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School Based Medical Assistant--Meriden (Full Time) at Community Health Center

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Location: Meriden, Connecticut

Job Description:
Job Description Summary:
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), with offices in Connecticut, Colorado and California, is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), and the Community eConsult Network (CeCN).

Job Description:

This is a Medical Assistant - CHC School Based Clinic in Meriden (Lincoln Middle School)
  • Full Time
  • This Medical Assistant position supports our clinic staff, providing patient care and assistance to our CHC team, composed of a Nurse Practitioner, Social Worker & a rotating dentist.
  • A school based MA position, mirrors the school schedule and hours (as noted above) however this role will also provide MA support to the nearly by CHC site clinic, when school is not in session.
  • This role works the scheduled hours, traditionally arriving a few minutes before students, and leaving shortly after school lets out.

This is the opportunity for you if you:
  • Possess a positive energetic attitude
  • Enjoy working with people including children
  • Are extremely organized and pay great attention to detail
  • Have a strong interest in health policy/public health
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Enjoy both the clinical as well as administrative aspects of the medical assistant role
  • Can take initiative and work independently as well as part of a team

As a School Based Medical Assistant (SBHC MA) for Community Health Center, you will:
  • Greet patients, parents, school faculty and staff.
  • Identify uninsured and underinsured patients and refers them to Access to Care to obtain health insurance coverage.
  • Escort patients to room, and introduces self and facility to new patients.
  • Accurately obtain chief complaint/reason for visit and documents appropriately in electronic medical record.
  • Prepare patient to be seen by the clinical provider according to medical policy and procedure guidelines, including the measurement and recording of appropriate vital signs and the collection of complaint/visit specific clinical data.
  • Perform CLIA waived laboratory tests in accordance with established policy and procedures and with personal competency check list clearance.
  • Set up clinical operatory appropriate to complaint/visit and provides any assistance required by provider. - Ensure adequate clinical supplies and materials through on-going monitoring of clinical inventory and timely re-stock of supplies
  • Serves as the main resource for training of all MA's in associated responsibilities, including the role of the Safety Officer.
  • Meet regularly with Regional Directors of School Based Health, Nurse Managers, and Program Managers to discuss operational issues, problem solve, address flow, etc.
    • Completion of a Medical Assistant course from an accredited/recognized school
    • 2+ years of experience as a medical assistant, preferably with middle school / adolescents, since these will be the patients they support at these schools

Lincoln Middle School

Time Type:
Full time