Medical Assistant - Neurology

PeaceHealth

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Medical Assistant - Neurology for a Full Time, Day position. Hourly compensation starts at $18.62, more depending on experience.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

JOB SUMMARY

In collaboration with the healthcare team, assists physicians/providers in the delivery of patient care working within the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment or anesthesia interview as applicable. Takes and records patient history and vital signs as applicable.

  • Prepares exam and/or treatment rooms; select, setup and maintain medical supplies and equipment for all examinations, procedures and/or anesthesia interview as applicable.

  • Gives injections, applies splints and dressings, and facilitates simple wound management under provider orders.

  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization.

  • May transport specimens.

  • May assist in scheduling patients for tests, initial and follow up appointments.

  • May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record.

  • May provide phone screening of patient to appropriate clinical staff and/or physician.

  • Collaborates with a variety of personnel and departments to ensure smooth clinic operations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant program is required.

  • An approved educational program/course of study that allows caregiver to sit for the MOA certification exam will be considered (e.g. Associate’s degree in Allied Health).

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of one year experience in a medical office preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

See below for licensure/certification requirements for each community. When referring to the National Certification requirement below, the following are acceptable in meeting that requirement:

  • Certified Medical Assistant through the American Association of Medical Assistants AAMA

  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • Clinical Medical Assistant certification through the National Health Career Associates (NHA)

  • National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) administered by the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).

  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality.

  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer and office equipment. Familiarity with desktop computing tools, multi-line phone systems and insurance billing preferred.

  • Ability to efficiently manage time and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Understand the principles of asepsis if applicable.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

For clinic locations where caregiver will be performing both Medical Assistant and Diagnostic Technician functions:

  • Current Limited X-Ray licensure/permit in state of practice required at date of hire.

  • Must meet qualifications and perform essential functions of Diagnostic Technician job profile in addition to those for the Medical Assistant.

WASHINGTON:

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – certified licensure required.

  • State of Washington Medical Assistant – Interim Certified credential accepted. Caregiver must obtain Medical Assistant- Certified (Non-Interim) credential within 12 months of date of issuance of interim credential by the State of Washington

PHMG – Vancouver:

  • Only Washington state licensure required.

PHMG PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.

  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.

  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.

  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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