Job Location: Kodiak Community Health Center - Kodiak, AK
Position Type: Full-Time
Job Shift: Day
Job Category: Health Care
Functions as part of the Kodiak Community Health Center (KCHC) multidisciplinary health care team in providing care to patients. Performs direct patient care activities within the scope of a Medical Assistant.
Site of Employment:
The site of employment may be the main KCHC medical clinic, the KCHC Administrative building or at any other location where KCHC provides services or staff performs work. Staff may work remotely with the permission of their supervisor and the Executive Director.
Essential Job Functions:
Acts as a member of the KCHC Healthcare Team in the provision of health services to individuals, families, and/or their communities. Works collaboratively with patients and their caregivers—to the extent preferred by each patient—as well as with other members of the KCHC Healthcare Team to accomplish shared goals within and across settings to achieve coordinated, high-quality care.
Essential Job Qualifications:
Education: High school diploma/GED required. Completion of formal education as a Medical Assistant, or other allied health program preferred. Must possess current BLS certification upon hire or obtain one within 6 months of date of hire and maintain in a current/active status thereafter.
Experience: Previous medical office experience is highly desirable; phlebotomy experience preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Following licensure/registration is preferred:
Certified Medical Assistant [CMA (AAMA)]
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
For applicants who do not meet the preferred licensure/certification, on-the-job training will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Communication: Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with all levels of staff personnel.
- Assists KCHC Medical providers with patient examinations and procedures as directed.
- Obtains and documents on appropriate forms, patient history, vital signs, and other significant information pertinent to the patient’s condition.
- Performs venipuncture/phlebotomy, urinalysis, and other laboratory procedures for which the Medical Assistant has been trained and demonstrated competency, as requested by a KCHC Medical Staff provider.
- Consistently follows established standards, policies, and procedures in providing patient care.
- Assists in providing patient education.
- Stocks KCHC exam rooms and equipment on a weekly basis.
- Assists Clinical Manager in maintaining adequate medical supplies and medications to provide effective patient care.
- Performs vaccine administration as per standard Center for Disease Control Guidelines and documents appropriately. Administers injectable medications as directed by KCHC provider and documents appropriately.
- Performs nursing visits with direct consultation of KCHC Medical Staff providers as indicated.
- Performs all Medical Assistant duties and quality control checks as indicated for the KCHC Immunization Program as it pertains to ordering, stocking, monitoring, and other duties as indicated by the needs of the program.
- Maintains a high proficiency in all KCHC computer software systems, email, and internet websites that are directly associated with the performance of clinical staff duties.
- Performs and maintains provider chart checks and all other associated documentation (e.g., American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [ACOG] monitoring) to provide comprehensive patient care.
- Performs other related duties, as assigned, that support the overall mission and vision of Kodiak Community Health Center.
Cultural Competence: Demonstrates complete understanding and responds effectively with sensitivity to special populations served by KCHC. Special populations include, but are not limited to, those defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, sexual orientation, economic standing, disability status, migrant, homelessness, seasonal workers, and the uninsured.
Attendance: Regular attendance and punctuality is expected and required.
English Language: Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Bilingual (Tagalog or Spanish) is preferred.
Mission Statement: We exist to provide compassionate and comprehensive primary care to the entire Kodiak Community.
Vision Statement: Working together to achieve ultimate health and well-being.
- Team-oriented and able to work collaboratively with staff.
- Strong problem-solving and time-management skills.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, medical office environment with frequent interruptions, public contact, and occasional crisis situations.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with sensitive medical information and foster an ethical work environment.
- Ability and willingness to carry out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.