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Medical Assistant

Company: Neighborhood Healthcare
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Community health is about more than just vaccines and checkups. It's about giving people the resources they need to live their best lives. At Neighborhood, this is our vision. A community where everyone is healthy and happy. We're with you every step of the way, with the care you need for each of life's chapters. At Neighborhood, we are Better Together.

As a private, non-profit 501(C) (3) community health organization, we serve over 350k medical, dental, and behavioral health visits from more than 77k people annually. We do this in pursuit of our mission to improve the health and happiness of the communities we serve by providing quality care to all, regardless of situation or circumstance.

We have been doing this since 1969 and it is our employees that make this mission a reality. Regardless of the role, our team focuses on being compassionate, having integrity, being professional, always collaborating, and consistently going above and beyond. If that sounds like an organization you want to be a part of, we would love to have you.

The Medical Assistant communicates with patients and performs clinical services to ensure high quality patient care in a fast-paced environment. Example duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Takes patient vital signs and obtains patient intake information.
  • Performs clinical procedures such as blood draws, vaccines, nebulizer treatments, ear lavages, and EKGs
  • Discusses patient needs and provides education and resources to patients directly
  • Ensures exam rooms are stocked, cleaned and set up for examinations and procedures
  • Coordinates provider workflows to ensure efficient patient care
  • Ensures provider has all pertinent information required for each patient visit including diagnostic images, labs and required screenings
  • Assists other providers and care teams in women's health, pediatrics and general medicine departments as needed
  • Utilizes electronic health records to order, process and document clinical treatment plans for patient as directed by the provider
  • Conveys information to patients via telephone or email under the direction of a provider or Registered Nurse
  • Provides patient with requested documents after review to ensure forms are complete, accurate and executed by the provider


    Education: High School Diploma or GED required. Valid MA certificate from an accredited program required. Active BLS/CPR certificate required.

    Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience preferred.

    Skills: Familiarity with medical procedures and terminology. Proficiency with electronic health records system experience preferred. Intermediate computer and data entry skills. Must use sound judgment to anticipate needs of patients and providers. Flexibility with changing priorities and time sensitive deadlines. Use emotional and cultural intelligence to provide appropriate communication and patient care. Exemplify compassion to patients and team members. Ability to work with highly confidential information in a professional and ethical manner. Bilingual (English/Spanish) or (English/Arabic) required.

    Additional Requirements: Must have own watch with a second hand to count the pulse rate per minute and the respiratory rate per minute. Must wear the watch at all times while working.

    Neighborhood Healthcare requires employees to be fully vaccinated (including a booster dose) against COVID-19 and demonstrate proof of vaccination/booster upon hire or receive approval for an exemption based on a medical reason, disability or religious belief. Proof of booster dose will be contingent upon booster eligibility.

    Pay range: $19.00 - $27.50 per hour, depending on experience. (DOE)

Keywords: Neighborhood Healthcare, El Cajon , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , El Cajon, California

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