Medical Assistant

Bullhook Community Health Center
Havre, Montana
Job Type


Bullhook Community Health Center (BCHC) is an equal opportunity employer.  BCHC shall, upon request, provide reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job Title:  Medical Assistant
Department: Medical

Supervisor: RN Supervisor
w/Credentials $26,978 - $38,464.18
                w/o Credentials $25,324 -$36,105.97


Job Overview:  The Medical Assistant is responsible for supporting clinical staff as assigned.  Perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of nurse practitioner.  Administrative duties may include clerical work, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.  Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, entering patient data and information into the electronic records management system, collecting and analyzing performance measure data to ensure compliance.  Deal with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality. 

Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities):  Review patient medical records prior to appointment and update medical staff as to needs of each patient.   Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations.  Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure vital signs.    Assist clinical staff to perform medical procedures.  Dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards.  Schedule appointments, referrals, and may perform veni-puncture for labs.  Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics or information such as test results in medical records. 

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):  Medical Assistant certificate or comparable previous work-related skills required, knowledge or experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s): Knowledge of principles and processes for providing personable customer service.  Includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of patient satisfaction.   Knowledge of medications, immunizations, communicable diseases, CPR, and other related nursing procedures.  Active listening, good communication skills and social perceptiveness.  Ability to work independently and as a team player.  Ability to meet the standards and metrics of the patient centered medical home model and quality improvement measures. 

Supervision:  N/A

Physical and Environmental Demands: Work is performed in an office and clinic setting; stands, walks with intermittent sitting; reaches for and uses writing instruments and keyboard; reads reports and other written materials; extensive use of telephone and oral communication with the public and coworkers; stoops; bends; kneels; reaches for; picks up; and pushes or pulls; ability to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Special Requirements:  Performs duties in the deliverance of health services.  Hazardous risks may include exposure to infected body fluids, sharp instruments and chemicals, requires adherence to universal safety precautions. 

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. 

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