Medical Assistant - Addiction Medicine Team

Job Overview

Are you a good team player, flexible, and committed to helping others? Do you want to work for an organization that is making a difference in counties across California? Are you passionate about helping people make and sustain change in their lives? If so, HealthRIGHT 360 is currently looking to fill a Medical Assistant position opening at our Adiction Medicine program in San Francisco, CA. The ideal candidate is an effctive written and verbal communicator; reliable; and has tolerance for stress, ambiguity, and change. In this position you will gain experience preparing treatment rooms, assisting providers with examination materials, instruments and equipment, maintaining supply inventories, and performing laboratory tests including phlebotomy and supporting case management follow-up with patients. Sound interesting? Below you will find a more detailed description of some of the duties and requirements for this position.

 

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Care: Assist clinicians in the examination process.  Room all patients for Addiction medicine clinic providers, taking vital signs and assisting patients in competing any questionnaires, GAD7, CIWA, COWS deemed necessary by the Addiction medicine providers. Perform office tests including vision screening, EKG, UA and urine pregnancy tests.  Perform phlebotomy, injections, and TB tests. Administer Vivitrol injection and manage the panel of patients receiving the medication. Working with Addiction Medicine Team to fit patients into the schedule. Actively participates in addiction medicine team quality improvement and quality assurance activities.

Preparation Responsibilities: Huddle with the addiction medicine team or specific providers as directed. Perform intake, including vital signs, list chief complaints, allergies, immunization histories and complete chart forms, as appropriate to patient type.  Place patients in rooms and prepare them for examination.  Clean, prepare and stock examination rooms. 

Coordination Responsibilities:  Active participation in integrated team based care which may include receive and return telephone call from patients and pharmacies.  Assist in scheduling patient appointments.  Monitor and ensure quality assurance of basic clinic functions.  Oversee patient flow and ensure smooth, efficient patient flow throughout patient’s clinic experience via patient centered care and playing an active role in the team dance, which may include but is not limited to: chart prep, huddles, red carpeting the patient, 30 second report, mid-way check in, discharge of the patient. Assist the AMOA in panel management of patients being treated with Buprenorphine/SBX

Gather medical information pertaining to addiction from patients visiting ERs or being hospitalized. 

Serving as a liaison daily with information sharing with the primary care, mental health and behavioral health team.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience

Required:

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent
  • Graduation from a certified Medical Assistant program or equivalent employment experience
  • Certification in basic life support (CPR) or completed certification within 2 months of employment
  • The medical assistant will be required to learn and communicate about the different forms of MAT.

Desired:

  • Commitment to working with the uninsured and marginalized populations especially patients suffering from substance use disorder and addiction.
  • team oriented, dependable and patient centered and have an strong interest in the field of addiction
  • strong advocate for a harm reduction approach to addiction treatment

Required:

  • Must not be on active parole or probation

Knowledge

Required:

  • Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word Outlook and internet applications

Desired:

  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish
Compensation: $20.00-$20.50
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
Benefits: HealthRIGHT 360 offers a comprehensive benefits package!
City: San Francisco
Hours/wk: 40

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