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Hospital Assistant

BayMark Health Services

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted November 22, 2021.

Full Time Medical Assistant

BAART Programs is looking for an organized and compassionate Medical Assistant to greet patients, schedule appointments and collect personal information from patients. The Medical Assistant is also responsible for taking vital signs, helping practitioners with treatment and collecting lab samples.

To be successful as a Medical Assistant you must have excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail. An ideal candidate also demonstrates a non-judgmental and accepting attitude toward the Substance Use Disorder.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedules intake appointments, records and verifies patients’ information and prepares medical records on new and returning patients
  • Check in patients, escort patients to and from waiting room, interviews patients and measures vital signs, records information intopatients’ electronic charts
  • Assist Medical Director/Program Physician/Nurse Practitioner with patient intakes and as needed
  • Obtains blood specimens and collects nonblood specimens such as urine sputum, for laboratory testing
  • Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients and disinfects treatment rooms, equipment andsupplies using germicides
  • Acts as receptionist, performs secretarial duties and prepares and maintains reports and records
  • Triage/manage questions, phone contacts, and fax messages
  • File lab results into appropriate binders and distribute lab results to counselors
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and in-service trainings
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma of GED.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Phlebotomy certification preferred.
  • Certified in Medical Assistant Program in the state of employment, if applicable.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and current certification in BCLS.
  • 1-2 years prior healthcare experience in similar field and environment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service demeanor.
  • Familiar with State Regulations, DEA regulations and TJC and / or CARF Accreditation
  • Must have experience working with substance abuse population.
  • Exhibits excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Skilled in conducting assessments, utilization of ASI criteria for appropriate patient placement,
    treatment plan development and implementation, service coordination, and crisis intervention.
  • Excellent documentation and computer skills required.
  • Knowledge of local community drug trends, the effects on the body and cognitive functioning of
    drugs of abuse, signs and symptoms of narcotic overdose, psychosocial implications of addictive
    disease, the process of addiction and treatment, social service, economic, legal, and medical
    systems, HIV transmission-health, behavioral, and emotional implications of addiction.
  • Compliance with accepted professional standards and practices
  • Initiative to take charge of unforeseen situations, solve problems and adjust to schedule changes
  • Satisfactory references from employers and/or professional peers
  • Satisfactory drug screen and criminal background check

COVID-19 considerations:

Everyone will be asked to be in compliance with the most recent COVID guidelines from CDC, State, County and City.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401(K)
  • Generous paid time off
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities
  • Satisfying and rewarding work striving to overcome the opioid epidemic

Here is what you can expect from us:

BAART Programs a progressive substance abuse treatment organization is committed to the highest quality of patient care in a comfortable outpatient clinic setting. Our ultimate goal is to address the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of opioid use disorder to help each of our patients achieve long-term recovery and an improved quality of life.

BAART Programs is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, natural origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition, disability or veterans status or any other classification protected by State/Federal laws.

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