Medical Assistant Family Planning Clinic
The Federal Way Public Health Family Planning Clinic is looking for a skilled, motivated and enthusiastic Medical Assistant who is committed to a team approach, serving men, women and teens to provide high quality sexual and reproductive health and education services.
The Medical Assistant works as a paraprofessional performing delegated patient care functions under the clinical direction of an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and under the supervision of a Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS) or site manager.
Medical Assistants work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary clinic team that interacts with the public and community partners, while delivering quality healthcare services to racially, ethnically, and socio economically diverse populations. Medical Assistants perform administrative support duties, conduct education and outreach activities, research various topics and information, conduct assessments, and are expected to regularly adapt their role/tasks in order to maximize clinic efficiency and flow.
The primary focus of this position is providing family planning care including: birth control, options counseling, abortion referrals, and STD diagnosis and treatment to patients. Additional duties vary and can include: immunizations, phlebotomy, medication administration, injections, and data entry into tracking system.
Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.
- Job Duties
- Assist providers with patient care and coordinate efficient clinic flow by promptly rooming patients.
- As directed by ARNP, perform and process blood draws, administer medication and collect specimens.
- Interview and accurately record client's medical, dietary, social history, anthropometric and lab results, and accurately enter patient information into electronic health record, health information tracking systems, and chronic disease registries.
- Provide health care education regarding reproductive health, emergency contraception and pregnancy options, including abortion referral through individual instruction and written materials to clinic clients.
- As directed by ARNP, phone in prescriptions to pharmacies, schedule follow-up appointments and refer patients for specialty and/or follow-up care as needed.
- Monitor, request, stock and clean routine clinic supplies, maintain safety and cleanliness of examination/treatment rooms and laboratory areas. This may include some bending, lifting, reaching, stooping and moving objects weighing 35 pounds.
- Utilize clinic practice management software to assist with scheduling, registering and checking in patients for appointments.
- Attend training and respond to emergency situations within the clinic supporting health care providers and emergency personnel.
- Perform pre-visit planning activities, attend huddles
- Assist with procedures
- Administer vaccines, and single dose medications via the following routes;
- oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, intranasal.
- Perform CLIA waived lab tests
- Provide coverage for other MA absences
- Properly donning and doffing PPE
- Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- The ability to do basic mathematics including basic calculations, convert fractions and decimals, graph anthropometrics, and all with a high degree of accuracy.
- Knowledge of Medical Assistant skills including phlebotomy and related laboratory and clinical procedures, medical terminology, vital signs and immunizations.
- Knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions, State and Federal guidelines regarding laboratory safety, handling and/or disposing of biohazards and specimens.
- The ability to engage and educate clients on health care maintenance and prevention.
- The ability to effectively communicate (oral and written) including with clients, co-workers, supervisors, health care providers and the public.
- The ability to effectively communicate with non-English speaking clients utilizing interpreters when necessary.
- The ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment.
- The ability to rapidly set priorities in a changing environment, identify problems, make decisions within the scope of the position, implement appropriate actions or solutions, and seek additional information when necessary.
- The ability to successfully multitask in a fast paced environment.
- Knowledge of laws governing health care including HIPAA, the handling of confidential information, and understanding of Child Protective Services mandates.
- Be familiar with medical recordkeeping; utilizing patient tracking registries.
- The ability to accurately enter data into computerized systems.
- The physical ability and sufficient manual dexterity to perform the requisite health care services with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Ability to effectively deal with change; able to be flexible and adaptable; able to gather information and try different ideas to make things work.
- Relates well with diverse personality types; treats everyone fairly and equitably.
- Able to work with a multi-disciplinary team that interacts with the public and community partners while delivering quality healthcare services to racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse populations.
- Ability to talk to others with ease; listen attentively; be receptive to what others have to say.
- Must have good attendance history
- Desire to work with vulnerable populations
- Documentation of current Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification with AED training required at time of hire. CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.
- The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.
- Must have Medical Assistant Certification with Washington Department of Health
- Family Planning/Gynecology knowledge, skills, and experience is desired.
- Experience interviewing clients to obtain their medical, dietary, and social history.
- Experience using EPIC electronic health record.
- Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and willing to attempt creative solutions.
Contact: For information or questions about this opportunity please email Amy M. Curtis, RN and David Baure, RN at Healthcarerecruitment@kingcounty.gov
- Supplemental Information
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Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
(New) Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement
As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants.
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
- An electronic application through www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
- Candidates must submit a cover letter speaking to why you have interest in working with vulnerable and marginalized populations related to this body of work.
- Responses to supplemental questions.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
- The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
- Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
- Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities, work location, and working hours.
Necessary Special Requirements
- The selected candidate will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
Work Schedule: This is a Term Limited Temporary/Special Duty Assignment, 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (32 to 40 hours per week). This position has a regular schedule of Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. However, in an effort to meet our clients' needs, this position will be required to work outside these hours and may include Saturday hours.
Work Location: This position will primarily work at the Federal Way Public Health Center located at 33431 13th Pl. S., Federal Way, 98003. However, in an effort to meet our clients' needs, this position will be required to work at various Public Health Centers and sites throughout King County.
Union Affiliation: This position is represented by PROTEC Union, Local 17
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
01Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?02Have you ever been subject to review, challenges, and/or disciplinary action, formal or informal, by an ethics committee, licensing board, medical disciplinary board or related professional association?
03Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
04Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?]
05Do you possess a current certification as a Medical Assistant form the State of Washington Department of Health? If so, please provide your credential number.06Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?]
07Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification. If you do not, please describe how you would obtain certification by time of job offer. Failure to obtain this BLS/CPR certification will result in job offer being delayed or rescinded.
08Some of our clients have often experienced racism, trauma and poverty. What makes you uniquely qualified to provide services to others who have experienced these inequities?09Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?]10Share your knowledge and experience in primary care and/or family planning programs.11Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
12If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff13Are you willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people?
- Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
14If an internal career service Medical Assistant, do you have permission from your current supervisor to apply to a special duty assignment?