Medical Assistant – HIV-STD Counselor

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Medical Assistant Back Office Job Number: 60150 Pay Rate: 22

Job Description

Do you pride yourself by helping patients everyday and educating them in their patient needs? If you answered yes, then this is the job for you! Our office is looking to hire an experienced Medical Assistant to join our growing team!

Job Duties:

  • Greets and register patients when needed; assists them with completion of necessary forms; answers telephones and schedules appointments; retrieves medical files; maintains medical records and files and carries out patient discharge processes; clarifies and provides patients with follow-up care instructions and referrals.
  • Provide pre/post-test client-centered HIV counseling, conduct HIV/STD risk assessments and provide risk reduction and prevention coaching/counseling.
  • Interviews patients to obtain basic medical information and history; measures and records vital signs, height, weight and body mass index (BMI); prepares medical records for provider review.
  • Performs phlebotomy to collect blood samples; collects urine and other non-invasive specimens; logs specimens for testing; performs urine dip sticks and finger-sticks for hemoglobin and glucose measurements.
  • Assists physicians and nurses in examining and treating patients; handling instruments; preparing and disinfecting treatment sites; applying and removing dressing and bandages; administers medications in accordance with providers orders; administers subcutaneous and intramuscular injections as ordered by mid-level providers and physicians.
  • Maintain HIV/STD testing records to ensure that all documentation is on file.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Completion of Medical Assistant training program in a recognized institution.
  • Completion of LA County s Division of HIV and STD Programs HIV Test Counselor Certification required within first 90-days of hire.
  • Basic medical terminology and patient care methods
  • Experience with HIV/STD infection/treatment, prevention and transmission/acquisition.
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