Medical Assistant Program Coordinator

 

Position Summary:

The Medical Assistant Program Coordinator is part of the adult education team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program that primarily serves immigrant parents and their young children in Washington, D.C. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative programming.

In the tuition-free Medical Assistant Program, students prepare for successful healthcare careers by gaining medical knowledge, clinical practice, and administrative skills in a collaborative environment. In addition, Briya coordinates students’ internships and externships and ensures students are prepared for the nationally recognized RMA exam.

Briya closely partners and co-locates with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, supporting students’ comprehensive needs and allowing for crossover between clinic and classroom.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Data management

  • Track and evaluate performance data, including: retention, job placement, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction, and student certification.
  • Maintain accurate records in SIS and LMS in alignment with Briya’s strategic plan and AMT, Middle States, DC Public Charter School Board, OSSE AFE, WIOA
  • Collect and analyze student evaluation data and adjust programming to ensure outcomes are met.

Instruction

  • Provide classroom instruction as needed.
  • Coordinate skills nights activities
  • Coordinate and provide opportunities for students to participate in study sessions and math and/or reading tutoring as needed.
  • Ensure CASAS EFL goals are met through individual or whole class support
  • Score student homework assignments and clinical assignments, provide feedback to students, and enter grades into the SIS.
  • Provide regular updates to students on their progress. Provide student-teacher conferences three times a year to review items such as grades, attendance, behavioral skills, lab skills, and competency skills.

Professional Development Support

  • Ensure student attendance and retention outcomes are met.  Maintain student retention through academic counseling and connection to student social services, as needed.
  • Deepen Briya’s support to alumni through the alumni newsletter
  • Implement mentoring program
  • Collaborate with Student Services and Transitions to promote career pathways opportunities such as enhance partnerships with area colleges (articulation agreements, guest lectures etc.)
  • Collaborate with Transitions Coordinator in convening the employer advisory board semiannually.
  • Oversee the development of partnerships with clinics, schools, hospitals, etc. where students can complete their externship.  Oversee the selection process for where students will be placed.  Check-in regularly with key staff and students concerning the internships and externships.  Evaluate the internship/externship program getting feedback from key stakeholders and use input for program improvement.
  • Serve as liaison between Briya and Mary’s Center staff.
  • Oversee the internship and externship program.
    • Ensure effective coordination and communication with the clinic externship contacts and the Nurse Managers is being provided.
    • Ensure clinical rotation schedules are complete and frequent reminder notices are being sent to all parties for the upcoming internships.
    • Ensure the clinical assignments are developed and reviewed with the students and staff prior to the internship.

Team

  • Identify and select key program instructors/guest speakers.  Provide support to Medical Assistant Instructors and guest speakers.
  • Organize and set agenda for team meetings with MA instructors.
  • Create and make available professional development activities to MA instructors.
  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit, put success of the team above own interests, support everyone’s efforts to succeed, work well in multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Supervise MA administrative assistant

Other duties

  • Ensure classroom materials and equipment are provided.
  • Ensure safety and sanitation of all labs, equipment and supplies.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
  • Ability to teach classes in English, with preference for instructors who also have additional language skills in order to support students.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills.
  • Effective in directing and evaluating student learning and laboratory performance and be prepared in education theory and techniques.
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry and awareness of trends

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in sciences or related field
  • Medical Assistant Certification
  • 3-5 years of related practical work/clinical experience, preferably in a community health care center.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking.

Physical Demands – Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office and/or home setting with quiet to moderate noise level.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here or email your resume and cover letter to tmurithi@briya.org.