Medical Assistant - Behavioral Health (Madras, Oregon)

07 Feb 2019

Medical Assistant - Behavioral Health (Madras, Oregon)

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Job Description

BestCare Treatment Services is recruiting for a Part-time Medical Assistant to work in our Madras Outpatient/Community Health Program available immediately!

General Duties: The medical assistant will be responsible for proving medical assistance to our psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) on-site in our community mental health and outpatient substance use disorders clinic.


-Assist the PMHNP with client medications

-Set-up weekly medi planners

-Process new medication orders

-Update Dr. Cloud with med changes

-Make and print out MARS

-Order medications for clients as needed (call pharmacies)

-Complete medication preauthorization's as needed

-Administer controlled meds and tapers

-Order and track all weekly routine lab orders under the direction of the PMHNP

-Coordinate with primary care clinics where mental health patients receive primary care.

-Take and record vital signs/daily weights/blood glucose monitoring/insulin/injections

-Coordinate care with PCP office including;

-Notification letter

-Set-up follow up PCP appointments

-Assist with ride/transportation coordination for medical visits

-Assist with Advantage Dental screenings

-Triage medical concerns and pass on to PMHNP as indicated

-Gather health information including nutritional screenings, health history and standing orders.

-Review medications with client at discharge and ensure client has adequate supply and understanding of meds.

-Venipuncture for stat lab orders

-Review emails and respond as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements:

-Must possess a current Medical Assistant certification from an accredited program

-Current First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification

-For individuals recovering from the disease of alcoholism and/or from other drug addiction, have maintained continuous sobriety for the immediate past two years at the time of hire

-Experience taking and recording vital signs

-The ability to work independently and the skills to be a successful team player

-Must get along well with coworkers

-Possesses the ability to network with all resources in order to provide the best customer service possible

-Proven excellent customer service skills with clients and/or family members seeking help from BCTS

-Compassion towards individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders

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