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Medical Assistant- Inova Cares Clinic for Families (Fairfax)

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Annandale
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Inova Cares Clinic for Families in Fairfax, VA is seeking a passionate Medical Assistant (bilingual in Spanish) to join their dedicated team of healthcare professionals!

Inova Cares Clinic for Families (ICCF) provides comprehensive primary care services to patients who reflect the culturally diverse community we serve. Our clinics serve as medical homes for patients of all ages who qualify for Medicaid, FAMIS, Inova's Financial Assistance Program, or are uninsured.

Join a strong team dedicated to working together to care for our patients and the communities we serve.

Job Responsibilities
Performs general patient care responsibilities including checking schedules and organizing patient flow; recording patient blood pressure, height, weight; accompanying patients to exam/procedure room; assisting patients as needed with walking, collecting specimens, phlebotomy, administering injections, assisting physicians/nurses; preparing patient for examination and treatment; relaying instructions to patients/families; answering calls and providing pertinent information.
Performs pre-visiting planning as indicated by the physician for the vulnerable population as indicated. Fulfills clerical responsibilities as assigned which may include: sending/receiving patient medical records; obtaining lab/x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms / requisitions as needed.
Organizes medical records, including lab results, progress notes, etc. to ensure provider has all of the necessary information available during the patient's encounter.
Scans necessary medical information into the chart readying the chart for the patient's encounter. Instructs patient in basic testing requirements, e.g., clean catch urine, EKG, phlebotomy, pap tests, etc.
Fulfills environmental responsibilities as assigned which may include: setting up instruments and equipment according to protocol; cleaning exam / procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits; ordering, sorting, storing supplies; restocking exam /procedures rooms.
Properly disposes of expired medications and supplies. Adheres to and employs appropriate sterile techniques and universal precautions guidelines.
Follows guidelines for point-of-care testing, EKG techniques, phlebotomy, as per manufacturer's requirements for equipment. Assures equipment is in proper working order. Performs daily checks of equipment assuring it is in proper working order.
Checks environment prior to starting the clinic day to ensure there are no hazards in the hallways, no open containers, and rooms are clean and free of debris. Assists with the identification of actual and potential risks to patient safety. Reports patient safety issues to the physician and practice manager in a timely manner. Provides information to patients so they may fully utilize and benefit from the clinic services. Assists with data collection for quality improvement activities.
Reports consistently patient data in a concise and thorough manner. Seeks to improve the effectiveness of communication and interactions with others. Communicates problems relating to patients and / or staff with practice manager in an objective and timely manner. Respects and promotes patient rights. Secures the computer when not in use and does not access records in an open area when in another patient's view. Demonstrates compassion and caring in dealing with others. uses unbiased observations when reporting patient's concerns both medically and personally to the physician and other members of the care team.
Participates in continuing education activities that enhance employee's professional abilities and ensure up-to-date patient care. Demonstrates participation in continuing. education activities that enhance and expand employee's professional knowledge and abilities. Actively participates in clinic huddles and offers suggestions to better meet the needs of the patients and the clinic flow. Maintains own Employee Continuing Education Record and completes all annual competency reviews.
Participates actively in quality improvement initiatives and understands the importance of quality improvement.

Requirements
Experience: Previous experience in a medical office, healthcare setting or similar situation preferred. Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent. Special Skills: **Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred** Medical terminology, proficient in English, excellent verbal and written communication skills and competent with basic computer skills
About Us

Inova is Northern Virginia's leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare - every time, every touch - to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova's 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.

Keywords: Inova Health System, Annandale , Medical Assistant- Inova Cares Clinic for Families (Fairfax), Healthcare , Annandale, Virginia

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