Job Details

Certified Medical Assistant (School Based)

Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/20/2020

This Job Posting closes at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, January 20, 2020.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies with other School-Based Health Centers or Primary Care Clinics.
Hourly Page Range: $16.057041 - $20.207321
The rate paid biweekly is calculated at 80% of the regular annual salary and employees are paid biweekly over 52 weeks in order to receive pay during the summer recess when not working.
Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on job-related factors such as experience, training and/or education.

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
This position is a Part Time County position represented by the Employees' Association. Although considered part time, working 40 hours per week during the school year and summers off, this position does receive full time benefits.
Employees will accrue unlimited sick leave (6.4 hours per month). Employees do not accrue vacation or floating holiday as time off is taken during the school's designated breaks and summer recess.

The Clackamas County Health Centers Division is looking for a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) to provide routine medical assistance to professional health care providers at our School Based Health Centers (SBHC).
School Based Health Centers are located within the North Clackamas School District at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Oregon; Oregon City School District at Oregon City High School; and Oregon Trail School District at Sandy High School.
We are currently looking to fill the Sandy High School CMA position; however, we may have other positions become available at other SBHC locations or other primary care clinics.
The CMA position with the School Based Health Centers will give you the opportunity to work with a special segment of the community in a school-based setting. At the School Based Health Centers (SBHCs), students receive confidential medical services in their schools. Each SBHC is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of qualified medical and mental health professionals and focuses on preventing illness and promoting healthy behaviors. Benefits of SBHCs include the following:
• improving access to quality physical, mental and preventive health services
• care for children and adolescents regardless of their ability to pay
• reducing high costs associated with inappropriate use of emergency rooms and unnecessary hospitalizations
• ensuring services are age appropriate
• save parents time by reducing missed work hours
• keeping students in class and ready to learn
CMAs work as part of the primary care medical home integrated team within the SBHC to provide routine medical assistance to professional health care providers in the delivery of patient care; prepare clinic patients for physical examinations, collect specimens, perform routine diagnostic tests and record health information; perform clerical support functions in patient reception and medical records; and other work as required.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• Current certification through a nationally recognized Medical Assistant certification program
• Must possess and maintain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
• Familiarity and experience with an electronic record-keeping system
• Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. Learn more about the County's drug testing policy.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
• One (1) year of work experience in a primary care setting
• One (1) year of work experience as a certified medical assistant in a clinical setting
• Experience working in a school-based clinic
• Bilingual Spanish skills

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

• Greet and instruct patients on visit process
• Prepare patient for provider by taking vital signs, and anthropometric information
• Record appropriate objective and subjective health information
• Set up exam room and labs with appropriate supplies and equipment and assist provider with delegated tasks of routine nature
• Work with providers and other staff to create and maintain an effective patient flow
• Give directions to clients regarding specimen collection and lab procedures to be performed as indicated by provider; perform phlebotomy.
• Collect specimens, prepares, processes and transports them to appropriate areas of the lab using sterile and sanitary techniques.
• Perform routine diagnostic tests and records results.
• Participate in established quality assurance and quality control processes.
• Record routine lab results in medical record or on laboratory logs.
• Clean, stock and maintain supplies in exam and laboratories.
• Clean and maintain lab equipment and medical supplies using sanitary and sterile techniques and the use of an autoclave.
• Assist medical staff with inventory control procedures of vaccines, medications, supplies and equipment.
• Inventory and order medical supplies and materials.
• Perform person-focused support tasks such as front office reception and registration, placing or returning telephone calls, data entry, processing referrals.
• Assist patients with appointment making at clinic and or at point of referral and perform some case management functions to assist Provider/RN Pod Managers.
• Assist in activities such as compiling data and preparing reports to support grant obligations and clinic processes analyses.
• Keep patient information and data in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in a confidential manner.
• Complete appropriate Release of information documentation and requests.
• Review and update demographic information, document clinic activity, lab and anthropometric results,
• Prepare lab slips and forms,
• Manage work in EMR In Baskets and CMA, RN and Provider In Baskets as requested.
• Under Physician direction and supervision, administer certain immunizations, injections, administer medications, and draw blood according to policy and procedures.
• Operate office equipment such as copiers, computers, credit card machine and 10-key.
• Collect fees and follows cash handling-add policies and procedures.
• Participate in school team meetings as appropriate; educate students about the SBHC.

Working knowledge of: Basic medical terminology; principles and techniques of sanitation and sterilization; techniques of medical record documentation and confidentiality; routine laboratory testing procedures; public health services and policies; medical office practices and procedures; basic math.
Skill to: Obtain and record human vital signs; make observations concerning general health conditions; perform injections per Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification and training; collect, process and record lab specimens; perform venipuncture; provide instructions to individuals with varying backgrounds and abilities; communicate effectively with staff, clients and the public; maintain accurate and complete records; clean, disinfect and sterilize clinic areas and equipment; operate and maintain various laboratory testing equipment; operate standard office equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, patients and health care professionals.

The regular work week during the school year will be forty (40) hours per week Monday through Friday.
• Employees will not be expected to report to work when the school is closed for holidays, winter and/or spring breaks, or during summer recess.

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

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