Medical Assistant

 gin your new career today!  We are seeking an experienced and caring Medical Assistant to join our Pediatrics Team  in our Port Charlotte Office.   * Bilingual English/Spanish a plus*  We are looking for candidates who exemplify our Core Values of Honesty, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism, Confidentiality, and Quality of Care.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW BEFORE APPLYING. ONLY FULLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED.   PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide patient care (obtaining vital signs, ascertaining primary problem, preparing patient for provider visit). Charting on patient medical record/documentation and record keeping. Knowledge of correct medical record format. Track and register patient data for statistical purposes, as required. Assess and responds to patient's needs and educates patients regarding health care. Assists in obtaining lab specimens. Performs special patient treatments as directed, including administration of nebulizers, injections, EKGs, venipunctures, etc. Assists with minor surgical procedures. Demonstrates knowledge of aseptic technique and infection control. Prepares, administers and records medications, as directed by the provider. Communicates effectively with other staff members and displays appropriate use of medical terminology. In accordance with universal precautions, equip examination rooms, clean rooms, instruments, and sterilize same, according to proper procedures. Obtains information from hospital or lab as ordered by physician. Disposes of infected material in the proper manner, utilizing red bag container. Sets up exam rooms for following day's operation, inventorying and restocking supplies as needed. Completes WIC forms, as required. Utilizes electronic health record system to enter, retrieve and document patient information, clinical tasks, communications, and physician orders accurately and efficiently. REQUIREMENTS  Minimum of 2 years work experience as a Medical Assistant preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology and medical environment required. Experience with medical records and electronic health record system preferred. High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent training and experience based on experience www.fhcswf.org REQUIREMENTS  Minimum of 2 years work experience as a Medical Assistant preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology and medical environment required. Experience with medical records and electronic health record system preferred. High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent training and experience  Family Health Centers of SWFL, Inc. and equal opportunity employer and a DRUG FREE/ NICOTINE FREE Workplace.