Medical Assistant (#0486)

Announcement #0486

Location of Position: Bessemer, AL

Position Summary:
The medical assistant is responsible for providing medical assistance and coordinates support
services for health practitioners at the Bessemer Neighborhood Health Center. The medical
assistant will prepare patients for treatment and coordinates and assists with completion of
treatment/protocol. The medical assistant will maintain exam rooms, performs non-invasive
patient procedures, medical charting, recordkeeping, and inventories. The medical assistant
schedules diagnostic test appointments, generates detailed reports and interfaces
professionally with outside resources including patients, students, and other professionals. The
medical assistant works closely with the director of health services to accomplish the mission
and service goals of Aletheia House.

Primary Responsibilities:
-To provide administrative and clinical support for the Aletheia House Bessemer Neighborhood
Health Center and its health practitioners including taking medical histories, vital signs, prepares
patients for exams, and assisting physician/nurse practitioner during exam
-To collect and prepare lab specimens, perform clia waived laboratory tests and dispose of
contaminated supplies
-To provide referrals to address identified needs related factors affecting health (medical, social,
housing, or educational)
-To provide patients with health education materials approved by the Aletheia House
-To arrange and prepare examining rooms’ equipment and instruments
-To stock exam rooms with medical supplies and stock laboratory with lab supplies
-Updates medical records and medical charting, recordkeeping, typing, insurance filing and
other clerical needs
-To complete insurance forms, answer phones and schedule appointments
-Patient interaction
-To answer telephones and schedule appointments
-To perform other duties as directed to support the missions of the Aletheia House Bessemer
Neighborhood Health Center and as assigned by the director of health services or chief
operating officer

Qualifications:
-High School Diploma or equivalent required
-Certification as a certified medical assistant (CMA) or nursing assistant required
-Current basic life support certifications required
-Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records, pc applications, and software required
-Knowledge of obtaining medical and social history, chart, take blood pressures, general
medical and office skills required
-Must adhere to HIPAA and OSHA regulations and guidelines
-Two years of outpatient experience preferred
-Must have a valid Driver’s License and good driving record
-Motor Vehicle Report required

Travel Requirements:
-Travel occasionally
-Must be willing to use and have your own personal transportation
-Mileage reimbursement for personal use of vehicle is included

Job Salary:
$15.00 per hour – F/T non-exempt

Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., occasional evenings or weekends -Total 40 Hours per week
(schedule may vary according to clients’ needs)

To Apply:
Individuals who are interested should send cover letter and resume in one attachment to
jobs@specialkindofcaring.org, apply at: www.specialkindofcaring.org, or fax cover letter and
resume to (205) 203-4843. Insert in the subject line the following job code: MA-0486

*Please include both cover letter and resume in one attachment to be considered for candidacy.
Closing Date-Time: Open until filled

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