United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

  • Chiropractic Assistant (CA)

    Job Locations US-CA-Mendota
    Posted Date 2 days ago(5/17/2018 5:00 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1093
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Chiropractic
  • Overview

    UHC’s chiropractic medical practice focuses on treating patients with health problems related to the musculoskeletal system. A Chiropractic Assistant is a medical assistant who works under the direction of a chiropractor, and performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to ensure a chiropractic area runs smoothly and supports the patient experience. This position prepares exam and treatment areas by cleaning the areas and ensuring appropriate supplies are available for the visit. As the point of contact for the service, the Chiropractic Assistant is responsible for escorting patients to exam areas, reviewing paperwork to ensure accuracy and completion, and explaining any required procedures to prepare the patient before the chiropractor's exam and treatment.

    Responsibilities

    Works closely with the Nursing Supervisor and other members of the clinic management team to:

    • Provides prompt medical support; promotes a smooth patient flow; collects and records data accurately; maintains order of exam rooms, equipment and supplies.
    • Supports the Chiropractor and health center by completing general tasks both on the clinical and office function tasks.
    • Provides basic education and information to patients, making sure patients’ questions are answered and anxieties alleviated.
    • Achieves the organizational mission to provide health care access for all the members of the community. Helps make sure patients and families get the care they need when they need it.
    • Consistently and openly communicates with supervisor and all staff.
    • Works flexible or extended hours where necessary.
    • Participates in health center in-services and meeting, listening and respecting others’ ideas.
    • Abides by Rules of Confidentiality.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Certification as Medical Assistant from accredited school. 

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

    • Possess a valid CA License.

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience in a healthcare setting. Preferably experience with chiropractic medicine preferred.

    SKILLS:

    • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
    • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with patients and providers of differing backgrounds; team player.
    • Customer-service oriented and patient-focused.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Positive professional insight.
    • Flexible and dependable.
    • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment.
    • Modern office practices and procedures.
    • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks.
    • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. 

     PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

     

    • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
    • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
    • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
    • Must have high manual dexterity.
    • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn
    • Must be able to be on feet for extended periods of time.

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