Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) is seeking a Medical Assistant (MA) to work in shelter-based clinics, who has an interest in and experience working with a diverse population in a clinic setting. This position will provide clinical support services to clients who are experiencing homelessness and will be cross trained to help staff other clinics in Public Health Clinical Services. The MA position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides primary care, care coordination, and acute care services to a wide variety of clients.
Hennepin Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) is a respected leader in providing care to a diverse marginalized client base who are experiencing health disparities. The mission of HCH is 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.
Location and hours:
This position is hybrid and requires travel between clinic locations throughout Hennepin County with remote work as job duties require. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will require working one evening shift per week. No overnight or holiday shifts are required. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
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 clinics.
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).
Ability to perform the following duties with or without reasonable accommodation:
Lift a child weighing up to 30-pounds from the floor.
Maneuver wheelchairs carrying patients weighing up to 300 pounds.
Walk and stand for long periods of time.
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 Epic or a similar Electronic Health Record (EHR) system 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.
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.