(2) Bilingual Medical Assistant (Oceanside)
Long Term Temp (> 30 Days)
An established non-profit, with over 700 employees and serving 65,000 patients annually, is continuing to expand their operations. Be a part of their impressive team’s growth as a Medical Assistant.
The Medical Assistant (MA) is responsible for performing routine clinical and administrative tasks. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications. Administrative duties may include answering phone calls, registering new patients, scheduling appointments and collecting and posting fees.
Interview patients to obtain medical information and confirm purpose of visit.
Copy immunization cards of all new children or, if none available in chart, of established patients.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms stocked, neat and clean.
Sterilize instruments following sterilization guidelines and maintain accurate logs.
Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for examination by performing preliminary physical tests; and taking blood pressure, height, weight and temperature.
Record patients' medical history, vital signs and information such as test results in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
Assist medical staff in examining and treating patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections and removing sutures.
Perform various laboratory procedures to include urine analysis, cultures, immunization, Hgb, lead levels and EKGs.
Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
Perform respiratory treatments, injections and immunizations according to protocols or standing orders.
Change dressings on wounds.
Secure patient information and maintain patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians' instructions to patients.
Discharge patients from visit per patient discharge protocols.
Schedule appointments for patients, as needed.
Refer calls to medical staff when appropriate for emergency or medical questions.
High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant Program
Medical Assistant Certificate
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Knowledge of medical terminology, medical laboratory procedures and healthcare operations and work flow
May be required to float and/or travel between all sites and locations therefore CA Driver’s License and clean driving record required
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers
Associate's Degree in Healthcare related courses
1+ years of Medical Assistant experience
6+ months experience with documentation in an EHR system
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.