The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional (MSHP) who works interdependently with other health care professionals to provide quality health care to the patient using a Patient-Centered Medical Home model. The Medical Assistant is educated and trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties in the health care environment, serving patients and families throughout their lifespan from infants to adults. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, processing referrals, and collecting payments. Clinical duties include, but are not limited to, measuring and recording vital signs and medical histories in the electronic medical record, preparing patients for examinations, administering medications and immunizations as directed by physicians, performing phlebotomy, and using CPR skills when required.
High School Diploma is required. Associate of Science Degree from an accredited college or university and at least one (1) year experience preferred. Must have Certification as a medical assistant and successfully pass a criminal background check. Experience in Family Practice preferred. New graduates with externship experience in Family Practice may be considered.
Behavioral Health Specialist
Behavioral Health Specialist will work with a mixed population, including children, adolescents and adults two to three days per week. This Specialist will be a licensed care provider, highly skilled in the assessment and management of patients with co-occurring disorders. She/he will carry an outpatient clinical workload along with assigned administrative and professional responsibilities; conduct mental status exams; complete intake assessments and formulate diagnoses; and coordinate patient care between Behavioral Health and Primary Care. Initiates consults, referrals, and psychotherapy as indicated; and maintains effective and up to date documentation of patient encounters. The Specialist provides professional care in a manner consistent with Whitefoord’s philosophy of care and is responsible for helping people with mental illness achieve their greatest level of self-sufficiency. Prefer candidates with excellent interpersonal and clinical skills for providing primary mental health care to adults, children and adolescents.
• Licensed in the state of Georgia as LAPC, LMSW or Master Level professional eligible for state licensure under supervision
• Required Certified Addiction Counselor MAC, CAC (II, I), CADC, CCADC, or GCADC (II, III)
• Patient focused with superior interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
• Minimum of 3 years prior relevant mental health and substance abuse experience
• Experience with children and adolescents, strongly preferred
• Demonstrated understanding of the clinical application of the principles of engagement, empowerment, rehabilitation and recovery
• Experience working with community based programs/safety nets and resources designed to aid the State Medicaid population
• Ability to work within a team environment and collaborate with other members of BH team