided. Reviews and updates patient immunization
- Prepares for patient visits. Reviews the patient file,
including requests for labs, referrals and correspondence. Verifies
and ensures necessary reports are present. Provides updates to
Provider team as needed.
- Collaborates with Providers to ensure efficiency of schedules
and continuity of care. Discusses patients scheduled for the day
including pre-visit prep.
- Prepares and maintains patient exam rooms, ensuring that
appropriate supplies are in the room and that necessary equipment
is present and sterilized.
- Prepares patient for examinations, explaining medical treatment
procedures as needed.
- Provides limited education and/or coaching for patients within
scope. This includes discharge information and/or responding to
follow-up questions. Instructs patients about medication and
possible allergic reactions.
- Responds to patients questions and concerns in person and via
email exchange. If the question is outside of scope, directs
inquiries to appropriate person.
- Assists physician during examinations, procedures, treatments,
and minor office surgeries.
- Anticipates Providers needs and manages Providers
- Collects and prepares laboratory specimens. Completes
screenings. Collects and reviews patient data per protocol. Follows
up on test results as directed by healthcare Providers. Documents
specimens collected and results in electronic medical record
- Prepares and administers medication as directed by a
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint
Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration
(HRSA), and YVFWC requirements.
- Education: Minimum of a high school diploma or General
Education Diploma (GED) that is accredited by a regional or
national accrediting agency approved by the US Department of
Education is required. At least 2 years of full-time Medical
Assistant work experience, and currently a certified MA, or
eligible to take the certification exam. Completion of one of the
- Graduation from a medical assisting program (may be a one-year
certificate/diploma program or a two-year Associate Degree program)
that is accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of
Health Education Schools (ABHES). This program must be comprised of
at least 720 hours of medical assistant training, including at
least 160 hours in a clinical externship;
- Graduation from an apprentice program that is approved by the
- Complete at least 720 hours of Medical Assistant college
- Earn an equivalent amount of military training that is related
to medical assisting.
- Experience: One year s experience as a Certified Medical
Assistant (CMA) preferred.
- Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current CPR
certification required within 90 days of hire. Certifications must
be maintained and remain current. Current documentation for one of
the following credentials offered through a national accrediting
organizations is required within 12 months of hire;
- Certified Medical Assistant through American Association of
Medical Assistants (AAMA); American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Registered Medical Assistant; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
through National Healthcareer Association (NHA); or National
Certified Medical Assistant through National Center for Competency
- Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required or Preferred: Medical
knowledge to understand the theories, reasons and technical aspects
of medicine. Strong people skills to handle different
personalities, backgrounds and personal situations. Strong
multi-tasking ability to handle the variety and pace of work. Basic
proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft
Outlook, Word, Excel, Epic and EMR.
We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14
dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states.
We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy,
orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening,
and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC s patient-centered model
of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter
assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS
counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental
Working at YVFWC
Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for
those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work
with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same
At Farm Workers Clinic
- We will consistently trust one another to work for the common
- We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and
insisting on doing what we say we will do.
- We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful
no matter the risk.
- We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our
- We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
- We will let joy in.
- We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse
anything short of excellence.
Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal
opportunity employment. Associated topics: ascp, lab, medical
laboratory science, medical technologist, mls, pathology, sample
collection, technician, technician i, technician lab
Keywords: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Hillsboro , Certified Medical Assistant - $4,000 Bonus, Healthcare , Astoria, Oregon
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