Medical Assistant

General Summary of Duties: The Medical Assistant provides support and assistance to the assigned medical provider and clients to ensure timely and targeted comprehensive care interventions and coordination. Ensures client health data is accurately tracked in the medical record.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:
  • Obtain and record vital signs, administer injections, complete lab orders, perform venipuncture and CLIA waived lab tests, and track lab results as requested by a psychiatric medical provider.
  • Submit and monitor the status of necessary prior authorizations and assist with medication refills.
  • Utilize KMHS approved external resources to obtain progress notes and diagnoses, view laboratory results, enter data into National registries, verify insurance coverage information and monitor prescriptions for controlled substances in the state database.
  • At the request of the medical provider, communicate key client health needs to the care team members for comprehensive care coordination and treatment planning.
  • Assist with gathering and tracking health information and accurately enter data into the electronic medical record.
  • Assist the medical provider with timely communication with primary and specialty medical care providers, acute care hospitals, inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities, and emergency departments. Establish effective linkages with on-site PCP, as well as the various levels of care available at KMHS to coordinate client needs.
  • Assume responsibility for all scheduling needs for an assigned medical provider.
  • Provide information and education to clients to support their understanding of health and self-management capabilities.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.


Our recruitment processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any aspect which makes someone unique.

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive and generous health, dental and vision benefits
  • Up to 19 days of PTO and 8 paid holidays your first year (pro-rated for part-time)
  • An incredible team approach that is dynamic and collaborative
  • Loan Forgiveness, training, and extensive education available
  • Multiple locations and opportunities close to home
  • Advancement opportunities available within the agency
  • Free Employee Assistance Program and parking
  • Full Time, Part Time and PRN positions along with flexible hours for professional advancement


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED and Completion of Medical Assistant training program.

EXPERIENCE: Entry level (no prior related work experience)

LICENSURE: Current Medical Assistant-Certified (MA-C) credential with Washington State Department of Health. AAC (Agency Affiliated Counselor) certification with WA State required within 60 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE: Experienced (minimum 2 years of job-related experience)

Experience with EMR and data tracking and ability to read data reports.