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Medical Assistant, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation PAD Position Overview: -Provides clinical and clerical support to providers and members of the patient care team(s) by performing a variety of back office and patient-related tasks supporting the delivery of high-quality patient care. Helps ensure smooth patient and workflow within the department and assists the patient care team in implementing the medical plan of care. Integrates education, technical competence, and patient interaction skills to gain confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers. Performs all duties under the direction of a clinician. Job Description: These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).

EDUCATION

HS Diploma: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent education/experience

Other: Completion of a course of study consistent with the requirements for Medical Assistants as specified by the Medical Board of California.

OR Other: Equivalent Sutter Health training program.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

American Heart Association (AHA) BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

General knowledge of various medical procedures, views, and equipment.

Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.

Competent and validated in basic Medical Assisting skills such as taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, and administering injections.

Ability to interpret a variety of data and instructions, furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.

Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadline.

General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.

Identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.

Build collaborative relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives. Job Shift: Days Schedule: Full Time Shift Hours: 8 Days of the Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Weekend Requirements: None Benefits: Yes Unions: No Position Status: Non-Exempt Weekly Hours: 40 Employee Status: Regular Number of Openings: 1 Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans. Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Days

Keywords: Sutter Health, Palo Alto , Medical Assistant, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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