Medical Assistant Floater
Family Health Centers of San Diego - San Diego, CA

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Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and accommodative services for assigned clinic patients directed by the Clinic Director and/or Chief Nursing Officer in order to facilitate the delivery of prompt, quality care.

  • *Administers immunizations and TB skin tests and documents appropriately.
  • *Answers, screens and directs phone calls into department as needed. Provides patient education, verbal or written as necessary.
  • *Checks for and removes outdated medications and supplies.
  • *Follows infection control/bloodborne pathogen guidelines.
  • *For Float, fills in for Phlebotomists as needed.
  • *For Float, travels to sites as needed.
  • *For Lead Medical Assistant, Ensures optimal patient flow and clinic preparedness.
  • *Gives medications under direction of the provider and documents appropriately.
  • *Has patient and room prepared for Provider exam or procedure.
  • *Maintains crash cart, temperature, eyewash, and waive testing logs
  • *Orders laboratory tests for patients per provider’s order. Performs venipunctures and waive testing if credentialed to do so.
  • *Performs procedures such as EKG, nebulizer treatments as ordered by the provider.
  • *Sterilizes instruments.
  • *Takes vital signs and documents chief complaint.
  • Actively participates in various nursing, project and departmental meetings and maintains continuing education as required for certification/licensure and for enhanced performance.
  • Facilitates patient flow by ensuring that test and consult results are in the patient’s chart prior to exam.
  • Participates in supply management and emergency supply maintenance.
  • Performs follow-up on abnormal labs and medication refills as instructed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Chief Nursing Officer, Clinic Director or Manager, and/or ' providers.
  • Reviews patient’s chart at discharge for orders and follow-up. Completes paperwork for referrals as needed.

  • For Float, Driver’s license, proof of insurance, transportation required.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Medical Assistant diploma from an approved course & Current CPR certification required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred, may be required in some positions.
  • One to two years experience in ambulatory care setting or similar setting; is highly desirable. Computer literacy required.

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