Bilingual Medical Assistant

Johns Hopkins Medicine Baltimore, MD
BILINGUAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Requisition #: 171387

Location: Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Baltimore, MD

Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional

Work Shift: Day Shift

Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)

Weekend Work Required: No

Date Posted: June 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians is seeking a qualified Spanish speaking bilingual interpreter for our Medical Assistant (MA) position. The MA at ambulatory practice functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The MA functions under the direct supervision and authority of the physician when determining competencies and performing clinical tasks during patient care. The MA reports to the Practice Administrator or designee, who is responsible for administrative supervision and orientation of the MA to the area's policies and procedures. The MA administers medications and immunizations, obtains vital signs, maintains an inventory of appropriate supplies, ensures safe and efficient patient flow, tracks high-risk referrals and lab tests, facilitates safe transitions of care, organizes the practice environment to assure patient safety and quality health outcomes, and contributes to HEDIS and designated quality measures. The individual displays responsible behaviors, communicates effectively to others and functions at the highest level based on scope of practice.

Must successfully pass all required training to obtain security access to perform role. Includes, but not limited to: Electronic medical record training, Insurance training-foundations, government and commercial.

* Johns Hopkins Community Physicians - East Baltimore Center - Baltimore, MD

* Non-Exempt - Full-time - 40 hours per week

* A high school degree or GED equivalent is required. Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant Training Program preferred.

* Successful completion of Medical Assistant Certification Exam. Medical Assistant Certification required, successful completion of the CMA(American Association of Medical Assistants), RMA(American Medical Technologists), NRCMA (National Assoc. for Health Professionals) or NCMA (National Center Competency Testing), RCMAS (National Certification Medical Assoc.), or CCMA (National Health career Assoc.) Medical Assistant Certification required within 3 months of hire date. Five or more years of specific applicable MA experience in primary medical care may be substituted for formal training program provided eligibility for RMA(American Medical Technologists) exam. Current MA certification must be maintained. Valid CPR certification required upon hire and recertification required every two years.

* Bilingual employees who are hired to provide job-related services to patients/families/clients in a language other than English, without a professional or qualified bilingual staff interpreter, must complete and successfully pass a language assessment. The assessment qualifies them to use their non-English language directly with patients/families/clients within their scope of practice. All medical discussions with Limited English Proficient patients/families/clients require qualified bilingual staff or professional medical interpreters.

* The position has regular interaction with LEP patients/families/clients and the employee is reasonably available to communicate in the non-English language. Two years' experience in an ambulatory care setting is preferred.