Occupational Health Assistant
Overall Job Objective
- Summary of Job Duties
- The City of Aurora's Occupational Health Assistant performs a variety of medical assistant and related clerical functions for the Employee Health unit of the Risk Management Division, Human Resource Department.
This is a contingent position for 29 hours per week and does not include benefits. This assignment is ongoing, but will be subject to budget availability and will be reviewed annually.
Hours: 11 AM - 5 PM Monday - Friday
Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. The values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the city of Aurora, we value integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service as those core values and we attribute those values to our success as an organization, both as an employer and a servant of the community. If you hold these same values, we welcome you to apply.
- PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Schedules appointments, performs medical and drug screening, vision testing, blood pressure screening, audiograms and Spirometry
- Maintains confidential medical records in accordance with HIPPA
- Corresponds with other departments regarding appointments and clearances for pre-employment and on-going screenings, prepares reports and maintains statistics on drug testing results
- Performs a variety of operational functions including medical records management and archiving
- Recommending process improvements and cost savings measures
- Communicate effectively with all departments and maintain good relationships with external providers
- Performs additional duties as assigned
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Education: High School diploma or GED and Medical Assistant Certification/Registration
Experience: At least 1 year of medical assistant experience preferably in occupational health. Prior experience in drug screen collections, Spirometry and hearing tests is preferred.
Knowledge: Knowledge of medical vocabulary, math and general knowledge of office equipment and computer software applications: Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to perform routine screening for blood pressure, height/weight measurements, pulse, urine drug testing, vision screening, audiogram, Spirometer; maintain confidentiality of records and be HIPPA compliant.Skills: Skill in operating all required medical equipment, computer and making process improvements.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES REQUIRED:
- Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant.
- Certification to perform drug screening (Preffered)
- CAOHC certificate, NIOSH certificate and current CPR certificate
- WORKING CONDITIONS
- Physical Demands:
Work Environment: Works primarily in a medical office environment with exposure to blood/body fluids.
- Primarily sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
- Occasional to frequent lifting, carrying, walking and standing
- Frequent hand/eye coordination
- Vision to read and interpret reports, documents and other written material
- Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens.
Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computers, calculators, copy/fax machines, vision testing equipment, audiogram, blood pressure screening equipment and Spirometer.