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MEDICAL ASSISTANT - 64029874 1 1

Date:  Aug 12, 2022
Location: 

CLEARWATER, FL, US, 33762


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Requisition No: 583264 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: MEDICAL ASSISTANT - 64029874 1 1

Position Number: 64029874 

Salary:  $1,144.00 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/26/2022 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

 

Medical Assistant

 

The successful candidate will be a Medical Assistant working at the Bayside Health Clinic as part of the Health Care for the Homeless Program.  This position primarily works in the lab doing phlebotomy and processing specimens for in house testing and transport to outside lab(s) and also supports the clinic providers. This position requires the ability to work evening hours Monday - Thursday until 8:00 PM and Saturdays 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

Laboratory:

  • Performs laboratory testing, including venipuncture, urine collection, finger sticks and other point of care testing.
  • Records results of lab testing timely and accurately.
  • Maintains a clean and disinfected environment at all times.
  • Performs required maintenance of equipment and control testing.
  • Records and maintains laboratory records and results as required by Florida statute.
  • Prepares specimens for transport to outside laboratory.
  • Records and maintains records and results as required.
  • Orders supplies as needed.
  • Ensures efficient laboratory services in collaboration with supervisors and nursing lead.

 

Clinic:

  • Conducts pre-clinical interviews including medical history, allergies, medications, and vital signs.
  • Collects and documents health histories and screening forms.
  • Provides direct services to clients under supervision including immunizations, administration of ordered medications, vital signs and other testing or services.
  • Completes laboratory requisitions.
  • Offers client education and information regarding referrals and follow up.
  • Provides pretest counseling for HIV testing.
  • Ensures a safe and healthy environment by adhering to OSHA guidelines for the prevention of exposure to blood-borne pathogens, utilization of universal precautions.
  • Conducts follow up calls to patients.
  • Assists providers as needed.
  • Prepares clinical area for services, including cleaning, stocking, and organizing exam rooms.

 

Other:

  • Enters health information and other pertinent data into NextGen, FL SHOTS, and/or other required systems timely and accurately.
  • Maintains vaccine inventory and temperature logs.
  • Maintains medication inventory including stocking medication cabinets.
  • Maintains clinical supply inventory including stocking exam rooms and laboratory.
  • Receives and distributes medications received through MedNet.
  • Completes time sheet, EARS, and mandatory training in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Attends meetings as assigned.
  • Attends training to promote professional growth.
  • Schedules time off in advance and collaborates with supervisor to ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and utilization of equipment
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, utilizing approved DOH abbreviations when documenting in the electronic medical record.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate medical documentation in electronic medical record.
  • Ability to follow medical instructions.
  • Ability to work with persons of a different race, language, culture, or socioeconomic status. 
  • Ability to perform IM Injections
  • Skill in performing successful venipuncture in 2 attempts or less.
  • Ability to learn and maintain proficiency of computer skills & new programs as required.

  • Ability to adapt to necessary changes in duties, duty station, or work hours for the benefit of the agency.

  • Ability to operate a computer and accompanying software.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum -

  • Graduation from Medical Assistant Program
  • Maintain current CPR certification every two year

 

Preferred -

  • 1 year experience performing venipuncture
  • 1 year experience working in a medical office setting
  • Experience performing CLIA waived testing AND performing quality controls
  • Experience working the front office, including patient registration and appointment scheduling
  • Experience performing EKG’s and/or spirometry
  • Experience working with the homeless population
     

Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:

 

Mission: To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.

 

Vision: To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.

 

Values:

nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

 

Where You Will Work:

Bayside Clinic

14808 49th Street N

Clearwater, FL  33762

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Please be advised:

 

Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  

 

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 

 

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov 

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

 

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   

 

Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace. 

 

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. 

 

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 

 

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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