Medical Assistant Covid Screener

Full Time
Freeville, NY 13068
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

We are seeking a Medical Assistant/Covid Screener to join our growing team at the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Freeville, NY. In addition to excellent pay and benefits, we are offering a $3,000 sign on bonus! This clinic will be relocating to Ithaca in early 2023.

Valor Healthcare

Our mission is simple: to provide quality healthcare to America's veterans through our healing focus, indebted hearts, and tireless resolve. Valor Healthcare operates more than 50 VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) in the United States as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Valor provides a full range of medical services to veterans through the operations of CBOCs, tailored to meet the specific needs of local VA medical centers. Our comprehensive set of services includes primary care, diagnostics, laboratory, telehealth, behavioral health, and more.

Position Summary

The Medical Assistant provides assistance in the examination and treatment of patients with diseases and injuries seeking treatment in the clinic, under clinical supervision. Collaborates with the core PACT Team (Primary Care Provider, RN and LPN/LVN) and expanded PACT Team including family/caregiver, VA, and community based services involved in developing the patient care plan. In this role you will be mainly responsible for screening patients for Covid symptoms as they walk in. If that ever slowed down, you would be doing more administrative or back office work.


  • Great work lifestyle balance! No on call, weekends off, 11 federal holidays, and increasing PTO the longer you stay with Valor.
  • Competitive pay! We offer based on experience and monitor market trends to ensure we are providing a great rate for our employees.
  • Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, and more through Blue Cross Blue Shield!
  • Annual performance reviews to discuss goals, raises, concerns, etc.
  • Great support system through clinic management peers, HR, Recruiting department, all the way up to the executive level.

Core Responsibilities

  • Actively assists with patient care, physical examinations, and ancillary tests.
  • Schedule clinic appointments. Specific responsibilities relative to scheduling, PCMM assignments; outpatient clinic appointment recall additions and edits and making entries into the Electronic Wait List.
  • Answers phones and timely relays messages.
  • Prints, prepares, and organizes patient check-in list with medication list for the following day.
  • Collects lab specimens, including but not limited to urine, blood, and sputum from patients for testing.
  • Operates electrocardiograph and other diagnostic equipment to administer routine diagnostic test and treatments.
  • Fulfill compliance requirements of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Joint Commission (JC), Environment of Care (EOC) oversight, lab compliance and other related items.
  • Remain focused on achieving excellent clinical outcomes through the specified VA guidelines.
  • Must provide excellent customer service to each patient, both in person and over the phone, as well as to fellow colleagues and clinic visitors.
  • Participate in the clinic’s outreach events to help support the clinic’s enrollment initiatives.
  • Support patient enrollment and retention in appointments, follow-up visits, or nurse visits.
  • Embrace and support new initiatives, whether clinical or operational.


  • Minimum two-years’ experience as an MA in a related primary care or ambulatory care setting; government healthcare environment preferred. Specific requirements could vary based on individual VA contract.
  • Must be remain in good standing through the Veterans Health Administration (VA). Credentialing may be required based on the individual VA contract.
  • Must comply with and maintain all requirements for a valid, unrestricted license in the state of desired employment, or in any U.S. state or territory, depending on VA contractual requirements.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (must be renewed periodically as specified by the certifying agency – AHA valid for two years, e.g.) and in ACLS as specified by individual VAMC contract
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong computer skills, including EMR experience
  • Energetic and optimistic demeanor, with exceptional customer service, communication and interpersonal skills
  • This is considered a safety sensitive position.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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