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Comprehensive Prenatal Health Worker (CPHW)/Medical Assistant

Location: Pomona
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary
The Comprehensive Prenatal Health Worker (CPHW)/Medical Assistant provides support services, ongoing orientations, assessments, care plan development, appropriate nutrition, health education and psychosocial interventions and referral when needed, to UCHC's prenatal patients. Works under the Clinic Manager to assist with maintaining efficient patient flow and quality care during the clinic hours. Works as part of the health care team including physicians, NP/PA's and LCSW to provide comprehensive care in a non-judgmental manner. UCHC is a federally qualified health center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, mental health and outreach services to low income, multiethnic, uninsured and underinsured populations.

Essential Functions

Conducts face-to face interviews with all prenatal patients, screens patients for presumptive eligibility (PE) and issuing of PE card if eligible; Issues the 2nd good thru extension for patients.
Identify opportunities and facilitate efforts to expand service or increase patient access into programs.
Assures client charts are documented whenever telephone & face-to-face contact is made.
Codes all super bills accordingly to type of visit and signs all chart entries using legal signature and title.
Provides ongoing orientation, assessments, classes and makes the appropriate referrals when needed to our prenatal patients.
Prepares all Intake packets English/Spanish and makes sure all appointments have been given to patient accordingly. i.e. Intake, Initial, Medi-Cal, et
Assist patients in completing Medi-Cal forms (application) and follow-up on No show/missed appointments.
Orders all prenatal forms as needed and fax weekly PE enrollment Summary Forms to the state.
Fax weekly schedules to Medi-Cal worker and advocate for patients with the Medi-Cal
Case management of the prenatal program, which includes reviewing all prenatal charts after each clinic visit with the provider, as well as reviewing each chart the day before the visit with the provider. This is to assure that all procedures, tests, etc. that the provider has ordered have been done and lab results have been received on a timely manner.
Attends recommended job-related trainings provided by the CPSP County program.
Perform vital signs and record in eCW.
Triage and room patients for telehealth and in-person visits.
Provide back up support for the medical assistant team, which includes all functions of a medical assistant.
Assist with the training of medical assistants and volunteer staff.
Assist with daily and monthly quality assurance reviews including emergency kit check off.
Record and maintain the refrigerator and freezer temperature log.
Perform inventory and order VFC vaccine
Order laboratory and medical supplies
Check monthly supplies and medications for expiration and discard appropriately.

Non-Essential Functions

As directed by the supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks.

Working Conditions

Non-Ionizing Radiation (microwaves, sun)
Hazardous Exposure (chemical [E.G. Latex] and infectious)

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm. Every other Saturday required.
May travel to all Unicare Community Health Center clinics to work or attend meetings as needed.
Professional Requirements

Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and
Maintain patient confidentiality at all
Report to work on time and as
Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local
Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all
Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business
Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the
Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement


High school diploma or GED required. Medical Assistant (MA) certificate preferred
Required: 1-year experience in a community health center setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires a comprehensive knowledge of prenatal care in outpatient settings.
Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team.
Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to corporate mission.
Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities.
Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.
Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols
Ability to work with a diverse population.
Willing to work flexible hours, including evening and/or weekends.
Must have reliable transportation and valid CA driver-s license and an insurable DMV record.
Must be self-directed and work productively with minimal supervision.
Good communication skills are necessary
Requirement: Bilingual - Fluent and literate in Spanish

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions

Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
Pushing and pulling objects up to 25 lbs.
Frequent wrist, hand and finger dexterity to perform fine motor function without tremor.
Full range of body motion including twisting body, pushing, pulling
Position requires light to moderate work with 25 lb. maximum weight to lift and

Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, andPI176722449

Keywords: UNICARE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC., Pomona , Comprehensive Prenatal Health Worker (CPHW)/Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Pomona, California

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