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Medical Assistant

Affinity Health Group

This is a Full-time position in baton rouge, la posted November 25, 2021.

At Affinity Health Group, we specialize in taking care of people: our members, our patients, and our employees. We offer competitive salaries and great benefits! Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Long Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and 401(k).

Job Summary: The LPN/MA for Population Health will perform a wide variety of duties in the Population Health Program. Primary concentration will be on patient interaction and assisting the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant with Health Risk Assessment (HRA) visits in the home and/or provider offices. The candidate must have strong phone communication and computer skills.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Gather patient information such as medical/surgical history, family history, risk factors, vital signs, and height/weight during the HRA visit and/or via telephone before the HRA visit.

• Assist with screening tests during the visit such as IRIS eye exam, PVD screening, HgbA1C, urine microalbumin, etc.

• Travel with providers in clinics and home visits to assist with triaging and EMR documentation

• Coordinate and schedule screenings for patients such as Mammogram, Colonoscopy, provider appointments, etc.

• Coordinate patient care with needed resources such as Integrated Care Management, Social Services, Diabetes care, etc.

• Assist with local Health Fairs

• Run Reports through proprietary software to help determine appointment needs when needed

• Responsible for scheduling and coordinating home visits and office visits when needed

• Coordinates care for SNP members between the Population Health department, SNP case managers, and any other affiliated resources.

• Assist with any new Population Health program initiatives

M arginal Duties:

• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Valid LPN license or medical clinic experience with triaging patients as a medical assistant

• Experience giving injections and taking vital signs

• Must possess and maintain a valid, unencumbered driver’s license

• Billing and claims knowledge are needed

• Strong computer skills

• Familiarity with Excel and Microsoft Word

• Familiarity with EMR

• Ability to function within several computer programs

• Excellent phone communication

• Communicates effectively with other employees and members

• Works independently and self-motivator

• Works in a timely manner

• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

• Ability to interact effectively with all staff

• Strong verbal skills and grammar

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Supervision Received: 

• Works under general supervision of Population Health Supervisor and occasional supervision of the Population Health Manager

Working Conditions:

• This position operates in a professional clinic environment and in homes of members 

• Overnight travel/stays may be required

• This is a full-time position (40 hours/week)

• Overtime may be required 

• Travel will be required – must maintain a valid, unencumbered driver’s license

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 lbs.