Certified Medical Assistant

  • Job Code: W0807
  • Pay Grade:WG
  • Pay Scale:$14.83-$26.61 Hourly; $30,846.40-$55,348.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform patient health care duties in the Sheriff’s Office Occupational Health and Wellness Center.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Perform clinical intake with patients to include taking and recording vital signs and patient history.
  • Assist medical providers, clinical staff with patient medical care and procedures.
  • Perform screening and diagnostic testing.
  • Perform specimen collection including phlebotomy, urine collection, and proper handling and labeling of specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Complete occupational health testing including such services as urine drug screens, breath alcohol testing, and physicals.
  • Dispense medications and administer vaccines and treatments as directed by providers.
  • Assist with wound care and medical procedures.
  • Assist with various medical programs including vaccination programs.
  • Clean exam/procedure rooms, instruments and equipment between patient visits to maintain infection control.
  • Maintain clinical supplies and equipment, and ensure proper storage of biohazards.
  • Proper, concise and complete EMR documentation and paper based documentation for all assessments and procedures
  • Receive and direct phone calls, schedule appointments, check-in patients, obtain necessary patient information to file and update patient records, and ensure all forms and consents are completed by patients.
  • Maintain annual training requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of medical office policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Working knowledge of medications, drugs, and narcotics and their effects.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems (EMR) used in clinical management settings.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations including OSHA and HIPAA requirements
  • Knowledge of current medical documentation requirements.
  • Skill in performing emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
  • Skill in the use of medical equipment.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant program.
  • Current Medical Assistant certification.
  • Two years of direct patient care experience performing medical assistant clinical duties in an urgent care, physician practice, or emergency room setting.
  • Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and/or Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Experience in an outpatient setting.
  • Experience in an occupational or employee health setting.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training