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Medical Assistant / Behavioral Health / Competitive Pay!

Posted: 11/07/2021

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$17 an hour
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    • Medical Assistant certification or diploma (Required)

    • BLS/CPR Certification (Preferred)


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Disability insurance
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Flexible spending account
Tuition reimbursement
Paid time off
Employee assistance program
Vision insurance
401(k) matching
Employee discount
Professional development assistance
Life insurance

Full Job Description

Competitive Pay! Generous health insurance options, paid time off, dental insurance, 401(k), 401(k) matching, vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, employer paid short term and long term disability, flexible spending account, employee assistance program!

HealthFirstBluegrass Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides a myriad of high-quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse populations throughout Lexington KY. We provide medical, dental, pharmaceutical, mental health, integrated health services, family and social services, and health education for all age groups. We are committed to ensuring the human right of accessible primary medical care through advocacy and community empowerment.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions.


The Medical Assistant is responsible for providing support services to the primary care and behavioral health teams.

  • CMA/RMA/NCMA/CCMA accepted!**
  • Bilingual skills preferred! (must successfully pass a language proficiency assessment)


Administrative Support services:

  • Provide assistance to the behavioral health and medical staff throughout the HealthFirst Bluegrass network of services
  • Assist in completing prior authorizations for behavioral health procedure or medication claims
  • Obtain patient vitals at provider request
  • Maintains and distributes forms and scales as needed (e.g. PHQ-9, etc)
  • Obtain KASPER report prior to appointments
  • Documents as appropriate in the medical record
  • Review medical record documents to determine appropriate indexing (scanning, etc)
  • Participates in departmental meetings
  • Facilitate communication to, from, and within the behavioral health team
  • Lab and referral tracking and follow-up
  • Assist provider teams in scheduling appointments, and ensuring provider capacity is met

Phone calls and patient support services

  • Work closely with the call center to ensure messages are routed to the appropriate providers and information returned to patients timely
  • Answer calls with standardized greeting
  • Assist and/or route general requests for assistance from current and prospective patients and community partners
  • Take messages for behavioral health providers, and ensure completion of messages
  • Documents phone notes in the medical record
  • Greet the public and direct them to office locations for service or assistance
  • Provide coverage of clerk duties in absence of clerk
  • Assist patients or other facilities with requests for records
  • Assist patients with behavioral health billing questions
  • Assists in referrals within and external to HealthFIRST Bluegrass, Inc.
  • Assist in quality improvement activities, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


· High school graduation or GED and graduated from an accredited medical assistant program.

· One year of full-time medical assisting experience required. Up to three years of experience preferred.

· Behavioral health experience preferred.


Certification required.

Certification from one of the following programs, that are accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies, part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (preferred )
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) from the National Healthcareer Association

Certificaton or registration from other programs will be considered on a case by case basis and will require the approval of the hiring supervisor, the Medical Director, and Human Resources Director.

Certification must be maintained, and training required for maintaining certification must be obtained.

Current CPR required and must be maintained throughout the duration of this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Primary Care


  • 8 hour shift


  • medical assisting: 1 year (Required)


  • Medical Assistant certification or diploma (Required)
  • BLS/CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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