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Medical Assistant Certified - $3,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Company: CVCH
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

The Medical Assistant Certified's primary function is to prepare patients for their office visit by obtaining and documenting vital signs and medical history and to provide assistance and support to the professional health care provider and/or nursing staff. This position is responsible for acting on tasks delegated including medication administration, procedure set-up, assistance and follow-through, administration of ordered treatments and team cooperation. This position provides patient care support duties and clerical duties to assist with patient flow.Job Specific CompetenciesFundamental Procedures 1. Wrapping items for autoclaving2. Procedures for sterilizing equipment and instruments3. Disposing of biohazardous materials4. Practicing standard precautionsClinical Procedures 1. Performing aseptic procedures2. Preparing for and assisting in sterile procedures3. Taking vital signs4. Preparing patients for examination5. Intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections6. Observing and reporting patients' signs or symptomsSpecimen Collection 1. Capillary blood withdrawal and venipuncture2. Obtaining specimens for microbiological testing (not an inclusive list):a. Strep swabsb. Nasal swabsc. Peak Flow meter readingsd. Hearing screense. Diabetic foot exams3. Instructing patients in proper technique to collect urine and fecal specimens4. Diagnostic testinga. EKG readingsb. Spirometry readings5. Tests waived under the federal clinical laboratory improvement amendments program6. Moderate complexity tests if the Medical Assistant-Certified meets standards for personnel qualifications and responsibilities in compliance with federal regulation for nonwaived testingPatient Care 1. Telephone and in-person screening limited to intake and gathering of information without requiring the exercise of judgment based on clinical knowledge.2. Maintaining medical and immunization records. Obtaining vital signs and medication reconciliation, obtaining and recording patient history.3. Preparing and maintaining examination and treatment areas. Sorting, storing, and restocking exam/procedure rooms with supplies. Preparing patients for and assisting with routine and specialty examinations, procedures, treatments, and minor office surgeries utilizing no more than local anesthetic.4. Assists with providing organized patient flow.5. Works closely with provider and nursing staff to help facilitate rapid response to patient needs.6. Screening and following up on test results as directed by a healthcare practitioner.7. Prepares patient referrals.8. Assists provider/nursing staff with patient tracking systems. Enters patients into appropriate recall plans.9. Administration of medications including eye drops, topical ointments, and vaccines including combination or multidose vaccines.a. Administered only by unit or single dosage, or by dosage calculated and verified by a health care practitioner. Combination vaccines are considered a unit dose.b. Limited to approved CVCH MA-C medication list and vaccines as authorized by a health care practitioner under the scope of his or her license.c. Administered pursuant to a written order from a health care practitioner. After Hours Patient Care 1. Responsible primarily for managing after hour's patient concerns, as appropriate.2. Carries the after hours cell phone. The AHO responds to after hours clinic calls and calls the on-call provider when needed.3. Maintains an accurate record of all calls received, and how each call is handled.4. Collects and records all pertinent information related to the caller and forwards this to the on-call provider, and or primary care provider as needed.5. Keeps an accurate record of all interactions with clients in a format which is retained in the permanent medical record.6. Follows up, as necessary, with any pending issues once the clinic reopens.7. Provides bilingual interpretive services as needed.Reception Duties 1. Greets patients and visitors, handles incoming calls and performs general administrative duties.2. Makes appointments in conformance with protocols, procedures and schedules. General Duties and Responsibilities1. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by supervisor.2. Expected to be prepared to start shift at scheduled time, meet attendance standards, and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.3. Follows all safety policies and general housekeeping practices. Ensures the area and its equipment and supplies are neat, clean, safe and utilized appropriately at all times, and participates in emergency drills.4. Demonstrates sound work ethics, flexible, and shows dedication to the position and the community.5. Demonstrates a positive attitude, is respectful, and possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity toward clients and co-workers.6. Keeps customer service and the mission of the organization in mind when interacting with all clients, co-workers, and others.7. Employees are expected to embrace, support and promote the core values of respect, integrity, trust, compassion and quality which align with the CVCH mission statement through their actions and interactions with all patients, staff, and others.8. Conforms to CVCH policies and Joint Commission and HIPAA regulations. Job Specifications1. Education: High School Diploma or GED. Certified Medical Assistant diploma from an accredited college or one year (60 credits) of formal education at the post-secondary level (including anatomy, physiology, basic pharmacology, concepts of asepsis, and microbiology) required.2. Certification/Licensure: Must hold Medical Assistant-Certified or Medical Assistant-Certified Interim license upon hire. Must obtain Medical Assistant-Certified license before one year interim permit expires. Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification is required.3. Experience: One year in clinic setting or other health care facility providing direct patient care is preferred. Demonstrates competency and meets the minimum requirements of a Medical Assistant.4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred. Strong organizational skills, inputting data/typing, speaking clearly, answering telephones, precise eye/hand/foot coordination, fingering/precise manipulation. Knowledge of computer applications and equipment related to work. Must have basic computer and keyboarding skills and have the ability to enter data within company's computer system; must demonstrate manual dexterity. Must have the ability to spell correctly.5. Interpersonal Skills: Caring attitude, highly flexible, team player. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with management, nursing staff, providers, and other staff members to achieve program outcomes. Demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining productive work teams. Ability to work in a fast paced environment under stressful situations. Must be well organized. Skills in tact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions.6. Essential Physical Requirements: Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Essential physical requirements of this job include: repetitive motions of wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Moderate to frequent: standing, walking, lifting/moving items up to 20 pounds, using proper lifting techniques and using assistance as needed, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling. Seldom to moderate sitting. Ability to read forms, computer screens, correspondence and other documents. Must have flexible schedule, able to work evenings and Saturdays as needed.7. Essential Mental Abilities: Ability to exercise independent judgment within their scope of practice; knowledge of clinical policies and procedures, standards and regulations, ability to follow Joint Commission standards, state and federal regulations; ability to read, comprehend, and analyze documents, regulations and policies; ability to prepare and submit complete documents necessary to the job concisely, accurately and timely. Must be able to pay attention to detail, manipulate/ interpret numbers, perform calculations, advanced assessing/evaluating, problem-solving/reasoning. Must have knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures. 8. Essential Sensory Requirements: Essential sensory requirements include the ability to: read computer keyboard, monitor, and documents; prepare and analyze documents; read extensively; receive and convey detailed information orally, by telephone and in person; convey accurate and detailed instructions by speaking to others in person and by telephone.9. Exposure to Hazards: Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions on a frequent basis with moderate/extreme noise. Possible exposure to toxic materials, communicable diseases, body fluids/blood, and exposure to or use of sharps.

Keywords: CVCH, Everett , Medical Assistant Certified - $3,000 Sign-on Bonus!, Healthcare , Wenatchee, Washington

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