JEFFERSON COUNTY GOVT CLINICAL ASSISTANT (MEDICAL ASSISTANT) in GOLDEN, Colorado

SALARY: $37,440.00 AnnuallyOPENING DATE: 10/08/18CLOSING DATE: 10/21/18 11:59 PMDIVISION:DEPARTMENT: Public HealthPURPOSE:Are you seeking "More Than Paycheck?"If so, then this position provides you the opportunity to work for a countythat thrives on working collaboratively and overcoming challenges in asolution-focused manner. Jefferson County Public Health Department providesemployment opportunities in compliance with all pertinent federal, state,and local laws. We value and respect employee participation in the delivery ofquality services to and on behalf of our community.Jefferson County Public Health clinic services provides direct healthcareservices for clients seeking services in Family Planning, STD, HIV,Adult Health, and Immunizations programs. The Clinic Assistant/MedicalAssistant provides both clinical and administrative support to staff workingin the clinic programs. The clinic provides services related to birth controland contraception, pregnancy testing and options counseling, testing forsexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and immunizations. Additionally,the clinic has a Syringe Access Program which provides persons who useintravenous drugs sterile syringes and materials, disposal of usedsyringes, and additional harm reduction services as needed.About Jefferson County:A career with Jefferson County Government offers the best candidates careergrowth and a diverse workforce. More than a paycheck, your job enriches thelives of the citizens of Jefferson County.Living and working in Jefferson County offers the quintessential Coloradolifestyle sought after by many. Residents enjoy easy access to mountainactivities such as hiking, skiing and rafting, while also being able totake advantage of the eclectic amenities offered by the greater metropolitanDenver area.Located in Lakewood, city life, bike paths, hiking and adventure arejust a step away. When you're ready to learn, grow, and make acontribution to your community, find your career with us.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Performs venipuncture and finger stick blood collections; performs andinterprets a variety of CLIA waived tests including pregnancy tests, HIV,Hepatitis C point of care tests, and hemoglobin.Responsible for quality assurance testing using controls on all CLIA testsdone within the labProcesses all lab specimens to be sent out to external labs, includinglabeling, ensuring completeness and accuracy of lab requisition forms, andpackaging for pick-up while following all procedures for proper handling ofbodily, and potentially infectious, materials.Assists providers with various medical procedures, including: handlinginstruments, maintaining a sterile instrument field; gathering materialsand preparing the treatment room for the procedure, cleaning the room aftera procedure which may include cleaning up biohazard materials, instrumentcleaning, and providing comfort and support to a patient during the procedure.Uses the electronic health record to enter lab orders, results, and labcommunication notes for nurses.Maintains computer records and paper files, as needed.Performs administrative functions such as greeting clients, answering phonesand scheduling appointments, collecting demographic and medicalinformation, registering patients, and collecting fees at time of service.Provides services to participants in the syringe access program as needed.Assist with pharmaceutical outlet in clinic, including ordering ofmedications and managing inventory.Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of medical and lab equipment andarranging for repairs as needed.QUALIFICATIONS:Required:High School diploma or equivalent combination of related work experience on ayear for year basis.Minimum one year of experience working as a Medical Assistant, ClinicAssistant, phlebotomist or related role in the Healthcare field deliveringdirect patient services.Familiarity working with electronic health records, HIPAA and protectingpatient confidentiality.Have basic knowledge of medical terminology an