Medical Assistant- Public Health Clinic at Navos

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on June 14, 2022
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Summary

The Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting health care providers in providing primary care in the Public Health clinic at Navos ambulatory care clinic. The Public Health Clinic at Navos is an innovative and rewarding practice setting which provides whole person care in a community mental health campus.  The Public Health team work closely with Navos staff and community resources to provide comprehensive care to a high-risk population. The incumbent works as a paraprofessional performing delegated patient care functions under the clinical direction of a Physician, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) or Registered Nurse and under the supervision of a site manager or Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS). The incumbent works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary clinic team including the Navos mental health team, providing integrated health care services; 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. Additional duties vary depending on the practice specialty but can include: family planning; immunizations; phlebotomy; medication, administration; intramuscular, intradermal (including PPD's) and subcutaneous injections; 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.

 To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity  

Job Duties

  • Assist primary care providers with patient care; and coordinate efficient clinic flow by promptly rooming patients.
  • Accurately perform diagnostic screenings and procedures such as; vision and hearing screening, EKG's, and record adult and child anthropometric measurements.
  • As directed by a Physician and/or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, perform and process blood draws, administer medication and collect specimens.
  • Provide basic health care messages and education on a variety of health topics including healthcare maintenance and prevention as well as information regarding reproductive health, emergency contraception and pregnancy options, including abortion referral
  • 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.
  • Interview and accurately record client's medical, dietary, and social history, anthropometric and lab results and accurately enter patient information into health information tracking systems and chronic disease registries.
  • As directed by a Physician and/or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, phone in prescriptions to pharmacies, schedule follow-up appointments and refer patients for specialty and/or follow-up care as needed.
  • Utilize clinic practice management software to assist with scheduling, registering and checking in patients for appointments
  • Attend training and responds 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.
  • Preform phlebotomy
  • Perform CLIA waived lab tests

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively deal with change; able to be flexible and adaptable; able to gather information and try different ideas to make things work
  • Demonstrated success in working with diverse personality types; treats everyone fairly and equitably.
  • Experience working collaboratively 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.
  • Knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions; State and Federal guidelines regarding laboratory safety; handling and/or disposing of bio-hazards and specimens; ability to clean clinic supplies; maintain examination / treatment rooms and laboratory areas.
  • Knowledge of Medical Assistant skills including phlebotomy and related laboratory and clinical procedures; medical terminology; vital signs and immunizations.
  • Mathematic skills: ability to do basic calculations; convert fractions and decimals; graph anthropometrics and schedule follow-ups that are time sensitive, all with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Written communication skills to include: ability to provide clerical support; medical record-keeping; utilize patient tracking registries and accurately enter health information data; proficient with computer use.
  • Communication skills: ability to effectively communicate with non-English speaking clients utilizing interpreters, when necessary, and/or skilled in a language or customs that enhances service delivery to our clients; experience interviewing clients to obtain their medical, dietary, and social history.
  • Ability to work in a team to collaborate and solve problems with clients and co-workers.
  • Demonstrate health education techniques; able to educate clients on health care maintenance and prevention; ability to effectively engage the client.
  • Practice following laws governing health care; HIPAA and the handling confidential information with tact and discretion; understanding of Child Protective Services mandates.
  • Willing to provide information and client education regarding reproductive health, emergency contraception and pregnancy options, including abortion referral.
  • Ability to set priorities, to make decisions within the scope of position; seek additional information where/when necessary; analyze and evaluate situations; identify problems and implement appropriate action/solutions.
  • Ability to successfully perform a number of tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines and work under strict time constraints on a regular basis.
  • Ability to talk to others with ease; listen attentively; be receptive to what others have to say.
  • Desire to work with vulnerable populations
Highly Desired Qualifications: 
  •  Experience working with high risk populations including adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use; 
  • Experience as a Medical Assistant beyond education externship; experience with EPIC EHR.
Minimum Qualifications to Apply
  • Must have Medical Assistant Certification (C-MA) with Washington Department of Health in good standing
  • One academic year of formal education at the post-secondary level at an accredited medical assisting school or the equivalent.
  • Washington State Drivers' License or the ability to provide transportation to work.
  • Current BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers

Supplemental Information

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all minimally qualified applicants.
 
 WORK LOCATION & SCHEDULE: Public Health Clinic at Navos – 1210 SW 136th St Burien WA 98166

This in-person clinic position is a full-time, Term-Limited Temporary position and will work a 40-hour work week. The typical schedule is Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, however the team aspires to start later clinics in the future to meet client needs. Please note: There may be a rare occasion whereby  the MA will float to other locations based on operational needs.  This position is expected to last at least 6 months with likelihood to extend into 2023.

Interviews for this position will be tentatively held afternoons of July 12 and 13 2022
 
 CONTACT: If you have any questions about the position, please contact Amy Curtis RN or David Baure RN, Nursing and Healthcare Recruitment at healthcarerecruitment@kingcounty.gov 
 
 UNION AFFILIATION: 
 This position is represented by the Professional & Technical Employees Union, Local 17.
 
Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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.

To Apply

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 the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line 
  • Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.  
Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. 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 
 
 
Necessary Special Requirements:
  • The selected candidate must 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. 
  • Documentation of current BLS CPR certification with AED training required at time of hire.  CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Supplemental Information:
  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/jobs.aspx 
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work. 
  • 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 and working hours.

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
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

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.

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Please verify then provide your full MA credential number and issuing state.
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Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
03
Have 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?
  • Yes
  • No
04
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
05
Do 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.
06
Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
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Are you willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people?
  • Yes
  • No
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Please describe your experience (including frequency and client population) administering vaccines, performing blood draws, and other specimen collection.
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Seattle & King County Public Health has a strong commitment to equity and social justice. All staff are given training in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) as well as Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Please describe why working for an agency that values ESJ and TIC is important to you. Please be thorough in your explanation as your response will be evaluated for competitiveness.
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? 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? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • 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. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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If 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 layoff
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Are you available to interview for this position on July 12 and/or 13 2022?
  • Yes
  • No

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