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Vaccine Lead Medical Assistant- Limited Term 

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Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective medical, dental, behavioral health, optometry and other services to underserved, low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. SALUD began in Watsonville in 1978 as a storefront free clinic, and became a FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) in 1992. With four health center sites, satellite and school-based health centers and over 400 employees, we provide high quality services to patients of all ages. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a collaborative culture that values excellence, achievement, innovation and compassion. 

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Nursing and the Clinic Manager, in addition to the role and responsibility of the Medical Assistant, the Vaccine Lead will ensure sites have the necessary immunizations to meet the needs of patient care, and ensure compliance with vaccine storage and quality control.

This position supports the organization's mission, vision, and values through excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In addition to the roles and responsibilities of the Medical Assistant, the Vaccine Lead is also responsible for the following:

  • Perform a physical inventory of all vaccines in stock; account for doses of returned or transferred vaccines since the last order; order vaccines.
  • Accept and process into inventory new vaccine shipments; ensure that acceptable temperature ranges have been maintained.
  • Monitor vaccine inventory; rotate the vaccine inventory so that vaccines with shorter expiration dates are used first; ensure that there are no expired vaccines in the refrigerator or freezer; keep vaccine stocks separate.
  • Monitor vaccine temperatures with use of a certified calibrated thermometer to review refrigerator and freezer temperatures; record minimum, current, and maximum temperatures twice a day.
  • Take immediate action if temperatures are outside acceptable ranges; in coordination with Vaccine Coordinator, implement the emergency vaccine management plan, if necessary.
  • Assist the Vaccine Coordinator in monitoring the quality of documentation through inventory and chart audits. Share findings with staff and implement corrective action if needed under direction of Vaccine Coordinator and Supervisor.
  • Assist in ensuring new employees have completed eziz.org training modules and are oriented to CAIR.
  • Participates and contributes to continuous quality improvement activities through meetings, and the development of clinic workflows and protocols.
  • Ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals through strategies and practices in line with the CARE fundamentals of communication.
  • This position will not be assigned to a provider but will provide support to MAs as needed.

 

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum High School diploma or GED. Associates degree preferred
  • State of CA Medical Assistant certificate and two years of experience working as a Medical Assistant
  • Proficient in administering immunizations and with the CA immunization registry.
  • Fluent bilingual Spanish/English required; bicultural preferred;
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Valid CA Driver’s License and current vehicle insurance; must have the ability to travel between sites.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary Range: $22.81 per hour to $28.26 per hour.

Benefits Include: CA Sick Leave and Holiday Pay

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a current resume and cover letter to SaludParaLaGente.appone.com/internal.

**Salud is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Salud is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact the Salud Human Resources Department, [831-728-8250, and HRDept@splg.org].**

 

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Position Vaccine Lead Medical Assistant- Limited Term  
Close Date 10/12/2021  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 4  
Number Filled 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number CLI-21-00025  
Open Date 8/10/2021  
About the Organization Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to underserved low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, primarily in Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. We began in Watsonville, CA, in 1978 as a storefront "free clinic", and became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 1992. Today we are a primary health care network with 12 clinic sites and continue to provide high quality services to patients of all ages.

SALUD offers a collaborative culture that values excellence, achievement, innovation, teamwork and compassion while ensuring respect, dignity and fairness for our patients.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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