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Lahey Health Clinical Assistant- Wilmington in Woburn, Massachusetts

Welcome To

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

Contributes to Winchester Physician Associate’s (WPA) mission by assisting in the delivery of quality, safe clinical care within the practice setting and assisting with patient and operational flow. This clinical staff position will have an impact on patient and physician satisfaction by providing empathetic and efficient care and minimizing wait times.

JOB FUNCTIONS

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 andcomfortable.? Takes vital signs (height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature) andobtains patient history and medication list. Observes patient and documents and reportsfindings 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:o Preparing patient for visit including assistance with clothing and transferring to examtable/chairo Setting up trays and preparing equipment, instruments and materials for the nurseand/or physiciano Explaining procedures and reviewing patient instructionso Obtaining and labeling specimens for transporto Assisting with wound careo Drawing bloodo Performing EKGso Giving injections? Cleans and prepares the exam room or other patient areas between patients ensuring aclean, sanitized and welcoming environment.? Sterilizes equipment.? Maintains appropriate supplies and linen in exam/patient areas and ensures adequate stockis maintained.? Prepares, cleans and maintains equipment, addressing issues in a timely manner to ensureavailability 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 andaccepts 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 safetyguidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.? Provides back up or periodic administrative assistance to the practice as needed

F. QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:

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 employmentor

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant programor

  • 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

  • EMR experience

Shift

DAYS/40 HOURS/ FULL-TIME/ WOBURN

About Us

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.

REQNUMBER: 162499-1B

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