Lahey Health Clinical Assistant - Wilmington in Woburn, Massachusetts
Welcome to Lahey Health Primary Care. With over 55 primary care practices in more than 30 nearby communities , our primary care physicians and care teams provide quality close to where our patients live or work. We have a team approach to patient care and have developed long-standing, mutually respectful relationships with local specialists at our affiliate hospitals to guide and support the most effective and efficient patient care. As part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system, we now have the opportunity to care for even more individuals across eastern Massachusetts.
About the Job
Consistent with the PROMISE principles and inherent in a healthcare environment, employeesmust be flexible in meeting patients’ and the practice’s needs. While the list below describes theprimary functions of this job, all employees of WPA need to recognize that an essential element oftheir job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations. This may result inassuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.
As part of the practice team, this position:
Identifies, greets, transports and/or escorts patients making the patients feel welcomed and comfortable.
Takes vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature) and
obtains patient history and medication list. Observes patient and documents and reports
findings to licensed clinician and/or physician.
Assists the nurse, physician, and/or other licensed clinician with the patient visit and care,
which may include procedures such as:
Preparing patient for visit including assistance with clothing and transferring to exam table/chair
Setting up trays and preparing equipment, instruments and materials for the nurse and/or physician
Explaining procedures and reviewing patient instructions
Obtaining and labeling specimens for transport
Assisting with wound care
Cleans and prepares the exam room or other patient areas between patients ensuring a clean, sanitized and welcoming environment.
Maintains appropriate supplies and linen in exam/patient areas and ensures adequate stock is maintained.
Prepares, cleans and maintains equipment, addressing issues in a timely manner to ensure availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.
Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait time and improve patient satisfaction.
Communicates effectively with the team utilizing established handoff procedures. Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.
Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols.
Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.
Provides back up or periodic administrative assistance to the practice as needed
Required: High school diploma or equivalent required
If hired after 1/1/15: also must have either:
Graduate of an LPN or RN program and license within 6 months of employment or
Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program or
At least five (5) years of experience as a Medical Assistant Preferred:
Graduate of an accredited program and 1 year of experience as a Medical Assistant
For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the team.
Basic computer skills and good typing skills with accuracy and attention to detailLICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS:
If hired prior to 1/1/15, must obtain the National Registered Medical Assistant certification within the approved transition plan time frame.
Completion of at least half of the requirements towards an RN degree If hired after 1/1/15, National Registration of Medical Assistant Certification or Licensed LPN or RN is required within 6 months of hire.
Nursing Assistant Certification (must be maintained)
The Medical Assistant may be allowed time to achieve 5 years of experience as a Medical Assistant plus 6 months to obtain certification provided that as of 1/1/15 they have either:
An RN or LPN license may be considered in lieu of the Medical Assistant Certification (must be maintained.)
Preferred: National Registration of Medical Assistant Certification upon hire
LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support
DAYS / FULL TIME / 40 HOURS / WILMINGTON
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
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