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Jobs at Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Inc.

Medical Assistant

Location: Bronx, NY

Department: Health Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services is seeking a Medical Assistant (MA) who will help provide pediatric care for children in foster care and juvenile justice populations within the agency’s programs. Under the supervision of the Director of Health Services, the MA will participate in the assessment, planning and hands-on implementation of medical care to foster care children and adolescents in non secure juvenile justice


Essential Functions

  • Obtain and document vital signs, height and weight; collect specimens for various labs including performing venipuncture; perform vision and hearing screening; perform EKGs.
  • Assist MD and/or PNP in provision of physical examinations.
  • Ensure that the medical record contains written documentation of all health and mental health services received.
  • Ensure documentation of semi-annual dental visits.
  • Follow up on appointments and referrals for specialists for a specified caseload.
  • Completion of medical forms for assigned caseloads.
  • Track and monitor health visits for assigned caseloads.
  • Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload.
  • Other related task that may be assigned.


Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.
  • 2 years clinic experience working in pediatrics with knowledge of or experience in foster care, management of medical records, and health care case management desired.
  • CPR Certification.


It is the policy of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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