Medical Assistant / LPN – Per Diem

Position Overview

As part of the Allies healthcare staff, the Medical Assistant / LPN is responsible for ensuring that our patients receive care that is respectful, understandable, and individualized.  As such, the MA / LPN will work closely with our medical providers to establish and deliver standards of patient service, forge ongoing relationships with those to whom care is provided, ensure that regulatory guidelines are being followed, and be an advocate for Allies’ mission. The Medical Assistant / LPN will work collaboratively with other clinic and agency staff and a multitude of outside agencies.

Mission

To improve health and well-being, Allies provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

Vision

Allies envisions a healthier community whereby people access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare patients for and assist with examinations or treatments;
  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records in Electronic Heath Record (EHR) system;
  • Administer medications to patients as ordered and monitor patients for reactions or side effects;
  • Record patients’ medical information and vital signs;
  • Monitor, record and report symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions;
  • Prepare rooms, sterilize instruments, equipment or supplies, and ensure that inventory of supplies is maintained;
  • Perform specified laboratory tests and blood draws;
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments;
  • Receive and route messages, documents and results;
  • Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, email or fax;
  • Instruct patients to complete documents, case histories or forms, such as intake or insurance forms;
  • Schedule tests or procedures for patients, such as lab work or x-rays, based on practitioner orders.

Knowledge

  • Utilization of electronic health record software for patient demographics, medical care and scheduling;
  • Microsoft Outlook and software programs such as Word and Excel;
  • Common safety hazards and processes to maintain safe work environment.

Skills

  • Very strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with patients, co-workers, visitors and non-agency representatives;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Working with a diverse customer demographic, ideally LGBT+, minority youth or minority women;
  • Ability to prioritize between multiple tasks and responsibilities.

Education & Experience

  • PA licensure as LPN is required; certification as a medical assistant is strongly preferred;
  • Two years of direct care experience in a primary care or clinic setting;
  • Customer service experience in an environment providing service to diverse groups.

The MA / LPN will be called upon to engage in physical activity appropriate to a primary medical care environment including the capacity to lift 25 lbs. and stand or sit for extended periods. Current PA child abuse, PA criminal history, and Federal criminal history clearances are required within the first 30 days of employment.

We anticipate the per diem clinic staff will be utilized during scheduled vacations, staffing emergencies and days with a high volume of scheduled appointments.

How to Apply

A cover letter with salary requirements may be emailed to Mark Marsen at mmarsen@alliespgh.org. Resumes will be accepted through 3/15/2020.