Medical Assistant (Temporary)

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #31158
  • Salary: $16.00


Immediate need for Medical Assistants! Our client, a local community health organization in Philadelphia, PA is looking for certified MA's to join their team! This role is located in the Cobbs Creek / Kingssessing areas. The medical assistant will be responsible for both direct patient care and indirect patient care. Experienced MAs are encouraged to apply!


Direct Patient Care:

  • Prepares the environment to assure that the all necessary equipment/information is available for effective and efficient care during the visit.
  • Greets the patient and helps the patients feel prepared for their visit.
  • Completes vital signs, weight and height, EKGs, eye and hearing exams, as assigned.
  • Assures that all documentation is correct and complete.
  • Works with the CRNP to provide comprehensive care.
  • Maintains medical records using standard filing systems.
  • Performs inventory control and ordering supplies, as assigned.
  • Initiates and performs rapid HIV test, including consent form.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork.
  • Assists with therapeutic procedures.
  • Prepares and administers medications as ordered.
  • Collects and preserves bodily fluids, blood, and other specimens.
  • Performs simple STAT screening tests on collected specimens.

Indirect Patient Care:

  • Prepares forms for visit.
  • Prepares and forwards requests for referrals as assigned which may involve all or some of the following: obtaining health insurance authorization, completing referral form, making referral appointment for patient, coordinating on-site Transportation Services, and notifying patient when referral is complete.
  • Prepares and forwards request for medication refills as assigned.

General laboratory services:

  • Performs a variety of standard lab tests with standing orders from primary care providers (including but not limited to blood sugars, urine dip, etc).
  • Prepares laboratory specimens to assure the correct information.
  • Completes all paperwork and forms related to the handling of specimens and document all actions in the patient record.
  • Records receipt of lab results, tracks results not received, and forwards all results to primary care. By direct order of primary care provider, records test/procedure results in the patient record.

Maintenance of laboratory-related equipment and supplies:

  • Takes inventory of supplies on a regular basis, order supplies, and store upon their arrival.
  • Ensures lab equipment properly maintained which includes knowledge of routine handling/usage, storage, and cleansing/sterilization. Have equipment serviced at recommended intervals according to manufacturer’s and/or OSHA guidelines.


  • Assists the primary care providers and clinical nurse in collecting information related to triaging patients.


  • Consistently practices universal precautions.
  • Participates in relevant Practice committees.
  • Performs additional duties related to the responsibilities of the Medical Assistant as directed by supervisor.
  • Substitutes for Medical Assistants at other practices, when deemed necessary by supervisor.
  • Supports smooth functioning of practice by completing data entry as assigned.
  • Receives cross-training as a Medical Receptionist and substitutes for this role at the Practice when deemed necessary by supervisor. This includes scheduling, registration, updating patient records, answering phones and other duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Medical Assistant and maintain CPR certifications.
  • Minimum one of year experience working as a Medical Assistant.

Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.


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Job ID: 31158