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Corizon Health Medical Assistant (Day Shift) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Corizon Health

Correctional healthcare is not just a job. It’s a calling.

By choosing a career with Corizon Health, you are choosing the opportunity to truly make a difference in the health, well-being, and future of the patients you serve. We take pride in being a pioneer provider of correctional healthcare. As a Corizon Health professional, you have access to the resources and support to enhance your skills, build a solid foundation to reach your career potential, and contribute to the care and well-being of an underserved population. There is no greater calling. Join Corizon Health today and be part of our legacy of innovation and clinical expertise.


Below is a list of your responsibilities as a Medical Assistant with Corizon Health at Philadelphia City Jail located in Philadelphia, PA:

  • Monitors patient vital signs

  • Implements orders for diagnostic lab tests according to site policy and The Joint Commission and ACA standards

  • Maintains inventory of supplies

  • Assists the RN or LVN as needed in the medical unit within scope of practice

  • Maintains confidentiality of medical records

  • Documents in SOAP format all health-related encounters for patients

  • Records EKGs as directed by nurse

  • Assists physician with minor procedures

  • Maintains and cleans medical unit/equipment on a daily basis and as needed

  • Works in conjunction with the nurse to maintain daily duties required to run the clinic in an organized fashion

  • Assists with maintaining SENTRY and CorrecTek recordkeeping

  • Obtains specimens as directed and in accordance to policies and procedures within the scope of practice

  • Utilizes infection control techniques in a consistent manner

  • Attends mandatory monthly staff meetings

  • Collects data for Quality Improvement programs, as assigned

Experience & Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Completion of a medical assistant program from a vocational, technical or career school

  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in a health care setting, preferably correctional health care

  • Maintains BCLS

  • Required to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects including the human body.

  • Required to kneel, stoop, crouch and/or crawl occasionally.

  • Frequent walking throughout site; to include walking up and down flights of stairs.

  • Must have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job.

  • Occasional running when responding to emergencies; must be able to perform BLS.

A background check, security clearance and drug screening are required for this role.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans.

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ID 2021-11525

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia

Category Healthcare Support

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Day

Location ID 90704