Medical Assistant/Retention Coordinator - Part Time Benefited
Employment Type: Part-Time
The Medical Assistant assists providers and other members of the health care team in clinic offices by performing vitalization, rooming of patient, and specimen collection for the grant funded Cal PEP/CDC program. This position also performs a variety of front office and back office patient-related tasks including scheduling, processing authorizations, patient reception and patient rooming to ensure smooth work flow within the department. This position provides support to high risk prevention Cal PEP/CDC eligible patients. This position provides support to those patients newly coming into care to EBAC and patients who are at risk of falling out of care.
* High School Diploma/GED or equivalent education/work experience required.
* Additional schooling or equivalent combination of relevant work-related experience and education
* Experience working with HIV positive gay-identified youth and facilitating groups for this population preferred.
* Experience with youth advocacy work required.
* Understanding of HIV enesis and treatment including a basic understanding of T cells, viral load, drug resistance and antiviral medications preferred.
* Ability to use an HIV transmission risk reduction model with clients and do a risk assessment preferred.
* Ability to learn and implement a behavioral intervention designed to reduce transmission risk of HIV positive young MSM of color preferred.
* Basic computer competency required.
* Ability to work as part of a collaborative team required.
Skills & Knowledge:
* Intermediate working knowledge of medical office operations and terminology
* Demonstrated personal computer proficiency with spreadsheet (MS Excel) and word processing (MS Word) applications required -
* Intermediate bilingual language skills mandatory (English and Spanish)
* Excellent reading, writing and comprehensive skills
* Strong interpersonal skills to interact with patients with diverse backgrounds, and verbal communication skills to provide patients and employees with instructions.
* Demonstrates sensitivity to working with people living with HIV and AIDS, some of whom are quite ill, is required
* The ability to appropriately delegate tasks; the ability to quickly learn and understand the responsibilities and tasks related to managing the grant as well as the ability to deal with problems and situations in a professional and safe manner within ABSMC and EBAC policies and procedures.
* Demonstrates ability to follow policies and procedures for confidentiality and protection of patient privacy at all times.
* Some outreach into the community including school outreach, community youth events, other health care settings such as high school clinics and events and venues serving the youth MSM community in Alameda County.