Salary $43,706.00 - $55,600.70 AnnuallyLocation Downtown MinneapolisJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPHA87TV073
Closing3/23/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionThe Hennepin County Public Health Clinic (PHC) is seeking to fill a Medical Assistant (MA) position for people with an interest in and experience working with a diverse population in a public health setting. This position will provide clinical support services to clients and families of refugees and those dealing with tuberculosis and STD/HIV conditions. The Medical Assistant will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team of medical providers including nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants, and community health specialists. In addition to direct patient care, this position will include lab coverage, managing Epic in-basket pools and completing some administrative duties.The Public Health Clinic is a respected leader in providing comprehensive testing & treatment for tuberculosis, refugee health exams, and sexual health services through the Red Door Clinic, Minnesota’s largest HIV and sexually transmitted infection clinic. The Public Health Clinic aims to reduce health disparities, increase access, and promote health across communities with specialized services that value evidence-based, client-centered care to create empowered and healthy communities.Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change, and to co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Diverse voices are critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work! Learn more about the work of Public Health.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit theemployee referral program page.Location and hours:This position will be on-site at the Health Services Building in downtown Minneapolis at 525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55415. Work hours for this position is Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position will require working one evening shift per week once the clinic resumes evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until 7:30 p.m. No overnight or holiday shifts are required. About this position type:This is a full-time, benefit earning position.This position is internally classified as a Medical Assistant.Click here to view the job classification specification.This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.In this position, you will:
Interview clients presenting for care; take vital signs and complete required documentation within the EPIC system.
Assist nurse practitioners and medical staff with exams and treatments; administer immunizations, draw blood, and maintain vaccine inventory and storage.
Perform limited lab tests, such as urine or sputum sample collection; assist in maintaining lab documentation, perform laboratory proficiency tests, and prepare lab specimens for transport.
Manage inventory and stock medications and supplies; assist with packing, stocking, and transport of supplies within the clinic.
Perform clean up after medical exams; maintain aseptic environment according to cleaning policies and schedules and clean and maintain clinical equipment including instruments, refrigerators, cabinets, and counter surfaces.
Schedule follow up appointments with clients utilizing Epic, the clinic's electronic health record system.
Need to have:
One of the following:
Diploma or associate degree from an accredited Medical Assistant program that includes a clinical externship.
Current certification or eligibility for certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); or as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Nice to have:
Six or more months of experience as a Medical Assistant providing services to medically underserved populations in a clinic setting.
Current CPR certification.
Working in a community health setting and/or working with diverse populations.
Using electronic health records to schedule and register clients and document client data/care.
In records management (e.g., filing charts and gathering, scanning, and abstracting chart materials).
Community resources and publicly funded assistance programs.
Appropriate standard and emergency procedures for handling sterile/contaminated materials.
Sensitivity to the unique needs and challenges faced by a diverse and marginalized client base who are experiencing health disparities.
Candidates with fluency in another language in addition to English are encouraged to apply. Bilingual candidates who pass a language assessment may qualify for additional bilingual pay and duties.About the department:Hennepin County Public Health’s vision is for all people who live, work and play in Hennepin County to experience optimal health grounded in health and racial equity. Our department works to improve the health of all county residents by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact their health and offering programs and services that help them to be healthy. We promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, and reduce chronic diseases.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.