Progressive Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Full Time

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We are currently hiring a Medical Assistant in Milwaukee, WI. This is a full-time position that does not require working late nights, weekends, or holidays and will require working at all three locations.

Why Progressive Community Health Centers?
Founded in 1999, Progressive Community Health Centers is an independent non-profit organization that operates four clinic locations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More than 100 employees support our agency's mission to improve the health and quality of life of the community by providing culturally competent services that address identified needs. We provide high-quality, comprehensive care to roughly 16,000 patients annually majority of who are low-income. No one is ever turned away from our clinics based on insurance status or ability to pay. We value a patient-centered philosophy and provide a range of services that include family medicine, internal medicine, women's health, urgent care, dental, radiology, and integrated behavioral health. We also offer supportive services such as case management, health education, and benefits enrollment.
Summary
Under the direction of the Clinic Supervisor, assists medical staff in examination and treatment of patients. Maintains exam and treatment rooms, operates medical equipment and gives injections and/or treatments.

Responsibilities
1. Maintain supply and inventory for the exam room, in accordance with clinic and OSHA requirements.
2. Review patient charts for completeness, as well as order processing, for referrals, lab, x-ray, etc.
3. Inform scheduled patients of any delays due to physician's lateness, emergencies, schedule backup, etc.
4. Log patient information in respective data banks (i.e. State Immunization Tracking System).
5. Responsibly upkeeps and maintains patient care areas. Stocks supplies.
6. Keeps Medical Assistant work area clean and tidy.
7. Anticipates need for assessment and monitoring of patients prior to and during examination, treatment, emergency, acute illness or procedure.
8. Prepares and assists patients for examination/treatment/procedure by medical staff.
9. Greets, assesses, and interviews patients. Obtains past medical and surgical history. Family history, social history, and complete set of vital signs. Reviews current medications, allergy history, chief complaint, and brief interrogation of a complaint.
10. Acts as liaison between doctor and patient.
11. Participates in training and skill development of new personnel.
12. Floats to other areas as needed.
13. Maintains patient confidentiality.


KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Knowledge of injection levels and procedures, for both children and adults.
2. Knowledge of universal precautions and blood-borne pathogens.
3. Ability to document clearly, patient vital signs and chief complaint, as well as pay close attention to charting detail.
4. Ability to relate well to people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
5. Ability to manage patient flow in a fast-paced clinic environment.
6. Willingness to work flexible hours in order to meet patient care needs/demands.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school graduate or equivalent, with completion of a Medical Assistant program, from an accredited school or training program.
State certification and EPIC experience are preferred.
Experience in community health, public health, or in a community hospital, a plus.


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