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Medical Assistant- Psych

Company: Florida Community Health Centers
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant will work with the prescriber and other members of the staff to ensure continuity of care and professional team to provide quality care for all our clients. The position will cover all of the clients that are in Outpatient Psychiatric service at FCHC. The Medical Assistant will assist the clinical staff in performing their duties and ensure that all functions are in their scope of practice and completed within the required accordance of established policies and procedures of FCHC.Role and Responsibilities Greet clients with a positive attitude and always encourage clients to return to clinic and to maintain stability. Advocate for the clients both in community and FCHC. Check with support staff regarding schedule noting cancellations or calls that need attention for the day. Record into chart: weight, height, Blood Pressure, pulse and BMI and waist. Will update according to FCHC procedures. (Waist and BMI do not need to be done every visit). Enter allergies and pharmacy. If on medication enter any psychiatric medication including medical medications to chart. Communicate with other involved providers as indicated to coordinate care and avoid duplicate prescribing. Keep therapist informed of identified concerns and facilitate coordination with all team members. Assist clients in applying for indigent medications, calling the patient assistant programs as necessary, entering amount into medication portal, prepare for pick up and inform client when ready. Follow FCHC procedures for storing and preparing medication for client. Completes relevant documentation to ensure fair and accurate data collection for billing, fee stetting the Management Information System and other purposes in accordance with agency policies and procedures.Qualifications and Education Requirements Must have high school diploma or equivalent to a diploma. Proof of satisfactory completion of an approved Medical Assistant program or experience One (1) Year of experience in a medical related field. Current CPR Certification Bilingual (Spanish/English or Creole) required - Must be willing to work with mentally ill clients and families/providers. Prior experience as a medical assistant and /or experience in mental health preferred.Required qualifications:

  • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
  • 18 years or olderPreferred qualifications:
    • Medical license/certification: CPR Certification
    • Medical license/certification: Medical Assitant Certification
    • 1+ year of experience in the healthcare industry

Keywords: Florida Community Health Centers, Fort Pierce , Medical Assistant- Psych, Healthcare , Fort Pierce, Florida

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