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Medical Assistant at Public Health Management Corporation

Medical Assistant

Public Health Management Corporation Philadelphia, PA Part-Time
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Interim House Inc. (INC) provides substance use treatment to the women of Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Located in Mt. Airy we provide participant centered, holistic and trauma informed care to women in a residential treatment facility. We provide five (5) levels of care: short and long term residential, halfway house, IOP and OP.

Over the last several years, an increasing number of women are entering residential treatment with significant medical needs requiring more support. In response to this need, IHI is enhancing our staffing complement by hiring Medical Assistance to work week-day, evening and week-end shifts.

Days and Hours:

  • Flexible shifts- Monday to Friday, 4pm to 12 midnight and weekends, 7am to 3pm, 8am to 4pm; 4pm to midnight or midnight to 8am

Job Description:

  • The individual in this position will be hired as a “special payroll employee” and work an average of 8 to 16 hours per week. This person will report to the RA Shift Supervisor and RN Nurse Manager and will perform a combination of direct care services to residents to address addiction, mental health and medical needs of our women. The individual will be required to wear a face mask at all times during their shift and a face shield is optional.

General Responsibilities/ Shift specific duties:

3pm to 11pm / 4pm to 12 midnight-- Monday through Friday:

  • When arrive, check in with Supervisor & Kitchen Coordinator for instructions for the evening, including what food to bring up for the next day’s meal, what client’s need hands on assistance with meal preparation, what clients need your assistance in cleaning or organizing their bedrooms, I.T.’s, one-on-one support, filing, etc. Also, check e-mails within first hour of shift.
  • Assist, teach and work directly with during meal preparation, eating and clean up
  • Remain in kitchen / dining room from 3:30 until kitchen is completely cleaned and all task have been completed per the kitchen check off list.
  • Make sure three (3) knives are accounted for and documented and knife box is locked
  • Ensure cooks are adhering to all health and safety-related kitchen policies
  • Take temperature of meats and document on chart
  • Supervise evening I.T.s and assist clients who are not skilled yet to perform these tasks
  • Perform round checks under the direction of your supervisor
  • Supervise specific areas of the house under the direction of the shift supervisor
  • Provide written report on activities on your shift
  • Ensure all inside doors are kept locked
  • Ensure all exterior doors and buildings are secure
  • Report any safety issues immediately

12 midnight to 8am—Week-Days and Week-Ends:

  • Obtain report from previous shift supervisor
  • Record all temperatures of freezers and refrigerator and report any temperatures that do not meet heath and safety standards
  • Make sure knife box contains three (3) knives and document that it was checked.
  • Check all doors and locks to make sure secure and locked
  • Check basement area after all clients are in bed and ensure doors locked and close off basement door via latch (rounds in basement do not have to occur after area has been checked and secured but must be monitored via camera).
  • Set burglar alarm immediately after doors and locks secured (must occur by 1AM)
  • File client paperwork in charts
  • Make rounds 1 times per hour and ensure participants are in their bedrooms during each round
  • Monitor cameras to ensure safety and clients in own bedrooms
  • Verify that the 3-11pm staff brought up for next day’s food
  • Make sure clients are awake for the morning…dressed and downstairs by 7:30am
  • Keep copy room neat, clean and organized
  • Provide written report on activities of shift, including use of recovery oriented language and interventions. 

7am to 3pm and 8am to 4pm weekday and week-ends:

  • Perform random UDS
  • Assist with the enforcement of no smoking policy in morning during medication distribution
  • Assist Facility Manager with shopping each week
  • Perform rounds during the day as scheduled
  • Ensure bedroom doors are locked each morning
  • Perform bedroom checks each morning
  • Answer phones when needed
  • Ensure smooth flow of the morning routine
  • Ensure clients are dressed appropriately
  • Assist with meal preparation and cooking and clean-up
  • Accompany clients to outside appointments as needed
  • Supervise clients and client visitors and enforce the visitation policy
  • Perform rounds and head counts every hour to ensure all participants are accounted for
  • Take temperature of meats and document on chart
  • Supervise evening I.T.s and assist clients who are not skilled yet to perform these tasks
  • Provide written report on activities on your shift
  • Adhere to emergency on-call policy and procedure
  • When using facility vehicle, adhere to following rules: all passengers must have on safety belts, no phones are to be used for calls or texting, no smoking, no loud radio.


  • Competent in Medication Administration, reading and interpreting critical lab values, perform UDS, and complete Nursing Assessments
  • Understand and apply setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situations, including safety measures for clients and staff.
  • Ability to provide de-escalation techniques to prevent and/or address crisis situations

Education Requirement:

  • Medical Assistant Certification
  • Minimum one year of experience in a behavioral health care setting
  • Experience in working with diverse populations and knowledge of diverse cultural needs.
  • Basic understanding of medical and psychosocial causes relevant to chemical dependent persons.
  • Ability to work with and educate non-medical staff.
  • Knowledge of chemical dependency and the recovery process.

Hourly rate:

  • Competitive and based on experience

Recommended Skills

Mental Health
Behavioral Health
Substance Dependence
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Philadelphia, PA

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Health Care


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