AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Medical Assistant - Part Time

US-FL
Req No
2017-6827
Category
Public Health
Type
Regular Part-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

AHF’s core values are:

• Patient-Centered
• Value Employees
• Respect for Diversity
• Nimble
• Fight for What’s Right
 
STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

 

AHF is currently seeking a Part Time Medical Assistant for our Miami-Dade and Broward locations.   We offer a competitive salary and a great work environment. Candidates must be available to work on weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Includes the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Documents patient's weight, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure per AHF protocol.
  • Collects samples such as urine, blood and stool specimens in the Healthcare Centers and/or Prevention and Testing sites as ordered. Instructs patients on in home collection of urine, stool and sputum specimens, when appropriate.
  • Performs phlebotomy as ordered and prepares specimens for transport to laboratory.
  • Documents services performed for compliance and reporting purposes.
  • Reviews physician orders, lab requests or follow-up needs with patient.
  • May receive laboratory results over the telephone and transmit them to the licensed nurse and the patient's medical provider in a timely manner.
  • Administers Purified Protein Derivative (PPD), as ordered.
  • Reports changes in patient's physical status to the Nurse Manager, Prevention and Testing Program Manager, other nurses or medical provider.
  • Assists nursing and medical staff with examinations and procedures as assigned.
  • Documents observations as requested by an MD and/or Nurse Manager in the patient's medical record.
  • Receives and processes medication refill requests; verifies medication request with healthcare provider and obtains appropriate documentation.
  • Maintains supplies and cleanliness of examination rooms.
  • Maintains logs as directed by the Nurse Manager and Prevention and Testing Program Manager.
  • Maintains standard precautions for infection control.
  • Under the supervision of the Prevention and Testing Program Manager, the Medical Assistant is responsible for the daily functioning and administrative operations of the testing program. 
  • Conducts an HIV/STD risk assessment with the client to obtain risk history and demographic information for reporting purposes. 
  • Administers HIV test designed to detect HIV anti-bodies following standardized directions. 
  • Processes sample in accordance with standard guidelines.
  • Assesses client referral needs and makes referrals as neeeded during the counselling sessions; document all referrals made.

 

Participation in AHF Meetings/Committees
Attends Testing Counselor’s Meeting.
Attends other Prevention meetings as assigned.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience
One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Computer/Software Skills & Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an employee should have knowledge of Word Processing Software.

 

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

 Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Other Skills & Abilities/Qualifications
Previous experience with medical front office a plus.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
Sensitivity to the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to communicate openly on sexual topics without prejudice.
Must be able to work weekdays, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

 

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program with certification.
Current State of Florida HIV Pre and Post Test HIV Counselor Certification.
Current State of Florida Driver License.

 

We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation believe that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.  The right of equal employment opportunity extends to recruiting, hiring selection, transfer, promotion, training and all other conditions of employment.

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