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Patient Care Associate (Medical Assistant) - Schenectady, NY

Company: Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is seeking a Patient Care Associate to join our Clinical Services team for a full-time 37.5 hour work week. This position will be based at our Schenectady, NY health center and will also travel to other sites in Region 2 as needed.As part of a multi-disciplinary team providing medical care, the PCA is responsible for patient intake in the clinic and front desk, obtaining complete medical history, provides education about human sexuality, family planning, abortion, colposcopy, LEEP and general health education, as applicable. This is an exciting and important time at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. We are building on our strength with dynamic new leadership, talented staff members, engaged donors and activists, and amazing community partners. We are determined to thrive and grow in these times of transition and resistance. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) stands strong as a trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care, an accurate source of sexual health information, and a steadfast partner in the ongoing fight to achieve sexual and reproductive justice, especially health and racial equity. Working at PPGNY is more than a job. It is an opportunity to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and evidence-based education programming so they can lead healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. We approach our work through a reproductive justice lens, seeking to break down the barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the health care and information they need and deserveWhat a Patient Care Associate Does:

  • Provides clients with accurate information regarding Planned Parenthood services, including questions pertaining to contraception, options, and funding sources.
  • Prepares clients for exams and assists in exam room when needed.
  • Interviews patients, measures vital signs (i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight and height), and records information on patients' charts.
  • Screens financial, medical and social history with correct documentation of pertinent information.
  • Training will be provided in order to collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a registered nurse or physician.
  • In coordination with licensed staff, provides client follow-up on lab results and referrals.
  • Provides pregnancy testing, information and referral, schedules PT clients for followup family planning or other appropriate services.
  • Provides direct service in all the clinic specific areas including family planning, abortion and prenatal, as appropriate to scope of services and clinics.Minimum Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Experience working in a fast paced high stress environment, ideally in a healthcare setting
    • customer service skills
    • Excellent computer and phone skills
    • You are interested in expanding your analysis and knowledge about the role that racial inequity plays in our society, and are committed to building and/or deepening your commitment to racial equity in your workPPGNY's benefits package includes:Generous PTO and holiday scheduleMedical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependentsFSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement fundsShort and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employmentAll positions at PPGNY require:Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNYs education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Keywords: Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, Schenectady , Patient Care Associate (Medical Assistant) - Schenectady, NY, Healthcare , Schenectady, New York

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