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Medical Assistant

Company: North Shore Community Health Inc
Location: Salem
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Full-timeDescription$1500 Sign On Bonus!!! Opportunity OverviewNorth Shore Community Health (NSCH) is an industry leader in exceptional delivery of community healthcare. We are looking for a Medical Assistant (MA) for our Salem Family Health Center. Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Manager the Medical Assistant is responsible in assisting providers (physicians, NP, Behavioral health, nurses) with patient visits including administrative, clinical and laboratory duties. The MA is expected to take a very active role within the team in terms of ongoing duties and in seeking constant improvement to the processes. As a team member at our health center, you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. The OrganizationNorth Shore Community Health is a high performing community health organization that prides itself on being a compassionate and high performing community health center, serving its surrounding communities with comprehensive and culturally competent care. NSCH offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, substance abuse disorder treatment, nurse care management, and insurance enrollment assistance services. NSCH has ten services sites: Gloucester, Peabody and Salem Family Health Centers; the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School; and behavioral health only services at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Horace Mann School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans and as a community-based safety net healthcare provider, NSCH welcomes staff who mirror the diversity of our communities and continues on its path to furthering its commitment to being an anti-racist organization. Mission North Shore Community Health's mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all.VisionHealthy People - Vibrant CommunitiesValuesAccountabilityWe take our responsibility to ourselves, each other, and the NSCH Community very seriously. We understand our individual roles, and positions of power with respect to how others perceive our roles and actions. We hold ourselves accountable when we make mistakes-acknowledging the error, owning it, taking corrective actions, and moving forward. We follow through on what we commit or resolve to do.IntegrityIntegrity is the foundation of healthy relationships. We are committed to the highest ethical standards: honesty, fairness, respectfulness, and trustworthiness. We are honorable and respectful in dealings with others, and we strive to deal honestly, fairly and in a respectful, ethical, and trustworthy manner when in agreement or disagreement.Empathy Empathy is a deep appreciation for another's situation and point of view, which is the basis for the golden rule and our intrinsic sense of justice. We strive to bring empathy into our interactions with each other and with our patients.Courage We see courage as the strength of character to stand up for our convictions and belief system. To have courage is to have the fortitude to take risks and to extend one's behaviors, actions, and thoughts beyond one's comfort zone. We appreciate that courage is often required to compromise. Courage is a state of mind to face adverse, difficult, and challenging situations with confidence and positive energy.RespectNSCH holds its patients in the highest regard. We provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient needs and values. We take the time to listen to concerns, understand what is important, and provide appropriate solutions and care. We do this through coordination and integration of care, collaboration, and teamwork.Commitment NSCH is committed to the health and well-being of its community, patients, and staff. We demonstrate this commitment by constantly striving to align our actions with our mission, vision, and values.EEO Statement:We, North Shore Community Health (NSCH), are an equal employment opportunity employer. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce representative of all people, at all job levels, in the organization. We do not and will not make any personnel decisions (like recruiting, hiring, job assignments, and promotions) based on age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Duties/Responsibilities:Provides outstanding customer service, both to internal and external customersScreens patients according to established protocol including but not limited to height, weight, urine testing, hematocrits, vision testing, blood pressure, PHQ-9Prepares paperwork for referrals and provides translation services as neededObtains tests as delineated, and sets up for procedures as listed under the MA competency checklistPerforms the tasks within the EMR as listed in the MA competency checklistParticipates in the orders, hospital discharge and ER trackingClean and stock exam rooms, maintain sterilization statistics, and an inventory control systemPerform quality assurance tests as necessary Answers phone or EMR message when needed. Contacts patients, via letter, telephone or patient portal and schedule patients as neededHIPAA: Maintains integrity and completeness of medical record and patient confidentialityCopies and faxes documents as neededManages durable medical equipment requests. Assists with visiting nurse referrals and prior authorizationsPerforming additional duties to fulfill NSCH's mission, as assigned Completion of NSCH required Compliance Training before the deadline Requirements Graduate of a Medical Assistant program preferredExperience working in a medical field as a CNA, EMT, Phlebotomy and other related fieldsStudents in a Medical field Completion or willingness to complete Basic Life Support training (CPR)Ability to work effectively as part of the teamWillingness to be flexible about work assignmentsStrong interpersonal and communication skillsThe ability to float between the three sites and work from home at timesBilingual especially Spanish or Portuguese a plusCurrent vaccination against pertussis and tetanusCompetency in working with Microsoft Office Suite and GE Centricity is a plus Please note: North Shore Community Health (NSCH) requires all employees to be maximally vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of the COVID-19 booster shot, as a condition of employment, unless a religious or medical exception is granted. All prospective employees will be required to be maximally vaccinated before the first day of employment. Proof of vaccination record must be provided with pre-hire paperwork. To request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement or if you have any questions about this mandate, please contact the Human Resources Department at on the North ShoreWith facilities in Salem, Peabody, and Gloucester, NSCH offers access to New England's Coastal charm, while being just thirty minutes outside of Boston. The North Shore is connected to the city via the Rockport Commuter Rail line, which makes stops in Salem and Gloucester. The North Shore has plenty to offer, with a rich history and thriving cultural scene.For Information Please Contact:Ella Mae KabaTalent Acquisition Program ManagerNorth Shore Community Health(857) 320-6761

Keywords: North Shore Community Health Inc, Salem , Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Salem, Massachusetts

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