Lead Medical Assistant - Partners Urgent Care (Boston Common)

Boston, MA | Medical Assistant

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to work with and lead a diverse team. He/She must be able to assist in maintaining efficient patient flow and quality care during clinic hours. The successful candidate is extremely well-organized and proactive in identifying potential issues and addressing them. This position assists in training new staff. This person will work as part of a health care team including physicians, NP/PA's, and others to provide comprehensive urgent care in a non-judgmental manner. This person will be a strong self-starter, communicative leader and collaborative team player that is energized by the ambiguity of a fast paced, high-growth environment with the opportunity to pitch in where needed .

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide back up support for the medical assistant team within scope of practice, assisting in the supervision of work and performance of clinic support staff as instructed
- Provide input for performance reviews and corrective action plans as needed
- Assist with training new and existing staff
- Assist with registration and clinical activities for patient visits
- Provide informal supervision of center staff, working with both the Director of Operations and Manager of Training and Development
- Within scope of practice, assist as needed including medication refill requests, specialty and procedures pre and post clinic chart review
- Review charts, lab test results, and encounter forms for completeness and to assess follow-up as needed
- Assist with clinic scheduling problem solving, patient wait times, and other areas of concern to increase efficient and quality services
- Works collaboratively with clinic staff on programs to improve patient outcomes
- Assists in organizing and participating in quality improvement activities
- Perform other administrative tasks and clinical care as assigned
- Work with colleague to oversee dispensary logs and storage to maintain quality assurance
- Coordinate weekly center inventory, ordering and supply stock maintenance of medical and office supplies
- Assists with daily and monthly quality assurance reviews as requested
- Assist with other administrative projects and tasks as needed
- Ensures completion of Daily Opening and Closing Procedures
- Keeps informed of personnel policies and incorporates them in personal practice as needed
- Understands performance expectations and strives to meet those standards through periodic formal or informal conferences with his/her direct supervisor
- Understands overall goals of the Partners Urgent Care, and their impact on the centers, staff and patient care
- Assists in the planning of center activities, inspections, projects, etc.
- Serve as a positive role model and mentor by embracing Partners values and always leading by example
- Collaborate with the Leadership Team to promote a high level of employee engagement through creation and maintenance of a professional, effective, efficient, rewarding and inclusive working atmosphere.
- Provide feedback on staff performance on a regular basis to leadership team including coaching, corrective action, and performance reviews
- Perform special projects as assigned


Qualifications

- MA Certification
- Able to perform all tasks listed in the Partners Urgent Care Medical Assistant job description
- Minimum 3 years experience as an MA, preferably in Urgent Care Setting

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES:
- Strong customer-service orientation.
- Effective in operating in a collaborative, patient focused environment.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision; understands when to escalate issues.
- Self-directed, motivated, and engaged; willing and able to commit the time necessary to accomplish position's objectives.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Ability to lift 30 lbs.
- Required to move from one location to another within and outside of the building; push, pull and reach; bend; stand for long periods of time; and sit for long periods of time.
- Position requires frequent local travel to Urgent Care centers. Private transportation required.


Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. North Shore Medical Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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