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Certified Medical Assistant - $4,000 Bonus

Company: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Location: Astoria
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Are you passionate about making a difference in people's lives beyond just providing medical care? Do you want to be part of a team that goes above and beyond to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all patients? At Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, we believe you are more than a medical assistant, and we are more than a job!

We are who we are because of our migrant farmworkers. These short clips share a glimpse of our dedication to our communities, our health, and our families:

WE are Yakima - WE are Family

YVFWC - And then we grew

Join our team as a Certified Medical Assistant at our Coastal Family Health Center!

What We Offer

  • $20-$25/hour DOE with the ability to go higher for highly experienced candidates. This role may also be eligible for shift differentials.
  • $4,000 sign-on bonus & $1,000 bonus at 12 months of employment
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance including medical, dental, vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine
  • Profit sharing & 403(b) retirement plan available
  • Generous PTO, 8 paid holidays, and much more!
    Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties
    • Maintains patient medical records, updating patient medical history and current status, including vital signs, medical treatments, and medication provided. Reviews and updates patient immunization records.
    • Prepares for patient visits. Reviews the patient file, including lab requests, 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 patients 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, direct inquiries to the appropriate person.
    • Assists physicians during examinations, procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries.
    • Anticipates Providers' needs and manages Providers' requests.
    • 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 (EMR).
    • Prepares and administers medication as directed by a physician.
    • 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: A minimum of a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency approved by the US Department of Education is required. Completion of one of the following:
        • 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 state;
        • Complete at least 720 hours of Medical Assistant college education;
        • Earn an equivalent amount of military training that is related to medical assisting OR
        • At least 2 years of full-time Medical Assistant work experience and currently a certified MA or eligible to take the certification exam.
        • Experience : One year's experience as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is preferred.
        • Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Current CPR certification is 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 organization is required within 12 months of hire;
          • Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant; Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA); or National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
          • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical knowledge to understand medicine's theories, reasons, and technical aspects. 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 various computer programs, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Epic, and EMR.
            About YVFWC

            Since 1973, we've transformed into a leading community health center. With 40+ clinics across Washington and Oregon, we offer a wide range of services such as medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, nutritional counseling, autism screening, and behavioral health. Our holistic model also extends assistance to shelter, energy, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling, home visits, and mobile medical/dental clinics.

            Working at YVFWC

            Working in our organization means being a 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 work.

            At Farm Workers Clinic
            • We will consistentlytrustone another to work for the common good.
            • We will fosterintegrityby demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
            • We will demonstratetransparencyby being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
            • We will createpartnershipsto strengthen ourselves and our community.
            • We will fight forjust treatmentfor all individuals.
            • We will letjoyin.
            • We have thecourageto be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
              Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal-opportunity employment.

              Contact us at ...@yvfwc.org to learn more about this opportunity! Associated topics: medical, medical lab science, medical technologist, mls, molecular, services, surgical technologist, technician, technician ii, technician iv

Keywords: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Hillsboro , Certified Medical Assistant - $4,000 Bonus, Healthcare , Astoria, Oregon

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