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Medical Assistant I

Company: Tarzana Treatment Center
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPosition Title: Medical Assistant Department: Primary Care Reports To: Primary Care DirectorPOSITION SUMMARYReports to the Director of Primary Care. Works under the direct supervision of the Licensed Medical Care Provider. Responsible for providing basic nursing care to the patients assigned to the Primary Care Clinic.We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays (12)
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Competitive wages
  • Stability and career advancement
  • Continuing Education OpportunitiesCATEGORIES OF DUTIES
  • Interview, screen and perform health assessments per established protocols.
  • Reports and records observations that reflect the nursing care given and the patients' progress.
  • Assist in formulation of the treatment plan.
  • Apply and remove bandages and dressings; apply orthopedic appliances: immobilizer, envelope slings, orthotics, and similar devices; remove casts, splints and other external devices; obtain impressions for orthotics, padding and custom molded shoes; select and adjust crutches to patient; and instruct patient in proper use of crutches.
  • Perform ophthalmic testing not requiring interpretation by the medical assistant in order to obtain test results.
  • Remove sutures or staples from superficial incisions or lacerations.
  • Perform ear lavage to remove impacted cerumen.
  • Collect by non-invasive techniques and preserve specimens for testing, including urine, sputum, semen and stool.
  • Assist patients in ambulation and transfers.
  • Prepare patients for and assist the physician, physician assistant or registered nurse in examinations or procedures including positioning, draping, shaving and disinfecting treatment sites; prepare a patient for gait analysis testing.
  • As authorized by a physician, provide patient information and instructions.
  • Collect and record patient data including height, weight, temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure, and basic information about the presenting and previous conditions.
  • Perform simple laboratory and screening tests customarily performed in a medical office.
  • Cut nails on otherwise healthy patients.
  • Administer first aid and CPR in an emergency.
  • Performs front office duties such as answering phones, filing, scheduling appointments, computer input, patient/public relations.
  • Orders medical and clinical supplies and keeps rooms stocked appropriately.
  • All other duties as required by Supervisor/Administration.EDUCATIONCompletion of a medical assistant program approved by the State of California. Phlebotomy certificate helpful.EXPERIENCEThree (3) months to One (1) year experience working as a medical assistant in a doctor's office, clinic setting or hospital or completion of internship with Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc.SETTINGTarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, which provides behavioral healthcare services, including chemical dependency.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERTarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. does not discriminate as to race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation and disability in its hiring practices.ADA REQUIREMENTTarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. supports the American with Disabilities Act. Discrimination is prohibited in all aspects of employment against disabled persons, who, with reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of a job.#SJ2021

Keywords: Tarzana Treatment Center, Long Beach , Medical Assistant I, Healthcare , Long Beach, California

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