The 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.
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.
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.