Fenway Health Medical Assistant Educator in Boston, Massachusetts

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About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

We provide high quality, comprehensive health care, research, education and advocacy.

In 2001, Fenway launched The Fenway Institute, an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues, especially related to LGBT communities.

In 2009, Fenway moved into the Ansin Building, the largest LGBT health care, research and education facility in the world, and an anchor institution in Boston's thriving Fenway neighborhood.

In 2010, Fenway welcomed the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center into the Fenway family. The Borum serves teens and young adults ages 12-29, and is a safe place for at-risk youth, including LGBT young people, homeless teens and young adults, those struggling with substance abuse, involved with gangs or doing sex work.

In 2013, the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts also became a part of Fenway Health. AIDS Action serves people living with HIV/AIDS and populations at risk of infection, and leads the state's Getting To Zero Coalition, which seeks to reduce the number of HIV infections to zero. It also operates a needle exchange that serves as an entry point to healthcare services for active substance users.

Description

Under the direction of the LPN/ Charge Nurse and as a member of a medical team, the Medical Assistant Educators will act as a trainer, resource, and mentor for on-boarding and medical assistants and students, provide at least annual competency assessments of CLIA waived and medical testing testing, clinical procedure support, and infection control. The MA Educators support employee ppd/vaccination efforts. The MA Educators will provide clinical support for patients and medical team as well as general support for other clinic activities.

Representative Duties:

Providing direct patient care, using clinical and office procedures as appropriate for a Medical Assistant in an outpatient clinic

  • Organizes and prepares patient visit including patient summary sheets, labels and huddle sheets for daily clinic.
  • Checks exam room for patient encounter and restocks, and cleans as necessary
  • Calls patients from the lobby into the exam room
  • Obtains chief complaint, vital signs, allergies, surveys, and consent forms from patient
  • Open office visit note and documents vital signs in CPS
  • Assists with patient care under the direction of appropriate medical provider, RN or LPN
  • Assists with care coordination for individual patients and panels of patients under the direction of appropriate medical provider, RN or LPN
  • Administers all CLIA waived lab tests and medical tests (e.g. EKG, Spirometry UA, HCG, rapid HIV, tb-ppd administration) and procedures (e.g. ear lavage) as per protocol and medical provider order.
  • Assists with collection and transport of all lab samples.
  • Assists with mailings, sorting of mail, filing, faxing and other duties to support administrative office needs
  • Understands and maintains standard precautions in all clinical activities, use of PPE
  • Chaperone providers upon request during physical/pelvic exams
  • Coordinates in-clinic services between Client Services, the lab, Providers, MAs, and Nurses to assist with timely and smooth patient flow
  • Demonstrates teamwork and works to build cohesive, professional relationships with all Fenway Health employees and patients,
  • May perform phlebotomy, if trained
  • Assists in emergencies as trained, calls for outside help or transport as directed.

Effectively maintains medical supply stock, medication supply stock, equipment in working order and cleanliness of clinic

  • Maintains equipment in good working order, and notifies supervisor of broken or uninspected equipment. Notifies supervisor of needed equipment or tools including suggestions for improvements in supplies.
  • Cleans, organizes and stocks assigned exam rooms , supply closets, utility rooms and medical area of lab between patient visits as needed throughout the day, every day.
  • Cleans exam rooms, work area, and equipment daily and after contamination of communicable disease exposure with appropriate cleaning agent. Cleans spills of body fluids or substances in any area of building and assists with patient hygiene/tolieting when notified of need.
  • Conducts inventory at least monthly, restocks and rotates the stock to prevent expired stock/shortages
  • Orders new stock inventory as needed or informs person responsible for ordering supplies when stock is getting low
  • Identifies and disposes of expired medical stock appropriately
  • Maintains room cleaning logs
  • Checks and records daily refrigerator temperature, and CLIA waived testing controls quality control
  • May perform autoclaving, if trained

Education and Training

  • Maintains familiarity with Fenway Health policies and procedures, and educates others regarding policy changes.
  • In conjunction with nurse supervisor and other MA Educators and/or Lead Clinical Assistant (Call Center) develops training calendar for onboarding Medical Assistants and students.
  • Assists with annual competency assessments: clinical procedures, medical tests, CLIA waived testing, phlebotomy, autoclave use.
  • Provides re-training as requested by supervisor or MA
  • Promotes and supports employee vaccination and other occupational health efforts
  • Informs supervisor of training needs
  • Trains staff of new clinical tests or procedures to be done in clinic.
  • Assists with the preparation of training materials

Provide phone and clerical support for general patient inquiries and outreach

  • Coordinates and provides reminders for needed visits, testing, and procedures.
  • Clearly and timely documents all phone calls and interactions with patients as well as attempts to contact patients
  • Informs and follows up with responsible provider of communication with patients
  • Obtains medical record release
  • May assist patients with scheduling appointments for primary care and specialty services
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Provides support for walk-in patients

  • Administers blood pressure screenings, and other screenings for walk-in clients as ordered by a Fenway Provider.
  • Records blood pressure reading in medical record and notifies responsible provider
  • Works with provider to meet walk-in patient's needs: requests for forms, letters, copies of labs, lab and prescription orders.
  • Assists with employee and patient PPDs.

Effectively communicates with patients, co-workers on medical team, in medical department and across departments

  • Demonstrates competency in CPS and Microsoft Outlook, and other electronic communication
  • Meets with assigned provider to review upcoming appointments (daily huddle)
  • Identifies abnormal vital signs and CLIA tests that require quick intervention and promptly notifies a provider or supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled meetings as assigned
  • Sorting and distribution of mail and incoming faxes are performed daily and in a timely manner
  • Faxes/ Medical Record Release are done in a timely manner
  • Adheres to the principles of patient and confidentiality Documentation with patient information is disposed of in shredding bins, ensures that protected information is held in secure areas and conversations about patients are not overheard

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma
  • Successful completion of Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant Program or comparable experience
  • Certified Medical Assistant (strongly preferred) or obtains certification within 1 year of assuming role.
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • At least one year in ambulatory care at Fenway Health
  • Demonstrates proficiency as a Medical Assistant
  • Willing to work at each clinical site, willing to work any shift FH is open as needed for training including evenings and Saturdays.
  • Demonstrates a professional appearance, demeanor, and deportment as befitting a health care professional in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Understanding of basic medical terminology
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse work staff preferred
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals

Title: Medical Assistant Educator

Position: Medical Assistant Educator.

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Number of Openings: 1

Category: Healthcare

Number Filled: 0

Location: Medical - Fenway: South End

Shift: -not applicable-

Req Number: HEA-18-00036