Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist
Behavioral Health Group - Paris, TN

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Job Description:
The Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist follows established
treatment program policies and procedures to provide
continuity of care and adheres to current medical
procedures, standards and practices. These
responsibilities include utilizing medical skills for
planning, assessment, intervention, and evaluation of
patient needs. The Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist also
must be able to perform laboratory procedures in
accordance with current best practices. The Medical
Assistant/Phlebotomist will perform duties within the
scope of their licensure or certification, under the
supervision of the Nurse Supervisor as authorized by the
Medical Director.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:
Professional Development
  • Responsible for the achievement of assigned specific
annual goals and objectives
Training
  • Participate in all trainings as required by federal,
state, local and accrediting agencies.
  • As requested, prepare and lead trainings regarding
laboratory procedures (e.g., chain of custody,
safety, specimen gathering & processing, information
gathering, etc.)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure the timely collection of patient laboratory
specimens consistent with federal and state
regulations
  • Prepare monthly patient lists for medical testing,
including follow-up testing as required by state
guidelines
  • Timely review, posting, and dissemination of all
laboratory results
  • Track all documents from laboratory for accuracy and
compliance
  • Prepare specimens for shipping
  • Assist Medical Director/Program Physician/Nurse
Practitioner in scheduling exams and annual
physicals
  • Complete patient vital signs and health assessments
  • Complete patient TB testing and blood draws
  • Complete TB testing for team members and applicants
and ensure annual team member re-testing remains
compliant
  • Maintain appropriate inventory for all laboratory
procedures
  • Maintain an organized and sanitary work environment
  • Provide input into overall treatment program
philosophy, treatment services and patient care.
  • Prepare reports for participation in treatment team
meetings
  • Provide consultation to team members regarding lab
testing, results, and other relevant patient issues
  • Ensure the maintenance of quality patient care
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality and
appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Meet BHG attendance standards and be present and
ready for work at the beginning of their established
work schedule
  • Report any work-related injury or illness, or
workplace hazards or security issues immediately to
supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Regulatory
  • Responsible for complying with all federal, state
and local regulatory agency requirements
  • Responsible for complying with all accrediting
agencies
  • Responsible for ensuring CLIA Waiver requirements
are maintained and communicated to team member
responsible for maintaining treatment center
licensure
Minimum Requirements
The Medical Assistant/Phlebotomist must hold a valid
certification in the State in which they are working or
meet qualifications through a documented training
program from on-the-job experience. The Medical
Assistant/Phlebotomist should have appropriate work
experience in the behavioral health field. In addition
to meeting the qualifications outlined above, the ideal
candidate will embody the following characteristics and
possess the knowledge, skills and abilities listed

below:
  • High integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills –
organize, express and transmit ideas with clarity
  • Sound judgment
  • Effective and timely decision-making
  • Efficient
  • Self-starter
  • Demonstrate basic computer/word processing skills
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skill in the use of
standard office equipment
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships within
and outside of the treatment center
  • Organize time and responsibilities to meet
requirements of assigned workload
  • Understand and utilize community resources for the
benefit of the patients
  • Advanced knowledge of medication assisted treatment
  • Excellent phlebotomy skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements and practices
  • Hold a basic understanding of alcohol/drug abuse and
addiction. Additionally, keep updated on current
drug abuse and treatment information - specifically
the current trends in Opioid Maintenance Treatment
  • Knowledge of current health issues, especially
related to opiate dependent patients
  • Knowledge of current medical assistant/phlebotomist
best practices and procedures
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
  • Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to
communicate effectively by phone or in person at
normal volumes.
  • Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer
screen, forms, etc.
  • Prolonged standing, some bending, stooping and
stretching
  • Alternate sitting and walking and performing job
duties in close proximity with team members
  • Variable workload, periodic high stress and activity
level
  • Standard medical office conditions and environments
  • May require use of protective equipment
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens
  • Interactions with patients who may be ill, have
infectious diseases, have mental health diagnoses
and/or are involved in the criminal justice system

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