Medical Assistant
North East Medical Services - San Francisco, CA

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North East Medical Services (NEMS) seeks a qualified Medical Assistant for its San Francisco clinic. Medical Assistants with a certificate of training preferred. Successful candidates must be bilingual in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin). Salary and fringe benefits are very competitive.

Job Responsibities:
  • Works closely with clinic providers to provide comprehensive health care to patients.
  • Performs basic patient assessment.
  • Assists in the provision of clinical services such as, but not limited to, taking vital signs, performing EKG, immunization, and skin test, blood draw, and collects and prepares specimens as necessary. Refer to a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) for insertion of urinary catheter.
  • Operates various medical equipment, e.g., electrocardiogram, glucoscan, and autoclave.
  • Performs venipuncture and skin puncture.
  • Injects, handles, or provides medications to a patient after verification by a RN, a physician or a nurse practitioner. Refer intravenous infusion to a Registered Nurse.
  • Measures and describes skin test reaction. Refer to a provider any reactions exceeding thresholds.
  • Collects by non-invasive techniques, and reserve specimens for testing, including urine, sputum, semen and stool.
  • Assists providers during physical examination, treatment, and procedures.
  • Knows the scope of practice for his/her own profession.
  • Participates in planning, executes intervention in accordance with the care plan, and contributes to evaluation of individualized interventions related to the care plan.
  • Makes appropriate referrals to other departments within the agency as well as to outside agencies.
  • Documents clearly and legibly.
  • Uses computerized system effectively.
  • Communicates in a positive manner with all members of the health care team, patients and their families.
  • Refers to a Registered Nurse for any telephone or drop-in triage.
  • Provides appropriate psychosocial and emotional care.
  • Checks completeness of provider’s work.
  • As authorized by a provider, the MA may provide patient instructions about health problems, treatment regime and medical procedures.
  • Implements medication plan demonstrating knowledge of drug interactions and side effects.
  • Provides age-specific care to patients.
  • Performs maintenance of equipment, sterilizes instruments, and stocks supplies for exam rooms.
  • Performs certain office procedures as outlined in the medical clinic and nursing manual.
  • Processes medical charts.
  • Assists patients in ambulation and transfers.
  • Assists the patient in or arranges for translation.
  • Completes forms required for different programs, e.g., pharmacy, authorization, and referral forms.
  • Responsible to tract and follow up on patients with continuing health care needs such as, but not limited to, health screening, breast, cervical, prostate, glucose, cholesterol, etc.
  • Rotates to all medical service departments as required.
  • Rotates coverage during lunch, Saturdays and after 5 p.m.
  • Performs duties as assigned by supervisor and the President & CEO.

  • Completion of a recognized two-year Medical Assistant degree required.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese (Cantonese)
  • CPR Certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources and cultural needs.
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
  • Recent experience in a clinic or outpatient setting desirable.
  • Ability to work with patient and family members.
  • Ability to participate in all patient activities.
  • Ability to perform efficiently and appropriately in busy clinic environment.
  • Ability to operate office equipment and assist in office procedures.
  • Type at least 35 w.p.m.
  • Possess some computer knowledge.
  • Enjoy being with and assisting patients.

    North East Medical Services (NEMS) is a non-profit community health center serving the medically-underserved populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 35 years of experience, NEMS is one of the largest health centers serving Asians in the United States.

    Our mission is to provide affordable, comprehensive, compassionate and quality health care services in a linguistically competent and culturally sensitive manner to improve the health and well-being of our community, regardless of ability to pay. Our staff speaks a variety of Chinese dialects and Asian languages, including Cantonese, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

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