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Medical Assistant - Bilingual Spanish

Medical Assistant - Bilingual Spanish

Job Description



Duties & Responsibilities:




  1. Prepares patients for examination, treatments and procedures.
  2. Obtains vital signs and chief complaints.
  3. Obtains and/or reviews family history.
  4. Chaperones and assists providers during exams and procedures.
  5. Administers P.O. and I.M. injections and medications as ordered (after completion of       competency training).
  6. Cleans and sterilizes equipment and instruments.
  7. Maintains and stocks exam rooms.
  8. Performs phlebotomy and CLIA waived lab tests.
  9. Performs direct patient care within the limits of his/her training and capabilities when

            the provider is unavailable.




  1. Documents administration of all injections and medications in medical records.
  2. Records lab results in medical record and notifies patients of their results subsequent to provider reviews.
  3. Records family history in medical records.
  4. Returns or receives patient phone calls during office hours; performs triage of patients by phone or in office, assessing medical needs of patient and coordinating appropriate care or interventions and referring to licensed staff or providers as indicated.
  5. Provides patient education as requested.
  6. Assures proper labeling and handling of all specimens.  Completes appropriate requisitions and/or paperwork.
  7. Maintains a follow-up system for lab results. 
  8. Coordinates referrals and schedules appointments with specialists and ancillary services on behalf of patients in the Patient Referral Clerk absence.
  9. Maintains clinical equipment and supplies.
  10. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  11.  Assists in the development of and documents protocols related to his or her job functions.
  12. Performs other appropriate duties as requested by supervisors.

Job Requirements

Performance Requirements:


1. Courteous, honest and professional at all times.

2. Ability to communicate and relate well with physicians and other clinical staff.

3. Can provide innovative input into the development of the office and its processes.

4. Maintains appropriate certification(s).

5. Efficient, organized and accurate.


Education and Experience:


  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Prefer graduate from an accredited program for CMA or one year experience in a Medical Assistant role.




  1. Bilingual Spanish required.
  2. CPR certification required (must be obtained within 30 days of hire).
  3. Understands ethics of confidentiality.
  4. Previous computer experience or training in medical field preferred.
  5. Successful candidate must submit to TB testing and any vaccinations recommended by OSHA Guidelines.


Working Conditions:


Medical office environment.  Multi-task oriented position including direct patient care may require sitting or standing for long periods.  Some bending, stooping, and lifting (up to 50lbs).  Must interact with physicians, patients and other office personnel.  Must possess socio-economic and cultural sensitivity.  May involve contact with angry, upset or ill persons.  Will involve potential exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous substances.  Must have visual acuity and manual dexterity to assist with procedures, perform and interpret lab results, and interface with computer.  Must have auditory acuity to handle phone calls and extensive patient interaction.


 Work Schedule:

Schedules vary.  May require overtime depending on patient volumes.


This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (May 1995).


The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.


Confidentiality: As an employee of GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc., you are bound by principles of medical ethics.  You have both a legal and moral obligation to protect the privacy of our patients.  In the course of your work, you will have access to confidential information regarding patients, and/or the practices' confidential business. It is essential that you refrain from any discussions regarding personal information about a patient, a patient's condition, a patient's finances, proprietary company information, personnel salaries, and/or the practices' confidential business with any third person.  This includes, but is not limited to, other employees, your spouse, family or friends.  CONFIDENTIALITY IS SO IMPORTANT THAT ANY BREACH OF THIS POLICY WILL BE CONSIDERED GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION.  Review and signature of the Agreement is a condition of employment.   

Successful drug screen and background check required for employment.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Medical Assistant - Bilingual Spanish

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