Wellspring Family Medicine Clinical Assistant Oakland, MD · Oakland, MD · ACCIDENT, MD · Full time

A healthcare professional who assists clinical staff with patient care, basic diagnostic tests, and record keeping. This position requires the individual to be flexible, dependable, organized, able to multitask, and diligent. This position also requires interoffice travel to all Wellspring Family Medicine locations as needed.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

- Provide direct patient care by documenting the patient's medical history, obtaining vital signs, reviewing medication regimen, updating drug allergies, and performing screening for quality measures (depression, anxiety, tobacco use, etc).

- Conduct various tests including urinalysis, rapid strep, influenza, glucose tests, pregnancy tests, and send out labs as needed.

- Assist with collection and preparation of laboratory specimens.

- Prepare and assist healthcare providers with examinations and minor office procedures.

- Maintain cleanliness and organization in exam rooms, including stocking supplies.

- Provide health education to patients during appointments and address any concerns within scope of practice.

- Place lab orders and diagnostic testing as requested by the provider, following standing order policy.

- Communicate effectively with patients, families, and staff through verbal and written communication.

- Respond to emails in a timely manner and participate in professional development activities such as staff meetings and role-specific training.

- Provide clerical support by answering phones, documenting messages, scheduling appointments, assisting with patient forms, and communicating clinical information as directed by the provider.

- Maintain confidentiality and privacy of patient information.

- Prepare and dispense medications, authorize refills, and submit prescriptions to pharmacies under the supervision of the provider.

- Administer intramuscular (IM), subcutaneous (SQ), and intradermal (ID) injections.

- Meet the requirements and qualifications necessary to perform the job duties satisfactorily.

- High school graduation or equivalent is required, along with previous or current experience as a CNA or MA.

- Proficiency in electronic medical records, medical terminology, and CPR certification is necessary.

- Stay updated on job knowledge and skills through educational opportunities and mandatory annual competencies.

- Possess basic computer literacy and willingness to learn electronic medical records software.

- Collaborate effectively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork in a patient-centered, team-based model of care.

- Meet physical demands of the position, including sitting and standing for extended periods, operating computers, lifting up to 15 pounds, and assisting patients with limited mobility.